Having\u00a0one of the coolest jobs on the planet is just part of what makes the stylish Jack Phillips, Digital Commercial Editor at GQ Australia, an interesting bloke. Having spent time working in London with Monocle before moving over to Sydney to work for GQ, he's visited just about everywhere in between during his career, and caught up with us recently to talk about travel, style and avocados.\r\n\r\nYou\u2019ve been with GQ for a couple of years now, previously with Monocle in London, what are some of the best experiences you\u2019ve had so far working with digital content?\r\nI think for me its the sense of adventure. That may sound strange but creating digital content has taken me across Europe, Asia, South America and Africa. I have created video and formed words around everything from the Olympics and the World Economic Forum to Japanese street style and Australian design.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nGQ is a beacon of style and a guiding light for many men when it comes to what to wear, etc - do you try to keep the voice linear, or offer up a range of different angles and let the reader decide?\r\nGQ has a specific tone and a unique way of looking at things so as much as we discuss and investigate a range of topics from all over the world and investigate many sides to a story, it is always through a GQ lens.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nHow does working in Sydney compare to your time in London?\r\nLondon is a fast-paced competitive city that can eat you up and spit you out if you're not careful. Sydney has a way of enabling someone to really challenge themselves within their career but enjoy their life outside of work too.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nAnd where\u2019s the number one spot you\u2019d rather be? A retirement plan if you will.\r\nThere are two places - a small cottage in the middle of a valley in Tumbi Umbi on the Central Coast and anywhere I have never been before speaking to people I have never met.\r\n\r\nWhat\u2019s your knock-off drink?\r\nA beer or single malt. Depends on the day...\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nWhere do you see men\u2019s style heading in the near future? Are there any obvious trends on the rise or is it all left to some mysterious, supernatural style power?\r\nNot trends so much. In fact I have noticed more diversity, more styles, designers, materials and far more choice for the Australian man than ever before. Fashion and style has always been about showcasing your identity and so right now, there have never been more option to do that.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nWhat\u2019s the main thing you hope your readers take away from your publication?\r\nThat although we are men's fashion magazine, we are deeper and more thoughtful than just superficial aesthetics, ties and pocket squares. If you have never read a copy of the magazine or seen our content on site - I urge you to read one from cover to cover and spend 20 minutes digging through the online archives. You may be surprised.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nTell us three things you can\u2019t live without and why.\r\nMy partner. I like her.\r\nThe sea. It heals all.\r\nAvocado. It's a Bondi thing.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nThree albums you take with you to a desert island - go.\r\nEtta James - Tell Mama\r\nElla Fitzgerald - Ella & Louis\r\nNina Simone - Silk and Soul\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nWho inspires you to write?\r\nGeorge Orwell\r\nWill Self\r\nDavid Forster Wallace\r\nCharles Bukowski\r\nSimon Ostrovsky\r\nGQ Australia\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nHave you subscribed to Man of Many? You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.