fbpx vie magazine subscribe button

It’s a Man’s World After All

Editor's Note: The Men's Issue 2013

by Lisa Burwell

Well, at least we men would still like to think so.

VIE, our data has revealed, is read by almost as many men as by women, even though some may have deemed it a “women’s magazine.” To help combat the misconception, we decided to kick off 2013 by dedicating our first issue of the year to the celebration of men.

One of the most well-known artistic representations of man is the Vitruvian Man by Renaissance great Leonardo da Vinci—probably the world’s definitive depiction of perfect proportions. Da Vinci’s iconic image is one of the first examples to blend art with science, and it correlates his theory of how the proportions of the human body relate man to all things found in nature and the universe. Da Vinci spent his lifetime applying this complex theory through his explorations into some of the most beautiful paintings, sculpture, and stunning architecture known the world over.

Pondering this, I consider my occupation as an architect before becoming the editor of VIE. I thought it a great way to communicate and explore the complexities (or is it simplicities) of men and what makes them such an interesting breed. Yep, breed. As different as men are from women, it’s sometimes hard not to think of each as such. As men, we strive to be strong, and we pride ourselves in finding solutions to problems, forging a destiny for ourselves and our families, all while staying true to our primal instincts. It’s a simple concept but not an easy task. VIE Magazine It's a man's world after all


There is an age-old quest for men and women to understand what makes the other gender tick. We just passed the fiftieth anniversary of James Bond on the silver screen—maybe the answer to what makes a man tick can be found by studying the character and escapades of this icon originally concocted by Ian Fleming more than half a century ago. As a fan of the 007 films, I have to admit that the glamour, intrigue, and thrill are appealing. My personal favorite of all the Bonds was the one portrayed by Sean Connery. So, what exactly is so appealing about Bond? Maybe it’s his uncanny ability to always thwart his nemesis or the way he always gets the girl? (“Oh, James!”) Maybe it’s that he gets to traipse the world over, uncovering and undoing some of the most absurdly diabolical schemes a man could imagine. Or maybe it’s the Aston Martin with all those cool gadgets that Auric Goldfinger laughingly referred to as “interesting toys.” Could be.


Whatever the things that drive a man to be a man, no one may ever really know. There is, however, something that most of us do know, and that is this: Behind every great man is a great woman. As fun as it is to think it’s a man’s world, I am persuaded that could only be true if we had the full admiration, respect, and support from the capable women we love. To all of our mothers, sisters, wives, friends, and significant others—we’d be hopeless without you! I think Carlo Pieroni’s Love Boat gracing the cover of this issue is befitting in this respect because Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and there isn’t a more perfect time for a man to shine in the eyes of his woman.

This issue pays homage to topics that we believe will be of interest to men—pinup girls, fast cars, cool planes, beer, adventures into the great outdoors including shooting, hunting, and scuba diving—and more! But, ladies, don’t turn your noses up just yet. The stories might be just fascinating enough for you, too. Who knows—maybe you will get some inside scoop on figuring out your man!



Read Responsibly

VIE Magazine September 2020 Wanderlust Issue, Fancy Camps, The Idea Boutique
VIE Magazine August 2020 Art & Culture Issue, Nathan Alan Yoakum Art
VIE Magazine - Architecture & Design Issue - July 2020
VIE Magazine - Decor and Home Issue - June 2020
VIE Magazine May 2020 Entertainment Issue, Leslie Odom Jr
VIE Magazine - April 2020 Culinary Issue
VIE Magazine March 2020 The Fashion Edit, VONDOM, Alys Beach Fl, Digital Graffiti, Tres Chic, isidro dunbar Modern Interiors, Digital Graffiti Festival
VIE Magazine February 2020 Health & Beauty Issue
VIE Magazine - Travel Issue - January 2020 - Tanzania Safari Cover
VIE Magazine - Women's Issue - December 2019 - Tina Brown Cover
VIE NOV19 Goodness Issue
VIE Magazine, September 2019 Art & Culture Issue, Paul Hanninen
VIE Magazine - August 2019 - The Architecture and Design Issue
VIE Magazine - July 2019 - The Artist Issue
VIE Magazine - June 2019 - Fashion Edit
VIE Magazine - May 2019 - Culinary Issue
VIE Magazine - April 2019 - The Health & Wellness Issue
VIE Magazine - Special Entertainment Edition - March 2019
VIE Magazine February 2019 Luxury Homes & Technology Issue with Robbie Antonio of Revolution Precrafted
VIE Magazine - January 2019 - Southern Sophisticate Issue Cover
VIE Magazine - Special Anniversary Travel Edition - December 2018
VIE Magazine - The Goodness Issue - November 2018
VIE Magazine - The Art & Culture Issue - October 2018
VIE Magazine - Home & Garden Issue - September 2018
VIE Magazine - August 2018 Animal Issue
VIE Magazine - July 2018 Architecture & Design Issue - Subscribe to the magazine!
VIE Magazine - June 2018 Travel & Tech Issue
VIE Magazine - May 2018 Couture Issue
VIE Magazine - The Culinary Issue - April 2018 Cover - Chef James Briscione and Brooke Parkhurst
VIE Magazine - The Entertainers Issue - March 2018
VIE Magazine - February 2018 Destination Travel Issue
VIE Magazine - January 2018 Health & Beauty Issue
VIE Magazine, The Sophisticate Issue, December 2017
VIE Magazine - November 2017 Art & Culture Issue
VIE Magazine - October 2017 Home & Garden Issue
VIE Magazine | September 2017 | The Stories and Storytellers Issue
VIE Magazine - The Adventure Issue - August 2017
VIE Magazine - July 2017 - Art & Artist Issue
VIE Magazine - The Voyager Issue - June 2017
VIE magazine 2017 March-April Cover South Walton Fashion Week
VIE Magazine - January/February 2017 - The Health & Beauty Issue
VIE Magazine - Nov/Dec 2016 The Sophisticate Issue
christian siriano vie magazine september october 2016 vie magazine
the modern minimalist issue
the culinary and couture issue march april 2016 vie magazine
the voyager issue alys beach vie magazine january february 2016
cultural issue vie magazine november december 2015
home and garden issue vie magazine september october 2015
the art and style issue vie magazine july august 2015
the wedding issue 2015 May June vie magazine
the food and fashion issue vie magazine march april 2015
the travel issue vie magazine january february 2015
the music issue vie magazine 2014 november december
The Animal Issue vie magazine september october 2014
the home and garden issue vie magazine july august 2014
the wedding issue vie magazine may june 2014
emeril lagasse food and fashion vie magazine
the men's issue january february 2014
the music issue november december 2013 vie magazine
the home and garden issue 2013 october september
the wedding issue vie magazine july august 2013
the artist issue may june 2013 vie magazine
the food and fashion issue march april 2013
the men's issue january february 2013 vie magazine
The Holiday Issue
the love issue july august 2012
the all american summer may june 2012
the entertainment issue march april 2012
the fashion issue vie magazine winter 2011
the home and garden issue vie magazine fall 2011
the anniversary edition vie magazine summer 2011
the wedding issue vie magazine spring 2011
vie magazine the holiday issue 2010 Dec
vintage swimsuits vie magazine 2010 Fall
judith march designer vie magazine summer 2010
wedding giveaway vie magazine spring 2010
holiday gift guide vie magazine winter 2009
emarketing explosion vie magazine fall 2009
tribute to mother's day vie magazine summer 2009
james and robert redford vie magazine spring 2009
zz top vie magazine fall winter 2008
project dreams vie magazine new york fashion week
Sign-up for VIEmail

Sign up for VIEmail