Esquire staff told 'no nibbles'

The staff at Natmag’s recently revamped men’s monthly, Esquire, have been banned from eating food at Esquire events for fear of looking messy in front of clients, reports The Independent.

Editor Jeremy Langmead explained why he’s so strict with staff: “If you’re entertaining [on behalf of the] magazine and you have an advertising client or a writer coming up to you and you have a huge prawn canapé sticking out of your mouth it’s not a good look is it, – you know, excuse me, hang on – so I just think ‘No food in public’.”

Langmead also told The Independent that he wants to reintroduce long reportage features in his magazine, which he said are lacking in the men’s sector. “Men’s magazines barely do features anymore… apart from a supermodel interviewing someone,” he said, referring to upmarket rival GQ using supermodel Naomi Campbell to conduct big name interviews.

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