Monday is the best day of the week. Make no mistake, this day is not to be dreaded, but in fact embraced. Fortunate for readers of this page, the first day of the work week also happens to coincide with Man Crush Monday or #MCM for shorthand. Traditionally Monday has provided a weekly opportunity for social media users to reveal the men with whom they have an abiding infatuation. Step forward Pietro Baltazar, Saul Rodriguez, and Younes Bendjima, three gents represented by Next who have covers for the latest issue of Crush Fanzine. Published quarterly, Crush devotes its issues to, wait for it, obsessions. Fitting, then that on the occasion of the publication’s 10th anniversary, three of the covers of the “Family Affair” issue should be given over to this trio of heavy hitters. Those wary of commitment can rest assured, as Crush reminds its readers, it’s not love, it’s a crush. Whereas that is arguably true, the fact that today is Man Crush Monday is irrefutable.

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Credits include: Publication, Crush Fanzine Nº14; Photography, Nicolas Wagner, Khary Simon.

Pietro Baltazar | Crush Fanzine Nº14 (Photography: Nicholas Wagner)

Pietro Baltazar | Crush Fanzine Nº14 (Photography: Nicholas Wagner)