Cool Dad Job: Editor-in-Chief, Esquire
Cool Dad Vibe: Cocktail Party MVP
Cool Dad Bona Fides: Because he’s the Editor-in-Chief of Esquire, there is no shortage of photos of Jay Fielden looking dapper in a suit next to famous people. But that’s not what makes him cool. Fielden stands out because, after stepping into the very large shoes of his predecessor David Granger, Fielden set about ensuring Esquire stayed relevant, pushing the magazine in a political direction and moving past the boy’s club aesthetics. (To Wit: Fielden chose James Corden for the inaugural cover in a teal blazer and maroon shirt with white piping.) To back up the inclusive message of his famous title, Fielden writes regularly about his two daughters, Eliza and Clara.