When it comes to style, most men need a little help. Usually dismissed as a feminine interest, fashion choices can make a big impact on a man’s quality of life. From feeling better about your appearance, to looking sharp on a job interview – and let’s not forget impressing women – sometimes the clothes really do make the man. Like so many things in our modern age, fashion is easy to learn about online. These are a few of the top men’s fashion blogs online, full of tips and suggestions to increase the average guy’s style quotient.
Kempt is something of an online mens’ magazine. Interspersed with the grooming and fashion tips and looks at cutting-edge designs are accessories and gadgets of interest to the stylish guy. Rounding out Kempt are posts linking to other men’s style blogs and items of interest – often capped with photos of beautiful (and scantily clad) women. Kempt is no Maxim, however; if anything, this men’s style blog is Maxim’s classy and understated older brother.
Style Salvage is run by a pair of twenty-something Brits, focusing on hip fashion with a twist. The overall feel of Style Salvage’s fashion oeuvre is hipster meets street meets dandy, with forays into well-structured pieces with unconventional touches (such as a gray tweed overcoat displaying a vibrant band of purple when the collar’s flipped up). Their “Style Stalking” feature follows fashionable guys through several different examples of their personal style. Interviews with designers and fashion news round things out, making this blog a unique starting point for men interested in fashion.
The Sartorialist isn’t specific to men’s fashion and style, but has enough of it to make it remarkable. This blog focuses on fashion and style photography, as well as both men’s and women’s fashion. The Sartorialist is comprised mostly of high-quality fashion photos taken on the street, showing how styles are really being worn. This blog has a continental, upscale aesthetic, focusing more on the idea of effortless affluent style than on dropping brand names.
The GQ Eye
What article on men’s fashion would be complete without mention of GQ? GQ Magazine is the gold standard for men’s fashion. Not only is it one of the most accessible publications for guys new to fashion and style, it remains a playbook for even the sharpest dressed men. The GQ Eye blog brings the magazine’s signature sleek style online, featuring fashionable photos, advice and informative articles.
From the UK, Stylenerds is a style guide for blokes on both sides of the pond. This blog features some street fashion style as well as high-end design, making it ideal for the 40-and-under crowd. Lots of emphasis is given to sneakers, niche brands and unconventional cool. Some of the brands featured are UK-specific, such as Topman (Topshop), but could easily be used as a guideline for stylish alternatives and dupes available stateside. Unfortunately Stylenerds isn’t updated as frequently as the other top men’s fashion blogs on this list, but the contributors clearly favor quality over quantity.