Because the average male is vague about where his fashion influences come from we thought we would do our part by weeding out the style resources available to men these days.
Below is our list of where to turn for inspiration.
Esquire is an urban man’s mag. Fashion perspective and images are reasonably macho with a fashion twist. Specific articles talk turkey about how to create your own admirable style whether at work or hangin’ with your cronies. Advice covers the gamut from fashion all the way to the shaving cream. Online Esquire delivers daily with a rockin’ style blog that doesn’t miss a beat with product reviews, style reports and how-to advice.
Rolling Stone is where the rock ‘n’ roller goes to get the latest news, music and celebrity gossip. The cover image is always fashionably styled usually highlighting a celebrity sometimes with clothes on and sometimes scantily clad. The classic-rock theme is evident in the fashion spreads hinting to the irreverantly cool. While this isn’t a fashion magazine per se it is a harbinger of what fashions are on the horizon for a more mass audience.
Outside Magazine is all about the male, active lifestyle, outside. Like Rolling Stone this magazine is not marketed as a fashion book, however, a guy can get fashion inspriation from their “gear” spreads. Occasionally the magazine will chime in on fashion but it is usually shrouded in an adverture story of some sort. That said if a guy is looking to look hot in the the latest running, biking, cycling, hiking attire they will find what’s on the runways at Nike, Adidas, Nau, The Northface and all the other usual suspects on the pages of OM.
GQ has always been the latest trend setter when it comes to men’s fashion. While in the past they have primarily geared their content to the fastidious metrosexual they have of late broadened their base with more coverage of stylish athetes. Or maybe it’s just that athletes have become more stylish so they fit into the category? With articles on “coolest athlete of all time” and “best and worst dressed at the Espy’s,” GQ has a style for today’s fit man. Also a great resource for the latest in pop culture.
Details There’s a lot of overlap here with GQ but the main difference in the two magaiznes is GQ is a little more grown up and astute on the political and cultural front. Details usually has a great celebrity story tied into some fashion news. Their fashion stories are user friendly and straightforward . It is an urban magazine for guys who are a bit younger, a bit hipper. Written with a flip and cocky voice the fashion coverage is always on point.
Urban Daddy is also something a guy might be interested in visiting. It’s a blog about a guy’s lifestyle focused on what working dad’s, young and old, want to read about. Whether its fashion tips or where to travel to in the summer, it covers all the bases, even how to grill the best burger, with bacon.