We’re well into 2018, Gentlemen.
How are your New Year’s style resolutions coming along?
Wavered a bit?
Sunk back into old habits?
Skinny Jeans? Socks with Sanals?
Of course not! You’re RMRS readers. You know better, right?
Either way, here’s a Spring challenge to help you get your style groove back.
Read from another men’s style blog or website (besides RMRS).
Knowledge is power. Two sources of knowledge = 2X the power.
The truth is, I can only write about style from my own point of view.
Many other men’s style sites share different views. And they’re still good.
Quite often better than mine, in fact.
So be open to reading from alternative sources. That’s how you’ll keep on developing your style.
For starters, check out the top 10 men’s style blogs & websites (& 16 others which I recommend) for 2018.
Want to discover more online sources of style? Click HERE to Check Out All 229 Men’s Style Blogs Ranked in a downloadable spreadsheet (with a breakdown of scores based on the 10 ranking factors).
The World Wide Web feels like a jungle sometimes. Tons of websites. Countless blogs. New results popping out on Google searches by the minute. That leads to an endless sea of information…where the good stuff and sketchy stuff mix together FAR too easily.
So I’m not surprised if you’re having trouble finding just one style blog or website – a FREAKIN’ GOOD ONE – that you can trust and relate to. That’s the price of living in the Information Age. But it’s a small price.
That’s why the RMRS team has taken initiative to rate the best men’s style blogs/sites for 2018. We use a ranking system that involves ten individual factors:
- Writing Quality
- Social Media
- Content Volume
- Audience Interaction
- User Experience
- Design & Imagery
- Network & Industry Interaction
After tallying the numerical scores of each source, I make the final judgment calls based on my own experience running websites. So while the ranking is done as fairly as possible…the end result is partly affected by my subjective opinion.
But if it turns out you disagree with the ranking – send me a message here at RMRS. We’ll make sure to consider your points. We might update the list and pay extra attention to the re-ranked sites for next year’s edition.
Men’s Style Blogs & Websites: Top 10
As much as I’d love for you to visit all 200+ men’s style blogs & websites and choose your favorites – that’s not exactly practical. So to give you more direction…we’ve used our ranking system to pick out the ten “cream of the crop” sites right now.
#1 – Gentleman’s Gazette
No surprises. Gentleman’s Gazette has always been ranked pretty high on our list…and it’s once again claimed the top spot.
What makes this #1? It’s all in the good writing, the in-depth research, and the finest details related to style – which Sven Raphael Schneider and his team consistently deliver. Their website offers men’s style enthusiasts some of the best articles on classic menswear.
Let me also mention how useful the Gentleman’s Gazette YouTube channel is. Raphael has really stepped up the YouTube game with his series of “How to…” videos. It makes complete sense how he’s capable of producing high-quality content with amazing info – because he walks his talk every day. I’ve gotten to know him. He’s legit. And he embodies classic style.
#2 – Dappered
I commend Joe Weber for launching a site that lives up to its name 100%. Here, you have quick access to countless pages of info about style and fashion – including news on classic clothing pieces or accessories that are currently on sale. The forum has a solid community of guys who can help you construct outfits or shop for the best items.
#3 – Masculine Style
Tanner Guzy is a good friend who’s joined my StyleCon events in the past. His Masculine Style blog has recently been revamped…and it’s paying off. His site is visually impressive, user-friendly and represents classic men’s style. Tanner writes some of the best stuff you’ll find on menswear. And if you’re interested, he also offers coaching services for guys who need guidance with their personal style.
#4 – Mantelligence
It was a couple of years ago when I met Kyle Boureston in person. It’s been awesome seeing him grow Mantelligence from scratch into this fantastic online source for men’s style and lifestyle. He covers some topics on clothing but also ventures into technology, finance, health, fitness, and relationships.
#5 – Primer
Unlike the other sites, Primer Magazine is a digital magazine that’s geared toward younger men who are into (1) trendy clothing options and (2) fashion-forward looks. I definitely recommend it if you’re under 25, but it’s not the best website for classic style.
#6 – Fashion Beans
To an extent – I envy the guys who help run Fashion Beans. The site has a beautiful design…and presents content with such clear information and solid advice. You’ll find style 101 articles, perfectly written how-to articles, and the latest in lookbooks. Those people know what topics are trending NOW and how to talk about them. It’s no wonder their posts receive so many comments.
#7 – George Hahn
How hard do you think it’d be to ride a bicycle to work…and still pull off a suit & tie? Impossible? George Hahn does it – and he’s certainly mastered it. His blog is the perfect site if you’re aiming to be ultra-stylish without draining your bank account. Besides his style-related content, George has a wide range of articles on health, lifestyle, and product reviews.
#8 – The Sartorialist
The Sartorialist is known as one of the pioneers in the world of men’s style. Scott Schuman was one of the first style bloggers who existed when he built this site – bridging the gap between haute couture (high fashion) and everyday trends. What kind of looks does he focus on? Street style and modern style. You’ll love reading the content here since it’s constantly up-to-date.
#9 – Parisian Gentleman
What I love about Parisian Gentleman is it truly sets the standard for the content we should produce in this industry. Not only are the articles superbly written and informative…but they’re extremely credible too. A number of guest posts have actually come from expert tailors at Savile Row.
#10 – The Modest Man
I salute my friend Brock for all he’s done with The Modest Man. He’s come a long way fulfilling his mission: making it much easier for shorter guys to up their style game and dress well. Thanks to his in-depth eBooks and solid articles, any man with of more modest proportions can learn how to look taller and exude confidence in their clothing. Brock proves that size isn’t necessarily a deal-breaker.
Men’s Style Blogs & Websites: Rankings From #11-20
These blogs and websites may not have single digit-rankings, but they’re outstanding regardless. Feel free to visit them if you’re open to different source materials and viewpoints related to men’s style.
#11 – The Essential Man
This blog is run by personal stylist Peter Nguyen. He’s spent about a decade in New York City designing menswear, so his advice and opinions are legitimate. He’s a firm believer that by knowing how to look “really f***ing good” you’ll experience positive changes in all aspects of your life.
#12 – The Distilled Man
Kyle Ingham built this website with the goal of teaching men how to become true modern gentlemen – equipping them with classic skills their grandfathers and fathers had. So if you’re not sure about the right way to mix a cocktail at parties or give a toast at weddings…head over to this site. He even offers a FREE 48-hour Gentleman eBook.
#13 – Effortless Gent
Confidence matters when it comes to style. Is it something that’s hard to gain and easy to lose? Maybe. But Barron Cuadro at Effortless Gent has something to say about that. He guides you on how to incorporate style into daily life effortlessly. His articles give concrete tips on how to always dress accordingly – with total confidence – for the average man.
#14 – Gent’s Lounge
A lot of bloggers have a YouTube channel to expand their market and drive more traffic to their site. But Blake Scott and George LaBoda run the Gent’s Lounge channel with NO website…and they’re doing amazing job at it. That’s a testament to the quality of their YouTube videos and their audience reception. So why not watch-and-listen (instead of reading) about style for a change?
#15 – The Scott Effect
Blake Scott appears on the list once again. This one is his personal blog, which promotes the art of dressing “flawlessly” using the “Scott Effect.” People are clearly responding well to it…and Blake has been shown taking risks with style and pulling off unique, original outfits. It’s no wonder he’s a leading West Coast Influencer.
#16 – He Spoke Style
It wasn’t too long ago when I first ranked He Spoke Style and considered it an up-and-comer. Now it’s a far cry from that. Brian Sacawa handles a refreshing website that stands out with its stunning photos and images. Brian’s outfit-of-the-day posts are like works of art. He’s got really nice articles on men’s style too.
#17 – Articles of Style
For the younger and more fashion-forward guys out there, you’ll love Articles of Style. It’s got a top-notch layout that’s clean and full of visuals…which makes it enjoyable reading the content. Not to mention it’s managed by a super talented team – Dan Trepanier, Karen Bailey, Alex Crawford, and Will Howe.
#18 – Street Gentry
Street Gentry offers a diversity of news and information on what’s worth knowing in men’s style, fashion, music, art, technology, and culture. From discussions on African-inspired streetwear to reviews of men’s shirt stay brands – expect to learn some globally interesting stuff.
#19 – Urban Beardsman
I happen to know Eric Bandholz, who co-founded Beardbrand. He’s very passionate about beards and really hopes to change how society views bearded men. So if you’d like to grow a beard and become a proud beardsman…visit Urban Beardsman to get access to beard grooming tips, styling tips, beard-related news, and so much more.
#20 – Martell Campbell
What better way reach the top of Mt. Ever-Stylish than through the help of someone who’s already there? That applies to the self-titled blog of Martell Campbell. He’s a well-respected style expert who’s collaborated with some of the biggest UK brands like Hush Puppies, John Lewis, and Ben Sherman.
Men’s Style Blogs & Websites: Honorable Mentions
The fact that each of these sites gets an honorable mention means they’re definitely worth browsing if you’ve got the time.
Do you notice that men in general (especially American men) have been getting sloppier when it comes to dressing up? That’s what inspired The Fine Young Gentleman. It provides knowledge on how to match various clothing elements together – infused with one’s personality – in a tasteful manner.
One quick glance at Sabir of Men’s Style Pro…and you can tell just how attuned to men’s style he is. Browse his well-designed website to find different looks or color combos to get inspiration from.
Adam Gallagher of I am Galla is known for having a New York approach to fashion while maintaining the vibe of his native California. So he’s got a pretty good idea of style under the direct influence of your environment. Learn about trends or styling tips from his experience and point of view.
Ashley Weston is a celebrity stylist and it’s great to see how far her blog has come. She and her colleague Dorian are now posting and publishing consistently. They make it easier to achieve specific styles through clear-cut instructions and images. Don’t be surprised if you visit the site and end up spending hours minutes sifting through her different menswear looks.
Nate was weak and pudgy as a young kid. But now that he’s gone through the disappointment of losing weight but lacking muscles and looking more sickly…he’s reforming his fitness goals. He doesn’t need a bodybuilder’s physique but wants to be built enough to draw women’s attention on the beach. If you’ve got a similar goal, read this blog.
Megan on this site presents tips and advice on men’s style from another angle – the woman’s perspective. She’s continuing to grow a large fan base so I’m expecting the future to look great for Style Girlfriend (and maybe it’ll soon be ranked inside the top 20 here).
There you have it. I’ve shared 26 blogs & sites which you can use to widen your Style horizon. All the detective work – searching websites, looking at statistics, checking how updated things are – has been done for you.
So don’t go through this list thinking there’s a risk of wasting time on non–RMRS content. No red flags, no question marks…just the best platforms for men’s style education.
Click HERE to Check Out All 229 Men’s Style Blogs Ranked in a downloadable spreadsheet (with a breakdown of scores based on the 10 ranking factors).