Last Updated 29/08/2018
MenswearStyle remains in pole position at the top of our rankings. Launched by Craig Landale back in 2012, MenswearStyle has quickly grown into a respected authority on everything men’s fashion, grooming and lifestyle; even winning two awards at the Vuelio Blog Awards 2017, including the highly coveted Best UK Blog. Regularly working with big brands including Harrods and Mulberry, MenswearStyle posts about the hottest fashion trends, looks and which brands to watch. Taking fashion inspiration from those around him, Craig has a section dedicated to Street Style, posting photos of well-dressed guys around the UK. You’ll also find reviews of hotels, restaurants and bars, interviews and health tips and advice.
Find out more about fashion and what it takes to run a successful blog in our interview with Craig Landale, founder of MenswearStyle.
Staying put in second place is Ape to Gentleman, created in 2009 by Chris Beastall to provide the modern man with all they need to know about men’s fashion, grooming and lifestyle. Chris is now joined by a team of experts who post on a variety of topics, from how to pull-off smart casual to training like an Olympian. Ape to Gentleman aims to help every reader create their own timeless style, through intelligent living and a broad outlook on life.
Want to learn more about this blog? Read our blogger spotlight with Chris, founder of Ape to Gentleman.
Moving up to third spot in our ranking is The Everyday Man. Founded by John Robertson in 2012, The Everyday Man was created to bring a mix of fashion, fitness and lifestyle to readers. Covering everything from road-testing the latest cars to travel tips for exploring Madrid, The Everyday Man gives plenty of inspiration for anyone looking to book their next trip or upgrade their car. Split into easy-to-navigate sections, you’ll be able to find everything you need, from fashion advice to television recommendations.
Want to learn more about this blog? Read our blogger spotlight with John, the face behind The Everyday Man.
Adam Tanous created The Dapper Chapper to help his readers enjoy the finer things in life, no matter their style, taste or budget. Adam now has a community of writers across London and Edinburgh who cover a range of topics from the latest gadgets and tech to restaurant reviews. Working with both luxury and high-street brands, The Dapper Chapper aims to inspire every reader to try something new, whether it’s a new cocktail or travelling to a new country.
Want to learn more about this blog? Read our blogger spotlight with Adam.
Created in 2012 by Robin James, Man For Himself explores everything and anything to do with men’s lifestyle, from fashion tips to life advice. Helping his readers get the look of fashionable celebrities, Man for Himself also looks at the bigger issues in men’s lifestyle, from body image to tackling the world of dating. With a successful YouTube channel and podcast too, you can now get your fix of Man for Himself on the go, wherever you are.
Carl Thompson created his eponymous blog after the success of his menswear label back in August 2013, bringing together his passion for style, travel, fitness and lifestyle in one place. Packed full of hotel reviews, fashion advice and honest posts about dating as a modern man, Carl Thompson has something for everyone, whether it’s wardrobe inspiration or a killer cocktail recipe. Featured in GQ and ShortList, Carl Thompson has become a men’s lifestyle guru for many.
A new entry to our ranking is Buckets & Spades, founded back in 2008 by Matthew Pike and a number of contributors based in Lancashire, London and beyond. Buckets & Spades is passionate about sharing anything creative, whether it’s reviewing a nouveau hotel in NYC or the latest independent coffee spot in Manchester. Every post is complimented by stunning photography and, with a love of design, Matthew shows his personality through Buckets & Spades both visually and with his own personal style.
Want to learn more about this blog? Read our blogger spotlight with Matthew, founder of Buckets & Spades.
Another new entry into our ranking is GroomingMail, created in 2015 by Ryan Richard and supported by a team of writers with years of experience working with leading international brands. Whether you’re looking for tips on how to transform your shed into a bar or creating a stylish wardrobe on a budget, GroomingMail has the answer. With a dedicated section for beard care, grooming is rated highly (the clue is in the name of the blog!) with advice for hirsute men or those wishing to move over to the hairy side.
Created by Callum Watt and co-edited by Anton Welcome, Maketh-the-Man shares the stories as the pair travel the world, enjoying the coolest bars and driving the latest cars. Reviewing the hottest tech and dining at amazing restaurants, Maketh-the-Man encourages its readers to have new experiences and enjoy the finer things in life. Providing inspiration to see the world and look stylish at the same time, Callum and Anton have created Maketh-the-Man to show others how to do the same.
10. Street Gentry
Founded and written by Rural Gent, Gent on the Street and Quintessential Gent, Street Gentry provides three different perspectives on life in London and beyond. The blog specialises in regular music recommendations to help readers stay up to date with the latest artists and what’s happening in the broader art world. Reviewing everything from tech to fashion and cars, Street Gentry has everything you need to stay on trend.
Or explore the full list of Vuelio Top 10 Blogs here.
The fundamentals of working with bloggers are the same as with traditional journalists at traditional media outlets: respect their schedules; take time to read their material to learn their interests; and only contact them if/when they want to be contacted.
Vuelio’s blog ranking methodology takes into consideration social sharing, topic-related content and post frequency. Profiles of these men’s lifestyle blogs and their authors can be found in the Vuelio Media Database.