Last Updated 28/08/2019
Staying at the top of our men’s lifestyle ranking is Menswear Style. Founded by Craig Landale back in 2012, the blog has grown into one of the leading digital publications for men’s fashion and lifestyle. Craig has worked with several well-known brands, including Superdry, Harrods and Mulberry, contributing to the burgeoning reputation of his brand. Sharing the latest fashion and grooming tips, Menswear Style answers all your lifestyle questions, from how to wear designer on a budget to the best way to introduce probiotics to your diet.
Find out more about fashion and what it takes to run a successful blog in our interview with Craig Landale, founder of MenswearStyle.
Launched back in 2009, Ape to Gentleman started as a men’s grooming blog and has since evolved into a resource for men covering fashion, grooming and lifestyle. Chris Beastall is the brains behind Ape to Gentleman and he’s now joined by a team of experts that share advice across a number of topics, from the importance of developing a signature style to buying eco-friendly grooming products. Chris and his team at Ape to Gentleman have plenty of tips for the modern man, whether it’s the must-read business books or suggestions for the world’s most luxurious rail journeys.
Want to learn more about this blog? Read our blogger spotlight with Chris, founder of Ape to Gentleman.
The Everyday Man was created by John Robertson back in 2012 and since then has become a leading online men’s lifestyle publication covering fashion, fitness and lifestyle. Covering a wide range of topics, from reviewing the latest album releases to exploring the Florida coast in scallop season, The Everyday Man provides honest and insightful advice for the modern man. With easy-to-navigate sections, The Everyday Man makes it easy for readers to find exactly the information they need, whether it’s ideas for a beach workout or the perfect white sneaker for autumn.
Want to learn more about this blog? Read our blogger spotlight with John, the face behind The Everyday Man.
Flying up the men’s lifestyle ranking into fourth place is Carl Thompson with his eponymous blog. Creator of the menswear fashion label Hawkins & Shepherd, Carl started his blog to share his love of fashion, style, grooming and all things lifestyle. Carl Thompson provides plenty of fashion advice alongside discussing bigger issues, such as how to deal with and manage stress, to the life lessons he’s learned from poker players. With a popular vlog and featuring in GQ and ShortList, Carl Thompson has become a highly-respected name when it comes to men’s lifestyle.
Man For Himself is the creation of Robin James, a blog where he explores men’s style, grooming and lifestyle. Founded back in 2012, Robin ran Man For Himself alongside his job in digital marketing until 2016 when he decided to make the move from behind the camera to full-time vlogger and blogger. Man For Himself is packed with fashion and grooming tips from finding the best haircut to men’s grooming festival essentials. Robin also shares his advice on wellbeing including how to feel more attractive and a view of the world of singledom.
Mat Pike started his blog, Buckets & Spades, back in 2008 as a visual diary and a place where he could store inspiring images. Buckets & Spades has now grown into a hugely popular men’s lifestyle blog, covering travel, interior design and style, with every post complemented by beautiful photography. Helping Mat with the blog are Nik, Yasumi and Hollie, ensuring that the content on Buckets & Spades is always creative and inspiring.
7. Average Joes
A brand-new entry into our men’s lifestyle ranking is Average Joes, an independent men’s lifestyle magazine posting about fashion, culture, travel and gadgets. Stuart Flatt is the man behind Average Joes, sharing unusual travel ideas such as staying in a giant wooden pig, to answering the important questions like where to find the best burgers in London. Plus, Average Joes has a sister site, Average Janes, perfect for travel, beauty and culture.
Callum Watt and Anton Welcome created Maketh The Man to share their love of fashion, travel and discovering the coolest bars and restaurants. Maketh The Man is packed with suggestions and ideas, from the must-have tech for the modern man to the latest bars and hotels on the scene. Callum and Anton bring their own personal style and voice to the posts, so the reader feels part of the Maketh The Man community.
Flush The Fashion makes its debut into our men’s lifestyle ranking. Created by Pete Graham, Flush The Fashion is an online magazine covering a range of lifestyle topics, from film reviews to fashion tips, such as making sure your business wear still shows your personal style. Flush The Fashion shares must-know tips, from where to find the weird and wonderful bars in Brighton to understanding how the fashion industry handles waste and advice on how to have a greener style.
The final new entry for men’s lifestyle is The Yorkshire Gentleman. Created by Tom Vickers back in 2016, the blog is a place to share his passion for men’s fashion, grooming, tech and travel. Whether it’s tips on how to save for your dream holiday or hair product reviews, The Yorkshire Gentleman has you covered. Tom originally started The Yorkshire Gentleman to blog about male grooming but it quickly developed to include his love of motorcycling and food.
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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.