The Top 10 Men’s Fashion ranking was last updated 06/06/2018.
Sitting firmly in the number one spot is MenswearStyle, winner of Best Men’s Lifestyle Blog and Best UK Blog at the Vuelio Blog Awards 2017. Founder of the award-winning blog, Craig Landale, combines his passion for fashion with his marketing background to create one of the leading online men’s fashion and lifestyle magazines. Sharing reviews of the latest must-have accessories and how to pull off the latest trends, MenswearStyle has also worked with well-known brands such as Mulberry and Harrods. This number one blog now has its own app, so you can get your daily dose of MenswearStyle on the go.
Want to learn more about this blog? Read our interview with Craig Landale, founder of MenswearStyle.
Moving up to second place is Permanent Style, founded back in 2007 by journalist, Simon Crompton. What originally started as a hobby is now one of the UK’s leading blogs for classic and luxury menswear. Known and respected in the industry, Simon is often asked to advise brands on their social media strategy and has collaborated with some of his favourites creating unique designs for polo shirts, sweaters, cufflinks and coats. With five books under his (super fashionable) belt, Simon is a clear authority on fine menswear.
Created by Chris Beastall in 2009, Ape to Gentleman set out to provide informative and engaging content on men’s grooming. Since then, the blog has branched out into fashion and lifestyle, providing advice on how to wear classics such as the white t-shirt or the denim jacket, as well as reviewing the latest watches and tech. Ape to Gentleman aims to provide the modern gentleman with all the information they need to continue their evolution towards a style that’s both contemporary and timeless.
Filling the gap between high end and high street, Clothes Make The Man is the menswear blog for the ordinary man. Founded by Anthony McGrath to inform readers about fashion rather than telling them what to wear, Clothes Make The Man aims to help answer a range of questions from which festival trends to try to the best suits to wear for your commute. Alongside the fashion and grooming advice are regular interviews, ‘Textual Conversations’, with a variety of people, from fashion industry figures to CEOs.
Want to learn more about this blog? Read our interview with Anthony McGrath, editor-in-chief of Clothes Make The Man.
5. Grey Fox
Back in 2011, David Evans noticed the lack of fashion advice for the more mature gentleman and Grey Fox was created. Providing menswear fashion advice, from how to wear denim as an older man to the latest brands for grooming and accessories, Grey Fox gives in-depth reviews of a variety of products. With a focus on UK-made menswear, David interviews British tailors and designers, as well as travelling to different parts of the world as a guest of various British brands.
Want to learn more about this blog? Read our interview with David Evans, founder of Grey Fox.
A new entry into our rankings is Man for Himself, created by Robin James in 2012. With an accompanying YouTube channel, Robin shares hair tutorials, seasonal lookbooks and other insights into men’s style and grooming. With a background in media and a natural ‘visual flare’, Man for Himself is effortlessly stylish, sharing advice from the best glasses for your face shape to lifestyle advice on dating and travel, all coupled with stunning photography. Man for Himself also has its own podcast, so you can catch up with the latest lifestyle advice on your commute or at the gym.
Founder of menswear fashion label, Hawkins & Shepherd, Carl Thompson started his self-titled blog back in 2013 to share his love of fashion, style and grooming. Featured in GQ and Shortlist, Carl Thompson is a well-known voice in the world of menswear blogging, sharing fashion and lifestyle advice, from how to dress on holiday to tips for getting date ready. With a number of friends providing guest posts for the blog and a popular vlog, Carl Thompson gives the modern man everything they need to know at the click of a button.
8. Michael 84
Michael84 is written by Michael Adams, who is based in Newcastle – the city that in many ways characterises his blog. Michael84 is a mix of personal style, menswear advice and lifestyle tips written both in a magazine style and from Michael’s personal perspective. The blog covers everything from reviews and news to fashion tips and advice. Michael doesn’t restrict his style to one type, he includes high street, high end and street style across his blog. Michael has also branched the blog out to cover a range of men’s lifestyle topics from his fragrance reviews to male grooming and nights out.
That Dapper Chap is a brand new entry to the ranking, written by Craig. Covering a broad range of men’s lifestyle topics – with everything from campaigns close to his heart to hotel reviews – That Dapper Chap features fashion reviews from high street to high end, and Craig often features in photos wearing the clothes alongside his posts. Craig is also growing a loyal following on social media, including his YouTube channel, by featuring his broad and insightful look at men’s lifestyle.
10. Jordan Bunker
Jordan Bunker’s eponymous blog is not a place to find out what you should wear, but a blog that encourages every reader to embrace their own personal style. Jordan is a self-confessed lover of clothes, writing, photography, coffee, print mags and a ‘slower pace of life’. The beautifully presented blog encourages two-way conversation as Jordan aims to grow his online community and make his audience part of the experience. With stories of style, travel guides and personal life lessons, Jordan Bunker has grown what started as a university hobby into a vital part of the men’s fashion community.
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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 fashion blogs and their authors can be found in the Vuelio Media Database.