Dressing well takes effort and for most us, a little bit of research is required. These are the menswear blogs we look to for tips and suggestions of how to step up our sartorial game…
1. Style Girlfriend
There’s a surprising number of female menswear bloggers out there, but Megan Collins seems to have hit the right note with men everywhere. This is a go-to site for guys who simply want to know what looks good on them. It’s also interesting to see what the other half considers a well-dressed man, instead of say, your mother. Guys’ Style from a Girl’s Perspective.
2. Street Etiquette
Joshua Kissi and Travis Gumbs are the faces and voices of the popular mens lifestyle site, Street Etiquette. Founded in 2008, Street Etiquette showcases style using a cultural, historical and urban perspective. A nice mix of imagery and style… keep a close eye on these guys are sporting this season.
3. Put This On
The Put This On video series is what got every guy’s attention, but you’d be missing out by not reading the accompanying blog regularly. From regular updates about menswear to sale roundups and killer eBay finds, this blog will keep your attention day in and day out.
4. The Midwestyle
These three guys have roots in mid-America and an affinity for menswear. They give new perspective of how to wear staple pieces with up and coming trends. We frequent their site for the gift giving guides and constant highlights of new products to look out for. A fresh set of eyes for the average guy who needs a style suggestion or two.
5. A Continuous Lean
One of the original godfathers of menswear blogging, Michael Williams, is more interesting and better dressed than what GQ deems perfection. Prepare to be jealous of Mr. Williams’ latest travels, presented in epic photosets that leave you wishing you had the funds to hit up London’s underground shops, visit Italian mills, and vacation in exotic parts of Europe. A Continuous Lean appreciates the finer details of life, and so should you.
6. Well Spent
Well Spent is a must-bookmark site for anyone who cares about the ethics and sustainability of their gear. While he’s no tree-hugger, the author (Bennett) cares about quality, craftsmanship, and yes, the people who make the stuff he champions. Through this site you’ll discover smaller brands making incredible stuff you’ll want to get your hands on. For wishful spenders, his recurring “Instead of Rent” feature sympathizes with the majority of guys who lust after items on the Internet that hopefully one day they’ll finally be able to afford.
Ohlendorf and his team continue to be a great resource for guys looking to casually step up their style. Valet is for stylish men looking to stay on top of their game on the latest brands and trends. The “Morning Report” remains one of the web’s best link-roundups. Read it, love it.
8. The Style Guy, GQ
Glenn O’Brien knows what looks good, plain and simple. There’s a reason he’s been writing The Style Guy section for GQ all these years (so you’ll just have to take him at his word). Glenn’s boundless wit and certain je ne sais quoi have made his style suggestions and life advice not only hilarious but extremely reliable. We’ve been reading his column for years, and he continues to help refine our manly-hood month after month.
9. Die, Workwear!
We’re not sure if he’s a purist or has a taste level too high for his own good, but Derek Guy comes off as a walking encyclopedia on classic menswear. Whether he’s ranking double monks in terms of popularity or bemoaning the glory days of menswear blogs (when waxing philosophical about Harris Tweed was more commonplace than reblogging a photo of Nick Wooster) his opinion and knowledge are definitely worth paying attention to.
10. Four Pins
Prepare yourself for abrasive personality. Half of what makes this site so great is the aggressive tone and riffs on the menswear world and beyond. Embracing high-end streetwear as well as Italian tailoring, practically no brand name or store is sacred enough to not get ripped apart by Four-Pins. If you’re looking for minimal style suggestions and a good rant, this is the place for you.