Reading List: This One Is For The Boys
After talking with many of my fashion guy friends, we’ve all agreed that there aren’t many good men’s fashion blogs out there. Maybe it’s because there are mostly females in fashion, or maybe guys just aren’t interested in reading blogs. (Please leave comments, please tell me I’m wrong!) However, with some help and a lot of searching, I’ve found a few of what I consider to be the best men’s blogs on the web.
Two guys from New York City that still appreciate the importance of a well-dressed man. I’m not talking about a suit or clean dress shirt, or even a new pair of sneakers. I’m talking about skinny dress pants in all colors, quirky socks, fitted button-down shirts, vintage letterman jackets, skinny ties, and shoes that even I’m jealous of. These guys are always put together, and are showing fashionably disillusioned men how to rock loafers and pocket squares. Even though there are no women on this site, I couldn’t stop looking at it. I’m really hoping I run into them in the city!
This site is what I’d consider the ‘Ultimate Guide To Being A Man.’ A lifestyle website featuring tips on style, grooming (so important), culture, and life questions like, “How to avoid getting food poisoning” and “What’s the ‘V’ stitched on a sweatshirt collar for?” This handbook is worth sharing with all of your friends. Submit your questions, scout the latest and best trends, and keep this blog in your back pocket for all of your man-living needs.
You may or may not know this, but I have an undying love for Danny Roberts of Igor and Andre, which has lead me to have an obsession with all fashion illustrators as a whole. In my continuing search for good men’s blogs, I found Richard Haines, illustrator for InStyle and J.Crew, who’s also doing his own thing drawing around New York City. These sketches put all of those caricature “artists” in Central Park to shame, and make for some great inspiration. There are a few women thrown in there, but for the most part it lives as “a visual record of cool stuff guys wear.”
A German blog, this site claims to be “insignificant random news on fashion, art & design, and pop culture.” For the most part, it features killer editorials from all over the world, with that dark and edge androgenous look that I love. They’ve also got quite a list of music, film, shopping, and event invites, mostly in Germany but all that I’d love to attend. It’s often difficult for a blog to be this all over the map in their coverage, but to me Coute Que Coute is an endless page of inspiration.
[Ed Note: While you're here, check out our Pocket Guide To Menswear Bloggers!]