There is inspiration everywhere. Unfortunately, this means there is also a ton of “noise” out there as well. With the extremely low barriers to entry to blogging (read: a working internet connection and a camera phone), everyone and their mothers is giving it a go.
Allow us to do the dirty work. We’ve spent hours and hours (lattes and lattes) digging through the thousands of men’s fashion blogs, and are giving you some of our favorites.
1. Dappered (dappered.com)
While many blogs tout the “high fashion for less”, perhaps none do it better (or funnier) than Joe. He has great style, and is honest and up front with his reviews. He also caters to the “everyman,” ignoring ridiculous runway fashion. Great place to check out sales. Oh, and he’s recently dedicated some ad space on his site to showing really cool artwork.
2. The Style Blogger (tsbmen.com)
A former Esquire “Best Dressed Real Man In America”, Dan Trepanier now runs a team of four dedicated to pushing the boundaries of online menswear content. While styling great outfits of themselves and others, they also provide outstanding content, giving men the know-how to put great outfits together themselves. As a bonus, they’ve developed the Style Guide, which lets you input variables such as occasion and weather, and it spits out outfit inspiration (similar to Urban Daddy’s “The Next Move”).
3. Style Girlfriend (stylegirlfriend.com)
Let’s face it – men dress up for a few reasons: to express their personality, to feel good about themselves, to impress at work, etc. But in reality, much of this is really to attract and impress the fairer sex. So it only makes sense that we should take some of our style advice from “the other team.” Enter Megan Collins, who dishes out advice to make “fashion easier for guys.” And she’s not a “I’m a girl and I’m going to tell you how to dress” type, but more of the “we’d have a blast drinking beers and I’m gonna help you score” type a lady. She seems to stick mostly to basics, like “wear jeans that fit,” and “how to layer effectively,” but don’t underestimate how many guys really need such advice. She’s recently begun a video series, and will even hit up non-fashion topics like fitness and traveling.
4. Menswear Dog (mensweardog.tumblr.com)
We love fashion. We love dogs. We REALLY love dogs that love fashion. Menswear Dog is a 4-year-old Shiba Inu with a panache for all things style. He may also have a man-crush on Ryan Gosling (but who of us don’t?). After already collaborating with the likes of Allen Edmonds and The Tie Bar, this old dog surely has some new tricks up his sleeve.
What about you? Where do you get your daily inspiration? Let us know in the comments below.