American male fashion blogs you’ll want to follow

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Some of the best male fashion blogs from across the pond
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Developing your own individual sense of style isn’t as difficult as you might think. While few of us can hire a professional stylist – who needs one when there are fashion gurus from all over the world sharing their wisdom online. And don’t imagine it’s all aimed at label-loving youngsters. There’s plenty of advice here for gentlemen who favour a more considered and sophisticated style.

Here are 14 of the most inspirational men’s fashion and lifestyle blogs from America. We’re not talking baseball hats and Homer Simpson. These are Ivy League all the way!
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Winter wisdom from menswear oracles

Winter is a tricky period where style and warmth seldom come together. But to help you out, we asked our favourite menswear experts for their ultimate winter tip.

Handsome Man Freezing in Cold Weather

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Brrrrrr!

With expert views from Northern Ireland, to Norway and as far away as Nigeria, we’ve collected a world of knowledge for you to peruse.

So if the task of staying stylish this winter leaves you shivering, then put the kettle on, make a cup of tea, sit back and read these menswear tips.

Layering

Layering

Winter layering
Samuel Windsor

Layers, layers and more layers. Play with colours and fabrics and create something unique
Billy WebbModern Man Blog

Layer up fine gauge knits, thermal tees, a jacket under an overcoat. The weather is such an unpredictable thing. So ensure you can peel layers off & still keep your cool but at the same time ensure your toasty warm!”
Ant Clothes Make the Man

For me the upcoming season is all about keeping warm and dry, and the best way to cope with the changing weather is layers. Layers to keep wind out and layers to keep me warm. The advantage is the flexibility to cope with changing temperatures and conditions.
Nicholas Johannessen Well Dressed Dad

Footwear

Chelsea boot

The perfect boot for winter
Source: Samuel Windsor Boots


With snow, rain and piles of fallen leaves to contend with, your shoes can take a battering. Learn how to keep things stylish on the footwear front this winter.

The one rule I live by is starting from the ground and working up. Plenty of perfectly good dress is often ruined by poor shoe choice. Buy welted shoes and you can’t go wrong.
SeanS.T.Y.L.E

Although I’m away from the coming cold, I’ll give you the same advice I gave myself when the winter winds made their presence known. Get a pair of Commando Brogue Boots – they’re your feet’s life saver. They’re stylish and come in handy when trudging through the snow. I saved up for them, so can you.
Robin OozorMister Spruce

Colour

Moleskin trousers stack

Which could would you pick?
Source: Samuel Windsor Moleskin Trousers

Darkness descends early in winter, but that needn’t mean you have to dress in dull colours.

Emerald green made a prominent appearance in ready-to-wear and accessory collections on runways from London to Paris. But keep it natural and simple to avoid looking like a traffic light. It’s versatility and practical nature will easily fit into your current wardrobe.
Ged The Ged Lab

Go orange! No I don’t mean you should head to the nearest spray tan booth, I am talking about wearing orange. When picking out a winter wardrobe, most of us play it safe with black and navy. This winter I am all about the colour orange. Depending on how brave you are feeling you can either go for a block colour like a knitted jumper or play it a little more subtly with an orange pocket square or tie. The choice is yours.
John RobertsonThe Everyday Man

Layer up, and add a splash of colour to brighten up those dull winter days.
CraigA Casual Man

Staying warm

Fireplace man

Not all of us have a fire
Source: Hardy Drew

Snow may look nice, rain may be essential for crops and wind may be used for power but we’re yet to find a useful reason the cold. So here is how to combat those chilly days.

My one tip for winter menswear is to invest in a top quality blue flannel blazer cut in British worsted flannel. It makes for a very versatile winter investment piece, and in an elegant cut can go anywhere and do anything. Furthermore, the soft texture and handle of flannel feels very luxurious and comforting and because flannels are heavily milled, they have an attractive glossy finish, and are great for insulating the wearer against the cold winter wind!
Aleksander CvetkovicThe Student Tailor

Invest in a good lambswool scarf. Never leave home without it. Not only for the practicality of keeping you warm, but so often we are concerned with covering up during the winter months, we hide away our style and personality. A pop of colour or a bold patterned scarf will break up an overcoat or suit and add some warmth and life. Look after your lambswool scarf as you would a sweater and it will last season after season.
Ian MegrathRogues and Brogues

For an elegant and timeless look for the season, invest in a double breasted blazer. Worn the right way, it can be incredibly flattering and fashion forward. Worn with smart denim and with a T shirt as opposed to a shirt, makes it a versatile and rakish addition to your winter wardrobe.
Tajinder HayerThe Rakish Gent

And a little bit more from Well Dressed Dad …

It’s all about wool now. Thick wool, thin wool, mono and multicolour. Finely knit and coarsely knit.

Staying stylish

SW Fishermans Jumpers wool

The epitome of winter warmth
Source: Samuel Windsor Fishermans Jumpers


It’s often hard to stay warm, dry and stylish but with these next few tips, you can look smart and stay cosy.

My tip for winter is ‘invest’. Invest in great quality, be it shoes, overcoat knitwear or trousers. Invest in good dry cleaning. Don’t leave a winter stain until spring. Invest in your shoes and keep them waxed and polished. Also dressing for comfort in cold weather should always be smart. Don’t wear ski-wear in the city.
DerekThe Style Derektory

You don’t need polar expedition coats when going to the office in winter. Invest in a quality wool coat.
Tip number 70 of 101The Mitchelli

We’re always big fans of tweed, but this winter we’ll be wearing our tweed trousers out and about. Wearing tweed in formal settings is always a winner but we also admire the contrast of dressing them down with casual shoes or trainers.
Martin and coKeep Fronting

So with these top tips you should be able to stay warm, stylish and not be afraid of snow. If you have any more tips you want to share with us, then send us a tweet or leave a comment.

Men’s fashion blogs straight off the hanger

We recently listed some of our favourite blogs, and since then we’ve found some more.

So here, for your pleasure, are some of the best men’s fashion blog that the web has to offer.

Boy Meets Fashion

Jaime Jan Boy meets fashion

Not your average boy.
Not your average blog.

If you wrote a blog, would you feature a lady you met on the morning commute? Say hello to a blogger, Jamie.

This London boy ranks eighth in the Telegraph’s “Top Fifty Fashion Insiders”, and loves everything to do with fashion. Here you’ll find info on shopping apps, the “bad boy nerd” look, and even posts on ladies’ shoes.

Want the lowdown on the denim section at Selfridges? Find out about the £11 bargain Jamie found there – or the diamond studded jeans. How much do you think those cost?

Chivalrous

Bob Larking of Chivalrous

A gentleman, and a scholar.
And also a blogger

There is nothing wrong with the colour pink. And that’s clear from Bob Larking’s John Lennon inspired blog post.

While Larking may use Arthurian legends as lessons on how to behave, he isn’t a chainmail wearing brute. This philosophy graduate swaps shields for shirts and swords for poetry on his way to creating “hybrid looks”.

A blogger with style, and thanks to a Ted Baker contest, one with cufflinks, a designer pocket square and some dashing stripy socks.

Lads Style

Lads Style NYC

For the lads.
By the lads.

The word, “lad” is often synonymous with wild hooting, mindless “banter” and very ungentlemanly behaviour. But don’t worry.

Founded in 2012, Lads Style has sought to become the style HQ for “proper blokes”. They also prove that beige, when worn with blue, is a fantastic colour combination.

This recession busting, affordable clothes loving blog, is run by lads, for lads, without the aforementioned negative vibes. And there isn’t a £300 motorbike jacket in sight.

Omiri and a Dream

Omiri Thomas on a curb

What’s in the bag?
A dreamy blog post?

Have you ever been stopped in the park and asked to put a green acrylic box on your head? Well blogger, Omiri Thomas has.

After hearing “Where did you get that from?” for the “umpteenth” time, Omiri Thomas began his fashion blog. Now this hat wearing fan of style classics, wants to share his Great Gatsby inspired look.

The London Collections posts feature three very different outfits, and tell of a chance meeting with David Gandy.

Rogues and Brogues

Ian Megrath trilby

Another hat wearer?
It must be fashionable.

Grab your weapon of choice when fighting the stubble, and when growing a beard, “don’t force it.”

Away from posts on facial fluff, this is the fashion blog of Ian Megrath, who in his own words is a “30-something who dresses like a 20-something on the budget of a teenager”.

With his teensy budget, Ian can’t afford to be picky, But he certainly knows how to get the most from a cash strapped wardrobe. This isn’t about high end fashion; it’s a blog for the “Everyman”.

St James Style

St James Style Blazer

Be lazy. Or break the rules.
Don’t do both.

Don’t look like a schoolboy. Don’t wear a short sleeve shirt. And in case you didn’t know Panama hats are a better option that baseball caps. That’s the St James Style.

Blogger, Jake, writes about his experience of buying a bespoke suit. With autumn nearly upon us, he opted for wool, but do also check out his post on summer suits – lightweight fabrics for dealing with the sizzling sun.

The Rakish Gent

Rakish Gent Taj hayer

Rakish Gent.
Taj Hayer
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Are you a gent with suave dance moves and smoothly rehearsed pick up lines? Well you’ve come to the right place.

Hayer’s bid to help men become more debonair includes an interview with the mustachioed stylist, Franco Vallelonga. In Franco’s eyes a rakish gent is a man who “has made a conscious effort, but looks effortless.”

Hayer writes posts on shopping trips, brand profiles and style icons, creating a jaunty ride through the fashion world.

The Student Tailor

Student Tailor

Wakey wakey.
Rise and shine.

If you’re a morning zombie, take a look at Aleksander Cvetkovic’s morning routine. This Oxford student will teach you how spending that little bit of time choosing an outfit, can really improve your day.

Ever wondered what colours make a good mix? Or do you need help picking the correct cloth? Learn about Aleksander’s love for gentleman’s outfitting, and find answers.

This blog is young, and so is its author. But while Cvetkovic may only be twenty, he has a wealth of fashion knowledge with Jazz being a particularly strong influence.

The Style Derektory

Linen suit and blue shirt

Look up stylish.
In the Style Derektory.

With help from family, Derek proves you can stay stylish over sixty. His Joan Rivers-esque critiques and warnings of crimes against fashion are sandwiched between picnics at Lords and the odd comedy text message.

Just what is an “international style chameleon”? Well if you’re unsure what that means, then Derek will clear it up.

It was after his daughters mooted the idea, that North Londoner Derek began his journey into outfit centric fashion blogging. He has a style for all occasions, and can even be seen in the egg and bacon of the MCC.

Top Grain

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Top Grain.
Top blog.

Find the garment that matches your wallet with the “Good, Better and Best” section, where Matthew Coles selects three products from different price brackets.

If you aren’t happy with cargo trousers for £19 then Matthew’s pair for £415 might foot the bill.

But it’s not all high end and high price. Because though Mathew visits Florence for fashion show, Pitti Uomu, he’s also on hand to advise you on how to button your blazer.