“No matter how busy you may think you are, you must find time for reading, or surrender yourself to self-chosen ignorance.”
There are so many awesome blogs and websites geared toward helping us dress better, be healthier, use our manners, and be better men. It seems like every month, a new fashion blog pops up (I'm guilty here).
I follow a handful of these blogs religiously, but there's simply not enough time in the day to keep up with all of the great stuff being produced. So, I've put together this list for any man who wants resources about:
- Lifestyle – Real manliness, self-improvement, personal and professional growth, post-adolescent life, and life's finer things (cigars, spirits, etc.).
- Fashion – Graduating your style, dressing for specific occasions, looking like a professional and wearing clothes that fit.
- Gear – Gadgets, cars, technology, games, home decor and other manly things.
- Fitness – Eating right, working out, losing weight, gaining muscle, getting enough sleep and sexual health.
- Finance – Getting out of debt, saving money, investing, making more money and getting rich slowly.
- Grooming – Shaving, skin care, personal hygiene, aging, oral care and hair loss.
Here's what you won't see in this list: Photo blogs of random “stylish” people on the streets of NYC, look books, pictures of runway models from “next spring's hottest designer” and, finally, street gear. It's not that I don't like these sorts of websites. I sometimes find myself on The Satorialist or Street Etiquette, browsing photographs and what not. But I don't really get anything from these blogs.
To be honest, they're a little beyond me.
I don't know the names of any designers, I've never attended a fashion show, and most of the stuff that runway models wear looks absolutely ridiculous to me. I don't care what's trendy. I'm more interested in further developing my personal sense of style and building out a timeless, high quality and versatile wardrobe – without breaking the bank.
With that said, here are my 50 favorite websites for men. Most are blogs, but there are a couple of magazine sites and forums on the list too. You can sort by rank*, name or category (fashion, lifestyle, fitness, gear, grooming and finance).
Top 50 Best Blogs For Men
*After attempting to rank these sites myself, I decided to rank them according to their Alexa popularity score, a trusted metric for internet “rank”. It's really hard comparing an awesome finance blog to an awesome fashion blog, or even trying to decide which blogs in a given category are the “best”. I love all of these websites, so don't pay too much attention to their rank.
That's a Lot of Reading…
I know, I know. It would take about a decade to get through all of this great content, and if you followed even half of these regularly, you probably wouldn't get much done. I recommend sticking to three or four that you really like.
Sign up for their RSS feeds so that new posts are delivered straight to your inbox. Then bookmark this page so you can use it as an reference when you need information on a specific topic (like how to do a squat the right way or good alternatives to Wayfarers).
If I left off any of your favorite blogs, let me know in the comments section!