Keeping up with mens fashions
December 25, 2012 10:36 PM   Subscribe

How can I stay current on fashions for men?

My career has hit a point where I want my appearance to keep up with current fashion trends. I'm an outsider when it comes to fashion - I know basically what looks good and what looks sloppy, but I'm a bit clueless on the minutiae, and hopelessly lost when it comes to things going out of style.

What are some trustworthy sites, magazines, etc that will guide me through the jungle? Something with an accurate look into current popular styles, not what I would call theoretical fashion (fit for the runways and nothing else). I'm looking for both business and casual styles, and though I want to be near the front of the curve I'm still somewhat classic/conservative in my dress (for example, you will probably not catch me wearing these.)

I'd rather not spend a lot of time on this, more like a gut check every month or so. Alternatively, is this something I should start looking for a professional shopper or image consultant for?
posted by chundo to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (9 answers total) 22 users marked this as a favorite
Best answer: Styleforum- Men discussing and posting pictures of their outfits. The "Mens Clothing" forum is more conservative/business, and the "Streetwear/ Denim" forum is more fashion-forward/casual.
posted by 2ghouls at 11:56 PM on December 25, 2012 [1 favorite]

Best answer: Hesitant as I am to link to Reddit, take a look at r/malefashionadvice. It's got a bit of a weird cultish vibe but it actually does provide a good baseline of looks.
posted by yellowbinder at 1:23 AM on December 26, 2012

Pinterest. Men's fashion page.
posted by Enchanting Grasshopper at 2:14 AM on December 26, 2012 [1 favorite]

Best answer: Esquire for inspiration and Dappered for reliable, reasonably priced items.
posted by knile at 4:49 AM on December 26, 2012

Best answer: Put This On changed my life and got me excited about clothes for the first time. It's not a trendy site, but it's a regular stream of solid advice and inspiration.
posted by wolfnote at 5:28 AM on December 26, 2012 [2 favorites]

Best answer: Valet Mag.
posted by damo at 8:34 AM on December 26, 2012

Dappered is outstanding for good style on a budget.
posted by cnc at 9:47 AM on December 26, 2012

Response by poster: Wow, the "Getting Started" guides on the Reddit sidebar already cleared up a lot of basic questions for me. I feel somewhat ashamed to have gone through 33 years of life without knowing how to find clothes that really fit well. Thanks yellowbinder!
posted by chundo at 9:52 AM on December 26, 2012

Response by poster: Thanks everyone. These look like a really good start. Time for a wardrobe makeover, it looks like.
posted by chundo at 12:15 PM on December 26, 2012

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