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Hey Gents,

I’m going to keep it short and sweet this week. There’s a lot going on behind the scenes at EG HQ, and with the upcoming initial launch of the Cladright Association, I’m mostly heads-down so I can get all the details as close to perfect as possible.

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Here are nine men’s style sites I’m digging lately

Let me preface this by saying that I don’t look at men’s style sites much. Too much #menswear, I guess, but I’m more interested in home and interior design, graphic designers and adventurers, great stories, online business concepts, and food, and drinks. Oh, food.

I enjoy finding inspiration for dressing well in places other than style, fashion, and clothing websites.

This is a concept I should probably discuss in more detail later (would love to hear your thoughts).

Anyway, you’re probably here for the sites I mention in the title, so here they are. (Make sure you get all the way to the bottom; these really are some good resources for the budding style student.)

Closet Freaks

You may recall I interviewed Anthony for a Signature Style feature on this site. He has a fresh, edgy style and isn’t afraid to wear both “safe”, classic stuff, and louder, trendier, more memorable garments.

It really is all about that balance between classic and trendy, and everyone’s ratio of classic / trendy will be different. You’ll have to find yours. You can check out how Anthony rolls with his.

Visit Closet Freaks

From Squalor to Baller

Such a clever site name. I’ve had the pleasure of meeting Ian at several Style Forum meet-ups, and he’s always dressed so sharply. Check out his musings on garments, good sartorial finds, and general style at his site.

Check out From Squalor To Baller

Broke and Bespoke

Jason is another Signature Style alum. He’s one of the kings of thrift, and he does the classic look perfectly.

If you haven’t already, check out my interview with him, and make sure to visit his site.

Visit Broke and Bespoke

Masculine Style

Tanner has a straight-forward approach to men’s style. He understands how presentation affects people’s perception, and why guys should take advantage of that through what they wear.

Great ideas, and great advice. Make sure to click around to his Philosophy and About pages too.

Visit Masculine Style

Uncle Beebo

Jeremy is the latest interviewee in my Signature Style series. He, too, has an admirable approach to classic clothing. His blog is worth the browse if you’re trying to emulate a similar classic, prep style. Let him school you.

Check out Uncle Beebo

Marcus Troy

Marcus Troy has been around for a long time. His site is more lifestyle than simply style. He does feature clothing, but he’s more like your eyes and ears into the industry and all of its sub genres and related niches. He covers everything from brands and fashion, to gadgets and travel.

Like I said earlier, it’s about finding inspiration in everything, not just in the photos you find of guys wearing cool clothes.

Check out the Marcus Troy experience

Les Freres Jo’

Les Freres Jo is a great WIWT (What I Wore Today)-style site. I don’t know anything about the guy(s) who run it, but the outfits are great.

Also, apparently he is/they are from France, so it’s interesting getting a Parisian perspective on classic menswear garments tailored with a more aggressive and modern edge.

Visit Les Freres Jo’

An Acute Style

Eric (or at least I think his name is Eric) has an awesome WIWT-style Tumblr. For some, his style may be a bit conservative and preppy, but I love it. He also has an affinity for black watch, and I don’t blame him.

I believe he thrifts all of his gear, and he doesn’t spend more than a certain amount ($90, I think), which just proves that you don’t have to spend a lot of money to 1.) get good quality stuff, and 2.) look great.

Check out An Acute Style

Put This On

Put This On is a vault of solid style advice. No nonsense, no frills, just straight up useful advice for everything having to do with your grown-up wardrobe.

Visit Put This On

There you have it! Nine sites to fill up your browser’s bookmarks folder. Enjoy, and if they ask, tell ‘em EG sent you.

An Opportunity

reesMy wife and I run a small clothing outfit, Fifth&Brannan, and not only are we having this HUGE end of summer sale, we’re also doing a small production run of Rees, our denim jacket, which is arguably one of the most popular things we’ve produced.

We have room for three more orders (we’re taking 12 total) before we go into production. I know a couple of you guys have emailed me asking when Rees is coming back, and well, it’s here.

So if you’re on the fence, now’s a good time to pull the trigger, because like I said, we only have room for three more orders.

Check out Rees here.

A Question

Would you be interested in an EG meet-up? I’ll be in several cities this year (namely San Francisco, because it’s home, but also NYC, Houston, maybe Miami, possibly Chicago).

If we were to have a small, intimate, informal gathering of EG readers, would you want to swing by and hang out for a bit?

Just wanted to get a feel for the general interest, and if there is any, once I travel to these places I’d be happy to announce it and maybe get a small group together.

Anyway, in the comments, shout out if you’re near any of these cities, and let me know if you’d possibly be interested.

PUBLISHED September 5, 2013


Barron is the Founding Editor of Effortless Gent and the Cladright Association. He's from San Francisco but currently living in New York. Connect with him on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, or Tumblr.


  • Miguel

    I would be interested in either a NY or Houston meet-up

  • Rene Torres

    Chicago!!!

  • Rye & Rivet

    Shout out from NY! Would love to meet IRL.

  • Quin

    Des Moines, Iowa on your way to Chicago. Des Moines is one of the best cities for young professionals, best place to raise a family, and overall a very diverse city. From the old money, new money, grad students, college students, young professionals, and everyone else!

    Stop by some time soon!

  • Andrew Kocsis

    Too bad you’re not in the Richmond or Kansas City – would be great to do such a meet-up!

  • Brandon

    I’m in Beaumont, about 1.5 hrs from HOU, but I’d consider swinging over to H-Town if the timing was right.

  • Bo

    Near Chicago, could be in the neighborhood at some point!

  • http://MorrisseyStyle.com/ Anne Morrissey

    Yes, I’m in Miami and would be happy to swing by for a meet-up

  • Patrick

    I’m in Chicago and I am interested.

  • Nestor

    Yes, I’m in Miami and it would be awesome a small get together

  • Matt

    Let us know if you’re ever in the LA area!

  • browniesaredelicious

    If you make it to Houston, be glad to buy you a beer.

  • Rahil

    Let me know if you’re ever in India.

    xD

  • Jason Lauscher

    “I enjoy finding inspiration for dressing well in places other than style, fashion, and clothing websites.”
    Couldn’t agree more.

  • TheDoctor

    The “Baller” part I can clearly see. The “Squalor” part requires imagination.