I thought I would shift gears slightly and draw our attention to a community of bloggers who don't get talked about as much as they should (in my humble opinion) and that's male fashion bloggers. There are probably several reasons for this; a major one being that the ratio of female to males in this category is highly disproportionate and it's safe to say that the upper echelon of bloggers that come to mind are all female. However, while female fashion blogging is highly saturated and it takes a week of work to get someone to notice your shoes (slight exag. but you know what I mean), male fashion blogging is not and their market is waiting for more of them to carve out niches and develop brand relationships.
|Blake Scott (@blakescott_ on Instagram and one stylish half of the blogging couple at Anything and Everything L.A. )|
So if them being the next up and comers isn't reason enough to sit up and take notice, here are 3 more reasons to get to know your friendly neighborhood fashion guy (as well as some friendly neighborhood fashion guys I know that you should ch-ch-check out):
|Phil Cohen (@thepacman82 on Instagram; layering expert and detail man extrordinaire)|
1. Let's break down some stereotypes about males who care about fashion. Most of us consider fashion and the documenting of it as a creative outlet, so if we view it as theirs instead of assuming it means something about their lifestyle then we could learn a thing or two from them which brings us to the next point.
|Rob (@dressedtoill on Instagram and now blogging over on Dressed To Ill )|
2. Why can't we be friends? I hear and read a lot about the importance of community and relationship development as a key part to blogger success. Wouldn't it be interesting if your circle included a guy to bounce ideas off of? What kind of different collaborations could you think of to get going with them that would set your content apart?
|Fola Lawson (@flawson_ on Instagram and street style photographer for Southern Gents )|
|Alexander Liang (@a1exanderliang on Instragram, blogger on Alexander Liang, and editor in chief of Canadian publication KENTON Magazine )|
|Jamal (@style_society_guy on Instagram, great mix of preppy and edgy with a splash of NYC lifestyle )|
|Nigel Bennett(@appealnstyle522 on Instagram; dressed to the nines at all time, you will probably want all of his clothes in your size)|