“The Independents” is an overview of some of the growing crop of independent men’s magazines. Each seems to have a unique voice and vision and will hopefully find an audience all their own.


Dapper Dan isn’t about trend, it’s more of a thoughtful and intellectual magazine.  It sort of skirts direct talk about style and gets more to the spirit of it.


And the title is a bit of a misnomer. It’s all black and white; heavier on art than the other independent men’s magazines.


It’s almost like a magazine for dudes that don’t want to be part of a trend, or ignore them all together.


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  1. From Boho to Chiic

    January 28, 2013 at 3:38 am

  2. almu

    January 28, 2013 at 3:38 am

    I didn’t know it! thanks for sharing!

  3. L'Oliphant

    January 28, 2013 at 4:47 am

    It seems very interesting!

  4. Sigrid

    January 28, 2013 at 5:00 am

  5. pimpmybricks.wordpress.com

    January 28, 2013 at 5:28 am

    You sell Dapper Dan most excellently well! A magazine for dudes who don’t want to be part of a trend – bring ‘em on. I’d especially like to meet the bloke with the mask at a party – most intriguing.

  6. Mary

    January 28, 2013 at 5:44 am

    You bought me at the “magazine for dudes that don’t want to be part of a trend, or ignore them all together.”
    Now I want to check it out, badly!


  7. Marta

    January 28, 2013 at 6:00 am

  8. Marián

    January 28, 2013 at 6:20 am

  9. A

    January 28, 2013 at 6:33 am

    Ha!That sounds really good.
    Let us know if there is something like that for women too.

    • Steven

      January 28, 2013 at 6:02 pm

      The Gentlewoman is a good example of such a magazine for women.

  10. Vivian

    January 28, 2013 at 6:46 am

    I really really truly love this magazine!

  11. Black and Olive

    January 28, 2013 at 8:48 am

    Would love to look at that!

  12. jimmy87

    January 28, 2013 at 9:14 am

    Shout out to HOBO magazine! Very similar.

  13. Monsieur Marcel

    January 28, 2013 at 9:58 am

    Something I’ve contemplated–Fashion and Philosophy–intrigued by the changes in fashion throughout history.

  14. Sevan

    January 28, 2013 at 10:30 am

    I’m going to be looking for this magazine….today! Different, out of the box anything interests me.

  15. p87

    January 28, 2013 at 11:04 am

    I’m female and I read it – it’s amazing

  16. Jeanne

    January 28, 2013 at 12:04 pm

    Love the cover. Digging the super edgy BDSM (inspired?) mask.

    • Jon

      January 28, 2013 at 1:39 pm

      The mask is a Walter Van Beirendonck piece. He’s a avant garde Belgian fashion designer.

  17. Sandra

    January 28, 2013 at 1:59 pm

    C’est quoi “sTe” cagoule ! Lol

  18. a32

    January 28, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    The cover reminds me of


    -> “Ausstellungen” (‘exhibitions’)

    -> “Schätze der Weltkulturen – Die GroĂźen Sammlungen: The British Museum”
    (‘World Culture’s Treasures – The Great Collections: The British Museum’)

    see golden mask from Colombia

  19. Ray

    January 28, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    Magazine that is against trends? The best is definitely “The Rake”. The sartorial version of the Wall Stree Journal….just lots of great articles about every aspect of mens clothing.

  20. Natalie

    January 28, 2013 at 3:45 pm

    Dapper Dan is created in Athens, Greece by the most talented fashion editor Nicholas Georgiou and amazing photographer Vassilis Karidis. I’m proud that I know them. I’m proud that it is born in Greece.

  21. Rhea

    January 28, 2013 at 11:46 pm

    Would love to read/own this one!

  22. catherine

    January 28, 2013 at 11:56 pm

    where can we find out more about the independents / dapper dan?

    • Justin | The Sartorialist

      January 29, 2013 at 12:16 am

      Hi Catherine,

      Dapper Dan actually has a web site that is pretty informative, and even features some of the articles from the print editions:


      Hope that helps!


  23. Lucy

    January 30, 2013 at 12:54 pm

    Actively trying to not be part of a trend, when everything is about trends and succeeding is incredible. Love this.

  24. Dando

    February 3, 2013 at 3:48 pm

    Awesome! Amazing work by the multi-talented Ismini Adami, the magazine’s creative director.. She should return to London and show them how it’s done!

  25. L.

    July 16, 2013 at 3:29 am

    Marvelous! The bright proof that fashion can be art as well!

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