I saved Fantastic Man for last in this series because I think it’s the last word in independent men’s magazines.

 

I’ve watched Gert and Jop evolve their work into a magazine that has maintained its original vision while still opening new doors of creativity. What I love about the magazine is that it isn’t edgy or avant-garde, but it always keeps me on my toes and always seems to challenge my perception of what a man should want to look like. In that way, I feel they lead the charge in moving men’s fashion forward.

 

It’s also one of the few men’s magazines that I actually read more than one or two of the articles. And don’t get me started on the photography. The current issue, which stars a huge editorial by Alasdair McLellan shot all over the British Isles, was the most brilliant men’s editorial of the entire fall/winter season. For the ladies, The Gentlewoman is on the same trajectory.

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  1. From Boho to Chiic

    February 1, 2013 at 3:40 am

    Yeah! Handsome ♥ :)

    http://frombohotochiic.blogspot.com

    • The 3 F's

      February 1, 2013 at 1:38 pm

      That is one of the singers from my FAVORITE band, The XX. He is dreamy! When he sings, it’s pretty hard not to swoon.

  2. Denisa

    February 1, 2013 at 4:46 am

    That looks great like perfect inspiration. Have a great day.

    http://www.fashiondenis.com/

  3. melanie

    February 1, 2013 at 4:47 am

    It’s got to be the best title for a magazine – who could resist “Fantastic Man”?! Almost science fiction…

  4. Mary

    February 1, 2013 at 4:56 am

  5. L'Oliphant

    February 1, 2013 at 5:29 am

    So elegant!!!

  6. Heidi

    February 1, 2013 at 5:32 am

    I’m so glad you mentioned Fantastic Man, I agree with every word you wrote Scott. I read The Gentlewoman and I bought a copy of Fantastic Man for my brother and he loves it! I guess the only question I have is, when will you be shooting for the magazine?

  7. COLLEZ.com

    February 1, 2013 at 5:48 am

    “The Fantastic Man App is a wonderful companion to the Fantastic Man world. I’ve been a fanatic of their magazine for a few years now and those biannual issues are never enough for me. Now I can have a taste of Fantastic Man every weekday with my shot of espresso and the morning papers.”

    http://collez.com

  8. Lauren at adorn la femme

    February 1, 2013 at 6:31 am

    Men should be described as fantastic! The one on the front cover sure is! could he be from another era?

    -Lauren at adorn la femme
    http://adornlafemme.blogspot.com

  9. bellaconscience

    February 1, 2013 at 7:13 pm

    ” always seems to challenge my perception of what a man should want to look like”-thank you for writing that.

    http://bellaconscience.blogspot.com

  10. Polly

    February 3, 2013 at 7:17 am

    I haven’t read Fantastic Man but I know that The Gentlewoman is a magazine (largely aimed at women- articles mainly about women and female sensibililities) which contains great content with real inspiration and worth reading cover to cover. The next issue is out later this month.
    Polly.

  11. Joe Franceski

    February 3, 2013 at 3:55 pm

    Wow! Never heard of this magazine, and I’ve never seen it on any magazine stand! What’s it all about?

  12. Andy

    February 4, 2013 at 9:23 pm

    The women’s magazine to own is Encens. Very singular, consistent, interesting and smart vision. And takes a bit of effort to find. http://www.encensmagazine.com

  13. Bulma

    February 8, 2013 at 11:13 am

    Oliver <3 <3 <3

  14. Anton

    February 10, 2013 at 10:18 am

    Haha, i’m using that issue as mousepad at the moment, looks miles better than a regular one! Pretty great magazine too.

  15. Linda

    February 13, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    I’ve been getting Gentlewoman for a while now: what an elegant intelligent magazine!

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