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.