Who’s to say what’s stylish and what isn’t? Well, these social influencers are doing just that, and it’s proving pretty successful.
Meet London’s maestros of style who are impacting the way that you dress...
The Gentleman Blogger
Matthew Zorpas founded online platform The Gentleman Blogger in 2012, and over the past five years he has risen to the top of the industry. Whether posting videos, articles or photographs, Zorpas invariably exhudes class and erudition. It’s not hard to see why this gentleman continues to thrive. thegentlemanblogger.com
Anybody sceptical about the creative potential of the blog should pay a visit to Steve Booker’s. He aims to “inspire people through my travels, photography and documenting life in a creative and authentic way.” Judging by his followers, we’d say he’s succeeded. stevebooker.co.uk
Our style columnist Darren Kennedy is a man of many talents. He recently hosted the London Fashion Week Festival and worked the red carpet at the Brit Awards for River Island. His #SixtySecondStyle videos regularly exceed a million views – watch and see why. darrenkennedy.co.uk
Joel Mcloughlin started blogging at college, and after a post-graduation spell as a stylist assistant, he went solo in 2015 under the moniker Gallucks. His Instagram, dominated by monochrome hues with the occasional dash of colour, is a visual treat. gallucks.com
One of the most famous vloggers in the world, Jim Chapman was one of the first people to fully utilise YouTube as a means of reaching their audience. He models for numerous brands, adorns many ‘Best Dressed’ lists, and is a regular on the catwalk front row. jimchapman.co.uk
The Dapper Chapper
Strictly speaking, The Dapper Chapper isn’t a single man but a collection of lifestyle experts from London and Edinburgh. Founder and director Adam Tanous is the face of the blog, which not only covers fashion but also events, drink, and dining: what more could you want? dapperchapper.com
One of the world’s leading fashion and street photographers, Jonathan Daniel Pryce has been published by numerous publications including Vogue, GQ and Esquire. His Instagram is basically a succession of incredibly stylish men, shot to perfection. garconjon.com
Specialising in classic and luxury menswear, Permanent Style was launched in 2007 by journalist Simon Crompton and has garnered much acclaim over the subsequent decade. The author of five books on style, Crompton certainly knows his subject – and his prose. permanentstyle.com
No relationship to his Essex namesake – as far as we’re aware – Joseph London has translated his love of culture and fashion into a successful career as a lifestyle influencer. His favoured subjects include fitness, travel and food, while his website offers something for all tastes. Well, when a man is tired of London. joeylondon.co.uk