More and more, guys are taking care of their shopping needs through
their mobile phones. Phones are in every part of our lives, from social
media to work emails. However, when it comes to shopping, the
possibilities are endless and narrowing down your best options can be an
exhaustive task. There are far too many options out there to sample
each one and make a selection. So we selected our five favorite apps
that will help you save time, bolster your sense of what is trending,
what works, and find clothing that suits all your needs.
One of the most daunting parts of shopping for clothing on your
mobile device is the sheer number of options. You have a world of
possibility but it also leads down a path of indecision. If you’re
feeling overwhelmed by all the clothing out there, or have absolutely no
clue where to start, MENSWR has the perfect solution for you.
We are taking personalization to the next level. Sign up in just 15
seconds for free, and provide insight into the type of clothing you
like. From there, the editorial team hand selects pieces from the site’s
vast apparel and accessory collection. Shop items that are specifically
tailored to your needs and preferences. Provide immediate feedback on
the products you are presented and your style feed adjusts to your
tastes. Instead of surfing a website and clicking through thousands of
items in frustration, you get access to a highly curated and
personalized shopping experience. Think of it as digital personal
shopping – the next wave of commerce that will change the way you shop.
MENSWR further sets itself apart by presenting its products according
to theme. Instead of shopping all sweaters or all jeans, you can browse
by aesthetic. Casual, smart, athletic and formal categories are just a
few examples of style collections that feature a wide range of apparel
and accessories culled together to evoke specific tastes. And of course,
if you prefer to shop the old school way, that’s also possible. In
terms of product assortment, MENSWR offers items from a plethora of top
brands in all price ranges. From Hollister and Abercrombie & Fitch
to Viktor & Rolf, across 300 brands, every style and taste level is
The world of men’s fashion is synonymous with GQ. As one of the
longest-running men’s magazines in the world, the publication has always
been a purveyor of style advice and a champion for well-dressed
men. Additionally, GQ has found itself leading the way in publishing
tech with breathtaking digital issues.
GQ ensures its mobile experience is packed full of everything you’ve
come to expect: celebrity profiles, travel stories, investigative
articles about current events, how-to guides for common fashion problems
and previews of amazing clothing pieces hitting stores soon. The voice
is contemporary, snarky and fresh. You’ll walk away entertained and
inspired to look your best.
All too often, magazines translate their issues to mobile too
literally. There’s really no difference between reading the physical
magazine and the digital copy-except the latter is on your device. GQ
answers the call with lots of hidden goodies. Within the pages, you can
find supplemental photos, video, links and article extras buried within
its pages. It’s an immersive experience that can utilize a new medium to
make each issue fun and informative.
If GQ is for the contemporary city guy, then The Art of Manliness is
for those holding onto to a more traditionalist idea of what it means to
be a man. Since 2009, the team at AOM have been eschewing knowledge on
everything from achieving the perfect shave to shopping for a
suit. Think of AOM as a father figure with an insane amount of
information and life experience.
Where most other men’s publications and apps hone in on fashion trend
and spotlights on designer goods, AOM prioritizes the reader, ensuring
he walks away prepared to master a new skill. It’s a safe space to learn
more and more about how to be a man-outside of the highly glossed
version touted by almost every publication on newsstands. The photos
call to mind men of the mid 1950s but don’t mistake AOM as an
out-of-touch resource. The articles are indispensable: common sense
guides that stand the test of time.
Big articles at the moment include “The Complete Guide on How to Roll
Up Your Shirt Sleeves“, “How to Undo the Damage of Sitting”, “A Man’s
Guide to Wristwatches: How to Choose a Watch” and “How to Pack for a
One-Week Business Trip”. AOM’s greatest strength is its practicality. It
removes the pretense and places every reader on an even playing
field. There’s something beneficial here for every guy.
For the busy professional looking for top-tier brands: Trunk Club
Your budget: $$$
Where subscription services essentially send most members the same
products, Trunk Club tailors each box to the member’s tastes. Fill out a
profile that includes information about your daily life, style
preferences and sizes, and receive a box packed with new essentials. You
will be connected directly with a stylist that can help you navigate
your box and make refinements so it’s perfect every time. There’s no
obligation to keep it all. Try everything on, decide what you want to
keep and send the rest back. You only get charged for the items you
keep, and if you don’t keep anything, you will be charged a $25 shipping
For guys who want to keep their wardrobes updated, Trunk Club does
the heavy lifting. You can literally receive an entirely new,
hand-selected wardrobe. Trunk Club’s service removes the need for you to
step foot inside of another store. It’s ideal for the busy professional
who needs to look the part but doesn’t have the time to do it on his
Trunk Club partners with several brands from around the globe to
provide a top-tier product selection. The brand is owned by Nordstrom, a
well-known purveyor of luxury goods.
For those looking for inspiration with time on their hands: Pinterest
Your budget: $ to $$$
The app serves as a digital scrapbook for its users. Once you sign
up, you create your own themed boards. If you’re logging on to find
fashion inspiration, you can set up boards for everything from jeans to
high top sneakers to dress shirts. Then, search the site’s images for
ideas that strike your fancy. When you stumble upon something that you
like, save that image to one your boards.
One of the good things about Pinterest is that you can inform your
buying decisions before you ever spend a dollar. Instead of venturing
into a store bewildered and confused, log onto Pinterest and sift
through pictures. You can find inspiration that you can reference in
just a click.
Another part of Pinterest is the community. As you build your boards,
you’ll start following people who share your interests. Everyone in
your network can play an active role in studying your selections. You
can even invite other users to pin to your board on your behalf.
Men’s fashion is increasingly dependent on mobile.
Our smartphones are just as essential in our shopping experiences as our
wallets. You can be a style expert or a total novice. Whichever
category you fall into, there’s an app out there to help you. If you
want someone to make selections for you or just want to learn about how
to wear something, you don’t have to look any further than the palm of
your hand. These five apps cover every base from fashion education to
purchases. Don’t feel overwhelmed or under-prepared again.