Magazines are a great source of inspiration, not just fashion and style but lifestyle in general. However, there is a downside. Magazine subscriptions can cost up to a little fortune and once you flip through the glossy pages, you don’t really know what to do with them other than light up your fireplace. And where there’s a problem, there’s also a solution, a great one. Mr. Porter has already released its 188th issue of The Journal, an online magazine that inspires with style and brings newsworthy stories to the screen of your laptop. From travel and music, to latest fashion pieces featured in their store, The Journal is all that a modern man needs to get on track with the latest happenings in fashion and life. Here are their best editions…
The Journal issue 171
June’s issue of The Journal reported on the best styles from World Cup, featured one of the most anticipated technological innovations, tested the next generation of electric cars, revealed some of the items stylish men keep in their drawers and selected top mirrored sunglasses to admire women in.
The Journal issue 167
In the 167th issue of The Journal Mr. Porter wrote about the hottest pieces in interior design, looked into the archives of our favorite style of trousers – the chinos, searched for the most iconic beers in the world, payed tribute to Mr. David Collins and took a trip with the best luggage picks from the site.
The Journal issue 111
April’s issue of The Journal features great British fashion inspirations, looks into the style of the wealthy elite and costumes of The Great Gatsby, teaches how to ace a best man’s speech, styles navy blazer five different ways and picks up the best from their tasseled loafers section.
The Journal issue 103
The big music issue brings you the style of A$ap Rocky, looks into the one clothing item that defines any rockstar – the leather jacket, discovers the style of the legendary performer David Bowie, talks to the British pop starlet Rita Ora, gets the music editor of The Guardian to crack the secret to becoming a music buff and reveals top 10 items from synth-pop band Hurts.
The Journal issue 82
Last year’s September issue was all about shoes. Mr. Porter discovered the art of oiling your Oxfords, looked into five major shoes brands, thought us how to properly lace up boots, met up with 6 stylish New York dressers and got toe-to-toe dressed in some of our favorite shoe styles.
The Journal issue 69
The beginning of Summer 2012 was all about True Blood’s star Stephen Moyer and his badass style. The Journal also wrote about advertising, how to patch a puncture, got some tips from the Style Council, looked into the dressing of one of Hollywood’s greatest dancers Mr. Fred Astaire and styled the rugby shirt.
The Journal issue 55
The Working Man’s issue offers good reading and great style. It looks into the Dolce & Gabbana collection, researches all about the most iconic fabric of them all – denim, reports on the hottest gentleman’s clubs in London, guides through the latest tech titbits, styles shirts and ties, and answers some questions about money and pride.
The Journal issue 45
January 2012 marked the Fitness issue. Featuring stories from personal trainer Andy Vincent and style setter Mr. Jean Cocteau, this is still a great read. Make sure to check out the gym bag essentials, read all about the America’s favorite sport brand Ralph Lauren and don’t miss the interview with Johnny Pigozzi.
The Journal issue 41
Issue 41 of The Journal is a must read for any proper gentleman. It’s all about the basics, like how to wear a timeless striped sweater or the many times forgoten piece for wardrobe – socks, you’ll learn about the LA brand Band of Outsiders and the Hollywood’s love of classic clothing.
The Journal issue 24
There’s never enough praise for the best city in the world and so The Journal dedicated their entire 24th issue to New York City. In it you’ll find out how to survive in this city, meet six stylish New Yorkers, look behind the brand Brooks Brothers, get tips on how to date a New Yorker and peek into the office of Josh Rubin,the founder of design website Cool Hunting.