What many see as an unfortunate consequence of the digital era is the constant decrease in sales and popularity of most print publications. However, men’s magazine subscriptions have been surprisingly resilient and resistant to this trend; there has even been a boost in annual subscriptions of these magazines in print format and digital downloads.
So what would you say if we took a look together at 25 historic and successful men’s magazines that have not only stood the test of time but have become synonymous with pop culture and lifestyle guides for millions of men around the world?
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Since 1999, The Chap has been championing the rights of that increasingly marginalized and discredited species known as the “gentlemen.” If you find it hard to fit into the not-so-kind age of the twenty-first century, The Chap will definitely give you something to hope for.
The tagline of Paste magazine says really all you need to know about this publication: “Signs of Life in Music, Film and Culture.” It ran as a print publication from 2002 to 2010 before converting to an online only mag where the soccer section is the absolute highlight.
Nuts is a British weekly men’s mag that has also become quite a hit outside the UK. It was the first weekly men’s magazine to be published in the UK.
New Man was a prominent American Christian lifestyle print magazine founded in the mid-1990s that became an online publication in 2008. Its stated purpose is “helping men to develop Christ-centered perspectives that will transform their lives, their families, and their worlds.”
American Cowboy is the cultural chronicler of the West, covering its history and heritage, travel and events, and its art and entertainment, food and fashion. A very cool publication, especially for all the dudes out there who are fascinated by rodeo competitions, tobacco, cowboy hats, spurs, and boots.