Thanks to blogs and social media, one could argue that fashion has become more democratic. With just a camera, a sharp sense of style, and a few thousand followers, anyone can rise the ranks of sartorial supremacy. Whether snapping photos in Milan or posing in their own living room, these bloggers have made a name for themselves and carved their own niche in the industry. Here are 10 of the most powerful gay fashion bloggers werqing today.
With nearly a combined million followers on Twitter and Instagram, Bryan Grey Yambao has come a long way from his native Philippines to sit from row next to Anna Wintour, dole out advice with Tyra on America’s Next Top Model, and he even inspired Marc Jacobs to name a bag after him.
A favorite among street style photographers for his impeccable and at-times avant garde style, Kyle Anderson keeps his 136,000 Twitter followers in the loop as he globe trots in his capacity as Marie Claire’s accessories director.
Thanks in no small part to his incredible facial hair and equally incredible street style, Nick Wooster has garnered nearly 200,000 fans on Instagram and even inspired his very own Fuck Yeah! Tumblr.
Justin is a self-proclaimed nerd whose fingers are nevertheless on the pulse of what’s hip, which he takes regularly for his NYC lifestyle blog, Scout Sixteen.
The freaks come out at night and they’re coming out of Anthony’s Closet Freaks blog. Urbano’s smart and sophisticated style has been a perfect match for a number of brands including Coach, Diesel and Fossil.
What becomes a legend most? Ari Seth Cohen figured out the answer when he founded his ode to ageless beauty, Advanced Style. Ari's golden girls have been teaching the children a lesson or three on how to turn it out for years, and he's parlayed that success into a book and an upcoming documentary.
Along with Bryanboy and The Sartorialist, Tommy Ton was among the wave of bloggers who took the fashion world by storm in 2005 when he started Jak & Jil, eventually parlaying his popular blog into gigs for GQ and Style.com.
Tom & Lorenzo
If there are two fabulously opinionated bitches on the internet, it’s Tom and Lorenzo. The two run one of fashion’s fiercest blogs while also serving up some of the most detailed and thoughtful recaps of shows like Mad Men and The Walking Dead.
Menswear and travel blogger Adam Gallagher has turned the selfie into serious business. The endlessly photogenic Gallagher has gained over 600,000 Instagram followers eager to gobble up his enviable but casual style.