We rounded up the most influential bloggers in menswear to create the ultimate men’s style varsity team. Grungy Gentleman’s latest editorial, 'Varsity Project,' features our top 12 draft picks for an all-star squad of men's style bloggers applying their unique perspective on Grungy Gentleman varsity joggers and signature apparel from our collections. Take an in-depth look at our varsity project roster.
Barrett Pall of Artisan And King
Why He’s On Varsity: Barrett isn’t afraid to take risks. Check out his blog and you’ll find a multitude of bright colors, floral prints, and graphic tees. The NYU alum manages to keep his unique and lively sense of style while also contributing to Huffington Post and Elite Daily, making v-logs, being a personal trainer, and modeling.
Denny Balmaceda of Looks Rich Shops Cheap
Why He’s On Varsity: With almost 60k Instagram followers, there’s no denying Denny’s inspiring take on fashion. Born in the Philippines, Denny has styled both magazine and album covers and has collaborated with numerous brands including Nike and H&M.
Eli Infante of North of Man
Why He’s On Varsity: He’s not just a stylist, he’s also a visionary. Eli models, blogs, photographs, consults, and offers creative direction. You’ll find this native New Yorker pulling off every look from a classic suit to a plain white tee. Of course, his signature scruffy beard always accompanies his style.
Isaac Hindin-Miller of Isaac Likes
Why He’s On Varsity: Isaac is a personable writer hailing from New Zealand. His blog discusses everything from style to relationship advice. He even has a section dedicated to answering his readers’ questions on their love lives. Fun fact: he once professed his love to Kanye in person at a fashion show.
Jamal Jackson of Style Society Guy
Why He’s On Varsity: Jamal’s eclectic style makes him a versatile model. The editors at Vogue and Forbes must agree with us because he’s been featured on both their websites during Fashion Week. In addition to menswear, Jamal blogs about travel, food, and lifestyle.
Kalan Laws of Senor Guapo 713
Why He’s On Varsity: Kalan takes a unique approach to blogging on his site where he alternates between Spanish and English. According to his most recent post, Kalan wrote to his readers that our Varsity Pants “are so New York! Durable yet svelte, chic yet comfortable, the Varsity Pant is anything but a standard pair of joggers. They sit below the waist with a slim-straight cut that bail into a striped ankle cuff.” Thanks, Kalan!
Leo Chan of Levitate Style
Why He’s On Varsity: Leo’s blog is named after his favorite type of photography, Levitation shots. He’s been featured in GQ and believes money can’t buy style. Additionally, Leo travels the world and takes an interest to global street style. Check out stunning photos of his most recent trip to Egypt on his website.
Mustafa Kacar of Astute Attire
Why He’s On Varsity: Another NYC native, Mustafa takes inspiration from his travels to over 20 countries. His mission is to educate his readers on men’s style, food, culture, cars, tech, women and much more. He writes a column for Elle Turkey, is a contributor to GQ Insider, and has collaborated with many brands including John Varvatos and Warby Parker.
Sabir Peele of Men's Style Pro
Why He’s On Varsity: This isn’t Sabir’s first time on a winning team—he was an NCAA track and field athlete at Ursinus College in Philadelphia. He was named Esquire Magazine’s “5 Best Dressed Real Men in America” in 2010. His brand, Men’s Style Pro offers a variety of services such as event hosting, social media management, and design collaboration.
Saul Carrasco of Trend Styled
Why He’s On Varsity: Saul’s blog consists of his outfit of the day, a look of the week, his #WheredSaulGo travel series, and a grooming section where he covers a range of men’s products. He’s been featured in Business Insider and is getting married to an Olympic speedskater later this summer.
Stephen Obisanya of Stephen Obisanya
Why He’s On Varsity: Stephen is a photographer specializing in Street Photography and Fashion. He’s the co-founder of Genteel Flair, a content creation service, which provides brand advertising in the form of photography, PR, marketing, copywriting, and modeling. The company focuses on menswear and accessories and has worked with brands like Sperry and Reiss.
Steven Onoja of Steven Onoja
Why He’s On Varsity: Steven came to NYC from Nigeria to pursue his passion of art. He started his blog Ostentation and Style in 2011 to share his personal and creative style with the world. Since then, he’s worked with Nike, Herschel Supply and Levis and has been featured in NYmag, and GQ street style.