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List Rules U.S. men's interest magazines only. Create a new list for other special interest magazines or titles.

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A list of the best magazines for men: men's health magazines, men's fitness magazines, fashion magazines and lifestyle magazines are included and voted on in this list. While there are plenty of blogs and online-only publications targeted towards men, it is likely that there will always be a place for physical, print magazines. (Unless you are one of those people who think that print is already dead.) 
We love reading magazines when we need to pass time on an airplane, relax during off-hours or make ourselves look busy on a train or in a waiting room. While you can typically find quick answers to style and health questions online, magazines are the ideal companion when you are looking to browse curated editorial information for inspiration or style assistance. Since most magazine editors are women, it is safe to say that at least one female set of eyes saw and approved any fashion choices recommended by men's fashion magazines. 

This list is judged on who these magazines seem to be marketing themselves towards, what types of stories are included and the quality of the writing. Use this list to help you decide what men's magazine you should subscribe to and what new men's magazine you should read. 
Add to this list and vote on your favorite magazines for men.

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181 70
Playboy is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Men's Magazines (U.S.)
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2
147 60
Maxim is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Men's Magazines (U.S.)
Men's magazine

3
114 63
FHM is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Men's Magazines (U.S.)
Men's magazine

4
81 50
Esquire is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Men's Magazines (U.S.)
Men's magazine

5
89 50
GQ is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Men's Magazines (U.S.)
Men's magazine

6
85 33
Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Is... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Men's Magazines (U.S.)

7
74 33
Penthouse is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Men's Magazines (U.S.)
Dave_7672 added Pornographic magazine

8
38 19
Popular Mechanics is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Men's Magazines (U.S.)
Science magazine

9
69 41
Sports Illustrated is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Men's Magazines (U.S.)
Sports magazine

10
59 47
Nuts is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Men's Magazines (U.S.)
Men's magazine

11
26 24
Wired is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Men's Magazines (U.S.)
Computer magazine

12
33 31
Outside is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Men's Magazines (U.S.)

13
39 30
Men's Fitness is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Men's Magazines (U.S.)
Men's magazine

14
37 40
ESPN The Magazine is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Men's Magazines (U.S.)
Sports magazine

15
25 20
Men's Journal is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Men's Magazines (U.S.)
clash1977 added Men's magazine

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26 31
Details is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Men's Magazines (U.S.)
Men's magazine

17
15 4
Popular Science is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Men's Magazines (U.S.)
thomas-baldwin added Science magazine

18
10 5
Consumer Reports is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Men's Magazines (U.S.)
thomas-baldwin added

19
13 6
Field & Stream is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Men's Magazines (U.S.)
thomas-baldwin added Sports magazine

20
27 32
Vanity Fair is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Men's Magazines (U.S.)

21
20 33
American Cowboy is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Men's Magazines (U.S.)

22
8 6
Outdoor Life is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Men's Magazines (U.S.)
thomas-baldwin added

23
5 9
Skeptic is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Men's Magazines (U.S.)
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24
13 13
The Best Life is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Men's Magazines (U.S.)

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3 12
Skeptical Inquirer is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Men's Magazines (U.S.)
thomas-baldwin added