Lifestyle The Best Men's Magazines (U.S.)  

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

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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Playboy is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Men's Magazines (U.S.)
carlybobarly added Playboy Men's magazine - ... for the articles

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Maxim is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Men's Magazines (U.S.)
Maxim Men's magazine

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

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

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

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

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

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Sports Illustrated is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Men's Magazines (U.S.)
Sports Illustrated Sports magazine

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Popular Mechanics is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Men's Magazines (U.S.)
Popular Mechanics Science magazine

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

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

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

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

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

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Details is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Men's Magazines (U.S.)
Details Men's magazine

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Men's Journal is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Men's Magazines (U.S.)
clash1977 added Men's Journal Men's magazine

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Skeptic is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Men's Magazines (U.S.)
thomas-baldwin added Skeptic

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Skeptical Inquirer is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Men's Magazines (U.S.)
thomas-baldwin added Skeptical Inquirer

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The Best Life is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Men's Magazines (U.S.)
The Best Life

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SLAM Magazine is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Men's Magazines (U.S.)
SLAM Magazine Sports magazine

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Swagger Magazine is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Men's Magazines (U.S.)
drew-williams added Swagger Magazine swggr.co/1LeXW0D

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SFX is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Men's Magazines (U.S.)
SFX Science fiction magazine

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Nylon Guys is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Men's Magazines (U.S.)
Tanner Arnold added Nylon Guys

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The Box Magazine is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Men's Magazines (U.S.)
The Box Magazine

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Men's Vogue is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Men's Magazines (U.S.)
Tanner Arnold added Men's Vogue Men's magazine

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Outside's Go is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Men's Magazines (U.S.)
Tanner Arnold added Outside's Go

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Golf Digest is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Men's Magazines (U.S.)

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Thrasher magazine is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Men's Magazines (U.S.)
Thrasher magazine Sports magazine

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Muscle and Performance Magazin... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Men's Magazines (U.S.)
Muscle and Performance Magazine

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Reps is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Men's Magazines (U.S.)
Reps