In this digital age, fashion isn’t just something that hangs on clothing store rails anymore. We’re now able to glean style inspiration and shop the latest designs with the click of a button (or swipe of our fingers).
However, the world of fashion apps can be a bit of a minefield, with many either taking up unnecessary storage space on your device or simply not offering anything of value.
So, in order to streamline your user interface, we’re set to showcase the apps that deserved to be installed on your smartphone if you want to keep up to date with the very latest in menswear.
Instagram isn’t just a place to share pictures of your lunch or funny snaps of your dog – this platform is filled with fashion and style inspiration for men of all ages and tastes.
Not only have global brands flocked to the social media network since its inception back in 2010, but the very best menswear bloggers and street style photographers can also be found amongst its millions of profiles too.
This app will certainly keep you busy during those commuting hours, with users constantly providing beautifully filtered imagery of the latest trends in action. If you’re not quite sure where to start, add these key brands and stylish gents to your follow list.
While many high street stores have their own dedicated apps, ASOS brings the majority of the UK’s most popular brands together under one roof – allowing you to checkout with pieces from a wide range of labels in just a few clicks.
As well as proving superbly convenient, the app will give you personal recommendations based on your past purchases and syncs data automatically with your ASOS account – as well as between different devices – making your mobile shopping experience even easier.
Think of Nine as a visual shopping list, enabling you to take snapshots of pieces you see while you’re out and about as a reminder to pick them up later – be it in the summer sale or as soon as payday arrives.
The app also logs where and when you find each item, so you can head back to pick it up whenever temptation gets the better of you.
Alongside fashion, you can use the app to capture and organise anything you want to be reminded of, from a cool bar you pass and want to take your friends to or the latest book release you want to read.
Available via iTunes, priced £0.79.
How To Tie a Tie
The title of this app is pretty self-explanatory, educating men across the globe in the art of tying a tie.
Even if you already consider yourself an expert, it will still come in handy as the app also contains advice on other accessories, including pocket squares, scarves and bow ties.
Each tutorial is animated, making the learning process even easier, with over 10 million people already trusting its step-by-step guides. A definite must-own for any sartorialist.
Available for free via iTunes; £2.99 to unlock all tutorials.
Those seeking a luxury fashion fix on the go should make sure they have Mr Porter’s smartphone app installed.
Not only does it bring together hundreds of high-end labels from across the globe, but you’ll also get access to the e-tailer’s exclusive pieces and an optimised version of its acclaimed online publication, The Journal.
If you’re a regular customer, the app will sync your shopping basket and wish lists to your Mr Porter account, and even allows you to add items to your wish list while offline.
The checkout process has also been simplified, making shopping on the go a breeze – handy for those end of season sales when you want to be first in the queue, no matter where you are.
If you’re the kind of guy who follows trends and always has his finger on the pulse of menswear, be sure to download the Style.com mobile app.
Updated with all the latest runway images and collections from the most cutting edge brands, this easy-to-use download will keep you in the know while you’re on the go.
Shows are archived by season and designer, while new collections can be found in their own dedicated section – great when you want to see the latest designs first.
Available for free via iTunes.
Mod Man offers an easy way to organise your wardrobe, helping you build looks from the garments you own while you’re on the move.
Simply snap pictures of your favourite items then create and plan outfits by placing them side-by-side in a collage; think of it as your own personal lookbook.
If you find your outfit is missing something, you can also shop plenty of brand names within the app, trying potential purchases within an existing ensemble or simply placing them on your wish list to buy later.