Fantastic Man is a semi-annual men’s fashion magazine which was launched in 2005. It presents men’s fashion by detailed interviews with male celebrities and intellectuals from many different backgrounds.
The featured personalities included Ewan McGregor, Tom Ford, Rupert Everett, Malcolm McLaren, Helmut Lang, Bret Easton Ellis andPierre Cardin.Contributors include photographers Zoe Ghertner, Jamie Hawkesworth, Alasdair McLellan, Juergen Teller,Wolfgang Tillmans, Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, Bruce Weber, and Milan Zrnic.
The magazine has been lauded for its art direction, winning the British D&AD award for Best Magazine & Newspaper Design in 2008 and is also known for the quality of its writing and its arch, sometimes ironic, editorial voice. Aaron Britt, in a review of men’s fashion magazines for the San Francisco Chronicle, praised it as “…the best fashion mag out there … Fashion-forward, clever, deeply engaged with the fashion world, … Fantastic Man is better designed, better photographed and rafts more stylish than the competition. If you buy only one men’s fashion magazine, it should be this one.”
It is published in Amsterdam by Top Publishers, which also publishes BUTT magazine. Fantastic Man launched a website with daily content in 2009 and a sister publication aimed at women, The Gentlewoman, in March 2010