Men's File Magazine - Issue 08
Men's file started as a journal the brought together styles from the UK, Northern Europe, the US and Japan. Mixing moderninst and mid-century motorcycle, hotrod, cycle, skate, and surf cultures with a new interest amongst style-driven males for hand-made items. Men's File has used the term "Revival" to describe this phenomenon and thus it fits with our notions of style, heritage, and social relevance succinctly. Revival today is a reaction against the values and aesthetics of the so-called metro-sexual man and the whimsical presentation of modern male fashion. Not since the edgy fanzines of the punk era has a magazine acted as a cultural editor for a particular style-based movement.