Nine top style apps for men

Men seem to be more interested in style than ever before, and app developers are taking notice.

From apps that deliver the best designer apparel flash sales to ones that allow them to “try on” different types of facial hair, there are plenty of choices for the fashion-forward male.

We searched through some of the top-ranked options out there, and these are the nine apps worth an immediate download.

1. Gilt

One of the best websites for designer clothing flash sales, the Gilt app lets you access amazing deals on shoes, clothing, outerwear, and accessories. The men's section typically features fashion powerhouses like Gucci, Puma, Prada, and more.

Price: Free

Available for: Apple, Android, and Blackberry devices

2. ShopStyle

iPhone shoppers swear by ShopStyle's app that makes shopping on your phone as easy as it gets. ShopStyle pulls in the latest fashions from hundreds of retailers such as Nordstrom and Burberry that customers can then curate by price, colour, size, and style to find exactly what they're looking for.

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Price: Free

Available for: Apple devices

3. Cool Guy

The men's version of Stylish Girl, Cool Guy lets you create outfits, pack for trips, and search through your own closet to create looks. There's also a news section that curates content from fashion blogs and magazines, as well as a shopping feature where you can add items to your wish list and see when they go on sale.

Price: Free

Available for: Apple and Android devices

4. Men's Hairstyles

Wondering if you should grow out your hair or buzz it short? Just bored? Men's Hairstyles lets you virtually try on more than 140 men's hairstyles and 98 beards and moustaches to see what you'd look like with everything from a soul patch to a Justin Bieber cut.

Price: 99¢

Available for: Apple devices

5. Necktie Deluxe

The Four-in-Hand, the Cavendish, the Balthus, the Bow-Tie — there are more than a dozen ways to tie your tie. This app has easy instructions for all your favourite knots, plus advice on what goes best with each outfit and ways to care for and store your ties.

Price: 99¢

Available for: Apple devices

6. Beardify

Amp up your facial hair game with Beardify and see which beard or moustache suits your face the best. Just upload your photo, and have fun trying on styles like mutton chops or the chin curtain.

Price: 99¢

Available for: Apple devices

7. Valet.

Valet. Magazine is a fantastic resource for fashionable men online, and its app is a way to have fashion news, advice, and resources at your fingertips. The best part is The Handbook, with more than 100 how-to guides and step-by-step instructions on everything from etiquette to grooming.

Price: Free

Available for: Apple devices

8. Style.com

If you're into fashion shows and the latest runway looks, Style.com is the app for you. It features news and reviews, plus photographs of the catwalk styles. It's also designed to recognise new trends and inspire street-style ideas based on runway looks.

Price: Free

Available for: Apple devices

9. Mr Porter

Easily one of the best men's shopping sites around, Mr Porter also has an app where you can shop, manage your wish list, and see what's new in the store from brands such as Alexander Wang, Acne, and J.Crew.

Price: Free

Available for: Apple devices