THE FASHION VLOGGER: Daniel Simmons
Daniel Simmons’ YouTube channel is a masterclass in how to style an outfit. With hauls from SLMan favourites Zara and Arket, he regularly unboxes some of the best new pieces on the high street. His signature look is simple yet classic, as he invests in quality staples to see him through the seasons. Daniel’s channel is particularly watchable thanks to his clean aesthetic and synthpop background tracks. Whether you’re looking for new ideas on how to rework your wardrobe or want to know how you go about vintage shopping, Daniel is the guy to follow.
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THE GROOMING GURU: Man For Himself
There aren’t many men’s grooming products on the market that Robin James hasn’t tried. The British YouTuber has years of experience under his belt, since starting his channel in 2012. Covering beard trimming guides and hair tutorials to men’s fragrance hauls and skincare reviews, his videos are full of handy tips you can work into your routine. Often answering the questions men don’t want to ask – ‘How do I wash my beard properly?’ – Man For Himself shows you how it’s done.
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THE FIXER UPPER: Scott Brown Carpentry
Kiwi carpenter Scott Brown runs a small business in Auckland and films it all for his YouTube channel. Watch Scott renovate his house (it recently gained a kitchen extension) and master his DIY hacks in easy-to-follow guides. This is the place to learn how to build a fence, insulate your home or even design a feature ceiling. With reviews on the best tools to invest in, and advice on what a proper tool kit really needs, think of Scott’s channel as your 101 guide to carpentry. For bite-sized advice, he also shares handy videos on his Instagram.
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THE TECH GUY: Marques Brownlee
Marques Brownlee is an American YouTuber who found fame after launching his tech-based channel MKBHD, way back in 2009. With nearly 13 million subscribers, he’s one of the most successful tech vloggers in the world, and it’s easy to see why. He regularly reviews the latest gadgets on the market and has interviewed some of biggest names in tech, including Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates and Elon Musk. From gaming guides and behind-the-scenes secrets to the latest phone and computer launches, Marques’s videos show you what’s new and noteworthy.
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THE GARDENER: Huw Richards
Looking for tips on how to improve your garden? Huw Richards is your man. The British vlogger has spent the past 15 years growing his family's organic vegetable garden and has since gained 343k subscribers on his agricultural YouTube channel. From pruning trees and maintaining a small garden, to growing organic produce and making your own fertiliser, Huw’s videos cover a wide range of gardening topics for all levels. He posted his first video when he was 12 and has since managed to secure deals with some of the best names in gardening. Garden enthusiasts can ask Huw questions in the comments section of each video, which he regularly responds to.
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THE PHOTOGRAPHER: Negative Feedback
For lessons on amateur photography, George Muncey is the YouTuber to follow. Since starting his channel a few years ago, he’s attracted 226k subscribers with easy-to-follow videos and a relatable persona. Shooting with a range of digital and cheap disposable cameras, George reviews the best (and worst) on the market, documenting his edgy shots along the way. From shooting a good picture at night, to tutorials on how to develop your film, his step-by-step guides are both accessible and interesting. Whether you’re a photography pro, or a total novice, there’ll be something you can learn here.
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THE BEER CONNOISSEURS: The Craft Beer Channel
After working in Jamie Oliver’s digital team for several years, Johnny Garrett and Brad Evans started The Craft Beer Channel in 2013. They use it to document the best craft beers around the world. Their videos span homebrew tutorials to detailed reviews of the best new drops. Through lockdown, the British duo have churned out some seriously good content – one of their best videos being how to brew the world’s strongest beer. Delve into their food playlists too, for hangover cure recipes and a masterclass on matching your burger to your beer. If that’s not enough, their monthly podcast, The Bubble, is also worth a listen.
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THE ADVENTURERER: Jon Olsson
For some heady escapism, head to Jon Olsson’s YouTube channel. The Swedish-born professional skier and alpine racer has been to some pretty incredible places around the world. In his own words, he lives life to the extreme, trying every type of adrenaline sport, and collecting cars, boats and bikes along the way. A tour of his home garage has amassed over half a million views. As well as living life in the fast lane, Jon Olsson documents family time with his wife and two children who often accompany him on his epic travels.
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THE FITNESS PRO: Simeon Panda
For strong fitness inspiration, tune into Simeon Panda. His YouTube channel, which has amassed an impressive 2.2m subscribers, is the go-to place for rigorous workout routines, nutrition tips and fitness Q&As. He’s particularly known for hardcore workout videos designed for those looking to make some serious gains. Don’t be put off if you’re not a gym junkie, he’s also got a range of beginner videos to get you started. Simeon’s USP is the motivational chat which you’ll hear throughout each video – if you’re someone who often flags during a workout, Simeon has the encouragement to keep you focused.
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THE THINKER: Will Darbyshire
Will Darbyshire is a 20-something YouTuber who’s gained a large following thanks to his candid documentary-style videos about his daily routines. With 652k subscribers, his videos are soothing and incredibly easy to watch, thanks to his calming voice and soft music which play throughout. Watching Will, you get a sense of thoughtfulness and easy-going personality, which only adds to his likability. His recent lockdown series is particularly interesting where he discusses some of life’s big questions and openly talks about his thoughts during the pandemic. Not content with being the overall ‘good guy’, Will’s also a budding photographer – head to his Instagram for a few of the best snaps.
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