Ryan Bassil

Associate Editor

ryan.bassil@vice.com

London based editor and writer specialising in music, men's lifestyle, film and good shit.

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Fashion

This Is Why You're Seeing iets frans… Clothing Everywhere

Its popularity, as a relatively cheap line stocked at Urban Outfitters, is no surprise. But the strategy to achieve that is more complex.
Ryan Bassil
1.21.20
Music

Mac Miller's 'Circles' Is a Tender, Posthumous Farewell to His Fans

The day before the album landed, fans gathered for a playback of the rapper's final album. Now, the music lives on for good.
Ryan Bassil
1.17.20
Food

A Vegan and a Meat-Eater Review McDonald's’ New Veggie Dippers

The fast food giant released its first fully vegan meal in time for ‘Veganuary,’ so obviously we tried it out.
Daisy Jones
Ryan Bassil
1.2.20
Music

The A to Z of Music in 2019

Scam rap, weird children with face paint and guitars, 'Old Town Road' – here's what happened in music this year.
Ryan Bassil
12.19.19
End of the 2010s

A Decade in Style: Hipsters, Teen Hypebeasts and Retro Football Shirts

From the landfill indie scene to Supreme and 'Mundial' magazine lads, the 2010s saw style tribes splinter into smaller sub-niches.
Ryan Bassil
12.16.19
Nudism

The Man Who Finds Pure Joy in Being Constantly Naked

Naked Martin would like you to love yourself (by taking your clothes off). He'll explain.
Ryan Bassil
12.2.19
Fashion

I Let AI Choose My Outfits for a Week. Here's What It Did to Me

The algorithm is coming for your clothes, with the launch of data-led subscription box services. But do they really make you look good?
Ryan Bassil
11.25.19
Fashion

The Death of Denim

It's been a slow creep, but a defining trope of the modern man has become not just his love of a face wash or beard oil but his lack of jeans.
Ryan Bassil
11.19.19
Fashion

Remembering the Man Bun, This Generation's Mullet

It wanted to be "cool". For a time, it was low-key. Then – as with most things this decade – over-exposure mutated it.
Ryan Bassil
11.14.19
Internet

The DM That Changed My Life: When My Best Friend Broke Up with Me

With each ignored message and cancelled meet-up, I started to feel like a crazy ex-boyfriend. What had gone wrong?
Ryan Bassil
10.29.19
Fashion

How the Early Thirties Hypebeast Replaced the Hipster

They've replaced scuffed Vans with upmarket athletic shoes. Their apartment (owned) smells like sandalwood. This is how they evolved.
Ryan Bassil
10.25.19
Weekly Review

The One New Album to Care About This Week: Caroline Polachek’s ‘Pang’

In the first of our Weekly Review series, we survey the ex-Chairlift singer's alt-pop vision. Get ready to cry on the dance floor (or at home).
Ryan Bassil
10.18.19
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