Josh Sims

Josh Sims is a freelance writer and editor based in the U.K. He’s a contributor to The Times (London), Esquire, Robb Report, Vogue and The South China Morning Post, among other publications. He has written on everything from space travel to financial bubbles, and art forgery to the pivotal role of donkeys in the making of civilization.

A former editor of British style magazines Arena Homme Plus and The Face, Sims is also the author of several books on style including the best-selling Icons of Men’s Style. He’s married and has two boys. His household is too damn loud.

All Articles From Josh Sims

How War Photographer Gabriele Micalizzi Masters Fear on the Front Lines

The celebrated photojournalist, who recently opened an exhibition in Milan, has covered conflicts from Gaza to Ukraine

We’ve Hit Peak Cocktail Ice

Those clear cubes are certainly cool. But do they actually make your drink better?

Good Luck Deciphering the “Very Mixed Messages” of Masculinity

Should you be an alpha male or a feminist? Hyper-masculine or gender agnostic? Men’s relationships — with friends, family, society — are being upended by a cultural tug of war.

How to Recover a Friendship You Lost

Trust, intimacy and olive branches are all crucial, according to relationship experts. So is recognizing that your pickleball partner may not be on the same level as your college roommate.

There Are Two Sides to the Brain Implant Story

As Neuralink recently showed, the medical case for brain-machine interfaces is clear. Experts are divided on the next step: upgrading otherwise healthy humans.

The Macallan’s New $50K Single Malt Embraces an Unexpectedly Sleek Design

How Master Blender Kirsteen Campbell shaped an innovative collaboration with Bentley Motors

The Shaving Industry Thinks It Can Fool Men Forever

We’ve already invented the best possible shave, according to some experts. That hasn’t stopped newfangled razors and electric shavers from rolling out every year, because men keep buying them.

Carbon Passports: Are We on the Eve of Seeing Travel Rationed?

Some in the tourism sector see a huge environmental benefit to limiting flights, while others see an “uproar” waiting to happen

What Online Gambling Is Doing to Our Brains and Bodies

Money down, cortisol up: Omnipresent betting is taking its toll

Inside Marrakesh’s Riads and Other Luxury Stays

The key to an authentic Moroccan experience

The Mass Delusion of Driving

Behind the wheel, we're overconfident, inattentive and over-reliant on tech. According to those who study driver behavior, instead of solving these problems, we’re making them worse.

How Scotch Distilleries Are Experimenting With Rye

There’s a history of rye in Scotland’s whiskies, but distillers need to overcome outdated regulations and ingrained perceptions

To Celebrate New Year’s, Drink a “Grower” Champagne

They’re cool, small-scale and artisanal takes on your favorite celebratory bubbles

How “Sleep Minimums” Quietly Steal Years From Our Lives

You may think you can get by on just a few hours of shut-eye, but you're doing more harm than good.

The Case for Swanky Water

Is glass-bottled, "sommelier"-approved water actually better for you?

The Man Who Could Finally Solve the Geothermal Puzzle

The huge potential of geothermal energy to meet the climate and energy crises has always been outweighed by its problems. With Eavor, John Redfern believes he’s found the solution.