Sebastian Errazuriz photographed by James Harvey-Kelly for Gentleman's Journal

These are our gentlemen of the year (on Instagram at least…)

These are the profiles that promise to make your phone a better looking place...

‘Tis the season of the great spring clean, and in our social media age this now includes a refining of your online feeds. There’s no time like the present to conduct a thorough digital declutter — and we’ve rounded up our picks of the gentlemen who made our screens better-looking in 2018.

Read on to discover the gentleman you should be following on Instagram who will inspire, entertain and enlighten you as we scroll our way into 2019.

For making style look effortless: @oliver_cheshire

Maybe there’s more to life than being really, really, really ridiculously good looking — but for this gentleman and friend of GJ, it seems to be working out pretty well. Oliver Cheshire has a habit of making looking cool look devilishly easy. Follow his account for a combination of catwalk stills, ethereal photoshoots and more casual everyday looks.

Oh, and some seriously envy-inducing holiday photos.

For giving us a sense of adventure: @coryrichards

The holidays are over, your new years resolutions are already waning and if you’re anything like us, you’ll be feeling the full weight of some serious January Blues. If you’re looking to blow away those wintry cobwebs away, then give National Geographic photographer and adventurer Cory Richards a follow.

A rare breed of Instagram photographer, Richards’ shots don’t compromise on substance to provide style.

For bringing some January fitness inspiration: @curtiswilliams17

If you’re serious about getting in shape this year, then make sure you’re following the inspirational accounts that will actually help you achieve your goals.

Former Baltimore Ravens player Curtis Williams is now an elite performance coach and has his own training program. His exercises are designed to enhance your athleticism—so they’re high energy, challenging, and promise to deliver results.

For making us want to catch the next flight: @lebackpacker

With the new year comes new travel goals — and it can be hard to know where to start. This account promises to offer some serious inspiration.

Johan Lolos is a Belgian-born self-taught travel photographer with a passion for the wilderness and a keen eye for snapping some of the most wanderlust-worthy Instagram shots we’ve ever seen.

For a little comic relief: @jackwhitehall

If 2019 is anything like last year, then we’ll be in need of a little light relief.

Funnyman Jack Whitehall provides a welcome break from the steady stream of pets, food and legs-on-a-sun-lounger snaps — with photos that will have you trying to hold back a snort of laughter on the tube.

For a better-looking feed: @tommy.clarke

Tommy Clarke takes photos from the sky and looks effortlessly cool whilst he does it. His photos have graced the covers of the Evening Standard and Condé Nast Traveller, so you know he’s got an eye for the winning shot.

Oh, and he also likes helicopters and motorbikes. A lot.

For some artistic flare: @sebastianstudio

Sebastian Errazuriz, who was born in Chile and studied in New York, has created everything from experimental furniture and women’s shoes to motorcycles in his pursuit of conversation-starting.

Not only does he give a fascinating interview, but his Instagram profile is just as deliciously odd as you’d hope from an artist who makes penis-shaped paperweights.

For seeing the world differently: @nasagoddard

The official account of the NASA Goddard Space Flight Centre, this account shares brief science explanations as well as incredible images — making it a striking and educational account.

NASA Goddard’s Instagram will quite literally change the way you view the world, and our nearest neighbours.

For the next Big Thing: @tylersphotos

At just 23, Tyler Mitchell became the first African American photographer to shoot a cover for Vogue in the publication’s 126 year history.

Not only that, but he was handpicked to photograph Beyoncé by the star herself. Many of Mitchell’s photos are characterised by their use of bright, saturated colours, and promise to flood your feed with the coolest fashion shots of 2019.

For property inspiration: @daniel_daggers

Daniel is recognised as one of London’s leading property agents thanks to his renowned expertise.

Styling himself on Instagram as The Luxury Real Estate Broker, his feed will have you browsing the Knight Frank website for the most luxurious properties on the market right now.

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