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ShortList magazine axed as publisher focuses on women's title Stylist

Shortlist Media will stop publishing its free print edition of the magazine, which has a circulation of more than 500,000. Photo:

Men's magazine ShortList is being axed in print as its publisher focuses on women's title Stylist.

Shortlist Media will stop publishing its free print edition of the magazine, which has a circulation of more than 500,000, although the brand will continue online.

Publisher Shortlist Media will rebrand itself as The Stylist Group under plans to centre efforts on the Stylist brand, according to reports.

ShortList editor Joseph Mackertich said on Twitter: "Very sad but very proud. Thanks for reading, everyone."

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ShortList - which describes itself as the "funny, feminist, well-informed, well-dressed friend every metropolitan man needs" - was launched in 2007.

It was circulated across nine cities: London, Birmingham, Liverpool, Manchester, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee, Newcastle and Leeds.

Surviving print magazine Stylist has a smaller circulation of just over 400,000 and is distributed across eight UK cities.

Stylist also launched in France in April 2013 as a joint venture with Groupe Marie Claire.