June 2008

The Manival #10: Independence Day Edition

by Brett & Kate McKay

This week in the United States we’ll be celebrating our Independence Day. The group of men involved with the founding of the United States were some of history’s best and brightest. They stood for the ideals that every man should aspire to. Among that group of men were military geniuses, inventors, and philosophers. It took […]

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Submit to This Week’s Manival

by Brett & Kate McKay

The Art of Manliness will be hosting tomorrow’s Manival- the blog carnival for men. If you have a blog and have a post that you think men would enjoy, please submit it using this form. Submissions are due tonight by 9PM.

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10 Ways To Be A Gentleman At The Gym

by Brett & Kate McKay

Share Perhaps it is the rush of testosterone and the feeling of primal power that accompanies working out, but many men seem to check their manners at the door to the gym. But just because you’re getting in touch with your inner man beast, doesn’t mean you should turn into an inconsiderate boob. Gyms should […]

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Reader Contest: Design an Art of Manliness T-Shirt

by Brett & Kate McKay

Calling all designers! Many of you may have noticed the “Shop” link up at the top where you can find Art of Manliness T-shirts that I created. I thought I did a decent job considering my sucky GIMP and design skills. But to be honest, I think they could be much better I’ve decided to […]

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The Art of Manliness Weekly Roundup: Men’s Grill Edition

by Brett & Kate McKay

In the New York Times yesterday, there was a story about a golf club in Phoenix that has a men’s grill- a grill where only men are allowed. No ladies. It was a place the men could go to get a beer, a nice juicy steak, and talk manly talk with other men. The women […]

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Lessons in Manliness: Knute Rockne

by Brett

There was never a decade in America as sports crazy as the 1920′s. The true frontier had vanished into legend, and the playing field became the new arena for “pioneers” to demonstrate their ruggedness, determination, and ingenuity. Americans thus elevated the status of athletes and coaches to that of saintly heroes. Few of these heroes […]

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Technical Difficulties

by Brett & Kate McKay

I’ve been getting reports that some of you have been having difficulty with site. Some people are seeing the Art of Manliness homepage from the beginning of May and not the current one. If you’re having this problem, please shoot us an email via the contact form.

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Is it Manly to Swear?

by Brett & Kate McKay

We thought it would be fun to start a weekly survey in which we ask Art of Manliness readers whether they think certain actions/jobs/cars/etc are manly. Manliness is a pretty vague concept and means different things to different people. We’re interested in what you think is manly or not and hopefully we can start some […]

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The Gentleman’s Guide To Tipping

by Brett & Kate McKay

A gentleman knows when and how to tip those who serve him. The unmannered and uncouth do not. Tipping an individual, while not mandatory, should always be done. The only occasion you should not leave a tip is if the service was completely horrendous and the person providing the service made no attempt to remedy […]

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The 15 Greatest Man Cries (Plus 5 Dishonorable Mentions)

by Brett & Kate McKay

On Friday we discussed when it is appropriate for a man to cry. In short, a man should only cry when something truly significant happens. The less frequently something occurs, the more weight given it. Thus the rarity of male tears lends to them true potency. When a man sheds tears, particularly in the public […]

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Art of Manliness and Digg.com

by Brett & Kate McKay

Some of you may have noticed that starting several weeks ago, if you tried to submit an AoM story to Digg.com, it would be rejected. Digg has labeled the Art of Manliness as spam, and blocked submissions from our site. We have resigned ourselves to this fate. But we are embarrassed that people will see […]

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Submit To This Week’s Manival at Night Writter

by Brett & Kate McKay

The Night Writter Blog will be hosting this week’s Manival: the blog carnival for men. If you have a blog and have written a post that you think men would find helpful or interesting, please submit it using this form. Submissions are due on Monday at 4PM.

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The Art of Manliness Weekly Roundup: The Return of the Roundup Edition

by Brett & Kate McKay

So, when I first started Art of Manliness, I would include a weekly post highlighting some of my favorite finds on the web during the week. The idea was to provide some useful information to AoM readers and also help other bloggers out there get some exposure to new readers. I started to slack off […]

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Check Out the Art of Manliness on ChannelFlip

by Brett & Kate McKay

The Art of Manliness was featured this morning on ChannelFlip a tech video magazine for men. Art of Manliness had the distinct honor of receiving a five star rating from the guys at ChannelFlip. Make sure to stop by and check ChannelFlip out. There’s lots of great videos and you can subscribe by email or […]

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When Is It Okay for a Man to Cry?

by Brett

Image from Seattletim Men are known as the less emotional sex; they are supposed to be bastions of stability; the rock in the middle of a storm; unflappably cool no matter what the circumstance. Of course, it’s not wrong for men to get emotional. It’s unhealthy to keep one’s feelings bottled up and shoved deep […]

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The Man’s Guide to the Perfect Marriage Proposal

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Asking for a woman’s hand in marriage is one of the most important things a man will do in his life. Therefore, a good deal of consideration should be put into the timing and setting of this event. You are certain that she is the one, and have gone ahead with asking for her father’s […]

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Check Out Manival #8 at The Man Page

by Brett

This week’s Manival is being hosted at The Man Page. Derek has put together some great submissions. Make sure to stop by and check it out. Give it a stumble as well. Here are a few of my favorites from this week’s Manival: Israel Lagares from Fat Man Unleashed gives a list of humorous reasons […]

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How To Properly Rock A Pocket Square

by Brett & Kate McKay

Share For the past four decades, if American men regarded the breast pocket on their suit at all, it was as an extra place to store sunglasses or business cards. Some men don’t even undo the stitching in the pocket that comes with a new suit. However, men are once again rediscovering the art of […]

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Outback Steakhouse Gift Certificate Giveaway Winner!

by Brett & Kate McKay

We have a winner of the Outback Steakhouse $25 Gift Certificate Giveaway. Art of Manliness subscriber MS from Rhode Island was the lucky person who was drawn from over 450 entries. Thank you to everyone who participated, especially those who left comments sharing lessons they have learned from their fathers. Stay tuned. We’re planning another […]

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