October 2008

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Your Personal Appearance: The Importance of Being a Sharp Dressed Man

by Antonio

Editor’s Note: This post is from our new Art of Manliness style contributor Antonio Centeno. Antonio is president of A Tailored Suit, maker of quality custom clothing. Please give Antonio a warm Art of Manliness welcome. Thanks to Cathe Holden for the image. Clothes make the man.Naked people have little or no influence on society […]

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Throwback Thursday: Dating Tips From 1950

by Brett & Kate McKay

Editor’s Note: Thursdays are so achingly close to Fridays and thus the glorious weekend. To help pass the time on Thursday as you wait to get your TGIF on, we’ve started a new series: Throwback Thursdays. We’ll be digging up awesome vintage videos, articles, and advertisements that will give you a laugh, and maybe even […]

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Making and Keeping Man Friendships

by Brett & Kate McKay

Image from varones Several weeks ago we posted an article about the history and nature of man friendships. Several readers added comments in which they lamented the difficulty in both making and keeping man friendships, a sentiment I fully sympathize with. Once you’re out of college, and especially if you get married and move, it […]

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Manly Advice from Robert E. Lee (Plus a Book Giveaway)

by Brett & Kate McKay

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Richard G. Williams, Jr. Richard is a regular contributor to the Washington Times’ Military History Column and the author of The Maxims of Robert E. Lee for Young Gentlemen. Visit his blog: Old Virginia Blog Becoming a successful man in America today, as always, includes giving due […]

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8 Ways To Scare The Heck Out of Kids This Halloween

by Brett & Kate McKay

Halloween is this Friday and soon little goblins and ghouls will be wandering about, looting you neighborhood of its sugary booty. Just because you’re too old to go door to door, doesn’t mean your Halloween fun needs to end. While the time for treats may be over, the time for tricks has just begun. Scaring […]

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The Art of Manliness Weekly Roundup: Nominate the Man of the Year Edition

by Brett & Kate McKay

Last Monday, we announced the first ever Art of Manliness Man of the Year Award. Until November 9, we’ll be taking nominations. Voting will open to readers November 24. Grand prize is $2,000. Remember you can nominate ANY man. We’re looking to honor the average guy who represents what’s best in manliness. He doesn’t need […]

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The Art of Thank You Note Writing

by Brett & Kate McKay

Gratitude is a virtue every man should cultivate. Yet gratitude means nothing if you haven’t mastered the art of expressing it. A man should use every opportunity to express to those around him how much he appreciates their love, support, and generosity. One of the key ways of expressing gratitude is the thank you note. […]

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The Hawaiiabera Giveaway Winners

by Brett & Kate McKay

A few weeks ago, we had a giveaway for three Original Hawaiiabera Shirt. Because the Hawaiiabera is “Ultimate Friday Shirt” we asked readers to share what they did during the weekends. 303 of you shared what your typical weekend was like. From the comments it looks like most of you use the weekend to relax […]

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Your Grandpa’s Babes

by Brett & Kate McKay

Believe it or not, your grandpa is a red blooded male, just like you. And just like you, he appreciates the beauty of women. When he was your age, he snuck a peak at the latest cover girls on the newsstands or went to the movies to see the latest beauty grace the silver screen. […]

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The Art of Manliness Man of the Year 2008 Sponsored by Old Spice

by Brett & Kate McKay

We all know men in our lives who represent what’s best about manliness. The live their lives quietly and with great dignity and honor. They work hard, do their best to be good husbands and fathers, and they serve their community and their country. Sadly, this type of man rarely gets any recognition for his […]

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Manvotional: The American Boy by Theodore Roosevelt

by Brett & Kate McKay

In a speech, Roosevelt extolled the manly virtues that every boy and man should develop: hard work, courage, and a disposition to do good. The lack of men of character in the world today makes this speech relevant even today. As fathers or mentors, let us seek to raise up a generation of boys like […]

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The Art of Manliness Weekly Roundup: Revisiting Strong Lifts Edition

by Brett & Kate McKay

This week, I started doing the Strong Lifts 5×5 workout again. The results have been great. I feel stronger and more energetic. If you haven’t been by Stronglfits.com, go check it out. Mehdi has created some insanely useful content. He  has also updated his free Strong Lifts 5×5 ebook and has even created a slick […]

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How to Pack a Bag When Traveling

by Brett & Kate McKay

When going on a trip, many men, to their shame, have the women in their lives- their mom, girlfriend, or wife- pack their suitcase for them. They either can’t be bothered or are afraid they don’t know how. But your mom won’t always be around, and if you plan on being a well-traveled man, it’s […]

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How Manly Men Can Fight Poverty

by Brett

Editor’s Note: Today is Blog Action Day and AoM is taking part. Blog Action Day is an annual nonprofit event that aims to unite the world’s bloggers, podcasters and videocasters, in posting about the same issue on the same day. The goal is to raise awareness and trigger a global discussion about that issue. This […]

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Preorder an Art of Manliness T-Shirt

by Brett & Kate McKay

A while back ago, we ran a contest to pick the best design for an Art of Manliness t-shirt. You all whittled the designs down to three very cool and manly ones. Many of you have been asking when we’re going to sell the new t-shirts. I’m sorry for the delay. I’ve been trying to […]

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Revisiting The Organization Man

by Brett & Kate McKay

Men today aren’t joiners. They’re disillusioned and cynical about society’s organizations. Politics? Riddled with corruption. Corporations? Run by greedy bastards. Church? Brimming with hypocrites. Fraternal lodges? Just a bunch of old fogies. Men in contemporary society prefer to remain aloof and apathetic, criticizing these organizations from the outside. For many men, manliness has been equated […]

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Manvotional: Of Studies by Francis Bacon

by Brett & Kate McKay

Every man should value lifelong learning. Sadly, many men today have put the things of the mind on the back burner. Learning is often viewed as “nerdy” or “not manly.” Hogwash! Many of history’s manliest men were some of its smartest, and they greatly valued the pursuit of knowledge. Teddy Roosevelt devoured thousands of books […]

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The Art of Manliness Weekly Roundup: Man Cookbook Edition

by Brett & Kate McKay

As most of you know, we released the Man Cookbook this week. Unfortunately, we had some serious problems with broken links.  We fixed the problem and learned what not to do on our next ebook release. While we fixed the link for email subscribers and most rss subscribers, some of you are still having trouble […]

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Man Cookbook Link Fixed

by Brett & Kate McKay

Hey gang. So, the deployment of the Man Cookbook hasn’t gone as smoothly as I planned. Come to find out, the link didn’t work for any of the email subscribers… all 7,000 of you. I’m deeply sorry for the inconvenience. I’ve fixed the link, so if you subscribe by email, it should work for you […]

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