August 2009

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A Man and the Bow Tie: The Beau Ties Ltd. of Vermont Giveaway

by Antonio

Source: Life “It was in these years that I went over to the bow tie. Many men I admired wore bow ties — Franklin Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, Humphrey Bogart, Groucho Marx. Bow ties are not only neat and suggestive of insouciance, they have in addition one inestimable advantage, especially for sloppy eaters. It is impossible, […]

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Get the 30 Days to a Better Man eBook!

by Brett & Kate McKay

This past June, The Art of Manliness ran a month long series called 30 Days to a Better Man. We got a very positive response from it and many of you told us that you found it very helpful. After the series was over, we received many requests from readers to put the series together […]

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Being Decisive

by Brett & Kate McKay

Source: Life Decisiveness is an essential aspect of manliness. No soldier wants to be under the command of an officer who stands flat-footed in the midst of crisis. No woman desires a beau who cannot decide what he wants in a relationship. No boss appreciates an employee who cannot make decisions on the fly. And […]

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Manvotional: The Navy Seal Creed

by Brett & Kate McKay

The Navy SEALs are the elite of the United States Military. As the Special Operations Forces of the Navy, they are charged with carrying out some of the most dangerous and important combat and reconnaissance missions. The long and famously grueling process of becoming a SEAL is legendary and ensures that only the best of […]

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The Art of Manliness Weekly Link Round-Up: Help an AoM Reader Get on Mad Men Edition

by Brett & Kate McKay

Long time AoM reader Leo M. Mulvihill has a chance to score a walk on role to the AMC series Mad Men. But he needs our help. Click here and give him 5 stars. You can vote once a day until August 11. So vote early and often. I think it would be pretty dang […]

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13 More of the Worst Products for Men Ever Created

by Brett & Kate McKay

One of AoM’s earliest and strangely most popular posts (people just pretend to like our serious stuff-they really want to know more about chest hair toupees) was a post we wrote called the 10 Worst Products for Men Ever Created. Since people had so much fun checking out the wacky products of yesteryear, we decided […]

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The Art of Manliness: Best of July 2009

by Brett & Kate McKay

Last month was a big one for Art of Manliness. We started off the month with the redesign of the site. Thanks for all of your fantastic feedback on it. We also launched our new line of t-shirts and hosted another epic Saddleback Leather Company  giveaway. Once again, the contest really drew a crowd. Thanks […]

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Be a Good Sport: A Guide to Sportmanship

by Brett & Kate McKay

Source: Life There’s a reason so many motivational speakers use sports as a metaphor for life. There are innumerable  parallels between what it takes to be successful both in real life and on the playing field. The qualities of determination, skill, and hard work contribute to a man’s chance of winning in both arenas. There […]

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Congratulations to the Winner of the Saddleback Leather Company Briefcase Giveaway

by Brett & Kate McKay

We were blown away by the response to the Saddleback Leather Company Briefcase Giveaway. 1,218 of you left comments sharing your briefcase essentials, over 900 joined the Man Bag Group in the Community, and thousands of you sent emails to your friends. Thanks for your impassioned response. If we could give a Saddleback briefcase to […]

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Loss, Grief, and Manliness: What Every Man Should Know about Losing a Loved One

by Brett & Kate McKay

Source: Life Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Brian Burnham. Mr. Burhham holds a Masters of Education in Counseling from the College of William and Mary and is an In-Home Therapist for the Hampton-Newport News CSB. In the beginning of February 2009, I was just entering my last semester in my Masters program […]

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Brewing the Perfect Cup of Coffee

by schaefer

Every man should know how to brew a decent cup of coffee.  It’s an everyday skill that should be passed down from father to son, like shaving or mowing the lawn. It’s a manly ritual providing both utility and comfort.  Unfortunately, if you asked most men today for a cup of coffee they would either […]

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Art of Manliness Weekly Link Roundup: 10 Year Reunion Edition

by Brett & Kate McKay

Last night was Kate’s ten year high school reunion. It was at the Oklahoma Aquarium. There was food, drinking, dancing, and some badass sharks. Kate was in charge of putting it on and she did a bang up job. Everyone had a great time and I’m really proud of her. Let’s take a look at […]

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