October 2009

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Art of Manliness Podcast Episode #4: Man Stories with Dan Kern

by Brett

Welcome back to another edition of the Art of Manliness podcast. In this week’s episode we return to our series “Man Stories” where we interview a different man every other week and ask him what manliness means to him. This week our guest is Dan Kern. Dan hails from Winnipeg, Canada and he works as […]

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Go Small Or Go Home: In Praise of Minimalism

by schaefer

Share “Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupery Spring Break of my freshman year of college I went on a 4-day backpacking trip in the Gila Wilderness of New Mexico.  My partner in adventure, Lucas, was a former […]

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Important Updates About the Art of Manliness Book

by Brett & Kate McKay

First off, a big thanks to everyone who has already bought a copy of the new Art of Manliness book. Thanks to you all, last Monday we made it up to #33 on Amazon.com’s Bestseller list. We really and truly appreciate the support. We’ve gotten a lot of very positive feedback about the book, and […]

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Manvotional: “Advice to My Son” by J. Peter Meinke

by Brett & Kate McKay

Image from anniebee Advice to my Son by J. Peter Meinke The trick is, to live your days as if each one may be your last (for they go fast, and young men lose their lives in strange and unimaginable ways) but at the same time, plan long range (for they go slow; if you […]

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Getting in Touch with the Wilderness

by Brett & Kate McKay

Image from martigras Share Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Adam Cook. Mr. Cook is a passionate alpinist, mountaineer and all-around outdoorsman. Content to be wrapped up in our blanket of technology and seemingly powerless against the  pull of our cozy man chair, it’s easy to forget there are tons and tons of […]

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15 Best Buddy Movies

by Brett & Kate McKay

The buddy movie represents an uniquely American genre of cinema. Instead of a male-female romantic couple being the focus of the story, buddy movies center on the relationship between two heterosexual males. Buddy movies are unabashedly about male bonding and friendship, and they all pretty much follow the same script.  Two or more men with […]

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So You Want My Job: Name Consultant

by Brett & Kate McKay

Once again we return to our So You Want My Job series, in which we interview men who are employed in desirable jobs and ask them about the reality of their work and for advice on how men can live their dream. Today we feature the coolest job you’ve never heard of: freelance namer. A […]

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Shave Like Your Great Grandpa: The Ultimate Straight Razor Shaving Guide

by Brett

Our very first post on the Art of Manliness was a introductory guide to shaving like your grandpa with a double-edged safety razor. Since then, we’ve received requests to do a similar article on straight razor shaving. Well, after months of experimenting with straight razor shaving myself and researching the subject in old books on […]

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The Art of Manliness Podcast #3: Primal Living with Mark Sisson

by Brett

Welcome back to another edition of the Art of Manliness podcast. In this week’s episode we sit down and talk to Mark Sisson of Mark’s Daily Apple. Mark has recently published a book entitled The Primal Blueprint. In his book and on his blog, Mark argues that the conventional wisdom about health and fitness is […]

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Announcing the Launch of the Art of Manliness Book!

by Brett & Kate McKay

Share Well it’s been over a year in the making and Kate and I are proud to announce to launch of the Art of Manliness book! Why an Art of Manliness Book? I’ll level with you, there are a ton of “man skill” books out there. But while they offer advice on how to make  […]

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Give Us Men!

by Brett & Kate McKay

Give us Men! Give us Men! Men-from every rank, Fresh and free and frank; Men of thought and reading, Men of light and leading, Men of loyal breeding, The nation’s welfare speeding;

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Best of Art of Manliness: September 2009

by Brett & Kate McKay

Fall is in full swing here in Vermont. The fall foliage has almost reached its peak. Kate and I have climbed several mountains in the past few weeks in order to enjoy this spectacular display of nature’s splendor. The biggest event in September here on the blog was the start of the Art of Manliness Podcast. We’ve received very positive […]

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A Man’s Guide to Clothing Alterations

by Antonio

Share A modern day gentleman understands he does not need to be a tailor to dress well, but he realizes a basic understanding of maintaining and repairing one of life’s necessities is an asset he can ill afford to neglect.  There are those who would say the maintenance of clothing is better left to others […]

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So You Want My Job: Red Bus Jammer

by Brett & Kate McKay

Once again we return to our So You Want My Job series, in which we interview men who are employed in desirable jobs and ask them about the reality of their work and for advice on how men can live their dream. If you’ve been watching Ken Burn’s new documentary about the history of our […]

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