A Manly Bag For Your Manly Book: The Saddleback Leather Company Contest/Giveaway

by Brett & Kate McKay on November 23, 2009 · 605 comments

in Dress & Grooming

14 Cody Burns' Machu Picchu leather briefcase


We here at the Art of Manliness love partnering with the Saddleback Leather Company because we’re both passionate about the same stuff: things that are classic, timeless, made to last, and can be passed down to the next generation. Saddleback channels that passion into making rugged, top quality leather bags, bags that your grandchildren will fight over when you’re dead. Here are the Art of Manliness we’re dedicated to sharing and spreading the virtues, skills, and manners every man should know and which never go out of style.

So we figured it was time to bring together our passions for the timeless and classic things in life.

We’ve had giveaways with Saddleback before, but this is by far our biggest and best. We’ve got multiple ways to enter and multiple prizes up for grabs.

We’ve touted our new book-The Art of Manliness: Classic Skills and Manners for the Modern Man-as a way to take your manliness on the go. The book is full of short sections of essential man knowledge that are easy to read in snatches wherever you travel during the day. But it’s pretty uncomfortable to try to shove the book in your pocket. What you need is a bag, a bag manly enough to carry the world’s manliest book. You need a Saddleback Leather Bag!

Are ready to get your hands on one of these epic leather bags just in time for the holidays?

There are two ways to enter this contest and 3 prizes up for grabs:

  • Grand prize: Limited Edition Art of Manliness/Saddleback briefcase+3 $25 gift cards to the Saddleback online store.
    • How to enter: Submit a photo of yourself in a manly location or doing something manly while reading the Art of Manliness: Classic Skills and Manners for the Modern Man.
  • Second prize: Saddleback laptop case+2 $25 gift certificates to the Saddleback online store.
    • How to enter: Leave a comment under this post, join the Man Bag Group in the Community, or email the contest to a friend.
  • Third prize: Saddleback passport wallet+1 $25 gift certificate to the Saddleback Leather Company online store.
    • How to enter: Leave a comment under this post, join the Man Bag Group in the Community, or email the contest to a friend.

Ready for the details? Read on!

The Grand Prize: A Manly Bag for Your Manly Book Photo Contest

The Prize

Saddleback Leather Company BriefcaseSaddleback Leather Briefcase

We’re awarding one winner a Limited Edition Art of Manliness/Saddleback Leather Briefcase. It’s an extra large light tobacco brown briefcase with The Art of Manliness boxer logo laser etched onto the bag. Indiana Jones will envy you when you win this bag. It’s a $600 USD value. Saddleback is also throwing in 3 $25 gift cards that can be used in their online store.

How to Enter

To enter, you must submit an awesomely manly picture of yourself reading The Art of Manliness: Classic Skills and Manners for the Modern Man while doing something manly or while in a manly location. Here’s how to submit your photo:

  • Step 1. Join the Art of Manliness Community.
  • Step 2. Take a photo of yourself doing something manly or in a manly location while reading The Art of Manliness: Classic Skills and Manners for the Modern Man
  • Step 3. Upload the photo to the Art of Manliness Community photo page.
  • Step 4. Tag your photo with “Saddleback.” This step is important! If you don’t tag your photo with “Saddleback,” we can’t tell that you entered. If the photo is not tagged correctly, you’re not entered!

If you’re a visual learner, check out this quick screencast I made during our Case pocket knife contest. View it here.

How to Win

We’ll be judging photos on 1) creativity and 2) quality of work. We want you to have fun with this contest, so let your imagination run wild. You could take a picture of yourself reading The Art of Manliness while straight razor shaving or splitting wood. Or perhaps you know of a manly location that would be a great place to read The Art of Manliness. Be creative.

What’s nice about a contest, as opposed to a giveaway, is the more effort you put in to your entry, the more likely you are to win. So go for it!

Deadline to Enter

Deadline to enter is Monday, December 7, 2009 at 11:59PM CST. You’ve got two weeks to get a photo in!

Second and Third Prize: The Random Giveaway

In addition to the photo contest, we’re giving away two other Saddleback Leather company products in a random drawing. Here’s the rundown on the giveaway.

The Prizes

LS-LG-DCB_FrontSaddleback Laptop Bag

The first name we draw will receive a Medium Dark Tobacco Brown Laptop Bag ($256 USD value) and 2 $25 gift certificates to the Saddleback Leather Company online store.

WA-PA-LTB laying down, leather, passport wallet, large fileSaddleback Passport Wallet

The second name we draw will receive a Light Tobacco Passport Wallet ($43 USD value) and 1 $25 gift certificate to the Saddleback Leather Company online store.

How to Enter

You have 3 ways to enter your name in a random drawing for a Saddleback laptop bag and passport wallet:
  1. Leave a comment under this post sharingsomething that you think is classic and/or timeless. This can be an object or a bit of wisdom or knowledge.
  2. Join the Art of Manliness Community’s Man Bag Group. In order to join the group, you have to be a member of the AoM Community.
  3. Share this post with your friends using the “Email Story to a Friend” button in our “Share” Box at the bottom of the post. For each friend you email this post to, you’ll receive one entry in the contest. This means the more friends you share it with, the more entries you get. You can only send 10 at a time, but feel free to come back and send some more. We cannot see your friends’ email addresses, so we won’t be sending them any mail whatsoever.

Increase your chances of winning by doing all three!

How to Win

We’ll randomly select two entries. The first entry we draw will receive the laptop bag. The second entry we draw will receive the passport wallet.

Deadline to Enter

Deadline to enter is Monday, Dec. 7, 2009 at 11:59PM CST

Please read our official rules for more details about the contest.

Got a question about the giveaway? Don’t let it get lost in the avalanche of comments. Message me directly!

301 Kyle Mason November 25, 2009 at 9:08 am

“The young man knows the rules, but the old man knows the exceptions.”
-Oliver Wendell Holmes

“Enjoy yourself, it’s later than you think.”
-Guy Lombardo

302 Magnus November 25, 2009 at 9:12 am

That laptop bag is nice! This phrase has helped me a bit:
“If you have to do it, why not do it now?”

Getting things done is important, it’s too easy wasting your time, thinking you will do it tomorrow.

303 J November 25, 2009 at 9:21 am

Draw a line in the sand. Then do your best to live above it -
Brother-in-Law’s Girlfriend’s Grandfather

304 wayne November 25, 2009 at 9:28 am

Nothing says timeless, classic and manly like a nice desk.

Particularly wooden desks. Whether your a 17th century shipping merchant or a 21st century small business owner, a nice mahogany desk reeks of manliness. It’s classic.

305 ACP November 25, 2009 at 9:29 am

“The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.”

306 Chris Winkleman November 25, 2009 at 9:52 am

“For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not yoru own doing; it is the gift of God.” Ephesians 2:8

Timeless, Classic, and Life-Changing.

307 Mike Cisneros November 25, 2009 at 10:12 am

I long for one of these bags. I know the owner’s brother in law and all i hear about is the greatness of the bags. Based on the reviews, pictures and the samples he brings into the office; I agree.

308 Eric Wright November 25, 2009 at 10:28 am

Something timeless…spending time in the outdoors. There is nothing better than backpacking to a location that you know very few people have ever been.

309 Omar November 25, 2009 at 10:39 am

Love the wallet. 100 year guarantee you can’t beat

310 Shawn Meagher November 25, 2009 at 10:40 am

The most timeless car has to be the 911 in my opinion

311 Martin November 25, 2009 at 11:52 am

Living in a culture where everything is meaningless and disposable, sometimes all it takes is for something to be really meaningful to be timeless. Winston Churchill’s “We shall fight them on the beaches” speech, or the photos of soldiers pushing helicopters off of carriers to make room for the last men and women to escape Saigon. But humans are built to remember intense emotion, so it makes sense when compared to the ease of modern life.

312 Nate November 25, 2009 at 12:07 pm

Dang, too bad I don’t own the book yet!! I need to buy one soon!!

313 Hanson November 25, 2009 at 12:11 pm

I guess I need to buy the book. These bags are awesome.

314 Sam Leopold November 25, 2009 at 12:18 pm

The bag looks great and is a perfect addition to an modern gentlemen’s tools of the trade.

315 Daniel Wickliff November 25, 2009 at 12:39 pm

As a photographer who grew up using digital cameras one of the most classic things to me is seeing beautifully developed pictures from film. One of my favorites is the shot of American soldiers raising the flag at the Battle of Iwo Jima. Saw it a few months ago at the Art Institute of Chicago.

316 Keith November 25, 2009 at 12:49 pm

A classic and timeless thing in most men’s lives is the necktie. It has evolved and been passed down through multiple generations, and represents class and style.

317 Eric Eberle November 25, 2009 at 12:56 pm

I am the only one of my friend who find this company’s tag line amazing. They seem to think it’s morbid!

318 Travis Sevilla November 25, 2009 at 2:02 pm

“worrying is like a rocking chair. It gives you something to do but doesn’t get you anywhere”

319 josh November 25, 2009 at 2:07 pm

As a testament to these bags manliness, I showed them to my wife who said, “yeah, I guess they’re nice, but they look so manly.” Ultimately, thick tanned leather is extremely manly.

320 Matt November 25, 2009 at 2:23 pm

I entered the last Saddleback contest, and I hope to have a little better luck this time! That AoM for continuing this awesome partnership!

321 Jeff November 25, 2009 at 2:26 pm

Something timeless . . . . Frank Sinatra. My 8-yr old is walking around singing Love and Marriage.

322 Paul C. November 25, 2009 at 2:28 pm

Courage is grace under pressure. -Ernest Hemingway

323 Gary Cross November 25, 2009 at 2:40 pm

My favorite toast, when gathering with my man buds, good friends and/or family, and an original bit of wisdom IMHO, (which I wrote myself) – “May you find that which you seek, may you seek that which inspires you to look”. Cheers. I’m way into great leather goods, being an original West Texas boy, please enter me into your contest. Thanks.

324 Cliff November 25, 2009 at 2:42 pm

I would enjoy winning either the Saddleback Laptop Bag o the Saddleback Passport Wallet.

As for a pearl of manly wisdom – it never goes out of style to be courteous. Open the door for anyone – a woman, a man, a child, someone whose hands are full. It is these little bits of courtesy upon which a good society is built.

325 Jason November 25, 2009 at 3:28 pm

I once got a fortune cookie given to me that said “Only the educated are free.” Seems like a saying I can endorse.

326 David November 25, 2009 at 3:36 pm

I’m a 19 years old german and I got to AOM incidentally a few month ago. Since that day I love to read your articles. I also bought your book: Classic Skills and Manners for the Modern Man.

Talking about books, aren’t they timeless? At least for me they are. It’s a shame, but most of the guys in my generation don’t read. Not that they only read one book a month, they don’t even read one book a year. Instead they spend lots of hours on CounterStrike or some other computer game. I think it’s pretty sad. I simply don’t get it, what has happened? I feel like I’m the only one not following this trend.

P.S.: Would you please excuse my bad english. I’m still not so familiar with everything.

327 bashtree November 25, 2009 at 3:45 pm

A heather grey wool scarf is, to me, classic and timeless.

328 Robert Disque November 25, 2009 at 4:50 pm

I always love these contests on AoM. Does Saddleback have a banner I can use to link to you on my personal web site?

329 Derek November 25, 2009 at 5:21 pm

There’s nothing more classic to me than an old pocket knife that’s been loved and sharpened so much that the blade’s changed shape.

330 Bram November 25, 2009 at 5:39 pm

Man, I want something that my grandkids will fight over when I’m dead too!

331 Giamarqo, G. November 25, 2009 at 6:03 pm

A cloth or leather hardbound book is something that is both classic and timeless to me. I’d haul around a few pounds of well bound books over having a digital book reader any day.

332 Andrew November 25, 2009 at 6:26 pm

Chess is the most timeless test of true competition that a man can learn. In no way am I trying to make lesser of sports or such manly activities of lumberjacking, but in the sense of one-on-one mental fighting a game of chess cannot be defeated.

333 Zeke November 25, 2009 at 7:04 pm

A man becomes a man with a capital M when he has a man bag, and yes, I want a saddleback man bag if I ever have one. Sign me up!

334 Phil November 25, 2009 at 8:00 pm

Well, better late than never. I wonder if A.O.M. will throw in a trip to Machu Picchu as well? A man can dream can’t he?

335 Scott November 25, 2009 at 8:09 pm

“Try not. Do. Or do not. There is no try.”

Yes, it’s cliched because it’s a quote from Star Wars, but it’s timeless advice in my opinion. Don’t just “try” to do something–do it!

336 Marko November 25, 2009 at 8:12 pm

I’ve always been pushed by the idea that in the afterlife, your are judged not against other people but against yourself. The more you fall below your potential, the greater the feeling of regret afterwards.

337 Matthew Edell November 25, 2009 at 9:35 pm

“Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear – not absence of fear.” – Mark Twain

also timeless – a broken watch! haw!

338 ts November 25, 2009 at 9:43 pm

to robW…..

as a baccarat dealer in las vegas….i wear….AND tie…….my own black silk bow tie (worn with a tux)…….it is a WONDERFUL thing!!!

only a few of us do…..or have……tied their own…. :-(

339 Carl November 25, 2009 at 10:11 pm

I would love one of those wonderful bags…I love this website!

340 Carl November 25, 2009 at 10:14 pm

I have always loved the saying “If you want to know how much a dollar is worth, ask someone who doesn’t have one.” I can apply that saying in variant to everything in my life, and you realize how precious every experience is.

341 Douglas November 25, 2009 at 10:16 pm

Something timeless, well not timeless but traditional, is Thanksgiving of course! Lots of good food, games, and family!

342 Leo Mulvihll November 25, 2009 at 10:49 pm

A Windsor knot is too often the mark of a cad.

343 Bobby November 25, 2009 at 11:47 pm

“I swear eternal hostility against all forms of Tyranny over the minds of Men!”
–Thomas Jefferson

Jefferson was a classic.

344 Jeremy Baker November 26, 2009 at 12:04 am

Almost did it again. Ok, no screw ups this time!
Classic and Timeless: I will share something classic and then illustrate with a personal anecdote followed with a timeless observation (or two).

I have a Forest Master knife which belonged to my Dad. I just recently acquired this classic knife from my (deceased) Dad’s belongings, and as I am cleaning, restoring it, I find that I am remembering things long forgotten.

There were two almost twin knives, except one was pretty beat up and one was relatively bright and shiny. At 10 yrs old you can guess which one I was “allowed” to play with, as well as which one I wanted to play with. Opening this knife the other day to clean it, the broken tip reminded me of the time I played with and broke Dad’s good knife. Now almost 25 years later, I am fixing it, grinding a new point, sharpening it up. Timeless thought: you reap what you sow.

Then, tonight I was trying to find the naval jelly to de-rust and de-gunk the blade (I think it sat for 10 years in the bottom of one of Dad’s famous junk boxes). Suddenly I flashed back to sitting on the back porch of our home in Texas (after having left this same pocket knife, that I wasn’t supposed to touch, out in the rain), rubbing naval jelly into this same blade. Timeless thought: what goes around comes around (isn’t that the same as you reap what you sow?).

345 Thomas November 26, 2009 at 12:24 am

Abraham Lincoln -
- When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. And that is my religion.

I feel that this is a classic quote from Lincoln signifying the misplacement of moral judgment upon the religion of a man, rather than upon his actions.

346 Matt November 26, 2009 at 1:43 am

Those lap top bags are pretty sweet!

“Never leave for tomorrow what can be done today”

“Manners don’t cost anything”

347 Jeremy S. November 26, 2009 at 1:48 am

“Enlightenment is man’s release from his self-incurred tutelage… Sapere aude! ‘Have courage to use your own reason!’”
- Immanuel Kant, 1784 (Definitely classic!)

I think this is so important for the men of today to consider — whatever your convictions, don’t let them be dictated to you by cultural norms and pressures; be sure you have an apologetic for them! Our forefathers respected men who THOUGHT like men, and weren’t intellectual wimps. This is possible and imperative in matters of religion, philosophy and ethics. Stand up like a man and have REASONS!

348 Justin November 26, 2009 at 2:24 am

Freakin gorgeous. Thanks for the chance!

1959 Gibson Les Paul Heritage Cherry Sunburst

349 Tony Carter November 26, 2009 at 2:45 am

Semper Paratus, always prepared. In every situation, plan your work, and work your plan, it all starts with carrying what you need, to get the job done.

350 Louis consolazio November 26, 2009 at 2:50 am

Sometimes all the bravery, courage, honor, and hard work won’t be enough and the bigger, faster, stronger man will win. So have a good reason to be bigger, stronger, and faster.

351 Kevin Walsh November 26, 2009 at 5:08 am

Paul Newman.

352 Dave November 26, 2009 at 8:14 am

“If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.”
~ Martin Luther King Jr.

I think this quote is an excellent quote on manliness. Whatever we are called to do, we should do it with excellence!

353 Hugo November 26, 2009 at 8:30 am

Great giveaway once again!
I have a passport wallet, and it’s one of those items that you don’t know you needed until you actually have one.
Having all your important travel papers/point cards in a single place when you need them is a great relief when you have to rush on an unplanned trip!

354 Karl November 26, 2009 at 10:28 am

Great manly contest as always!

355 Ryan G November 26, 2009 at 12:20 pm

These bags appear to be absolutely fantastic and timeless.

Something else I think is timeless is character. Character cannot be measured by something as finite as time.

356 Nathan November 26, 2009 at 1:01 pm

“Life is too short to be little. Man is never so manly as when he feels deeply, acts boldly, and expresses himself with frankness and with fervor.”

–Benjamin Disraeli

A timeless reminder on manly passion and excellence.

357 Zach Z November 26, 2009 at 1:02 pm

“A gentleman never asks and a lady never tells.”

Damn fine bags. Here’s to the improbable.

358 Jacob Knapp November 26, 2009 at 1:52 pm

A good pocket watch is manly AND timeless…


359 brandon November 26, 2009 at 1:58 pm

A life of laziness and a life of luxury are two different things.

360 lester brown November 26, 2009 at 4:50 pm

I think that Boxing is a time less sport, I am a boxer myself and I have studied the history. If you look back through the history of America, Britain and even all the way to ancient Rome and Egypt, boxing has been there and it has evolved as our societies have evolved. From no rules to the Marquis de Queensbury rules to mma. Boxing has followed Manliness everywhere it went

361 Jackson November 26, 2009 at 5:28 pm

“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty. ” – Winston Churchill.

The presence of difficulties is certainly timeless.

362 Seth McCormick November 26, 2009 at 7:14 pm

Timeless: Good manners.

363 Ray Daniels November 26, 2009 at 7:27 pm

Honesty can never be worn out.

364 Jonathan November 26, 2009 at 8:15 pm

I’d love one of these. This and a punch in the face are about as manly as it gets.

365 C. Mario November 26, 2009 at 10:20 pm

My grandfather has now passed into the great yonder, but before he left he instilled a sense of inner manliness in me. This is a sense that was instilled in him, and each generation before him. I believe this philosophy to be a family heirloom of sorts, but being men is all about being part of the brotherhood. Even if the prize isn’t mine this time I hope one of you can take the time to read this and gift it to your fellow brother.

“Being a man isn’t about being in charge by fear or striving to be an alpha. being a man is about being the first to step up when there is a need, wether it be to protect the ones you love, or to provide for them. being a man isn’t about having the power to judge and ridicule, but having the power to look someone in the eye and accept their mistakes while helping them correct them or learn from them. being a man doesn’t come with age kid, it comes with experience, so stick to your word and keep your head forward because you can’t ride a horse with your head down [metaphorically speaking] and I want to know you can handle it when I hand you the reins”

Thank you grandpa

366 justin lipscomb November 26, 2009 at 11:06 pm

integrity and chest hair are timeless. hoping that lick is with me. that is a nice bag.

367 Ben Sima November 26, 2009 at 11:10 pm

“A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.” – Sir Francis Bacon

Greatest, manliest quote of all time.

368 Shane Edwards November 26, 2009 at 11:33 pm

“Don’t ever become a pessimist, Ira; a pessimist is correct oftener than an optimist, but an optimist has more fun–and neither can stop the march of events.” – Robert Heinlein, _Time Enough For Love_

369 Gary November 27, 2009 at 12:00 am

A bit of timeless wisdom I once heard from a monk: Little by little.

It means that we generally make progress by continually making little steps rather than accomplishing some feat in one great swoop.

370 George CW November 27, 2009 at 12:18 am

“There are some who can live without wild things, and some who cannot.” – Aldo Leopold,1949.

Man’s fascination and love for the natural world — some exploring is due tomorrow.

371 Carlo D November 27, 2009 at 12:45 am

An heirloom timepiece is the best a man can get.

Second would be a leather bag that can last generations, just like this one!

372 Gideon Addington November 27, 2009 at 12:46 am

Stoicism in the face of crazy circumstances – classic manliness. Keeping cool while everyone around you becomes a lunatic so that you may actually do something about the circumstances.. there it is.

373 Andrew November 27, 2009 at 12:53 am

The Quitter
by: Robert Service

When you’re lost in the Wild, and you’re scared as a child,
And Death looks you bang in the eye,
And you’re sore as a boil, it’s according to Hoyle
To cock your revolver and . . . die.
But the Code of a Man says: “Fight all you can,”
And self-dissolution is barred.
In hunger and woe, oh, it’s easy to blow . . .
It’s the hell-served-for-breakfast that’s hard.

“You’re sick of the game!” Well, now, that’s a shame.
You’re young and you’re brave and you’re bright.
“You’ve had a raw deal!” I know—but don’t squeal,
Buck up, do your damnedest, and fight.
It’s the plugging away that will win you the day,
So don’t be a piker, old pard!
Just draw on your grit; it’s so easy to quit:
It’s the keeping-your-chin-up that’s hard.

It’s easy to cry that you’re beaten—and die;
It’s easy to crawfish and crawl;
But to fight and to fight when hope’s out of sight—
Why, that’s the best game of them all!
And though you come out of each gruelling bout,
All broken and beaten and scarred,
Just have one more try—it’s dead easy to die,
It’s the keeping-on-living that’s hard.

374 Eric PWB November 27, 2009 at 12:59 am

“This is the true joy in life, the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one; the being thoroughly worn out before you are thrown on the scrap heap; the being a force of Nature instead of a feverish selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy.”
George Bernard Shaw

375 Chris Fruge November 27, 2009 at 1:30 am

Timeless = Winding down after a long day with a fine cigar and a well matched glass of scotch.

376 Jesse November 27, 2009 at 1:55 am

Having read many great works of mythology and literature, my timeless nugget is this: if someone tells you not to do something or you will surely die, DON’T DO IT.

377 Sonny November 27, 2009 at 8:47 am

1 Corinthians 10:31
So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.

Colossians 3:23
Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men,

378 Mike November 27, 2009 at 9:43 am

“The value of a man should be seen in what he gives and not in what he is able to receive.” Albert Einstein

That being said, it would be great to receive one of these prizes….

379 Ben November 27, 2009 at 12:56 pm

I love this company.

380 Sam W. November 27, 2009 at 2:00 pm


381 Alex November 27, 2009 at 3:57 pm

Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.
-C.S. Lewis
These bags look incredible.

382 Andrew Schoppe November 27, 2009 at 4:12 pm

This comment is not manly enough for this blog, but here goes.

383 Michael November 27, 2009 at 4:55 pm

A cynic is someone who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing.

384 Michael November 27, 2009 at 5:21 pm

Martial Arts are both timeless and classic because they form a way of life that allows the practitioner to not only be able to protect himself and his loved ones as any man should be able to do, but it will also allow them better define who they are as it instills character, discipline, strength and decency of both the mental and physical classes. Furthermore in many martial arts the weapons trained with and used are of the ancient variety allowing practitioners to have a piece of antiquity in their way of life and be able to present that far gone era to the modern world. Both manly, and classic.

385 Ian Ciemania November 27, 2009 at 8:49 pm

Few things on this planet compare to the quality and workmanship of Saddleback Bags.

Passionately Working Hard
The devil finds work for idle hands.

386 Miguel November 27, 2009 at 9:52 pm

If a man notices turmoil in his time and ignores it, he is no man. A real man should say, “Give me hardship now so that my children will live in peace.”

387 Nico November 27, 2009 at 11:28 pm

Fedoras are pretty classic…

388 Nick November 28, 2009 at 12:20 am

Proverbs 1:7-9 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom amd instruction. My son, hear the instruction of the father, and forsake not the law of thy mother: For they shall be an ornament of grace unto thy head, and chains about thy neck.

389 Tony November 28, 2009 at 12:26 am

A leather jacket. Every man needs a leather jacket.

390 Shea November 28, 2009 at 12:31 am

“He was sounding the deeps of his nature, and of the parts of his nature that were deeper than he, going back into the womb of Time.”
- Jack London, “The Call of the Wild

391 Jared November 28, 2009 at 12:57 am

Enjoying a morning shave with a DE or a straight razor, a shaving brush and an old school shaving soap like Cella is classic. Being clean shaven, looking and smelling good is timeless.

This is a great contest. Good luck to whoever wins.

392 Ryan Damhoff November 28, 2009 at 1:18 am

A few by Abraham Lincoln:

“Common looking people are the best in the world: that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them.”

“Whatever you are, be a good one.”

393 Jonathan November 28, 2009 at 1:48 am

Awesome bags. Would think about purchasing one myself.

394 Andrew November 28, 2009 at 1:48 am

My grandpa used to say:

“If you’ve got a nickle more than you need, you’re rich; a nickle less, and you’re poor.”

395 Tim November 28, 2009 at 10:28 am

The man who makes everything that leads to happiness depends upon himself, and not upon other men, has adopted the very best plan for living happily. This is the man of moderation, the man of manly character and of wisdom.

396 cyborgface November 28, 2009 at 11:10 am

“I never vote for anyone. I always vote against.”

-WC Fields

397 Garrett Schwanke November 28, 2009 at 11:24 am

Read “A Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich.”

Fantastic manly stuff!

398 Jesse November 28, 2009 at 1:17 pm

“Don’t worry about the fly shit in the pepper.”
-Doug Sherfey, my father-in-law

Obviously not to be taken literally . . . :) But a wonderful version of ‘don’t sweat the small stuff.’

399 Mark November 28, 2009 at 2:15 pm

“The man who makes everything that leads to happiness depends upon himself, and not upon other men, has adopted the very best plan for living happily. This is the man of moderation, the man of manly character and of wisdom.” – Plato

400 Aaron November 28, 2009 at 4:47 pm

Great giveaway and a perfect time of year for it. Keep up the good work!

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