Weekly Round-Up: January 9, 2010

by Brett & Kate McKay on January 9, 2010 · 5 comments

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Announcing the Winner of A Tailored Suit’s Sports Jacket Giveaway

Many of you had fun designing your dream custom tailored sports jacket in order to enter A Tailored Suit’s Sports Jacket Giveaway. But as always, there can only be one winner, and that winner is Mike P. Mikey is sure going to be looking handsome in his custom tailored jacket. If you didn’t win, consider purchasing a jacket or suit from A Tailored Suit. Owner Antonio Centeno is an incredibly friendly, incredibly knowledgeable man, and I’ve never met someone so passionate and dedicated to making quality, well made clothing and making sure all his customers are 100% happy with their purchase. I don’t get paid a penny to promote Tony’s stuff; he’s just the real deal and A Tailored Suit is a company you can truly get behind.

Announcing the Winner of Two Tickets to the “Big Game”

Congratulations to Joe Lucero of Fort Worth, Texas, who will be headed with a friend to the “Cooper Dole” come February 7th. A big thank you to Dockers for sponsoring the prize. And for encouraging men to wear the pants.

Around the Community This Week

Community Feature of the Week: Ray Daniels wrote a post about his father, their complicated relationship, and coming to see each other as fellow men. Powerful and well-written. A must read.

DFJ is considering becoming part of a Men’s Group of some sort. Do you have experience with one?

Clayton just got into wet shaving and travels a lot for his job. He’s looking for tips that make traveling with your wet shave kit easier.

Eric wrote a fantastic post about what a great man his grandfather was.

Will wrote a great post about trying to understand another person’s point of view.

Dallas started a discussion on male rites of passage.

David wants to know your dressing and grooming goals for 2010.

Travis wants to know what kind of art you like.

Bela warned people away from law school.

Thomas started a vigorous discussion on whether western society is in decline.

Adam wants to hear your biggest high and biggest low for 2009.

General Interest Links

8 Qualities of a Man Evolved (@Man Evolved). Mark’s started a new blog where he explores the qualities and skills he thinks an authentic, balanced and dynamic man should embody. Here he lays out what he believes are the 8 qualities of an evolved man.

David Sheldon truly took our “45 Manly Hobbies” post to heart and has made a resolution to try as many on the list this year as he can. You can follow along with his attempts at learning woodcraft and starting a stamp collection at his blog.

Iron in the Blood (@Arthur’s Hall). If  in reading our hobby article you felt a twinge in your heart as your read the blacksmithing entry, be sure to check out at this article. A blacksmith’s ode to the beauty, the blood, sweat and tears of blacksmithing as a hobby, a profession, and a way of life. (Hat tip: Richard).

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1 Rawb January 10, 2010 at 4:00 am

The Rites of Passage post has me thinking. Brett, I think it’d be great to see a post on the skills required of a man. Pick 5-7 (or more) things and don’t make them too easy. A community challenge similar to the 30 Days to a Better Man but more challenging (most guys can pick up how to shine their shoes on the first try for example). It could incorporate different areas of importance; memorizing important historical events and battles (you could have a quiz for us to prove we’ve mastered it), physical feats we probably have to build up to, knowledge about cars or sports or clothes or drinks or whatever.

Sort of like an Art of Manliness basic skills course. I think it’d be a great tool, especially for those of us who are looking for a Rite of Passage sort of deal in a society sorely lacking in one. Just an idea.

2 Richard | RichardShelmerdine.com January 10, 2010 at 4:20 am

A great set of posts. I love the one about Rites of passage. That truly is a manly thing that has been lost in modern society. Great collection.

3 Adam @ Blokebuddy January 10, 2010 at 10:51 am

Well that was a shock lol, came on here today to see what cool stuff Brett has posted and I get a link to my discussion! thansk dude, thanks a lot :-)

4 Mark King January 12, 2010 at 9:57 am

Hi Brett,

Thanks for the mention. I greatly appreciate it. MARK

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