August 2010

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A Man’s Guide to Style Transition: 6 Steps to Start Dressing Like the Man You Know Yourself to Be

by Antonio

Over the past two years we’ve written quite a bit here at AOM about how to dress better; but one thing we haven’t addressed is the mindset necessary to carry out changing your personal presentation.  Having consulted with hundreds of men on improving their appearance, I’ve discovered that most are ready for change, but many […]

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Boxing Basics Part V: Punching – Hook & Uppercut

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Chad Howse who is doing a series of posts for AoM on the basics of boxing. As I mentioned in a previous article, it’s always the punch you don’t see coming that results in a knockout. And the hook and the uppercut are two punches that, if […]

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How to Make Introductions Like a Gentleman

by Brett & Kate McKay

Have you ever been at a party with a guy who runs into somebody he knows and starts yammering away while you stand there awkwardly, holding your drink? Man, I hate when that happens. You’re left in social limbo. I usually have to just take things into my own hands and introduce myself, which is […]

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How to Make a Corn Cob Pipe

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from by Bryan Schatz. Pipe smoking is the oldest form of smoking tobacco, developed during an era in which men would make time to sit at the end of a hard day’s toil, to rock back and forth in their favorite chair and observe the rotation of life. […]

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The Masks Men Wear

by Brett & Kate McKay

Anyone who has dressed up for Halloween knows the transforming effect donning a costume can have, and how exponentially stronger this effect is when it involves wearing a full mask. You feel mischievously free- free of self-consciousness, free to get in character and be someone or something else, free to get a little crazier than […]

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23 Bodyweight Ring and Strap Exercises

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Joe Hashey, CSCS. Every lifter must first be able to control their bodyweight before they progress onto weighted movements. Even after months or years of training, there are always bodyweight exercises in our program. Rings and straps are a great way to increase difficulty for the advanced […]

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Tarzan Skills: How to Swim, Dive, Climb, and Swing Like the Lord of the Apes

by Brett & Kate McKay

For nearly 100 years, Tarzan of the Apes has entertained and captivated men in print, radio, and film. To men who feel locked in an iron cage of corporate and suburban life, Tarzan represents the possibility of harnessing their primal side and escaping into the wild to revitalize their man spirit. In fact, the character’s […]

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Don’t Be That Guy: The Taxonomy of Lousy Male Friends

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Steve Kamb. We all know “That Guy,” and we all have at least one in our group of friends. He’s the one scalawag who is generally pleasant to hang out with except for one glaringly painful characteristic.  Although there are different species of That Guy, some far […]

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The Art of Manliness Podcast Episode #28: Mint Condition with Dave Jamieson

by Brett

Welcome back to another episode of The Art of Manliness Podcast. In this week’s edition, we talk baseball cards with Dave Jamieson, author of the book Mint Condition: How Baseball Cards Became an American Obsession. If you were a boy growing up in the United States from 1950-1994 you probably owned a few baseball cards. […]

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A Beginner’s Guide to Caving

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Images from riptheskull Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Pete Zefo. Men have an innate need to explore. As boys we wanted to know what was behind those woods, over that hill, or on the other side of that lake. Some of us imagined ourselves sailing with Magellan, climbing with Hillary, or stepping […]

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Man Knowledge: Legends of the Northwest – Mountain Men

by Chris

“Habitual watchfulness destroys every frivolity of mind and action.  They seldom smile: the expression of their countenances is watchful, solemn, and determined.  They ride and walk like men whose breasts have been so long exposed to the bullet and the arrow, that fear finds within them no resting place.” -Thomas J. Farnham The pages of […]

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