March 2012

Thumbnail image for Manvotional: The Cardinal Virtues — Wisdom

Manvotional: The Cardinal Virtues — Wisdom

by Brett & Kate McKay

What are the most important virtues for a man to live? Benjamin Franklin had his program of thirteen. We based our Manvotionals book on a set of seven. But is it possible to refine such lists further and whittle the large group of worthy human virtues down to its core? It is in fact, and […]

31 comments | Read the full article →
Thumbnail image for Dim & Dash: Being a Houseguest

Dim & Dash: Being a Houseguest

by Brett & Kate McKay
27 comments | Read the full article →
Thumbnail image for Dating Advice from 1944: How to Pick Your Right Girl

Dating Advice from 1944: How to Pick Your Right Girl

by Brett & Kate McKay

In one of the old men’s magazines I have in my collection, I spotted an ad for a book called How to Get Along with Girls. Curious on what sort of dating advice was dispensed in 1944 when the book was published, I wanted to get my hands on it.  The ad said all I needed to […]

124 comments | Read the full article →
Thumbnail image for How to Build a Small Game Survival Snare

How to Build a Small Game Survival Snare

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Creek Stewart of Willow Haven Outdoor. I practice and learn survival skills not because I need them on a daily basis, but rather for the one day when I must use them to stay alive.  Survival is the intersection between knowledge and necessity.    The outcome in a survival […]

50 comments | Read the full article →
Thumbnail image for The Art of Manliness Collection Boxed Set [Giveaway]

The Art of Manliness Collection Boxed Set [Giveaway]

by Brett & Kate McKay

We’re excited to announce the release of The Art of Manliness Collection Boxed Set. Our publisher has taken our two books, The Art of Manliness: Classic Skills and Manners for the Modern Man and Manvotionals: Timeless Wisdom and Advice on Living the 7 Manly Virtues, put them in a handsome-looking cigar box along with some […]

1,787 comments | Read the full article →
Thumbnail image for How to Rise in the World: Advice on Hustling from Andrew Carnegie

How to Rise in the World: Advice on Hustling from Andrew Carnegie

by Brett & Kate McKay

This series is brought to you by TurboTax Federal Free Edition. What’s this? Insights on hustling from one of the richest men in history.

58 comments | Read the full article →
Thumbnail image for Photo Essay: The Straight Razor Shave

Photo Essay: The Straight Razor Shave

by Brett

Here on AoM we’ve talked a lot about the glory of getting a straight razor shave at a barber shop. It’s the man equivalent of getting a facial at a spa. It’s a super relaxing ritual that involves a lot of hot towels and plenty of manly smelling shaving cream and face lotions to soften […]

103 comments | Read the full article →
Thumbnail image for The Tool Works at Both Ends

The Tool Works at Both Ends

by Brett & Kate McKay

From chipping out spearheads in primitive times to modern day tinkering with computer chips, men have always been very connected to their tools. For thousands of years tools have magnified and extended our natural abilities, allowing us to gain power and control over nature and our circumstances and better fulfill our roles as providers and […]

44 comments | Read the full article →
Thumbnail image for How to Choose a Camp Stove

How to Choose a Camp Stove

by Darren Bush

The question of how to choose a camp stove sometimes ends up being a discussion with the rancor of a religious debate. Ultralighters, basecampers, and everyone in-between has an opinion. So let’s explore the different options, and maybe we can come to an ecumenical agreement. There are many stoves on the market, and almost all […]

51 comments | Read the full article →
Thumbnail image for So You Want My Job: Poet

So You Want My Job: Poet

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. There are legions of aspiring writers out there–would-be journalists, novelists, and bloggers are […]

26 comments | Read the full article →
Thumbnail image for Save Lives Like a Combat Medic: How to Use a Tourniquet to Control Major Bleeding

Save Lives Like a Combat Medic: How to Use a Tourniquet to Control Major Bleeding

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Bruce A. West. Mr. West served as an Army medic in the Iraq war. He taught over 500 soldiers how to save lives in a class called Combat Lifesaver, and will be sharing his knowledge here on AoM in a series on important first aid/first responder skills […]

60 comments | Read the full article →
Thumbnail image for A Man’s Guide to Wearing Jewelry

A Man’s Guide to Wearing Jewelry

by Antonio

I wear my wedding ring on my right hand. The reason? I married my wife in a Ukrainian Orthodox church and have never felt the need to move it even though we live in a country where 99.99% of people wear it on the left hand. My ring is a small silver metal band that […]

196 comments | Read the full article →
Thumbnail image for 16 Manly Last Words

16 Manly Last Words

by Brett & Kate McKay

We’ve always been intrigued by the last words of others. What did a person use his final mortal breaths to utter? What were they thinking about? Were they scared as they glimpsed the great beyond? Or did they brace up and stoically give up the ghost? The following 16 men looked death in the eye […]

239 comments | Read the full article →
Thumbnail image for An Introduction to Indian Club Training

An Introduction to Indian Club Training

by Brett & Kate McKay

I’m always looking for new exercises to throw into my workout routine. Recently, I’ve gotten into a training method used by ancient Persian wrestlers, Victorian gentlemen, and even members of the Band of Brothers. It’s called Indian club training. You’ve probably seen people exercising with Indian clubs in old photos. Or maybe in this episode […]

84 comments | Read the full article →
Thumbnail image for Should You Buy or Rent?

Should You Buy or Rent?

by Brett & Kate McKay

This series is brought to you by TurboTax Federal Free Edition. What’s this? Thinking about making the plunge into homeownership? Here are some pros and cons about renting and buying home that you might want to think about.

73 comments | Read the full article →
Thumbnail image for How to Tie a Four-in-Hand Necktie Knot: Your 60 Second Visual Guide

How to Tie a Four-in-Hand Necktie Knot: Your 60 Second Visual Guide

by Brett & Kate McKay

The four-in-hand is a simple and easy tie knot that works well for thinner ties with traditional patterns, and pairs best with dress shirts that have narrow spread and button down collars. If you liked this visual guide, let us know, and we’ll do some for the more “sophisticated” knots as well!

123 comments | Read the full article →
Thumbnail image for How to Experience Las Vegas Like a Gentleman

How to Experience Las Vegas Like a Gentleman

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Joe Weber of Dappered.com.  First, a word on the word “gentleman.”  To some, it sounds a bit snooty.  Like some stuck up Victorian-looking fellow who would never get his hands or clothes dirty.  But for the purpose of this article, know that the term is really in […]

48 comments | Read the full article →
Thumbnail image for The Walt Kowalski Toolbox

The Walt Kowalski Toolbox

by Brett & Kate McKay

“Take these three items right here. You can have this. WD-40, vise grips, and some duct tape. Any man worth his salt can do half the household chores with just those three things.” -Walt Kowalski The other day I sat down to watch Gran Torino for the first time, and boy was it awesome. While […]

86 comments | Read the full article →
Thumbnail image for The Cabinet of Invisible Counselors

The Cabinet of Invisible Counselors

by Brett & Kate McKay

Have you ever had a discussion with someone who posed this question: “If you could invite any five people, living or dead, to dinner, who would they be?” It’s an interesting question to consider, but one that doesn’t have to remain strictly a hypothetical.  Now, of course you can’t drag the bones of history’s greatest […]

166 comments | Read the full article →
Site Meter