April 2012

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How to Whistle With Your Fingers

by Brett & Kate McKay

Ever since I was a kid, I’ve wanted to know how to give a commanding whistle with my fingers in my mouth. You know. The kind you see people give in old movies when they’re hailing a taxi or trying to get the peanut guy’s attention at the ballpark. It just seemed like a cool […]

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Manvotional: The Cardinal Virtues — Justice

by Brett & Kate McKay

From The Cardinal Virtues, 1902 By William De Witt Hyde JUSTICE If man dwelt alone in a world of things, wisdom to subordinate things to his ends would be the principal virtue. The form of the perfect character would be a circle, with self as the center. The fact that we live in a social […]

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A History of the American Bachelor: Part I – Colonial and Revolutionary America

by Brett & Kate McKay

Many of you who read the Art of Manliness are bachelors. And if you’re married, well, you were a bachelor once, too. Bachelorhood has become such an ingrained part of the male experience, that we usually don’t give it too much thought except to make jokes about bachelor pads or married men “batching it” when […]

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Winner of the AoM Collection Boxed Set & An Update on Your Amazon Order

by Brett & Kate McKay

Last week we announced the launch of the Art of Manliness Collection Boxed Set. It’s our two books in a cigar box along with six manly coasters. 1,700 of you entered to win this box-o-manliness, but there could only be one winner. And the winner is… Matthew Weatherford from Spring, Texas Congratulations, Matthew! If you […]

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How to Make an All-Purpose Work Bench

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editors note: This is a guest post by Ethan Hagan from One Project Closer. A Quick Intro In the video, I share that you’re about to learn how to make “the only workbench you’ll ever need.” That’s a bit of an overstatement, especially for woodworking enthusiasts who will need features like an integrated vice and […]

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How to Remove and Prevent Yellow Armpit Stains

by Brett

It’s a sartorial problem that many men have, but few talk about. Yellow armpit stains. You or someone you know has probably suffered the shame and embarrassment of wearing a dress shirt with dingy yellow stains radiating from the armpits. Instead of your office mates listening in awe as you tell them about the fish you caught that “was […]

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A Young Man’s Guide to Prom

by Brett & Kate McKay

It’s prom season here in the United States. Millions of high school students will be taking part in this springtime ritual that got its start in the 1890s in the Northeast. Since then, every April young people have been donning tuxedos and dresses to eat, dance, and have a good time. Some of my best […]

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