October 2012

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Dressing Sharp & Casual: The Comprehensive Guide for Young Men

by Antonio

Custom suits and imported silk ties look great, but they’re not a lot of use to young men in their late teens and early 20s. Even if you could afford that kind of a wardrobe (most can’t), there’s no place to wear it – it’s far too formal for socializing with 20-somethings, and very few […]

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Paddle Away From Civilization: 4 Amazing Wilderness Canoe Trips to Take

by Darren Bush


Brought to you by State Farm. Need to recharge your man spirit? Head out into the wilderness with these 4 amazing canoe trip ideas.

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Memento Mori: Art to Help You Meditate on Death and Become a Better Man

by Brett & Kate McKay

In case you’ve forgotten, Halloween is this Wednesday. With all the ghosts and goblins decorating homes these days, I figured it’s a great time to talk about one of my favorite genres of art: memento mori. Memento mori is Latin for “Remember death.” The phrase is believed to originate from an ancient Roman tradition in […]

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A Primer on Greek Mythology: Part III — The Trojan War

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Tony Valdes. Welcome back to our series on Greek mythology. In the previous posts we established the pantheon of Greek gods and goddesses, the origin stories of humanity, and the heroes that inspired the Greeks. Today, all of that background knowledge will come together in the story […]

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Be the CEO of Your Life: Using Resource Allocation To Become the Man You Want to Be

by Brett & Kate McKay

In the business world, managers spend a lot of time juggling resource allocation. Every company has a finite amount of resources — whether it be financial capital or human capital — to use and spend in order to achieve the company’s strategic goals. Effective allocation generates growth and success, while ineffective allocation results in loss […]

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How to Roast Pumpkin Seeds (And 5 Tasty Seasoning Blends to Try)

by Matt Moore

I’ve never been good at carving pumpkins. Even as my deftness and skill with knives has increased over the years, I find that my attempts to competently carve a pumpkin tend to always come off looking more like an elementary school project rather than a piece of art. Instead, I typically get relegated to all […]

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Tab Payers: 12 Classic Ways to Get a Friend to Buy You a Drink

by Brett & Kate McKay


Brought to you by Henry Weinhard’s: Good Beer Made Easy. Find Henry’s in your neighborhood.

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Movember 2012: Fighting Prostate & Testicular Cancer With Mustaches

by Brett & Kate McKay

Hark! That most virile of seasons is once again upon us. It is time for Movember. For those of you who are new to the site, every November AoM takes part in an annual, month-long fundraiser called Movember. Started in 2003, Movember is a yearly global charitable campaign that celebrates the mustache while highlighting and raising […]

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Dating Advice from 1944: How to Win Over Her Family

by Brett & Kate McKay

Editor’s note: Awhile ago, I told you all about a little book of dating advice from 1944 that I bought after seeing it advertised in the back of one of my old men’s magazines. The section I shared last time on “How to Pick Your Right Girl” was definitely the choicest part of the book, […]

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The Weekly Huckberry Giveaway: October 19, 2012

by Brett & Kate McKay

The winner of the last giveaway (2 weeks ago) was: Jonathan Griffiths from Nampa, ID. Jonathan selected the Sound Platform Ghost. Also, since I don’t have anywhere else to announce the winner that we randomly drew from the entries to last week’s iPad 2/Saddleback iPad Case giveaway that we ran to celebrate our new mobile […]

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So You Want My Job: Butcher

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. Sure, being a butcher may not seem like a “dream job” on par […]

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Outfitted & Equipped: Whisky Tasting

by Antonio


This post is brought to you by Chivas BrotherhoodWhat to wear and carry for a whisky tasting event.

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Every Man Should Know How to Drive Stick

by Brett & Kate McKay

I can still remember the day I learned how to drive a stick shift. My dad and I were looking for a car for my sixteenth birthday. I had my eye on a red Isuzu Hombre (that’s right, the make of my first car was the Spanish word for “Man”). Only problem? It had a manual transmission, […]

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5 Great Handyman & DIY Sites

by A Manly Guest Contributor

My Life Scoop is a website that invites bloggers from various other websites to contribute different articles on tech-related themes. I do a guest column for them every once in awhile and share it here on AoM for those who might want to check it out. In my latest I share five of my favorite […]

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Beyond Toilet Paper: How to Treat Shaving Nicks and Cuts

by Brett

No matter how careful you may be, shaving nicks and cuts are bound to happen. The go-to remedy for most gents is to simply apply small pieces of toilet paper to their little wounds and wait for them to clot up. While effective, it can take a long time for the bleeding to stop. And […]

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Manly Honor: Part II — The Decline of Traditonal Honor in the West, Ancient Greece to the Romantic Period

by Brett

Welcome back to our series on manly honor. In my last post, I explained the classic definition of honor: having a reputation worthy of respect and admiration in a group of equal peers. This reputation consists of both horizontal honor (your acceptance as a full member of the group), and vertical honor (the praise you […]

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Manvotional: Theodore Roosevelt on Integrity in Private and Public Life

by Brett & Kate McKay

From the speech, Citizenship in a Republic, 1910 By Theodore Roosevelt The very last thing that an intelligent and self-respecting member of a democratic community should do is to reward any public man because that public man says he will get the private citizen something to which this private citizen is not entitled, or will […]

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How to Tell Time Like a Soldier

by Brett & Kate McKay

Having not served in the Armed Forces, I was always thrown for a loop whenever someone would randomly bust out military time. I didn’t have problems with morning times — those are easy to figure out. 0800. Yeah, I got it. 8:00am. It was when someone gave me a time that was in the afternoon […]

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Announcing the Launch of the (New) Art of Manliness Mobile Site by Onswipe (Plus an iPad & Saddleback Case Giveaway)

by Brett & Kate McKay

As more and more folks use mobile touch devices like iPads and smartphones to browse the internet, the challenge for online publishers is to customize their platform so that reading content is optimized for mobile viewing. We’ve had previous iterations of a mobile site for AoM before, but they were pretty rudimentary and didn’t work […]

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