December 2013

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Winners of the AoM x Huckberry Holiday Gift Shops (+ Free Shipping for the Next 24 Hours!)

by AoM Team

A couple weeks ago we launched the AoM x Huckberry Holiday Gift Shops — two shops with gifts for both men and women. The men’s shop is filled with over 30 items handpicked by me that would be the perfect Christmas gift for an AoM Man. To help make shopping for the women in your […]

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Manvotional: Man’s Chief Purpose

by Brett & Kate McKay

From Faith for Living, 1940 By Lewis Mumford Man’s chief purpose…is the creation and preservation of values, that is what gives meaning to our civilization, and the participation in this is what gives significance, ultimately, to the individual human life… The individual contribution, the work of any single generation, is infinitesimal; the power and glory […]

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The Movember 2013 Wrap-Up

by Brett

Well, another Movember is on the books here at AoM. For those of you who are new to the site, during the month of November, the Art of Manliness participated in Movember, an annual fundraiser in which participants grow mustaches while raising money for men’s health issues. This is the fourth year we’ve participated. This year, […]

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20 DIY Gifts for Men [Updated for 2013!]

by AoM Team

Buying any of the items from our holiday gift guides will surely make some man’s Christmas. But in my experience, the gifts that mean the most are the ones people make for you. Anyone can open their wallet and plop down cash for a nice present. But knowing someone spent their time crafting something just […]

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2013 Saddleback Briefcase Giveaway

by AoM Team

Saddleback Bags make the ultimate gift. They can make even the Scroogiest McScrooge giggle like a little boy on Christmas morning. Instead of getting a bunch of useless doodads from your folks and relatives this year, get them to all go in on a bag for you. Or ask for a Saddleback gift certificate to […]

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How to Pull an All-Nighter: Tips from the Special Forces

by Brett & Kate McKay

The all-nighter. It’s kind of a rite of passage for college students, especially during finals. But even older adults sometimes need to pull one — finishing up a work project or driving through the night. Even I’ve pulled a good number of all-nighters these last six years, writing up a blog post for the next […]

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How to Escape a Sinking Car: An Illustrated Guide

by AoM Team
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This post is brought to you by the T3 Tactical Auto Rescue Tool. It has everything you need to escape from a sinking car including a seatbelt cutter and window breaker. What’s this? Your visual guide to escaping a sinking car.

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How to Take Care of a Hat

by Brett

A few years ago, it seems like classic hats (fedoras and trilbies and the like) were making a comeback — no doubt due to one of our very first posts: “Bringing Back the Hat.” As with all fads, it seemed to fade away as quickly as it arrived, leaving classic hats right back to where […]

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Outfitted and Equipped: Cutting Down a Christmas Tree

by Brett & Kate McKay
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This post is brought to you by Steam Horse Dry Goods. Check out their line of durable, lasting workwear inspired by vintage patterns. All Steam Horse Dry Good clothing is sewn in the USA. What to wear and bring when you cut down this year’s Christmas tree. What’s this?

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Beyond “Sissy” Resilience: On Becoming Antifragile

by Brett & Kate McKay

What’s the opposite of a person or organization that’s fragile? If you ask most people this question, they’ll likely say “robust” or “resilient.” But philosopher Nassim Nicholas Taleb would say that’s not the right answer. He argues that if fragile items break when exposed to stress, something that’s the opposite of fragile wouldn’t simply not […]

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43 Books About War Every Man Should Read

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Ryan Holiday. War is unquestionably mankind at his worst. Yet, paradoxically, it is in war that men — individual men — often show the very best of themselves. War is often the result of greed, stupidity, or depravity. But in it, men are often brave, loyal, and […]

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