Dress & Grooming

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How and When to Tuck in Your Shirt

by Antonio

Why talk about something so basic? Is there really a need to teach men something most of us have been doing since we were 5? Well, yes actually. Just look around. How many men do you see sporting a billowy, unkempt-looking shirt? Or what about that guy giving a presentation who unconsciously re-tucked his shirt […]

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How to Iron a Dress Shirt [VIDEO]

by Brett

Your video guide to ironing a dress shirt properly. For a detailed text guide, read our post on how to iron a dress shirt. Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel to get new videos as soon as they’re posted. If you’re viewing this in your email, click this link to watch the video. Edited by Jordan Crowder

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The Science of Facial Hair: What Signals Do Beards, Stubble, and Mustaches Send to Others?

by Antonio

Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a yes or no answer to every question of aesthetics? It’s certainly how magazines and pop culture presents things when it comes to how a man should or shouldn’t look. But that’s rarely how the human brain works. As we’ve discussed before in regards to style, there are […]

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Tie Tips: A Visual Guide

by Brett and Kate McKay

Cravatology 101 can be an in-depth course, with lessons on picking the right tie for the occasion, matching its color and print to your attire, and learning to tie different knots. Before you master those details though, make sure you know these handy tips for wearing a necktie with style. This visual guide will make them easy […]

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How to Shave With a Straight Razor [VIDEO]

by Brett

You’ve been shaving like your grandpa with a safety razor; now it’s time to try out the method your great-grandpa used — shaving with a straight razor. Here’s how to put a blade to your neck without it becoming a fatal ritual.  Please subscribe to our YouTube Channel! Video by Jordan Crowder

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Influence, Persuasion, and Personal Presentation: Why and How to Look Your Best When Interacting with Others

by Antonio

Are you intentionally making mistakes at work to make yourself look incompetent? Are you purposely sabotaging your presentations? Are you setting yourself up for failure as an instructor? Hopefully, the answer is no. Yet the vast majority of men I see who want to be influential fail to master the three tips I’ll share today. But […]

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A Man’s Guide to Black Tie: How To Wear A Tuxedo

by Antonio

Nothing makes a man feel as sharp and debonair (and makes the ladies swoon) as when donning a tuxedo. Unfortunately, “black tie” is an often misunderstood dress code, leading men to end up looking more like Lloyd and Harry in Dumb and Dumber than 007. You can thank rental outlets and high school proms for […]

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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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Dressing for the Holidays: Your 60 Second Guide

by Brett & Kate McKay


This post is brought to you by State Farm. For more help, visit State Farm Nation. Inspiration on what to wear this holiday season.

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How to Build an Interchangeable Wardrobe

by Antonio
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This post is brought to you by Gore-Tex®. Check out their line of casual, comfortable, and waterproof shoes here. How to build an interchangeable wardrobe on a budget.

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How to Trim a Mustache [VIDEO]

by Brett

Happy Movember!  Have you signed up for the AoM Movember Team yet? It’s not too late to join up in the battle against prostate and testicular cancer. Sign-up today, start growing your mustache, and ask your friends and family to donate to your Mo Space! This is your chance to grow a kick butt mustache, raise some […]

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How Should a Suit Fit? Your Easy-to-Follow Visual Guide

by Antonio

If you’re dressing on a budget, one of the most popular pieces of advice out there is to buy off-the-rack suits in the best fit you can get, and then take them to a tailor for custom adjustments. That’s good advice. You’ll find it in several articles right here on the Art of Manliness. But […]

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How to Shine Your Shoes [VIDEO]

by Brett

A man with well-shined shoes shows he pays attention to the details. Here’s a video of how to do it (at least how I do it — share your methods in the comments!) Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel to get new videos as soon as they’re posted.

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How to Roll Your Shirt Sleeves: Your 60-Second Visual Guide

by Brett & Kate McKay

Some sleeve-rolling techniques are better and more appropriate than others depending on the garment and the occasion. Here’s your 60-second illustrated guide to figuring out which roll will work best for you and how to do it. For an in-depth guide to rolling your sleeves, check out this article. Illustration by Ted Slampyak

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Preventing Swamp Crotch: 10 Products “Scientifically” Tested

by Brett

It’s a problem that has plagued men ever since Western society decided the male of our species had to wear pants instead of breezy togas or kilts. I’m talking about swamp crotch: an uncomfortably moist nether region in which irritating chafing and stickage become commonplace and a distinct vinegar odor permeates from your groin. Outbreaks […]

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7 Style Tips for Large Men: The Big Man’s Guide to Sharp Dressing

by Antonio

Fashion, like any industry, has its share of quackery, and no one gets treated to more “miracle products” or “life-changing purchases” (Spanx for men anyone?) than a man with some meat on his bones. You can forget most of that stuff. It’s not effective, and it’s creating a problem where there isn’t one. Dressing well […]

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Outfitted & Equipped: Working at a Coffee Shop

by Brett & Kate McKay
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This post is brought to you by Sennheiser MOMENTUM Headphones. Find out more here. What to wear and bring when working at the coffee shop.

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How to Pick the Perfect Pair of Sunglasses [VIDEO]

by Brett

Gary Black from Black Optical in Tulsa, OK shows us how to pick the perfect pair of sunglasses. Enjoy.

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A Man’s Guide to Undershirts: History, Styles, and Which to Wear

by Antonio

Well, it’s summer now, and pretty soon we’re going to start seeing guys’ undershirts whether we want to or not. When it heats up outside, you see outer layers come off and occasionally even see someone wearing a white t-shirt or tank top out and about around town. Just last weekend I was at a […]

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