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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 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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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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How to Tie a Bow Tie [VIDEO]

by Brett

Nearly a year ago to the day, we published an illustrated guide on how to tie a bow tie. Since then, we’ve received requests for an instructional video on how to do it. Well, here you go. Demonstrated and filmed by yours truly and edited by Jordan Crowder. Enjoy.

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Men’s Winter Hats: The Ultimate Guide to Cold Weather Headwear

by Antonio

I remember being told as a kid that it was important to wear a hat in cold weather because 80-90% of your body heat escapes through your head. As it turns out, this isn’t true — I was fed a load of bull. You don’t in fact lose more heat from your head than other […]

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How to Tie a Bow Tie: An Illustrated Guide

by Brett & Kate McKay

Check out our how to tie a bow tie video! Tying a bow tie is a little trickier than tying a necktie, but once you learn how to do it, it’s a breeze. When I was learning how to tie a bow tie a few years ago, I was disappointed with the illustrated how-to guides […]

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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 […]

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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!

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A Man’s Guide to the Scarf: How and Why to Wear One, and 7 Ways to Tie Yours

by Antonio

Most men’s scarves are approximately 10 inches wide, 70 inches long, and made from either a solid or patterned cut of cloth designed to wrap around the neck. In a nutshell, a scarf is a simple rectangle of fabric. Yet most men are baffled as to how to properly wear one, and worse, many feel […]

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6 Reasons to Carry a Handkerchief: A Visual Guide

by Brett & Kate McKay

Illustration by Ted Slampyak See also: Every Man Should Carry a Handkerchief

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A Man’s Wallet (+ Kenton Sorenson Wallet Giveaway)

by Antonio

Picture this: you’re talking to a small group of people.  Things are going great–in fact you feel this could really lead to something big.  Then someone asks for your business card. You reach into your pocket and pull out……a huge lump of nylon and duct tape with tattered receipts and dozens of dollar bills sticking […]

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Anatomy of a Dopp Kit

by Brett & Kate McKay

Illustration by Ted Slampyak See also: Building the Perfect Dopp Kit What do you pack in your Dopp kit?  

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Think Before You Ink: A Man’s Guide to Getting a Tattoo

by Chris

“Show me a man with a tattoo and I’ll show you a man with an interesting past.” -Jack London Tattoos. Few art forms have such a long history, and even fewer evoke such a broad spectrum of opinions. Revered by some as a sign of honor or distinction, by others as an outward expression of […]

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A Man’s Guide to Socks

by Antonio
This series is supported by Gillette. Learn more about Gillette and its products at Gillette.com.

We give this often overlooked piece of clothing a thorough look over, if for no other reason than to ensure when you spend your hard earned dollars you are buying the best socks for your needs.

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A Man’s Guide to the Trench Coat

by Antonio

  Perhaps no garment is as romanticized as the trench coat; from South Africa to France to Casablanca to London, it has remained functional and almost unchanged for over 100 years.  Look closely at the pictures in this article and you’ll notice the trench coat of a century ago is almost identical to those sold […]

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A Man and the Boutonniere

by Antonio

Introduction to the Boutonniere Most men will wear a flower on the lapel of their jacket only a handful of times in their lifetime.  This is a shame.  Nothing adds panache to a man’s appearance like the confidence embodied in wearing a stylish boutonniere. A simple flower worn on the lapel of a jacket is […]

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How to Build Your Wardrobe: Part II – Men’s Clothing Specifics

by Antonio

Share In How to Build your Wardrobe Part I we discussed why a man’s clothing is important, broke men up into four groups, and then listed the clothing they would need.  In How to Build your Wardrobe Part II we will give you 5 general wardrobe building guidelines and expand on the clothing checklists by […]

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A Pocket History of Milton J. Wurtleburtle

by Brett & Kate McKay

As we’ve discussed before, you can tell a lot about a man from what he keeps in his pockets. And you can tell a man’s whole life history from how those contents change over time. At least that was the premise of a piece that appeared in a 1933 issue of Esquire Magazine. Enjoy. A […]

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