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5 Signs of a Quality Watch

by Brett & Kate McKay

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Xiaoli Li. Mr. Li is a contributing editor at DefinitiveTouch.com and TheShoeBuff.com. Extensively experienced in writing for broadcast and print, Xiaoli is a graduate of the University of Toronto, with majors in Drama and English. My father and I never had a great relationship. He was gone a […]

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A Man and the Bow Tie: The Beau Ties Ltd. of Vermont Giveaway

by Antonio

Source: Life “It was in these years that I went over to the bow tie. Many men I admired wore bow ties — Franklin Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, Humphrey Bogart, Groucho Marx. Bow ties are not only neat and suggestive of insouciance, they have in addition one inestimable advantage, especially for sloppy eaters. It is impossible, […]

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The Gentleman’s Guide to Umbrellas

by Brett

Editors note: This post was a collaboration between AoM and AoM reader David Bastistella who went on the search for a proper umbrella and supplied us with some great info from the hunt. “It’s a big enough Umbrella, but it’s always me that ends up getting wet.” -Sting Unfortunately, this was the case for me […]

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How to Tie a Tie

by Brett & Kate McKay

It’s a sad fact, but there are grown men who don’t know how to tie a tie. If they have a big interview that afternoon, they’ll go shopping for a clip-on. Even if a man does know how to tie a tie, their knowledge is often limited to just one necktie knot. But there are […]

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Cravatology 101 and the Mountain and Sackett Authentic Regimental Tie Giveaway

by Brett

If you take a step back, the whole idea of neckties seems pretty silly. It’s a piece of cloth that men tie around their necks. Weird. It doesn’t seem to have any rhyme or reason. And men sometimes use this pretense to avoid wearing one. But I believe many a man who has evinced an […]

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Every Man Should Carry a Handkerchief

by Brett & Kate McKay

We already talked about one essential item that all men should carry in their pockets: the pocketknife. But there’s another manly item that we should be toting around, too. A good clean hanky can come in handy when you have to dab your forehead, you’ve got snot running out your nose, or when a gal […]

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How To Properly Rock A Pocket Square

by Brett & Kate McKay

Share For the past four decades, if American men regarded the breast pocket on their suit at all, it was as an extra place to store sunglasses or business cards. Some men don’t even undo the stitching in the pocket that comes with a new suit. However, men are once again rediscovering the art of […]

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The Perfect Hat For Your Ugly Mug

by Brett & Kate McKay

What humans find attractive is largely based on symmetry. The more symmetrical a face is, the more appealing it appears to others. But there’s not much we can do, short of surgery, to change the symmetry of our faces. There are ways to mitigate our asymmetries, however. You may have heard a woman in your […]

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Bringing Back the Hat

by Brett & Kate McKay

Up until the 1950s, men were rarely seen out and about without a hat sitting upon their head. Since that time, the wearing of hats has seen a precipitous decline. No one is precisely sure why. Some say the downfall of hats occurred when JFK did not wear a hat to his inauguration, thus forever […]

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Keep Your Ties In Tip Top Shape

by Brett and Kate McKay

A nice tie can bring a whole outfit together. They also allow you to easily diversify your wardrobe simply by mixing and matching ties with different shirts and suits. But ties are delicate. If you don’t take care of them, they can easily become worn and tattered. Instead of being a punctuation point to a […]

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Rules on the Proper Wearing of Socks

by Brett and Kate McKay

At a company training meeting a few months ago, I was introduced to a new co-worker. This guy was extremely motivated and on the ball. I was pretty impressed with him, until I looked down and saw that he was wearing white socks with a pair of dark dress slacks. Maybe it’s superficial, but at […]

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