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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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Shave and a Haircut: Razorbacks Barbershop [VIDEO]

by Brett

In what I hope will be the beginning of new video series, I pay a visit to Razorbacks Barbershop in Long Beach, CA to get a shave and a haircut and talk to the owners Pedro and Scotty about barbering and their line of pomades and shave soaps, Imperial Barber Products (it’s what I use!). […]

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The Art of Manliness Mustache Style Guide

by Brett & Kate McKay

Movember starts tomorrow! If you haven’t joined the AoM Movember Team, please do! It’s your chance to grow a kick butt mustache and raise some money for men’s health. It’s a win-win! To help you choose a mustache style, AoM illustrator Ted Slampyak has created this nice chart featuring John L. Sullivan as the model. […]

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5 Easy Ways for the College Student to Upgrade His Style

by Antonio

The image above is of Don Wardlaw, a real college student who was featured in a 1954 issue of True Magazine for Men for an article entitled, “Look What Happens When You Dress as Smart as You Are” (The Art of Manliness had some fun re-posting the pictures from the article awhile back). On the […]

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Your Grandpa’s Hair Products: 5 Old-School Hair Grooms to Give You That Cary Grant Shine

by Brett & Kate McKay

So you’ve decided to upgrade your hairstyle from your boyish, middle school spiky in the front get-up to a manly Mad Men haircut with a nice taper and a sharp, crisp part. Bully for you! But to get that handsome, Cary Grant shine, you’ll need to man-up your hair products from the sticky blue hair […]

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Get the Perfect Haircut: How to Talk to Your Barber

by Brett

Don’t know how to tell your barber how you want your haircut? We got you covered with this comprehensive guide on how to talk to your barber to get the haircut you want.

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

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Balding Gracefully: Tips and Hairstyles for Balding Men

by Brett & Kate McKay

You’re noticing more hair in your sink and in your shower. But for awhile you ignore it. Then one day you’re staring at your ugly mug in the mirror, and there’s simply no denying it anymore. You’re starting to go bald. No one’s ever referred to men’s hair as our “crowning glory” but hair loss […]

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An Article Guaranteed to Put Hair on Your Chest

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Shave my chest hair for $10 Million?  Go to hell. Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Anthony J. Gretz. Share Do you remember that part in The 40 Year-Old Virgin where Andy (Steve Carell) goes to a salon and gets his chest waxed? The camera focuses on his face as he screams and […]

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The 35 Manliest Mustaches of All Time

by Brett & Kate McKay

Share To kick off Movember, the month-long mustache growing contest for charity, we’ve put together this list of the manliest mustaches in history. Enjoy! Tom Selleck When pre-pubescent mustaches grow up, they want to be Tom Selleck’s mustache. It’s a modern mustache masterpiece. Magnum P.I. wouldn’t have been the same with some dude with a […]

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The Mad Men Guide to a Manly Haircut

by Brett

Share AMC’s Mad Men is one of television’s most popular shows right now. Yeah, the story is good, but the attention to retro detail and the classic style of Don Draper and crew is at least an equal attraction. Well-tailored grey suits, pocket squares, and skinny ties makes the men on the show look cool, […]

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A Treatise on the Mustache

by Brett & Kate McKay

Editor’s note: This impassioned (and fun to read!) article on the virtues of mustache-manship comes from Abdul R. Chaballout. Enjoy. For those of us who have forgotten life in the United States before the 1980′s, the sudden appearance of Brad Pitt and Yankees first baseman Jason Giambi, parading with freshly blossomed mustaches may seem random […]

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How to Pick a Barber

by Brett & Kate McKay

Image from Joe Leland Unfortunately, many men today are missing out on the benefits of having a regular barber. As the barbershop tradition has faded, modern men just end up going to the closest unisex salon to get their hair cut. And each time they get they go, they end up with a different stylist […]

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Growing a Manly Beard

by Brett & Kate McKay

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Steve Wilson, the author of beards.org. Make sure to check out his manly site! It inspired me to grow my first beard this month. Growing a beard is an affirmation of manliness and masculinity. The beard itself is a physical characteristic that separates men from boys, girls, […]

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Rediscovering the Barbershop

by Brett

Photo by LemonSunrise For the past few months, I’ve been having my haircut at various barbershops. For most of my life, I went to unisex salons that reeked of perm chemicals and mousse. Every time I’d go, I’d walk away with a bad haircut. On top of that, I always felt out of place. Most […]

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Building The Perfect Dopp Kit

by Brett

Share Unlike many women who require a small suitcase for their toiletries, a traveling man needs only a few essentials to be happy. Nevertheless, a man needs a place to stow these items. Enter the Dopp kit.

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