Dress & Grooming

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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 Sometimes, Always, Never 3-Button Rule

by Brett & Kate McKay

A few years ago, we published a guest post on suit buttons, and one of the best things I got out of it was a handy way to remember the right way to button a three-button suit jacket, which was shared by the first commenter. It’s called the “sometimes, always, never” button rule. Starting with […]

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How to Shave Like Your Grandpa: An Instructional Film [VIDEO]

by Brett

Our very first and one of our most popular posts on AoM is “How to Shave Like Your Grandpa.” We figured it was about time we did a video on classic safety razor shaving, in the style of vintage instructional films. Enjoy! Email subscribers, click here to watch the video.

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Save Money and Shop Smart: Know the Style Pyramid

by Antonio

Let’s just be honest: style, for men, is a hard thing to grasp. It’s especially hard when buying new clothes. We always forget our sizes, we don’t know how things are supposed to fit, and we can never figure out what matches or looks good. Sometimes what we buy ends up sitting in the closet […]

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Outfitted & Equipped: Weekend Getaway

by Brett & Kate McKay
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This post is brought to you by Trunk Club. Trunk Club takes the hassle out of clothing shopping by pairing you up with a personal stylist who creates and ships a box filled with outfits directly to your door. What to wear and bring on a quick weekend getaway.

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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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Outfitted and Equipped: Linking Up at Keens Steakhouse in New York City

by A Manly Guest Contributor


Brought to you by Jameson Black Barrel. Michael Williams from A Continuous Lean shows us what to wear and bring when hanging out the historical Keens Steakhouse in NYC.

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Outfitted & Equipped: Linking Up at The Barrelhouse Flat in Chicago

by A Manly Guest Contributor


Brought to you by Jameson Black Barrel. Seth Putnam from The Midwest Style shows us what to wear and bring when hanging out at the Barrelhouse Flat in Chicago.

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Common Clothing Stains and How to Remove Them

by Antonio

Plop. That’s the sound of BBQ sauce landing on your brand new blazer coat as you’re chowing down on some mouthwatering ribs. Dadgummit. You need to wear that jacket to a business presentation at the end of the week. What to do? From sliding into first base to finding a leaky pen in your pocket, everybody stains […]

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Outfitted & Equipped: Sunny Spring Patio Happy Hour

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s note: This gallery is curated by Joe Weber from Dappered.com. I’ve been getting lots of requests from companies to sponsor an edition of Outfitted and Equipped lately (no, this one isn’t sponsored — the sponsor wanted me to remove the valet at the last minute for not being cool enough, and I wouldn’t do […]

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How to Create a Barbershop Hot Towel at Home

by Brett

One of the best parts of a barbershop straight razor shave are the copious amounts of hot towels the barber presses on your face. It’s so stinking relaxing. There’s also a practical reason for this classic ritual: the heat from the towel softens up your beard so the barber can give you a nice, close, […]

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How to Layer Clothing With Style

by Antonio

Are you bewildered by talk of “layering” in menswear? Don’t worry — most men are. The goal of this article is to help fix that. So let’s start out simple. Your average guy on the street typically has one visible layer: shirt and trousers. Maybe a jacket if he’s dressing up (a second layer), and […]

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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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A Man’s Guide to Overcoats

by Antonio

You probably want to be taken seriously, get good service at a restaurant, and make a good first impression when you meet a business partner. Fleece coats from The North Face may be great for a camping trip and for outdoor activities, but at your office job, they make you look like an amateur, especially […]

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How to Grow a Handlebar Mustache

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, […]

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Dressing Sharp & Casual: The Comprehensive Guide for Young Men

by Antonio

Custom suits and imported silk ties look great, but they’re not a lot of use to young men in their late teens and early 20s. Even if you could afford that kind of a wardrobe (most can’t), there’s no place to wear it – it’s far too formal for socializing with 20-somethings, and very few […]

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Beyond Toilet Paper: How to Treat Shaving Nicks and Cuts

by Brett

No matter how careful you may be, shaving nicks and cuts are bound to happen. The go-to remedy for most gents is to simply apply small pieces of toilet paper to their little wounds and wait for them to clot up. While effective, it can take a long time for the bleeding to stop. And […]

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The Stylish Man’s Guide to Concealed Carry

by Antonio

How to arrange good-looking clothing around the decidedly non-standard bulge of a handgun is a topic worth looking at. It’s something that a whole range of men need to think about: police detectives, security guards, entrepreneurs in dangerous countries, and even your average American civilian who prefers to be armed. “Concealed carry” exists for a […]

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How to Roll Up Your Shirt Sleeves

by Antonio

In 2011, MARADMIN 621/11 came down from headquarters Marine Corps. In a nutshell — it was determined that the Marines would no longer roll up their shirt sleeves of their combat utility uniform while in garrison. A small detail really. Yet that small detail led to many heated debates, including this interesting one over at […]

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