Dress & Grooming

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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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10 Tips for a Better Shave on Your Neck

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Mark “Mantic59″ Herro. The neck can be a particularly troublesome area to shave.  Some just can’t seem to get a close enough shave.  Others are troubled by razor burn with redness and pain, nicks, cuts, and ingrown hairs.  Here are 10 strategies that can help tame the […]

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Dressing Sharp in Hot Weather: The Guayabera

by Antonio

The story goes like this. About three hundred years ago a farmer’s wife took a needle and thread to her husband’s work shirt. She sewed four large pockets onto the front of the shirt, enabling her husband to easily pick and carry guayabas (guavas). Past this — well, that’s where the arguments start. The Cubans claim […]

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How to Sew on a Button

by Antonio

I was in Chicago at a networking event three years ago and found myself with a problem. The dress shirt I was wearing had apparently “shrank” in the neck as I couldn’t get it to button-up all the way to the top.  Although I could normally skip the tie, this event was more formal and […]

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Unique Shaving & Grooming Rituals from History and Around the World

by Brett & Kate McKay

This post is brought to you by Phillips Norelco What’s this? You think today’s man goes overboard with his grooming habits? Wait ’till you get a load of our manly ancestors.

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How to Trim Your Mustache: An Illustrated Guide

by Brett


This post is brought to you by Phillips Norelcor What’s this? An illustrated guide to trimming your mustache.

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A Man’s Guide to Wearing Shorts

by Antonio

Few items in a man’s wardrobe seem to elicit as much debate as shorts do. Today we’ll uncover just why that is, and then offer some guidelines on the how, what, where, and why of wearing them. Guidelines I’m sure will be much debated! Let’s get right to it. Why are some men reluctant to […]

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How to Keep Your Shaving Lather Nice and Warm [VIDEO]

by Brett

For those of you shaving with a safety razor or straight razor, I wanted to share this quick tip on how to keep your lather nice and warm. Create your lather in your mug or bowl. Place your lather mug or bowl in your empty sink. Fill up the sink with piping hot water until […]

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What to Wear on a First Date: Your 60 Second Visual Guide (Spring/Summer Edition)

by Brett & Kate McKay
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This post is brought to you by Life Khaki from Haggar What’s this? An at-a-glance visual guide on how to dress for a first date.

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How To Dress For the Kentucky Derby: Your 60 Second Visual Guide

by Brett & Kate McKay


This post is brought to you by Life Khaki from Haggar What’s this?What’s this? An at-a-glance visual guide on how to be the most dapper man at the Kentucky Derby.

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A Man’s Guide to Travel Luggage: Choosing the Right Bag for Your Trip

by Antonio

Vacations, business trips, conferences, class reunions–whenever you leave home, part of your wardrobe has to come with you. We’ve talked before about what to bring–now let’s take a look at what you’re taking it in. A man’s luggage is both a practical and a stylistic decision. You want something that carries all your necessities, is […]

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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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How to Remove and Prevent Yellow Armpit Stains

by Brett

It’s a sartorial problem that many men have, but few talk about. Yellow armpit stains. You or someone you know has probably suffered the shame and embarrassment of wearing a dress shirt with dingy yellow stains radiating from the armpits. Instead of your office mates listening in awe as you tell them about the fish you caught that “was […]

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Photo Essay: The Straight Razor Shave

by Brett

Here on AoM we’ve talked a lot about the glory of getting a straight razor shave at a barber shop. It’s the man equivalent of getting a facial at a spa. It’s a super relaxing ritual that involves a lot of hot towels and plenty of manly smelling shaving cream and face lotions to soften […]

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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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