Dress & Grooming

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6 Forgotten Drugstore Colognes and Aftershaves

by Brett

Every time I stroll down the men’s grooming aisle at my local drugstore to pick up some deodorant or Brylcreem, I can’t help but notice the shelves of colognes and aftershaves. Gillette’s green and blue goo aftershaves seem to sell well, as do the notorious AXE body sprays. However, as my eyes drift down to the lowest […]

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A Man’s Guide to Cold Weather Dressing

by Antonio

To pay my way through college, I worked as a tower hand for a tower services company in Cedar Rapids. For three years I spent my weekends climbing thousands of feet into the air to fix antennas, replace cables, and change light bulbs. And that was the easy part–what I hated was the cold! You […]

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Dressing for the Occasion: Your 60 Second Visual Guide

by Brett & Kate McKay

This illustrated guide made possible by Life Khaki by Haggar – Talking Men’s style. What’s this? Got an invite to a party that has a dress code have no clue what “black tie optional” means? Here’s an illustrated guide to help you decipher that dress code.

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How to Dress for a Job Interview: Your 60 Second Visual Guide

by Brett & Kate McKay

This illustrated guide made possible by Life Khaki by Haggar – Talking Men’s style. What’s this? Got a job interview coming up and are wondering how to dress? Here are some general guidelines to follow at a glance.

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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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Hacks for the Traveling Man: 11 Quick Fixes for Dressing and Grooming Problems on the Road

by Antonio

When it comes to traveling, some men are careful packers. They make a list and carefully lay out the clothes they need for their trip a day or two before their departure. Other men are last minute packers, rushing around the house, throwing things in their bag while reassuring themselves that they won’t miss the […]

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Dressing and Style Tips for the Working Man

by Antonio

The term “blue collar” has its origins in the blue colored shirts of the working class. Unlike “gentlemen” who wore white shirts, the blue collared man labored with his hands and didn’t wear white cuffs or collars as they were impractical. Instead, he wore blue cotton shirts dyed with inexpensive indigo which helped cover up […]

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5 Steps to Upgrading Your Business Casual Clothing

by Antonio

This series is supported by Gillette. Learn more about Gillette and its products at Gillette.com. What’s this?

This article outlines five guidelines that can take your business casual look from bland and unimaginative corporate-drone to smart and sharp go-getter. Whether you are managing a diner or selling commercial space in a retail center–you want others to view you as competent and trustworthy.

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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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Dressing Taller: 10 Tips for Short Men

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

While there isn’t much short men can do, short of gruesomely lengthening your bones, to physically increase your height, there are ways to appear taller. Key in this is the way you dress and present yourself, and today we’ll share ten tips on how you can use style to enhance your stature, and perhaps more importantly, your confidence.

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What to Wear on a First Date

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

If you’re going out on a date with a woman, dress like a man. In this article we focus on how to properly dress for a first date.

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Dressing and Influence: The Right Look for Different Meeting Types

by Antonio

In this article I address the question, “Can the way we dress for these interactions, these “meetings” positively affect their outcome?”

I argue yes, it can. In my experience, understanding the type of meetings you are headed into and having the forethought to dress in a manner that plays to your advantage is just plain smart.

This series is supported by Gillette. Learn more about Gillette and its products at Gillette.com. What’s this?

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How to Match a Tie with a Dress Shirt and Suit

by Antonio

When it comes to adding the finishing touch–the tie–some men feel confused as to how to choose a tie that will complement the other elements in their ensemble. Here’s everything you need to know on how to match a tie with your outfit.

This series is supported by Gillette. Learn more about Gillette and its products at Gillette.com. What’s this?

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How to Buy and Restore Vintage Straight Razors

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Matt Pisarcik and Sebastian Sandersius. When you think of the manliest way of shaving, your mind undoubtedly goes to your great-grandpa’s tool of choice: the straight-edge razor. You may have thought about owning one, but immediately dismissed the idea for a host of reasons. They can be […]

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Blue Jeans: An Introduction to Denim

by Antonio

Is there anything more American than blue jeans?

Over the last 160 years blue jeans have woven their way into American and even world culture.  Classless, utilitarian, and yet classically stylish, jeans have been worn by prisoners, plumbers, and presidents alike.

This series is supported by Gillette. Learn more about Gillette and its products at Gillette.com. What’s this?

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How to Properly Iron a Dress Shirt

by Antonio

I can’t count the number of times I’ve seen a man who’s wearing what would be a very dapper get-up….except it’s ruined by wrinkly clothes. I see this especially with young, single professional men who probably don’t have mom or a wife to iron their clothes for them and never learned this basic life skill […]

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