Dress & Grooming

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A Man’s Guide to Boots and Shoes

by Antonio

Over 70 years ago, archeologist Luther Cressman discovered perhaps the world’s oldest footwear in Central Oregon.  The sandals were dated to be 10,000 years old, and from the pictures I’ve seen, were made with intricate weaves that indicated they were not only functional, but also stylish in design.  From our tribal days to modern times, […]

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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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Looking Sharp While Traveling the World

by Antonio

Image from Modern Mechanix Why “Stylish” Travel Clothing? Traveling used to be a glamorous endeavor. As it was more rare than it is today, going on a trip was really something special. This was particularly true of the golden age of flying; men in suits and ties relaxed in plush chairs, stretched their legs out, […]

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Thrifting: 5 Tips for Getting Top-Quality Products at Rock-Bottom Prices

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Jonathan Smoyer. “I believe thrift is essential to well-ordered living.” – John D. Rockefeller So you’ve decided to update your wardrobe and step out with a more dapper look. Then you realize there’s no way you will be able to pay $300 (maybe more) for a new […]

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A Man’s Guide to Socks

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

We give this often overlooked piece of clothing a thorough look over, if for no other reason than to ensure when you spend your hard earned dollars you are buying the best socks for your needs.

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A Deadly Ritual: 5 Men Who Died from Shaving

by Brett & Kate McKay

These days, nothing can be more routine for a man than shaving. We hardly give a second thought to scraping a razor against our skin each morning. If we fear anything about the process, it’s that we’ll nick ourselves or end up with severe razor burn. But it wasn’t always so. Shaving was once a […]

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Clothing Fit: Dealing with Weight Loss and Gain

by Antonio

This holiday season many of us will be eating large meals and spending time with family watching our favorite sporting events.  Another portion of us will start our New Year’s resolutions and make exercise and healthy eating a part of our daily lives.  Either way, quite a few of us will discover over the next […]

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7 Lessons on Appearance Learned in the Marine Corps

by Antonio

I was 23 years old and attending a wedding where I was a groomsman – it was at this event that I learned firsthand how The Basic School had prepared me for more than just leading Marines.  In a room with five other young men, I was the only one who knew how to properly […]

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A Man’s Guide to the Trench Coat

by Antonio

  Perhaps no garment is as romanticized as the trench coat; from South Africa to France to Casablanca to London, it has remained functional and almost unchanged for over 100 years.  Look closely at the pictures in this article and you’ll notice the trench coat of a century ago is almost identical to those sold […]

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How to Smell Like a Barbershop

by Brett

I love the smell of an old barbershop. The mixture of talc, hair tonics, Barbicide, and cheap coffee creates a distinctly manly smell that brings back a lot of memories for me – memories of Saturday mornings at the Friendly Barbershop in downtown Edmond, Oklahoma, sitting in a hard plastic chair reading 1960s Archie comics […]

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A Man’s Guide to Sweaters

by Antonio

A quality sweater that properly fits is one of the most flattering garments a man can wear.  It adds weight to a skinny physique and streamlines a large figure. Functionally it keeps you warm while style wise it can break up the monotonous wearing of dress shirts and slacks to the office. Yet most men […]

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A Man’s Primer on the Blazer Jacket

by Antonio

Incredibly versatile, a navy blazer is one of the core garments a man should own if he lives in a large city, near the water, or has a lifestyle where the wearing of suits and sports jackets needs to be bridged.  A blazer should always be matched with odd trousers (never a fabric too similar) […]

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A Guide to Dressing Sharp for Fathers

by Antonio

Six years ago my life completely changed; the birth of my son ushered in a sense of awesome responsibility that was greater than any I have ever experienced (the Marine Corps and marriage included).  I realized very quickly that my actions, at more than anytime in my life, would have a direct effect on the […]

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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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How to Buy and Restore Vintage Shaving Gear

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s note: Here at AoM, we’re big proponents of bringing back the traditional wet shave by learning how to shave like your grandpa (with a safety razor) or even like your great-grandpa (with a straight razor). If you decide to trade in your multi-blade cartridge razor for the old fashioned variety, you may find yourself with an […]

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Look What Happens When You Dress As Smart As You Are: Vintage Images From True Magazine

by Brett & Kate McKay

Tony’s post on how to change your style reminded me of a great magazine article I found awhile back ago in a 1954 issue of True Magazine for Men that I bought at an estate sale in Vermont. Entitled ”Look What Happens When You Dress As Smart as You Are,” the article highlights the style transformation of Columbia University […]

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A Man’s Guide to Style Transition: 6 Steps to Start Dressing Like the Man You Know Yourself to Be

by Antonio

Over the past two years we’ve written quite a bit here at AOM about how to dress better; but one thing we haven’t addressed is the mindset necessary to carry out changing your personal presentation.  Having consulted with hundreds of men on improving their appearance, I’ve discovered that most are ready for change, but many […]

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Measuring the Man: How to Measure Yourself for Clothing (Plus a Bonus Personal Sizing Card)

by Brett

Never forget what pant size you wear next time you visit the store. Learn how to measure yourself and then write down those measurements on your free AoM Clothing Measurement Card.

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

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How to Build Your Wardrobe: Part IV – Protecting, Storing, and Cleaning your Clothing

by Antonio

Introduction First in How to Build Your Wardrobe Part I we listed the wardrobe basics for several different kinds of men.  Next in How to Build Your Wardrobe Part II we went over these basic items in more detail. In How to Build Your Wardrobe Part III we covered hats and other accessories.  In this […]

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