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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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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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A Man and the Boutonniere

by Antonio

Introduction to the Boutonniere Most men will wear a flower on the lapel of their jacket only a handful of times in their lifetime.  This is a shame.  Nothing adds panache to a man’s appearance like the confidence embodied in wearing a stylish boutonniere. A simple flower worn on the lapel of a jacket is […]

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A Man’s Guide to Summer Dress Part II

by Antonio

Welcome to Part II in our hot weather dressing series.  In this article we’ll cover general guidelines to remember when dressing for the heat and specifically get into hot weather headwear, footwear, and lower body clothing.  If you haven’t read it already, please make sure to read A Man’s Guide to Summer Dress Part I […]

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Going Sockless in the Summer

by Brett & Kate McKay

As a teenager, flip flops were a staple for me in the summer. I would go through a pair or two each season. But as I got older,  I stopped wearing flip flops. Why? Well, for starters, I realized that men have really ugly feet and that most people probably don’t want to see my […]

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How to Build Your Wardrobe: Part III – Men’s Hats, Watches, and Other Accessories

by Antonio

In How to Build Your Wardrobe Part I we discussed why a man’s clothing is important, broke men up into groups, and listed the clothing they need.  In How to Build Your Wardrobe Part II we gave you 5 general wardrobe building guidelines and expanded on the clothing checklists.  Now in How to Build your Wardrobe […]

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How to Build Your Wardrobe: Part II – Men’s Clothing Specifics

by Antonio

Share In How to Build your Wardrobe Part I we discussed why a man’s clothing is important, broke men up into four groups, and then listed the clothing they would need.  In How to Build your Wardrobe Part II we will give you 5 general wardrobe building guidelines and expand on the clothing checklists by […]

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How to Build Your Wardrobe: Part I

by Antonio

Share Our appearance speaks louder than our words….. Every day we pass by hundreds of people on the subway, in hallways, or on the streets, never saying a word.  Yet despite the lack of verbal communication, decisions are being made as to the trustworthiness and intentions of those around you.  Doubt this?  Try wearing a […]

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Art of Manliness Suit School: Part III – A Primer on Suit Buttons

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s note: The AoM Community’s resident style hobbyist, Leo Mulvihill, posted a series of posts on the Community blog to help men understand more about buying, wearing, and looking your best in a suit. We’ll be publishing his entries here every other week. Thanks for sharing your sartorial knowledge, Leo! It’s time for another session […]

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The Case for Cold Water Shaving

by Brett

Share When I watched the HBO series Band of Brothers, I was struck by how the soldiers, ill-supplied, freezing, and wearily dug into the snowy trenches of Bastogne, still made time to shave. The clean shaven face was and is military policy. Even today, US soldiers, although they must do without hot water and baths […]

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Waterproofing Your Shoes – A Man’s Guide to Weather Resistant Footwear

by Antonio

A pair of well-made shoes are expensive; they become much more expensive, however, when you have to retire them early because you did not care for them properly.  I recently learned this hard way when the leather on my favorite pair of Chelsea boots cracked.  Although I had waterproofed them according to my “Texas” standards […]

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The Art of Manliness Suit School: Part II – The Alterations Every Man Needs

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s note: The AoM Community’s resident style hobbyist, Leo Mulvihill, posted a series of posts on the Community blog to help men understand more about buying, wearing, and looking your best in a suit. We’ll be publishing his entries here every other week. Thanks for sharing your sartorial knowledge, Leo! Fit is the single most […]

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The Art of Manliness Suit School: Part I – Fused vs. Canvassed Suits

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s note: The AoM Community’s resident style hobbyist, Leo Mulvihill, posted a series of posts on the Community blog to help men understand more about buying and wearing a suit. We’ll be publishing his entries here every other week. Thanks for sharing your sartorial knowledge, Leo! Share Those of you who are active on the […]

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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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DIY Bay Rum Aftershave

by Brett & Kate McKay

When we did our post about 15 manly smells a few months ago, several of you chimed in that bay rum should have made the list. For the uninitiated, bay rum is a fragrance that’s often used in aftershave lotion and shaving soaps. West Indies bay leaf, spices, and Jamaican rum, combine to give the […]

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A Pocket History of Milton J. Wurtleburtle

by Brett & Kate McKay

As we’ve discussed before, you can tell a lot about a man from what he keeps in his pockets. And you can tell a man’s whole life history from how those contents change over time. At least that was the premise of a piece that appeared in a 1933 issue of Esquire Magazine. Enjoy. A […]

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A Man and the Sports Jacket: A Tailored Suit’s Sports Jacket Giveaway

by Antonio

Introduction to the Sports Jacket   Few garments in a wardrobe can transform a man like a handsome sports jacket.  Slipping it on over a dress shirt instantly changes how strangers perceive you.  It can provide the right balance of professionalism in an environment where a suit would be overkill, and depending on the fabric […]

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5 Signs of a Quality Watch

by Brett & Kate McKay

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Xiaoli Li. Mr. Li is a contributing editor at DefinitiveTouch.com and TheShoeBuff.com. Extensively experienced in writing for broadcast and print, Xiaoli is a graduate of the University of Toronto, with majors in Drama and English. My father and I never had a great relationship. He was gone a […]

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Tips for Breaking in a Leather Jacket: The Schott NYC Jacket Giveaway

by Brett & Kate McKay

Editor’s note: While the Saddleback giveaway last night, we’ve got another awesome holiday season giveaway of one the finest leather products in the land: a jacket from Schott NYC. Here Schott shares its tips in breaking in a leather jacket. For a chance to win one of their uber-manly jackets and coats, check below for […]

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