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Your Grandpa’s Jeans: A Primer on Raw and Selvedge Denim

by Brett & Kate McKay

While denim jeans have been a clothing staple for men since the 19th century, the jeans you’re probably wearing right now are a lot different from the denim jeans that your grandpa or even your dad wore. Before the 1950s, most denim jeans were crafted from raw and selvedge denim that was made in the […]

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How and When to Tuck in Your Shirt

by Antonio

Why talk about something so basic? Is there really a need to teach men something most of us have been doing since we were 5? Well, yes actually. Just look around. How many men do you see sporting a billowy, unkempt-looking shirt? Or what about that guy giving a presentation who unconsciously re-tucked his shirt […]

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Influence, Persuasion, and Personal Presentation: Why and How to Look Your Best When Interacting with Others

by Antonio

Are you intentionally making mistakes at work to make yourself look incompetent? Are you purposely sabotaging your presentations? Are you setting yourself up for failure as an instructor? Hopefully, the answer is no. Yet the vast majority of men I see who want to be influential fail to master the three tips I’ll share today. But […]

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A Man’s Guide to Black Tie: How To Wear A Tuxedo

by Antonio

Nothing makes a man feel as sharp and debonair (and makes the ladies swoon) as when donning a tuxedo. Unfortunately, “black tie” is an often misunderstood dress code, leading men to end up looking more like Lloyd and Harry in Dumb and Dumber than 007. You can thank rental outlets and high school proms for […]

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Dressing for the Holidays: Your 60 Second Guide

by Brett & Kate McKay


This post is brought to you by State Farm. For more help, visit State Farm Nation. Inspiration on what to wear this holiday season.

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How to Build an Interchangeable Wardrobe

by Antonio
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This post is brought to you by Gore-Tex®. Check out their line of casual, comfortable, and waterproof shoes here. How to build an interchangeable wardrobe on a budget.

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How Should a Suit Fit? Your Easy-to-Follow Visual Guide

by Antonio

If you’re dressing on a budget, one of the most popular pieces of advice out there is to buy off-the-rack suits in the best fit you can get, and then take them to a tailor for custom adjustments. That’s good advice. You’ll find it in several articles right here on the Art of Manliness. But […]

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How to Roll Your Shirt Sleeves: Your 60-Second Visual Guide

by Brett & Kate McKay

Some sleeve-rolling techniques are better and more appropriate than others depending on the garment and the occasion. Here’s your 60-second illustrated guide to figuring out which roll will work best for you and how to do it. For an in-depth guide to rolling your sleeves, check out this article. Illustration by Ted Slampyak

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7 Style Tips for Large Men: The Big Man’s Guide to Sharp Dressing

by Antonio

Fashion, like any industry, has its share of quackery, and no one gets treated to more “miracle products” or “life-changing purchases” (Spanx for men anyone?) than a man with some meat on his bones. You can forget most of that stuff. It’s not effective, and it’s creating a problem where there isn’t one. Dressing well […]

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A Man’s Guide to Undershirts: History, Styles, and Which to Wear

by Antonio

Well, it’s summer now, and pretty soon we’re going to start seeing guys’ undershirts whether we want to or not. When it heats up outside, you see outer layers come off and occasionally even see someone wearing a white t-shirt or tank top out and about around town. Just last weekend I was at a […]

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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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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 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 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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