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The Stylish Man’s Guide to Concealed Carry

by Antonio

How to arrange good-looking clothing around the decidedly non-standard bulge of a handgun is a topic worth looking at. It’s something that a whole range of men need to think about: police detectives, security guards, entrepreneurs in dangerous countries, and even your average American civilian who prefers to be armed. “Concealed carry” exists for a […]

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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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.

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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.

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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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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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