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3 SIMPLE STEPS TO LAYERING

If there’s one thing gentlemen like about dressing up more than anything, it’s adding layers to an outfit. Adding layers gives a look more depth, more color, and often times, more texture. As temperatures drop, it becomes more necessary to do so. Eventually, form and function need to find a middle ground. One needs to… read more

11 COLD WEATHER JACKETS UNDER $200

The holidays may be over, but it’s still freezing out, and every man needs a few warm, stylish jackets in his winter rotation. But after Christmas and New Year’s, it’s safe to say that none of us are looking to break the bank. While there are surely a lot of jackets out there that are… read more

STYLE RESOLUTIONS FOR THE NEW YEAR

We’ve all come a long way from the t-shirt and jeans look. It’s true. Before ties, we relied on a stack of graphic tees to get us through the week. It took some work. The process involved a lot of trial and error, and a lot of looking for and applying inspiration. And, it took… read more

WHAT TO WEAR THIS NEW YEAR’S EVE

Merry Christmas, gentlemen! Well, it’s almost that time of year again, the end of yet another year. Is it just us, or are the years going by faster and faster? Well, time flies when you’re having fun. The fun’s not over, though! You already have your New Year’s Eve party plans (right?). Now you just need… read more

HOW TO STYLE YOUR UGLY CHRISTMAS SWEATER

It’s a love-hate tradition. Every December, in what can only be described as a bizarre ritual in which Christmas and alcohol are tenuously linked together via festive holiday knitwear and deemed a fitting celebration, the ugly sweater party is a yuletide tradition with questionable origins, unseeming relevance, and a ridiculous dress code. You roll your… read more

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CUFFLINKS

Every now and then, it’s important to do something different with your daily attire.  If you’ve run out of ideas, give cufflinks a run for your money.  Why, you might ask? Because when done correctly, they can be just the finishing touch you need to top off your look.  For those of you that don’t… read more

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE 2015

Scratching your head at what to get your friend, boyfriend, or good ole’ dad this Christmas? He already has everything he needs, he hasn’t hinted at anything, and you really don’t want to get him yet another wallet. But we get it. You’re putting a lot of thought into it, and the decision can be tough! The… read more

YOUR ULTIMATE HOLIDAY COCKTAIL GUIDE: 4 IMPRESSIVE DRINKS FROM TOP OC MIXOLOGISTS

Get in the spirit this holiday season and show off some seriously impressive bartending skills at your next Christmas party. To get you inspired, we’ve asked 4 renowned mixologists from some of the coolest cocktail joints in Southern California to give us their best signature holiday-inspired drink recipes, so that we could share them with you…. read more

WHAT YOUR FAVORITE TIE KNOT SAYS ABOUT YOU

If you’ve ever searched for different types of tie knots, you know that there’s a lot of veritable options out there. They come in all shapes and sizes, from the classics to the more adventurous types. Sometimes, the type of knot you choose will depend on the thickness of your tie’s fabric. However, we know most… read more

YOUR FIRST BESPOKE SUIT: HOW TO TALK TO YOUR TAILOR

There is something–no, many things–to be said about a bespoke suit. A bespoke suit flatters every wearer, never goes out of style, and has the power all on its own to imbue a sense of confidence and prominence in even the meekest of gentlemen. When you don a bespoke suit, you will instantly feel like… read more

7 HATS TO BOOST YOUR STREET STYLE

A hat can add the perfect finishing touch to any outfit.  Not sure it’s for you?  Well, don’t knock it ‘til you try it. With that being said, take this advice as you will: mix a hat (or two, or three) into your daily wardrobe.  These headpieces have been worn by the most dapper of… read more

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT TIE BARS

Gentlemen, the tie bar, tie clip, tie clasp, tie slide–call it what you will–is your ode to style and class. You’re already wearing your favorite tie, so why wouldn’t you take it one step further? A tie bar will make you look significantly better. And trust us, there’s so much more to that piece of… read more

DON’T BE THAT GUY: HALLOWEEN OFFICE PARTY DO’S AND DON’TS

Halloween is next week. If you’re like us, you’re pretty darn excited for the upcoming evenings of Halloween-themed parties, get-togethers, liquor, candy, and debauchery celebrated with friends in their ghoulish and/or sexy garb that are sure to ensue. Celebrating Halloween with friends is great, because you have free reign (for better or for worse) to… read more

YOUR GUIDE TO MEN’S JEWELRY

Let’s just say it: It’s really easy to go wrong when it comes to men’s jewelry. There’s a fine line between sporting a statement necklace and looking like 2 Chainz, or wearing a ring and looking like the Godfather. Much like when you’re wearing anything else, the key to wearing jewelry is to do so… read more

10 THINGS WOMEN WISH YOU’D STOP WEARING

Hi gents, the women of The GentleManual are back! You may recall the article we did a few weeks back about the things we love most about men’s fashion (but if you don’t recall, read up here!). We thought it’d only be fitting if we followed that piece up with a few more insights into what… read more

HOW TO DECORATE YOUR DESK

Odds are that you probably spend more time at work than at home. It’s only appropriate that, assuming your office allows it, you amp up your workspace and make it a place that you feel more comfortable working in. Much like your clothing, your office space can say a lot about you. Are you messy? Does… read more

7 WAYS TO MASTER DRESSING FOR TRANSITIONAL WEATHER

The weeks between changing seasons can be a little tricky when it comes to figuring out how to dress. We come to love the weather we’re in, but before we know it, the weather starts to change, and we’re forced to adapt what we wear accordingly. Do we really have to put away those shorts we’ve… read more

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