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15 INSPIRATIONAL INSTAGRAMMERS YOU SHOULD BE FOLLOWING

As Instagram and the the world of menswear evolves, the number of accounts only keeps growing. There’s a plethora of bloggers with top notch content, but in a sea of over 300 million active users, finding the ones that deserve a follow can be a hassle. Fret not, though. We’ve navigated the Insta-sphere and prepared a list… read more

HOW TO PROPERLY IRON A SHIRT

A shirt says a lot about the man wearing it. There’s a fine line between “freshly pressed” and “I haven’t done laundry in ages.” When you wear a wrinkled shirt, what you’re really saying is that you don’t care how you look, you’re incapable of operating an iron, and you really don’t want anyone to… read more

LEATHER BUYING GUIDE

Leather has been a quintessential part of fashion for pretty much the entirety of man’s existence. Every man needs some good leather products. Leather belts and wallets are trademarks of class, and a leather jacket? Well, a leather jacket provides instant, effortless cool. Here’s everything you need to know about why leather’s awesome, what to… read more

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SUSPENDERS

Today, it’s pretty much a given fact that a well-dressed man and a good quality belt go hand-in-hand. But, belts as we know and use them today are a fairly new invention in the history of fashion. Prior to WWI, belts were used primarily, if not only, for military uniforms as a decorative piece. The known,… read more

11 ETIQUETTE MUSTS FOR THE MODERN GENTLEMAN

A wise man once said that “a gentleman is not defined by the content of his wallet or the cut of his suit. He is defined by his manners and the content of his character.” We at The GentleManual are strong proponents of good manners. However, it seems as if the concepts of manners and… read more

HAIR PRODUCT GUIDE

Your hair is just as much a part of your look as that tailored suit you’re wearing. How you choose to style it will no doubt determine how people see you. Think of spiked hair versus a side-part. One screams “Jersey Shore” while the other suggests “gentleman.” Your hairstyle will ultimately be determined by the… read more

10 CLASSY WATCHES UNDER $100

Despite the fact that the evolution of the smart phone has made wearing a watch redundant, a watch’s ability to demonstrate personality and style has not been stripped. They are timeless (or time-full?) pieces. We all love our watches. However, we don’t particularly like the idea of spending the cost of a used car (or a cheap Rolex) on… read more

4TH OF JULY BARBECUE GUIDE

It may not come as a huge surprise that the Fourth of July is the biggest grilling holiday of the year. A backyard barbecue is the perfect excuse to gather a group of friends, get outdoors, and grab a drink or two. We’ve laid out the foundation for setting yourself up to be a grill… read more

STOCKING THE PERFECT HOME BAR

There are few things more enjoyable than having a properly stocked bar in the comfort of your own home. We’re not talking about having one go-to bottle stashed away in the back of your freezer and a 6-pack of beer that you picked up on your way home from work. What you need, friends, is… read more

WHAT TO WEAR TO ANY WEDDING

It’s undoubtedly awesome to get an invite to a wedding. There’s a little partying, some music, an open bar–the works. But unless you’re the groom or the best man, there’s always the underlying question: What are you supposed to wear? When you’re not the one getting hitched, there’s a lot of gray area when it… read more

10 GIFTS FOR FATHER’S DAY TO MAKE DAD FEEL DAPPER

It’s almost that time of year again. He raised you, he taught you right from wrong, he’s been around to see you at your best and your worst. Through his actions, you’ve grown to understand how to become successful in life and how to recover from mistakes. You owe a lot of what you know… read more

DECK THE DEN: MAKE YOUR MAN CAVE

“Man cave.” What’s that, you ask? Think of the infamous bat cave, but on a smaller scale (unless you’re Bruce Wayne, or have a lot of money to blow). A few years ago, the term “man cave” was even added to the official dictionary, so you probably know by now that if you don’t have… read more

HOW (AND WHY) TO WEAR COLORFUL PANTS

Summer is upon us, gents. Days are longer, clothes are lighter, and colors are… well, brighter. It goes without saying that there is definitely a resurgence of bold color and pattern happening in men’s fashion, and the menswear industry is imploring dapper folk like yourself to experiment with making a personal statement with your ensembles. Quite… read more

BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO GRILLING

One summer activity that we’re starting to get fired up about is grilling. Whether you’re a seasoned grill master or have never before ventured near an open flame, get out of the frying pan and get your hands on some good old fashioned backyard barbecue. If you’re just starting out, here’s everything you need to know to learn… read more

THE MEN’S ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO COLOGNE

Picking cologne is often a befuddling mess of hit-and-miss scents and an array of confusing foreign vocabulary. It’s a whole lot of jargon when all you’re trying to do is find your elusive signature scent. We’ve broken down all you need to know to find the perfect scent that embodies you in one comprehensive guide to cologne. Kiss the… read more

5 WAYS TO SURPRISE MOM ON MOTHER’S DAY

Mother’s Day is quickly approaching.  Go beyond the usual card and flowers, and make this year a special one for you and mom.  Of course, the traditional card and bouquet combo are and should be a given, but going beyond the norm this year will make it that much more special.  If you’re drawing a blank as… read more

BACHELOR PARTY IDEAS FOR ANY BUDGET

When someone says “bachelor party,” the first thing that comes to mind may be alcohol, strippers, and Vegas – so cliché. There’s nothing wrong with the standard debauchery of a wild night out, but there’s a difference between tried-and-true and it’s-all-been-done-before. Check out these unconventional ways to let loose one last time before officially tying the knot. There’s a party out… read more

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