CATEGORY: STYLE

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

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

A MODERN TAKE ON KENTUCKY DERBY STYLE

In what can best be described as a wildly festive and attractive conglomeration of high society meets fashion meets Mardi Gras-style chaos meets sports, the 141st Kentucky Derby weekend kicks off on May 1st in Louisville. During the “Fastest Two Minutes in Sports,” horses race around a one-and-a-quarter mile track at breakneck speeds. and spectators dressed to… read more

KICKING UP YOUR SOCK GAME: A GUIDE TO MEN’S SOCK FASHION

  We all know that socks are a staple of any man’s wardrobe. However, for the majority of us, socks are merely seen as just that: a staple that serves only for the benefit of practicality and function. With this mindset, socks are cast aside as an entirely missed opportunity at evoking a keen sense… read more

FIRST DATE TIPS TO LAND THE SECOND

So you’ve managed to convince that cute girl you met at the coffee shop that you’re worth her time and scored her number in the process. Great! Now all you have to do is convince her that you really are. When it comes to first dates, it seems like everything’s up in the air. Where… read more

HAIR TERMINOLOGY: HOW TO TELL YOUR BARBER EXACTLY WHAT YOU WANT

We’ve all been there. You go to the ole’ barber, you give him a vague description about what you’d like with a lot of “yes,” “sure,” “okay whatever you think’s best”… and you end up leaving a little unsure of what just happened, ultimately deciding to just settle for the cut you agreed to. It’s just hair, right? You… read more

THE NOT-SO-BASIC SPRING MENSWEAR COLOR GUIDE

Spring is upon us, gents.  And with this season, comes new ways to reveal your dapper side.  Spring menswear has a new palette of colors that should not be overlooked.  This season’s most popular looks include shades of blue, green, and a dash of marsala.  Mixing these contrasting colors may seem a bit complex, so we’ve curated… read more

THE CASHMERE V-NECK: 3 WAYS TO WEAR IT

Spring is right around the corner, and if there’s one thing in your wardrobe that should be a staple of the season, it’s a sweater, preferably V-neck. This essential garment is great for 3 reasons: (1) Layering, so you can be prepared for whatever the weather brings. (2) Functionality, as you can dress a sweater… read more

PACKING TIPS FOR THE WELL-DRESSED GENT

So, you’re going away for a few days. Business trip, weekend getaway, or otherwise, you want to be prepared for any and all encounters that may come your way, but you don’t want to be caught lugging around several suitcases that are ultimately just going to slow you down. Packing is an art. Overpacking is… read more

5 SHOES EVERY MAN MUST HAVE

You’ve thought about it before, “how many shoes does a guy really need?” We’ve all been there. Let’s face it, two shoes simply won’t cut it, but twelve might just be pushing it. You need shoes that will get you from the desk to dinner, but also something to wear on your casual weekends or on a morning… read more

HOLIDAY OUTFIT INSPIRATION

The holidays are officially in full swing. The gatherings, carols, snow, and gingerbread, are just a fact of the season. You already have enough to worry about, and standing in front of your closet wondering what outfit to wear to your office party, family gathering, or other social events shouldn’t be among these. We’ve put together a… read more

MEN’S WINTER STYLE GUIDE ACCORDING TO THE EXPERTS

With the cold turn of weather, it’s a rude awakening that it’s time to start considering your winter wardrobe. Though gearing up for winter can be as easy as throwing on layers of coats, there’s definitely a way to do winter with more panache. We believe that practicality doesn’t have to eliminate style. After all,… read more

THE GROOMING GUIDE TO NO SHAVE NOVEMBER

No Shave November has taken the world by storm, raising awareness for cancer and encouraging us to embrace the hair that we are able to grow. Growing a beard, genetics allowing, is something you should try at least once in your life, and what better time than during this national holiday? It may sound as simple as… read more

BREAKING DOWN THE INTERVIEW DRESS CODE

  We all know that, when it comes to interviews, first impressions are crucial. In the first 30 seconds of meeting someone, your brain is already making decisions and assumptions about another’s character based on a variety of cues, and one of those crucial cues is appearance. LinkedIn career expert Nicole Williams says that “on… read more

5 FALL MENSWEAR ESSENTIALS

You’ve probably started hearing mention of “fall wardrobe” buzzing around, but you’re still at the beach taking in what’s left of the glorious summer weather. As we come to terms with summer coming to an end, we begin thinking of ways to ready your closet for the cooler days ahead. Soon it will be time to put… read more

SKINNY TIE DIY: HOW TO TURN YOUR STANDARD TIE INTO A SKINNY TIE

The skinny tie struck your fancy? This simple Skinny Tie DIY will show you how to morph your beloved standard tie into your new favorite skinny tie. Whether you’re looking to try out a new style or looking for an update for a treasured heirloom, this simple tutorial will make for an easy transition. If… read more

HOW TO CLEAN A TIE: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW

The right tie can elevate any look, and give you just the right touch of gentlemanly professionalism. Ties also allow you to make your wardrobe more versatile, as it is another element that you can mix and match with different shirts and suits for infinite outfit combinations. Even if you’re working with a limited number of… read more

SUNGLASSES STYLE GUIDE: 9 BEST SUNGLASSES TRENDS AND CLASSICS FOR MEN

By now, you should be content in the fact that you have probably spent a lot of time outside, gotten sunburned a little too often, and visited the beach more times than you can possibly count. Summer is in full swing, and every day is a perfect excuse to enjoy the great outdoors. However, with… read more

16 MENSWEAR STYLE RULES BROKEN BY THE EXPERTS

Traditionally, menswear has been limited to a generic suit and tie, but there’s much more to men’s style than meets the eye.  The GentleManual set out to see if there were any established menswear style rules that style experts would recommend breaking or proudly sporting with panache. We asked some of the leading menswear style gurus what their rules to… read more

THE GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO MEN’S SUMMER SUITS

The summer months are here and with them come an undoubted vibe of ease and relaxation. Though this laid back season may translate to a lenience in terms of dress code, there is no excuse for sloppy attire. So, how does the modern day gentleman dress sharply for the office, a meeting, or an event… read more

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