CATEGORY: WHAT TO WEAR

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

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

HOW TO SHINE YOUR SHOES: A STEP BY STEP VIDEO AND GUIDE

Though there are many low maintenance shoe options on the market today (such as rubber soles and faux leather), there’s still nothing quite like a well made pair of leather dress shoes. Quality leather not only looks better, but can also last a lifetime when cared for properly. A key component of caring for leather… read more

THE ULTIMATE MEN’S DRESS SHOE GUIDE

A great pair of go-to dress shoes is a necessary staple for any man’s closet. Even the most casual of men will need to suit up at one point or another, and before you lump all “dress shoes” into one category,  find the right pair that suits you with our dress shoe guide. If you… read more

PI DAY: 16 NERDY ACCESSORIES TO CELEBRATE 3.14 IN STYLE

If you’re a math nerd, no day of the year gets you more excited than Pi Day. Every year on March 14th (3/14), nerds unite to celebrate their love for the famous irrational number (3.14). We’ve gathered some of our favorite geeky neckties and accessories to help you look your best on this nerdy holiday…. read more

NECKTIE ANATOMY: THE CLASSIC NECKTIE DECONSTRUCTED

The necktie we know and love today has been around for more than 150 years. From the hand-painted ties of post WWI, to the wild and wide ties of the 1940’s, to the skinny ties of the late 1970’s, the necktie has remained a constant staple of men’s fashion. Though countless men have sported this… read more

BOW TIES 101: AN INTRODUCTION TO BOW TIES

Move aside, necktie. There’s a new sheriff in town! You may have picked out the perfect suit, but no ensemble is complete without the right accessories. Why not switch it up and try on a bow tie? A man who wears a bow tie exudes class and sophistication. He is a man who is not afraid… read more

HALLOWEEN COSTUME GUIDE 2013

Halloween can be terrifyingly fun, but finding the right costume can be a drag—you don’t want to be the guy who shoves a salad bowl under his shirt and tells everyone, “I’m… pregnant?” This year’s GentleManual Costume Guide includes some classic and not-so-classic costume ideas that are uncomplicated, cool and many of the pieces should… read more

REAL MEN WEAR PINK: SUPPORT BREAST CANCER AWARENESS

Since National Breast Cancer Awareness Month was founded in 1985, October has brought about an enormous amount of support for those affected by breast cancer. As we embrace this month, we search for ways to get in the spirit, and what better way to do so than by sporting pink! Whether it’s just around the… read more

THE SUIT: A MODERN MAN’S GUIDE

It is said that the suit makes the man—but what makes the modern suit? The suit is the uniform of men, meaning that it should be your personal uniform and express unity in your individual style. That being said, the modern suit and its components should be thought of as a blank canvas with which… read more

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