CATEGORY: WHAT TO WEAR

8 BOMBER JACKETS FIT FOR SPRING

Spring is just about upon us, folks. As the seasons transition, clouds might start giving way to sunny days, but the cold will still lurk for a while. However, we think that’s a good thing. It means we have a chance to continue layering for at least a couple more months. Cue the bomber jacket. The bomber, or… read more

ITALIAN SUITING ON A BUDGET

We are firm believers that a great-looking outfit has no need to break the bank. We know that there are suits out there that cost as much as a downpayment on a nice car, and shoes that are the financial equivalent of a brand new TV (and a couple movie rentals, too). If your budget allows… read more

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

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

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

10 VERSATILE WARDROBE STAPLES FOR FALL 2015: OUR TOP PICKS

For better or for worse, fall officially begins next week and we can’t deny the inevitable any longer: cold weather is coming… and soon. So as you spend this last weekend of summer BBQing outdoors, excitedly (begrudgingly?) sipping a nice cold scotch, and saying your goodbyes to hot (sometimes too hot) weather, know that come… read more

HOW TO BUILD A BASE WARDROBE

Is there an absolute way of having everything you need, for every occasion, in your closet? Maybe not everything, but it is definitely possible to have a well-equipped wardrobe. A basic wardrobe is capable of getting you through most days, in and out of work and through the weekend. We’re not claiming to guide you through the… read more

10 TIPS FOR ROCKING YOUR BOW TIE LIKE A PRO

We secretly count down to August 28th every year, and for good reason. National Bow Tie Day celebrates one of the foundational pillars of men’s style: the elusive bow tie. The necktie’s quirkier cousin, the bow tie lends itself to a long history of sartorial prominence, first appearing in the Prussian Wars of the 17th… 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

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