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FATHER’S DAY: WHAT TO GET WHEN YOU DON’T LIVE NEAR DAD

Father’s Day is around the corner. Days like these are a often a little bittersweet; you may have moved away from the nest after college, or perhaps your parents have retired and relocated somewhere far and tropical. Whatever the reason, not being able to see dad in June can be frustrating. However, it’s not impossible… read more

7 PRACTICAL GRADUATION GIFTS

Graduating from college is one of the biggest transitions a guy makes in his lifetime. He’s finishing school, starting his career, and officially becoming an adult. The soon-to-be-grad in your life has been putting in work for years, so it’s time for him to celebrate and be celebrated. Whether he’s your cousin, brother, or best… read more

HOW TO DECORATE YOUR ROOM

Your bedroom is your escape from the world, your cave of solitude–it’s the place you tell all your secrets to (Beach Boys, anyone?). However, unless it’s truly a cave of solitude that’s miles away from civilization, you are likely to have the occasional visitor. Much like your outfit is the world’s first impression of you, your… read more

VALENTINE’S DAY GIFTS FOR EVERY GIRL

Choosing the perfect gift for your valentine can be tricky. While you may want to avoid the cliche chocolate and flowers, it’s easy to fall prey to the supermarket displays that scream “convenient and inexpensive!” Yes, these are convenient and inexpensive, but they’re also boring. Your valentine is special (right?), but  you don’t need to… read more

5 BASIC COFFEE BREWING METHODS

Coffee, undoubtedly, is part of our everyday routine. There are people out there that can’t even start their day on the right foot without a cup or seven (ahem… not like we’re talking about ourselves here or anything…). Is it addicting? Sure. Do we regret drinking it? Never. Pour yourself a cup, and let’s talk coffee. Some… 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

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

100 YEARS OF MEN’S FASHION

You may or may not have seen that 100 Years of Men’s Fashion video on YouTube that Mode Glam put together (and if you haven’t, check it out. It’s awesome), but regardless, it’s fascinating to go back in time and see what was in style then and just how far we’ve come to get to where… 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

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

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

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

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

VALENTINE’S DAY GIFT GUIDE FOR HER

Alright gents, we’re sure you are well aware of what day is approaching–Valentine’s Day.  Despite the inevitable panic that often comes with finding the perfect gift, this should be a day of love (Cupid would have wanted it that way).  Although the pressure may be on, there’s no need to stress.  These 10 Valentine’s Day… read more

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE: WHAT GUYS WANT

The holidays are just around the corner and the pressure is on to find the “perfect gift” for your favorite guy in your life. Whether it’s for your lifelong bro or the guy that tickles your fancy, this guide will give you some unique gift ideas that demystify the hardest gender to shop for. Whether… read more

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