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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

THE 2014 FIFA WORLD CUP: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW

You’ve probably heard of the 2014 FIFA World Cup by now, either on TV or social media, even if you don’t have a clue what it actually is. Soccer isn’t exactly the preferred sport of the average American gentleman (for now), but that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t be able to enjoy all that the World… read more

10 BEST FATHER’S DAY GIFTS FOR EVERY TYPE OF DAD

Father’s Day is creeping up on us and it’s time to show him just how much you love and appreciate him. Instead of getting your dad the same ol’ tube socks or a coffee mug, why don’t you step up your game and get him something he’ll actually enjoy? We’ve gathered up the top 10… read more

11 CLASSY GIFTS FOR YOUR GROOMSMEN

You may have found “The One”, but where would you be without your boys? As your wing-men, these guys stood by your side through thick and thin, and now as your groomsmen, they’ll stand by your side as you celebrate your big day. They’ll do everything to make your wedding day a success, from planning… read more

PRODUCT REVIEW: BEARD CARE, MUSTACHE WAX & MORE FROM BATH SABBATH

Based in Glendora, California, Bath Sabbath is a quickly growing Etsy shop that describes itself as “Heavy Metal Bath and Body.” This men’s and unisex body care brand carries hand-crafted products inspired by metal music and Norse mythology. Shop owner and operator Virginia Giordano was nice enough to send the GentleManual a sampling of Bath… read more

VALENTINE’S DAY GIFT GUIDE

We’re coming upon the big day of the year for couples, and those still seeking their lovers. No matter what your relationship status is, Valentine’s Day is not a day you want to mess up for fear of irreparable consequences. That being said, the pressure is on, but it doesn’t have to be complicated. These… read more

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE 2013: THE COOLEST GIFTS FOR EVERYONE YOU KNOW

Another holiday season is here and with it comes the dreaded stress of searching for at least a decent gift for your friend, brother, dad, coworker, partner, cousin… your butcher, your baker, your candlestick maker! You want to stand out among the sloppily wrapped 6 packs and drugstore cologne sets. This year will be different…. read more

NFL SPORTS APPAREL FASHION: TAILGATE VS. OFFICE

As the NFL preseason is coming to a close and the official season is upon us, you and your fellow league fans have been preparing. You’ve purchased your favorite game watching beer, retrieved the snacks and followed league, conference and training camp news anxiously. You are, as they say, ready for some footbaaaall and you’re… read more

NECKTIE ART: THE WORK OF ISAAC AMALA & LIZ SIMPSON

Isaac Amala and Liz Simpson are the creative force behind the Isaac Amala & Liz Simpson Art Studio, home to the most exciting and innovative use of ties we have seen and naturally we had to get the skinny (tie) on what they’re all about. Their studio is based in Berkeley, California. By profession, Isaac is a… read more

STANCE SOCKS: NBA LEGENDS COLLECTION

Just in time for the end of the NBA season, Stance  has re-released their NBA Legends Collection. Each pair of these outrageously comfortable socks features a Hall of Famer in his prime dominating the competition—Stockton & Malone weaving their way to the cup, Dr. J soaring through the air, Dennis Rodman posterizing an opponent, Hakeem Olajuwon hitting… read more

THE BEST BACON-THEMED CLOTHING, ACCESSORIES & MORE

A hundred years ago crispy bacon slacks, delectable bacon shoes and greasy bacon ties dominated the fashion landscape. One couldn’t cross the street without being bowled over by an army of bacon-clad Baconiers sporting their thick-cut bacon hats and iconic peppered bacon scarves. Then abruptly bacon fashion fell out of favor. This all but destroyed the… read more

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