"Don't worry too much about dress. Just don't look like a slob. Try to talk to her just like anyone else, but as always be charming and playful. If she's having fun talking to you or serving you at the restaurant, there's a good…"
"Simply put, free acting individuals have dominion over their own lives.
Ultimately, I can't rely on anybody to keep me alive in a hostile environment but myself. The world is a hostile environment with hostile individuals, so there is an…"
"Nicotine is a highly addictive drug and I personally think there's nothing manly or proper about being an addict.
A lot of casual smokers smoke far more than they admit to, and a lot of people that don't smoke but a few cigs a day or week…"
"My recommendation: a pistol grip pump shotgun, such as the Benelli Supernova.
The pistol grip makes the shotgun a bit easier to control, and feels more natural shooting from the hip. It makes the shotgun handle more like an assault rifle, and…"
"I do carry the mini Swiss Army in my front pocket, but I also conceal a rather horrifying pair of fighting knives on my belt.
The Mini Swiss has all I need for utility: nail file, scissors, tweezers, a toothpick, and a small blade for the simplest…"
"Out of the Clarks lineup, I highly recommend their mid-rise Desert Boot. It is a classic and conservative design that looks good with just about anything and is extremely versatile. I have a dark brown pair that I wear sometimes with business casual…"
"Consider Healthcare IT consulting. The field is expanding and the companies that hire HIT contractors take good care of their people (wages in $40+/hr range, paid travel and expenses). The work itself is not particularly exciting, but you get to…"
"My routine is fairly basic.
The time I wake up is largely based on what time I have to be at work.I usually get up with the intention of giving myself an hour to get ready. If I don't have to work, I sleep in. I do love to sleep.
"I'm a descendant of John Sevier. He was a General in the American Revolution and the first governor of Tennessee. Probably the most interesting member of my past, but I hope to look a bit further back one of these days and see what else I can…"
"Nice ride. I've spent a considerable amount of time behind the wheel of a 645 convertible. The exhaust bellows like an elegant beast and the car is one of Germany's most beautiful designs I've seen. Belated congratulations on a good…"
"I provide automotive valet at my local sea port for passengers arriving and departing for cruises. The individuals that are returning typically know it is customary to tip their valet upon receipt of their vehicle, and most will do so, but…"
"Underwear has practical applications.
If I'm doing anything athletic, I'm gonna need to wear some (black) briefs to prevent the boys from flapping around like a couple of paddle balls on a string.
When I'm just chilling or going about…"
I have a great appreciation for barbers who put in the work to churn out a really good looking hair for his customers. Here in Malaysia, its a trend thats only grown in the last 3-4 years, and maybe it's a chicken and egg thing, but the pomade usage has also increased tremendously along with the growth of barbers. I've recently started a project to compile photos of actual hairstyles from some barbers around Asia, through their social media account. My objective of doing this is to ensure that…See More
It's just seems natural that Art of Manliness should have a barbershop group. My intent of this group is to gather and share general thoughts and experiences concerning barbershops. Anything from a good barbershop that you have found to pictures and stories of shops you have visited to discussing anything barbershop. See More
"Because there's a diminishing returns on tax rates and high tax rates tend to run capital off shore, which rarely come back. Tax rates didn't heal the economy after WW2, rebuilding Europe at their expense did.
Austerity has not and does…"
"I prefer whiskey over anything else...I have a few bottles of Johnnie Walker 15 years, a Yamazaki, and a macallan at home (weak collection I know), I usually drink when I have guests over, but we usually have it on the rocks.
to me its easy to…"