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Friday 21st of July 2017
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The Art Of Manliness
By: Jeremy Anderberg
When your car isn’t starting up on the first turn of the key like it should, it tells you something isn’t quite right. Maybe you have a bad spark plug, maybe you’re out of gas, maybe your battery needs a charge or a change. You don’t just...
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The Art Of Manliness
By: Brett and Kate McKay
The word integrity is related to the roots of words like “integrate” and “entire,” and its Latin root means “wholeness.” Integrity thus implies the state of being complete, undivided, intact, and unbroken. Such a state contrasts with...
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The Art Of Manliness
By: Brett & Kate McKay
“The Value of Doing” From The Woodcraft Manual for Boys, 1923 By Ernest Thompson Seton Our grandfathers alone in the wilderness, were sufficient unto themselves, for they were true Woodcrafters—they mastered the things about them....
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The Art Of Manliness
By: Patrick Hutchison
Sure, we could talk about the statistically infinitesimal chance that you’re going to get attacked by a shark (about 1 in 11.5 million), and that the vast majority of shark attacks are non-fatal, and that sharks don’t actually want to eat...
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The Art Of Manliness
By: Brett and Kate McKay
Social Briefings are short bi-monthly dispatches that offer practical tips to improve your social skills. Read more on their raison d’etre.  Once you initiate a conversation with someone new, you’ll begin exchanging comments and questions, and...
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It’s 2 AM, and you’re lying asleep in bed. Your wife is snuggled next to you, and your young children are slumbering soundly in their respective bedrooms. The sound of the creaking back door awakens you. You weren’t expecting any late-night...
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The Art Of Manliness
By: Brett and Kate McKay
“The great object of education is to acquaint the youthful man with himself, to inspire in him self-trust.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson The essence of self-reliance is a commitment to making decisions based on one’s own native instinct, personal...
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The Art Of Manliness
By: A Manly Guest Contributor
Editor’s Note: This promotional gallery was put together by the gents at Huckberry. With backyard cookout season coming in hot, we’ve put together this Summer BBQ Roundup to help you delight guests when you’re throwing a shindig, and...
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The Art Of Manliness
By: Brett and Kate McKay
Even though the modern world isn’t any more dangerous than it was thirty or forty years ago, it feels like a more perilous place. Or, more accurately, we inhabit the world today in a way that’s much more risk averse; for a variety of...
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The Art Of Manliness
By: Brett and Kate McKay
During the Winter War, Finnish troops held off and often won astonishing victories against the Russian forces invading their country. Despite being vastly outnumbered and outgunned, they put up a heck of a fight by staying mobile, getting creative,...
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The Art Of Manliness
By: Jeremy Anderberg
You’re lost in the woods, without phone service, and you need a way to signal your location to rescuers on the ground or low-flying aircraft. Your city is roiled in rioting and chaos, some bad dudes are advancing towards you, and you need to...
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The Art Of Manliness
By: Patrick Hutchison
For most men and boys-soon-to-be-men, long gone are the days when milking a cow was a chore as common as doing the dishes. Now mostly done by high-tech machines at commercial dairies, the task of milking a cow by hand once brought farmers and their...
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Fashion Squad
By: Carolina Engman
One of the things I love the most about my job is that I get to travel a lot. Discovering new places is one of my main sources for inspiration and I always come back filled with new energy after … Continue reading →
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The Art Of Manliness
By: Brett & Kate McKay
As discussed as part of our Social Briefings series, “elevation” constitutes one of the “4 social gifts” that change how their recipients feel for the better, and make their bearers more attractive, likable, and charming. Those who elevate...
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The Art Of Manliness
By: Jeremy Anderberg
While Stoicism is an ancient philosophy, it’s experiencing a bit of a resurgence in our modern world. There’s a plethora of new books and articles on the topic, most of them quoting what’s taken to be the Stoic bible: Marcus Aurelius’...
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If you’ve begun the righteous path of seeking gainz via barbell training, you may be wondering: “Do I need to wear a belt when I lift?” The short answer is this: yes, at a certain point in your barbell training you should start wearing a belt. ...
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The Art Of Manliness
By: Brett & Kate McKay
The polo shirt is a true men’s style staple. Yet despite its ubiquity in the male wardrobe, it’s not a garment that typically receives much affection or enthusiasm. Perhaps this is because of the negative associations with which the...
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The Art Of Manliness
By: Brett & Kate McKay
Quick announcement: I’ll be officially launching our latest book, The Illustrated Art of Manliness, in Tulsa, OK this Saturday with Booksmart Tulsa. I don’t currently have plans to do any other public events, so if you’re in the OK ...
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Fashion Squad
By: Carolina Engman
Pictures via Fashiongonerouge As usual, Daria + Céline = magic. Love these stunning shots from Céline’s Resort 2015 campaign!
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Fashion Squad
By: Carolina Engman
Photos by Mattias Swenson There’s something so surreal about looking at summer photos when it’s sweater weather outside. My brain can barely process the fact that only weeks ago, bare legs was an option. Isn’t it crazy how time...
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Fashion Squad
By: Carolina Engman
Photos by Mattias Swenson Love that it’s finally getting cold enough to whip out the cashmere sweaters! A little tip is to check out the mens section for that perfect, slightly oversized fit. The blue one I’m wearing is from Uniqlo and ...
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Fashion Squad
By: Carolina Engman
A few of the things that are currently on my mind.. NECKLACE Line & Jo. BEANIE Acne. PERFUME Byredo Bal D’afrique. BOOK Juergen Teller & Nicolas Ghesquière: I Just Arrived In Paris. CANDLE Byredo ‘Safran‘. LEATHER...
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Fashion Squad
By: Carolina Engman
Picture by Mattias Swenson Well hello fellow weekend lovers! As much as I would love to be one of those people who enjoys sleeping in every Saturday morning, I am not. Believe me, I have tried, but for some reason … Continue reading →
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Fashion Squad
By: Carolina Engman
Pictures by Mattias Swenson Found these old pictures from New York fashion week that I totally forgot to post. How dreamy is that metal cage clutch from Jimmy Choo? Sadly I didn’t get to keep it and it’s been on my … Continue...
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Fashion Squad
By: Carolina Engman
Picture via Residence Magazine  Just found out that one of my favorite interior stylists Lotta Agaton will be releasing a book together with talented photographer Pia Ulin. The dream team has worked together for 10 years and images from their ...
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Fashion Squad
By: Carolina Engman
Photos by Mattias Swenson This is pretty much my go-to outfit on days when I a) “don’t have anything to wear” b) have managed to “accidentally” hit the snooze button 10 times in a row and really don’t have time...
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Fashion Squad
By: Carolina Engman
Photo, Carolina Engman This past weekend we stopped by the Matisse Cut-Outs exhibition at MoMa and it was truly brilliant. I bought this Blue Nude II poster that I planned on hanging in my livingroom, but now I kind of like … Continue reading ...
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Fashion Squad
By: Carolina Engman
Photos by Mattias Swenson I’ve been wearing a lot of black lately so I thought I’d take a walk on the wild side and go for an all gray look today! Just kidding, my boots and bag are actually black. … Continue reading →
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Fashion Squad
By: Carolina Engman
Pictures by Alasdair McLellan, via Vogue UK   For more inspiration, head over to my Pinterest!
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Fashion Squad
By: Carolina Engman
COAT Emerson Fry. DENIM JACKET J Brand. STRIPED TOP Etoile Isabel Marant. BAG Proenza Schouler. JEANS J Brand. BOOTS Acne. 
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Fashion Squad
By: Carolina Engman
 
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Editor’s note: This article was written through a collaboration between C. Daniel Motley and the AoM Team.  Matthew Arnold, a Victorian poet, once claimed, “The crown of literature is poetry,” and if our neglect of poetry is any...
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The Art Of Manliness
By: Patrick Hutchison
Toilet clogs come in a couple varieties. Sometimes kids take toys and other household items for a dip in the porcelain pool. Oftentimes, though, it’s the adult members of the household who clog the loo with deposits of organic matter....
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The Art Of Manliness
By: Brett and Kate McKay
Social Briefings are short bi-monthly dispatches that offer practical tips to improve your social skills. Read more on their raison d’etre.  Have you ever been on a first date, and, after having run through questions on what the other person does ...
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Dads aren’t usually very picky about Father’s Day presents — if you get them something, anything — even if it’s a World’s Greatest Dad mug or tie — they’re typically simply tickled pink that someone remembered them at all. Those low ...
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Sports Illustrated's list of the best last-minute gifts you can buy for your dad on Father’s Day 2017.

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The Art Of Manliness
By: Brett and Kate McKay
Shacking up. Living in sin. Fifty years ago, cohabitating with one’s significant other before marriage was described in pejorative terms and often thought of as immoral. Today the picture is quite different. Living together prior to getting...
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The Art Of Manliness
By: Brett and Kate McKay
The hallowing of Pain Like hallowing of Heaven Obtains at corporeal cost — All — is the Price of All — –Emily Dickinson In the excellent and under-appreciated film Gattaca, biotechnology and advanced eugenics have divided the ...
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The Art Of Manliness
By: Brett & Kate McKay
Last week I took part in the GoRuck Constellation here in Tulsa. Unlike the GoRuck Challenge with its hefting of heavy logs and doing lots of push-ups and squats, Constellation is a scenario-based event in which you learn urban survival skills and...
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The Art Of Manliness
By: Brett and Kate McKay
A few years ago we introduced our one-of-a-kind Art of Manliness etched mug. It’s since become one of our biggest sellers in the AoM Store and we’ve seen it crop up on the desks of men around the world. We’ve had requests to offer ...
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The Art Of Manliness
By: Brett and Kate McKay
Editor’s note: The following is an excerpt from The Business of Living by Frank Crane. It has been condensed from the original. Published in 1920, it’s a real gem. Enjoy the read. The voyager entering a new country will listen with attention to...
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The Art Of Manliness
By: Patrick Hutchison
Out of the 3,000 or so snake species in the world, less than 10% are venomous in a truly dangerous way. But that still leaves a few hundred varieties you need to keep an eye out for the next time you’re tromping through the wilderness. As always,...
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The Art Of Manliness
By: Brett & Kate McKay
As an adherent of “the strenuous life” — a believer in “bodily vigor as a method of getting that vigor of soul without which vigor of the body counts for nothing” — Theodore Roosevelt tried to get in two hours of physical...
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The Art Of Manliness
By: Jeremy Anderberg
As the mercury rises, so do hopes of upping our grilling game. If you’re like me, you’re always looking for a little tip, a unique seasoning, or a handy new tool to impress not only your taste buds, but your friends, family, and neighbors too....
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The Art Of Manliness
By: Brett & Kate McKay
Editor’s note: As one of the fathers of modern bodybuilding, Joe Weider founded the International Federation of Bodybuilders, created the Mr./Ms. Olympia contests, and published numerous fitness magazines. He also developed several weight...
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The Art Of Manliness
By: Jeremy Anderberg
Before you ever get the chance to extol your virtues to a potential employer during an in-person interview, it’s likely you’ll have first answered some questions over the phone or via Skype (or other video software). It’s easier for all...
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After a year and a half of hard work, I’m happy to announce that The Illustrated Art of Manliness is now available in bookstores everywhere. Go get a copy today! First, a big thanks to all of you who pre-ordered a copy (or copies) of the...
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The Art Of Manliness
By: Brett & Kate McKay
You probably started crawling when you were about nine months old, and walking at a year. You likely got running around a year later, and learned how to jump not long after that. In the months and years that followed, you got the hang of many other...
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The Art Of Manliness
By: Brett & Kate McKay
Social Briefings are short bi-monthly dispatches that offer practical tips to improve your social skills. Read more on their raison d’etre.  So you know how to approach people to initiate a conversation, and how to make it more likely that folks...