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Jun 14, 2013

Outfitted: The Bike Ride - How to Look Your Best and Cycle in Style

created at: 06/13/2013
In our Outfitted series, we hand-pick the style items and practical accessories you need to look your best in a specific scenario.

When man invented the bicycle he reached the peak of his attainments. Here was a machine of precision and balance for the convenience of man. And (unlike subsequent inventions for man's convenience) the more he used it, the fitter his body became. Here, for once, was a product of man's brain that was entirely beneficial to those who used it, and of no harm or irritation to others. Progress should have stopped when man invented the bicycle. - Elizabeth Howard West

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Jun 12, 2013

Blow My Mindsday: June 12, 2013

Each Wednesday, I post some of my favorite can't-miss links, images, and otherwise mindblowing goodies from across the web. 


Inside the archives of the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston, includes this interesting sheet of paper: a personal recipe for JFK's favorite dish:    

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Jun 07, 2013

Inspiring Interiors: Maurizio Zucchi's Amazing Home

Inspiring Interiors - Maurizio Zucchi [http://www.yellowtrace.com.au/2011/07/25/home-of-maurizio-zucchi-italy/]

When it comes to interior design inspiration, the Italian approach always tops my list. So, I'm grabbing a few tips from this inspiring home to spruce up my place.

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Jun 06, 2013

How to: Fix a Broken Zipper

created at: 06/06/2013

Many an otherwise great jacket or pair of jeans has been ruined by a faulty zipper. A tailor or gifted sewing machine user can replace your zipper for you, but if yours is a high quality all-metal set, you can easily fix your current zipper without any special tools or parts.   

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May 30, 2013

Upgrade Your Summer Look: 5 Sharp Sunglasses to Fit Your Style and Budget

Credit: A Poor Man's Millions [http://www.apoormansmillions.com/2013/05/mrthrift-gambler.html?m=1]

With summer fast approaching comes an age-old predicament; should you upgrade your sunglasses? Chances are: yes, you should. And so, as a solid pair of sunglasses are on our ten things every man should own, here are five ideas to match your personal style. 

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May 23, 2013

How to: Make a Simple Wooden Ring

created at: 05/23/2013

Caitlin from The Merry Thought shares this awesome tutorial for turning very small pieces or scraps of hardwood into natural wooden rings. 

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May 20, 2013

How To: Make a $2 Nautical Knotted Rope Bracelet, Part II

Nautical Bracelet DIY

Today we'll show you another design that's just as easy and cool looking as our previous one. Grab a pair of scissors and some rope and follow along.

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May 10, 2013

Menswear Named After Real Men: 10 Jackets, Shirts, and Hats With Surprising Etymologies

Sure, we've all heard that the sandwich was supposedly invented by The Earl of Sandwich at a Card Game, and know that sideburns were named after Civil War General Ambrose Burnside. But! Did you know that the cardigan was named after an Earl as well, and the leotard dubbed for a real person named - get this - Guy Leotard?    

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May 07, 2013

Video: A Bow Tie Teaches You How to Tie, Um, Itself

created at: 05/07/2013

The Hill-side, a Brooklyn-based necktie and pocket square company, created this sweet animated video where a bow tie teaches you how to tie itself. It's got a great old school Sesame Street-style vibe, and actually manages to be quite informative, cause there aren't any hands to get in the way.

Trust me, you want to watch this:    

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May 06, 2013

How To: Wear Camouflage in Your Everyday Wardrobe

Menswear Style

Wearing camouflage is one of those things that you need to know how to do well, or you’ll look like a bad 90’s throwback picture. Fortunately, there are a few sartorialists out there that can help you get the look.

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Apr 30, 2013

Roundup: 5 Awesome Gym Bags to Match Any Style

created at: 04/30/2013

Summer is fast approaching and, after long hibernation, you are working your butt off to get in shape. Protein smoothies? Check! Workout plan? Check! Cool gym bag?

Um, no? Worry not, friend. In this roundup you'll find fit different bags that will fit your budget and personal style.

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Apr 23, 2013

Style Icon: Photos of Paul Newman Looking Sharp

The ManMade approach to style and men's clothing has always been to invest in a few timeless pieces that work well for your look and personality. For some proof that it works, check out these awesome photos of actor and philanthropist Paul Newman. Though many of the images were shot during the 60s and 70s, they don't come across as vintage or retro. They just look amazing. The basic tenets of men's style has remained relatively unchanged for the last 100 years - take advantage of it.   

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Apr 02, 2013

Stylish Mammals: Fashion Portraits of Zoo Animals in Menswear

Barcelona-based artist and designer Yago Partal, who previously gave us Menswear Dog, offers this wonderful series of portraits of animal dressed up in all kinds of men's style pieces.

   

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Mar 25, 2013

The Complete Guide to Suits: 57 Rules of Style

Sure, there are lots of these sorts of "everything you need to know about buying suits," or "X number of rules of men's style," posts all over men's blogosphere. They'll tell you that fit is everything, that gray is the most versatile color, and to never button your bottom button.

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Mar 15, 2013

The New Briefcase: 7 Stylish, Affordable Options for Every Type of Career

created at: 03/15/2013

There was a time when the professional man had but one look, and when he was dressed for work, things were clear. Along with the suit and topcoat, there was the standard briefcase - the hard, angular, leather box, with bright, shiny metallic accents.

Now, with the traditional office dissolving and the 9-5 work week being constantly reimagined, it's time for a new briefcase: one that will still look professional, just not like Gordon Gekko.

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Mar 13, 2013

Blow My Mindsday: March 13, 2013

Each Wednesday, I post some of my favorite can't-miss links, images, and otherwise mindblowing goodies from across the web.


Swiss photographer Fabian Oefner creates this stunning images by

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Mar 07, 2013

How to: Buy a One Suit and Make It Work for Multiple Occasions

created at: 03/07/2013

Those of you in the financial or business sector have got this covered, but for those who don't wear one to work everyday, it doesn't make sense to have a closet full of suits if you only wear one five or six times a year. So, here are some quick tips for the rest of us - the recent college grad, the artist, the programmers - on buying one suit and dressing it up and down to wear it multiple ways.    

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Mar 06, 2013

How to: Make Your Haircut Last 2 Weeks Longer

created at: 03/06/2013

The ultimate at-home method for adding a couple weeks to the life of your latest cut.

There's nothing like a fresh trim to keep you looking bright and well-kempt, but maintaining regular every-three-week appointments can get expensive and be quite tough on your free time.   

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Feb 16, 2013

Are There Any Good Sources for Affordable Selvedge or Raw Denim Jeans?

created at: 02/19/2013

Though the quality and integrity of handmade selvedge jeans made of raw denim is apparent to anyone who actually owns a pair, their steep initial investment price can hold many of us back. Including...me. I've got my eyes on a few different styles from a variety of makers, but that initial $250-350 can be

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Feb 11, 2013

How to: Make a DIY Leather Wrapped Flask

created at: 02/11/2013

There's nothing wrong with a classic stainless steel flask, but in my experience, a basic, clean-faced model is sorta hard to come by. Instead, I frequently see flasks with printed phrases, weird iconography, or overt brand names. Which is just fine, with this easy project that shows you how to customize them in a classy way with some basic leather scraps.   

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