Blake Hammerton
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Blake Hammerton

Blake Hammerton is the founder and coach at The Sharp Gentleman, and helps men earn more respect while gaining confidence in who they are. He is a certified relationship coach and loves writing about men's fashion, style, character-building, relationships, travel, adventure, and more.

hair club for men at 24
CharacterGroomingPodcasts

Middle age is an interesting thing. I can say that now because I officially turn 35 Tuesday, the 21st. Thirty-five. Now, if you feel that 35 isn’t officially middle-age, feel free to let me know in the comments. Much like all of you, I wrestle with the expectations I haven’t met, or in some cases, could not possibly achieve. I remember being a kid thinking how my life would look by the time I’m thirty-five. I would be married and rich and have a job

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The Gentleman Warrior with John Lymberopolous - The Sharp Gentleman
CharacterPodcasts

This episode was recorded with lavalier microphones worn on our lapels at SyncLab Media Studios in Dallas, which was both amazing and left me wishing the sound was a better. To help make sure nothing is missed, I took the time to transcribe everything form out 20 minute interview below. There’s also a video (it is a video studio after all) of the interview with bonus footage and some extras, but it is reserved for the members of The Gentleman’s Inner Circle. If you’re looking

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My review of harry's shaving razors - The Sharp Gentleman
Grooming

It seems like new companies are popping up every day that offer home-delivered razors and shaving kits. While I love the concept, inexpensive products shipped to your door usually end up being worth less than the cost of shipping. When Harry’s started getting some traction and showed up in my local Target, my curiosity reached critical mass. I reached out to Dani at Harry’s HQ with questions about their razors, lotions, and concept. She offered to send me a kit and prove they know what

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Right Way to Wear Cologne - The Sharp Gentleman
CharacterGroomingPodcasts

Have you ever been minding your own business when suddenly a perfume or cologne wafts through the air and completely captures your attention? Maybe it was a scent that reminded you of that old girlfriend you had back in college. Maybe it reminded you of that guy at the office that smells like he bathes himself in cologne before coming to work every morning. Whatever it was, smell is one of the most powerful senses when it comes to triggering old memories and creating new

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5 Ways You Can Become a Modern Gent - The Sharp Gentleman
CharacterPodcasts

5 Ways You Can Become a Modern Gent Today, I am on location with my good friend Aimee Bentson. You may remember her from the episode where we discussed the Dos and Don’ts of Online Dating. It was a hit episode, and I thought it would be a good idea to get her take on the modern gent these days. So today, we are going to cover 5 ways you can become a modern gent – more importantly, a version that is authentic to who

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Clothing

My friends over at The Black Tux have a simple way to help make sense of the dress code for all your upcoming occasions. Whether it’s an upscale casual affair or a white tie event (a dress-code seldom used these days), this infographic helps in decoding the menswear dress code. It will help answer questions like: What is cocktail attire? What does black tie optional mean? Does casual mean jeans? The Black Tux is a company dedicated to Black Tie Done Right. They offer better-fitting

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How to give the perfect toast
AdventureCharacterPodcasts

In a world full of phobias, public speaking is up there at the top – right next to that spider at the end of Arachnophobia. And yet, men and women both dream about absolutely dominating the room with the perfect toast. Many secretly dream of raising a glass and speaking off-the-cuff with such prose that the ladies swoon and someone starts a slow-clap. It may not go quite as dramatically, but there’s actually a good formula for making sure your toast is remembered for the

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22 ways a dog can make you a better gentleman - The Sharp Gentleman
CharacterRelationships

This is a guest post from my friend Jenny over at HerePup.com – an organization that aims to be the only news source about dogs. They cover everything about dogs in the news, health, media, and more. She asked to feature a little more about how dogs can improve health and well-being. I know dogs can make us feel better, but did you know all the ways a dog can make you a better gentleman?  Check out this guest post, and learn more about HerePup and

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What to do when you feel stuck - the sharp gentleman
CharacterPodcastsRelationships

A.K.A. – What to do when you feel stuck. With New Year’s Resolutions in full swing, I know a lot of us, myself included, can often feel like we’re not going to make it happen. We’re simply not strong enough to keep up with the willpower necessary to make that big change. We feel stuck… even nine days into the new year. Sometimes it just takes a few quick things to turn it around for me – the same can be true for you. More

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How to fight with your spouse
CharacterPodcastsRelationships

Why would you want to know how to fight with your spouse? Because it’s a natural part of building a healthy, long-lasting relationship. Marriage in America has become something of a joke. Well, not really a joke – more of a statistical mess. Approximately half of all marriages in the US end in divorce. Clearly, we take commitment very seriously. There are many reasons marriages end, including: adultery (I wanted my cake…and some other cakes too) finances (I wanted more cake, but we always fought over our

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