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.

Tips When Getting Dressed
Clothing

Sometimes we stumble across videos or pieces of advice that are so excellent, we are compelled to share it with the world. This is one such piece of advice and it comes in the form of a pretty clever video. BuzzFeedVideo released a video earlier this year, and it’s a perfect fit for the Sharp Gentleman in Training. It’s a great little “Do / Don’t Do” video when getting dressed. Essentially, how to dress like a man. I love a good video – especially one that’s

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Build character
AdventureCharacter

Boldness is one of the greatest qualities a man can possess in his arsenal. Boldness when it comes to standing firm when needed, and moving forward when it feels most difficult. Sometimes boldness is found when there’s nothing left to lose. It’s the age-old story: a man down on his luck, pushed against the ropes, comes out of nowhere, puts it all on the line, and swings for the fences… and wins. Think about your life for a moment. How many rules are you following

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Every Man Should Travel
AdventureCharacter

“The well-traveled man tells better stories, draws more connections, and even knows more interesting toasts than the man who stays at home.” The sense of adventure is alive and well in every single one of us, whether it’s the thrill of the hunt, the hike, or the holiday from work. Some men, however, allow this yearn for exploration run wild, and it changes them forever. Traveling the world is an unfulfilled dream for many men, and here’s why it should go unfulfilled no longer. The

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Quotes on Character
Character

There is so much pressure in life to be great, do great things, don’t screw up, make a difference, don’t be too different – so much that we often lose sight of some simple, yet powerful truths about life. Sometimes you can learn a lot from characters on TV. Gregory House is a great example of character who shines with brilliance in his arrogance and callousness, but also one that shows humor. It was also one of my favorite shows. Here are twenty powerful life

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Character

It’s hard to overcome self doubt, right? Are you doing enough? Are you being enough? Psychology Today had a brilliant article in 2010 on America’s culture of envy, and wanting be, do, and have more. Moreover, it’s about our own judgements that we haven’t accomplished enough – regardless of what incredible feats we have completed. It rings so true with me because I can hear the parts of my mind screaming at me about what I haven’t done, and how I fail to measure up

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