Every single grown man wants to be successful. He wants to be the master of his own domain. He wants to be the boss. He most certainly doesn’t want to fail, but this is where the secrets to success are hidden. Your success greatly depends on your ability to surf in the wake of your mistakes. Let me explain. Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently. – Henry Ford When you’re afraid to fail, you’re also afraid to move. This
How many buttons should my suit have? Which is best? This is a highly contested issue in the menswear arena, so let’s weigh-in on the rules, exceptions, and history of it all in hopes that it may help you figure out what works best for your height, weight, and personal style. You’ll often hear people tell you that the bottom button on any jacket should always remain unbuttoned. Where did this rule come from? Why put it on the jacket if it’s forbidden to use? Answers
Not all hairstyles are created equal. No, let me rephrase that. Not all hairstyles are equal when applied to modern man. For example, the faux hawk is a great look, but can be uncomfortably out of place on a man older and not as chiseled as his former self (e.g. Jeff in accounting). Gents with round faces would benefit from square cuts to offset the shape. More on top and less on the sides keeps it clean and sharp. A rule of thumb we’v e
Let’s be completely honest with each other for a moment. We are full of excuses. The reasons you don’t hit your goals, whether they’re fitness, financial, personal, or professional, is because you’ve got an excuse for everything that gets in your way. You’re not alone. This is why over 70% of new years resolutions involve going to the gym, but three week into January the place is once again empty. The excuses that you can’t afford a gym membership, don’t have the right equipment at
Look, let’s take a minute and be honest: some good looking men grow ugly beards. I know, it’s a lot like telling beautiful couples that their kids are… well… ugly. How dare I say such a terrible thing, right? Hey, it happens. More to the point, ugly beards are avoidable. There are great products on the market to help tame those unruly whiskers, and help show you how to groom a beard. And, there are a lot of different places you can turn for stellar
I came across this amazing infographic regarding the death of manners, and how modern man is contributing to the slow, painful death of them. As an added bonus, the infographic includes zombies! Zombies, obviously, are the most mannerless creatures around, which made them perfect for giving you something to chew on… Courtesy of: http://www.schools.com I’m sure you know someone that could use this graphic, so please share! You never know, it might be the best thing to happen to the people around him/her.
Autumn, as discussed in a previous post, is one of the best times of the year for romance, and fashion. As the leaves change and weather cools, beautiful new patterns emerge in nature and in the best fall menswear styles. Sometimes there’s nothing better than a hot apple cider with friends on a chilly Autumn day – especially if you’re sharp and toasty in the effortlessly beautiful Loro Piana overcoat. Then again, you’ll enjoy just about everything Autumn has to offer when you’re properly dressed. J.
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
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
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