The Art Of Manliness


Why We Should Celebrate the Masks of Masculinity

Though he’s been called the greatest combat general of modern times, George S. Patton didn’t feel like a natural born leader. In fact, as a boy he was rather sensitive, timid, and mild in disposition, and thought himself deficient in the military virtues. But becoming a courageous, inspiring, tough-as-nails commander was the great desire of […]

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Dec. 4, 2017, 5:50 p.m.

The 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways: Stocking Stuffers for Her

Welcome to AoM’s 12 Days of Christmas! We’ve partnered with Huckberry to bring you 12 straight days of awesome gift guides and giveaways. Each day will feature a different Huckberry shop with 10 gift ideas, as well as a giveaway. The giveaways will run until midnight each day, and the winner will get to choose an […]

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Dec. 4, 2017, 12:49 p.m.

The 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways: Gifts for the Traveler

Welcome to AoM’s 12 Days of Christmas! We’ve partnered with Huckberry to bring you 12 straight days of awesome gift guides and giveaways. Each day will feature a different Huckberry shop with 10 gift ideas, as well as a giveaway. The giveaways will run until midnight each day, and the winner will get to choose an […]

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Dec. 3, 2017, 1:18 p.m.

The 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways: Gifts Made in the USA

Welcome to AoM’s 12 Days of Christmas! We’ve partnered with Huckberry to bring you 12 straight days of awesome gift guides and giveaways. Each day will feature a different Huckberry shop with 10 gift ideas, as well as a giveaway. The giveaways will run until midnight each day, and the winner will get to choose an […]

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Dec. 2, 2017, 1:22 p.m.

If/How to Wear a Suit Without a Tie

Men have complained about ties for ages. They can feel binding and hot, and seem a little strange, a little pointless, and a little like a colorful noose. If you’re a man who dislikes ties, is it advisable to wear a suit without one? Can you do so and still look stylish and appropriately dressed? […]

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Dec. 1, 2017, 5:28 p.m.

The 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways: Gifts Under $50

Welcome to AoM’s 12 Days of Christmas! We’ve partnered with Huckberry to bring you 12 straight days of awesome gift guides and giveaways. Each day will feature a different Huckberry shop with 10 gift ideas, as well as a giveaway. The giveaways will run until midnight each day, and the winner will get to choose an […]

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Dec. 1, 2017, 12:37 p.m.

Podcast #360: Understanding Male Friendships

It’s a common trope that adult men don’t value friendship as much as their female counterparts, and that men really don’t need or want friends like women do. But my guest today argues that assumption is wrong and comes from viewing friendship from a strictly female point of view. In fact, based on his research, […]

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Nov. 30, 2017, 11:09 p.m.

How to Plan for an Escape From a Prisoner of War Camp

Editor’s note: The following excerpt on preparing to escape a prisoner of war camp was taken from FM 21-76: Survival, an Army field manual published in 1957. Noting that “because the conditions in various POW camps differ, it is impossible to provide a specific survival plan for each situation,” the text doesn’t include tips for digging a tunnel […]

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Nov. 30, 2017, 4:07 p.m.

Don’t Just Lift Heavy, Carry Heavy

The other day I was helping a guy move. We were carrying heavy stuff like pianos, dressers, and even an old cabinet hi-fi stereo. As I was helping him load this stuff in the U-Haul truck, I got to thinking, “I can deadlift 550 pounds, but carrying one end of this stereo feels a lot […]

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Nov. 29, 2017, 3:41 p.m.

Podcast #359: Tribe of Mentors

Do you sometimes wish you had a cabinet of counselors you could go to for advice and insight on how to make life better and easier for yourself?  Well, my guest today created his own board of mighty mentors — a metaphorical round table of some of the most successful people in the world — […]

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Nov. 28, 2017, 10:47 p.m.

How to Turn a Crankshaft Into a Manly Lamp

Editor’s note: This is a guest article by Alexander Franz. According to Brett’s article on how a car engine works, “The crankshaft is what converts the up and down motion of the pistons into a rotational motion that allows the car to move.” It also makes for a sweet benchtop light. If you want to add […]

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Nov. 28, 2017, 3:43 p.m.

Past Failure Is No Excuse for Present Inaction

The holiday season is now in full swing. People will be decking the halls, throwing parties, offering tidings of good cheer, and engaging with all things festive. Though this time of year is supposed to be merry and bright, however, it can also sometimes feel rather melancholy. That’s partly because folks may wish for warm […]

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Nov. 27, 2017, 3:47 p.m.

Give the Art of Manliness for the Holidays: The AoM Shop Gift Guide

When the AoM store started nearly 10 years ago, it was a humble shop, with just a few t-shirt designs. Over the years, we’ve really expanded the number of things we offer, which now includes not just AoM swag, but books and products that are truly useful and will aide your endeavor of becoming a […]

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Nov. 24, 2017, 3:23 p.m.

6 Card Games Every Man Should Know

Card games have been around for a long time. They’ve existed in various forms for a millennium, having been invented in the Far East. From there, they came West with trading, and in the 1400s the French solidified the 52-card deck and the four suits — spades, clubs, hearts, and diamonds — that we use today. […]

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Nov. 22, 2017, 1:02 p.m.

Podcast #358: The Stranger in the Woods — The Story of the Last True Hermit

Have you ever just wanted to get in your car, drive off into the middle of nowhere, leave behind the hustle and bustle of civilization, and just be by yourself? Well, in 1986 a man named Christopher Knight did just that and lived alone in the Maine woods without any, any human contact for 27 […]

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Nov. 22, 2017, 2:42 a.m.

The Spiritual Disciplines: Fasting

Welcome back to our series on the spiritual disciplines, which explores exercises that can be used to train the soul. The purposes and practices of these disciplines are approached in such a way that they can be adapted across belief systems. “By overloading the body with food you strangle the soul and render it less active.” —Seneca […]

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Nov. 20, 2017, 4:02 p.m.

10 Things That Will Put Hair on Your Chest

When I was a boy, whenever there was a food or activity that I didn’t want to partake of or participate in, my dad, like most dads in America, would tell me, “It’ll put hair on your chest!” When you’re an eight-year-old boy, you intuitively understand that one of the things that makes you a […]

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Nov. 17, 2017, 8:28 p.m.

How to Make the Best Breakfast Taco

I’m sorry biscuits. I’ve been cheating on you. No longer am I stuffing you full of bacon, eggs, and cheese, or slathering you with sawmill gravy. I’ve found a new love — something faster, easier, and dare I say, a wee bit healthier. I’m talking about breakfast tacos. Truth be told, breakfast tacos are not […]

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Nov. 17, 2017, 3:22 p.m.

Podcast #257: How to Be a Creative Genius Like da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci has become the ultimate archetype of the creative genius. Besides his famous paintings, including the Mona Lisa, da Vinci had insights into anatomy and optics that would take science a few hundred years to verify. While Leonardo’s genius seems like a gift from the gods, my guest today argues that it was […]

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Nov. 17, 2017, 2:59 a.m.

The Pocket Guide to Action Is Now Available on Amazon

Earlier this year, we launched The Pocket Guide to Action: 116 Meditations on the Art of Doing by Kyle Eschenroeder. So far it’s only been available exclusively from The Art of Manliness Store, but we’ve had requests to make it available on Amazon as well. We’re happy to announce you can now buy The Pocket Guide to Action on […]

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Nov. 16, 2017, 6:14 p.m.