The Rugged Male

Ten New Years Resolutions For The Rugged Male

It’s a new year and for many a good riddens to a difficult 2016 marred with iconic entertainment deaths, a disgusting new low in American politics and concerning increases in violent crimes by bad guys and some good guys. There is no better time to tear down the rear mirror and look ahead to a […]
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Jan. 4, 2017, 2:41 a.m.

Win Tickets To Axe Stage Pass Concert

Attention music lovers, because we have an awesome community of trendsetting men and women, Axe has tapped us to spread the word about their AXE Stage Pass Concert with artists such as Jason Aldean and Thomas Rhett. For more details, simply head to and sign up. When you register, you’ll be automatically entered for […]
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Dec. 23, 2016, 11:12 p.m.

Christmas Gifts For The Rugged Male

Its that time year again when we have procrastinated all we can and now we have to put ourselves in the game and its a tight game. We have the ball but have 80 yards to go and the opposition is on steroids. Female shoppers are frothing with Caramel Brulée Latte, the holiday’s version of […]
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Dec. 20, 2016, 12:41 a.m.

The Single Best Thing About Thanksgiving

There is something that happens every Thanksgiving in every town in America that you don’t read about in the Huffington Post or see on the Today Show, or really even talk about with your friends. It’s more of a small town thing, or small city; definitely Main Street, not so much Wall Street. It happens […]
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Nov. 23, 2016, 8:06 a.m.

Try Dry This Change Of Season

Autumn is a massive time for change. We change from light beer and tequila to craft beer and bourbon. We exchange flip flops and the beach for boots and the mountains. We cover the convertible in the garage and prepare snow tires for the sedan. We change from Aaron Rodgers & Gordy Nelson to Matty Ice […]
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Nov. 13, 2016, 10:02 p.m.

Kris Bryant Final Out Smiling  
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Nov. 3, 2016, 4:38 p.m.

LinkedIn – A Global Masquerade

Today Im going to hit the ground running and dovetail into 720 superman punch aimed at LinkedIn Users. I may think of several more of those effective business catch phrases along the way. The Goal: To change the culture on LinkedIn. This social media channel has become the global bored room riddled with more cliches […]
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Oct. 28, 2016, 6:31 p.m.

College Football Is Back! Savings on Fan Gear

Perhaps the only thing that can alleviate the emotional impact of Summer coming to a close is the beginning of College Football! It’s time to unleash your inner maniac and root for The Bulldogs or The Ducks or The Gators or whomever is your team. Whatever color you are painting your face, you will surely need some […]
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Sept. 15, 2016, 12:42 a.m.

Male Grooming Checklist For College

Summer is almost over and that means you or someone you know will be headed back to Club Med .. errr… college. Let’s face it, life will never be this easy for you. It doesn’t matter if you are in an accelerated program at MIT or general studies at your local community college. Life is easy […]
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Aug. 15, 2016, 11:29 p.m.

Summer Style For The Rugged Male

Summer is officially here, and as much as we hate to give a shit about fashion, we must because temperatures have changed and the ladies are on high alert. Putting in a little effort on your summer gear will make you feel great … and keep you from looking like a Moscow Mule. It’s will […]
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July 26, 2016, 4:58 p.m.

Five Award Winning Whiskeys Not Named Jack, Jim or Jameson

Earlier this year San Francisco hosted its 2016 Annual Spirits Competition. While it seems just about every home hack with a backyard still can enter the competition, we will assume the judging and awards are tip top. Since we are not a bunch of Moscow Mules shaving peach fuzz into our cocktails, our interest lied in […]
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June 28, 2016, 5:02 p.m.

Planning Your First World Travel Trip

Always trying to give a starving man a fishing pole rather than a fish we neglected an important part of the process when decloning yourself from the corporate shackles of your day job. We wrote about Quitting Your Day Job To Be Self Employed providing valuable insight on what to expect in your first 90 days […]
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June 2, 2016, 4:24 p.m.

Opening Day – Why We Love Baseball

It’s that time of year again when the East Coast has hopefully gotten its last sprinkling of snow and the West Coast is starting to break 80 degrees. It’s April in America and Opening Day at many of Major League Baseball’s cathedrals. You just can’t help but get a warm feeling to know baseball season has started. It’s […]
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April 4, 2016, 5:34 p.m.

Throwback To Spray Deodorant by Axe

What’s better than Throwback Thursday? Throwback Every Day. The more things change, the more we seem to miss and appreciate vintage products and technology. We miss the old times. We miss when people used to be on time. We miss answering the phone freely without knowing who was calling. We miss soft serve ice cream and […]
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Feb. 9, 2016, 8:42 p.m.

Five Reasons Men Should Wear A Watch

Men have been wearing wrist watches for over 100 years. It was during World War I when soldiers in the trenches realized the traditional pocket watch of the time was not going to cut it on the battle field. With limited communications during that time, precision timing was everything and soldiers couldn’t be fishing around for […]
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Jan. 18, 2016, 6:22 p.m.

Chicago’s Legendary Barman: Donnie Kruse

By Michael McDermott I’ve stepped into his restaurant a million times, but never in the daylight. Funny how places look different in the light of day. Places always look smaller, less celebratory in the light, which always makes me a little sad. Perhaps it’s a result of twenty years of performing at night in venues similar. […]
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Jan. 10, 2016, 6:36 p.m.

Interview with Shameless’ Steve Howey – Kev

The drive to Studio City from the beach, any beach is no joke. I spent over an hour on The 405 to go 12 miles, (in LA people are frightened of the freeways so we treat them with respect calling them, “The 405” and “The 10”). Feeling like a jackass I texted Steve to let […]
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Jan. 7, 2016, 8:24 p.m.

Last Minute Gifts For The Rugged Male

Many of us late shoppers are still out there battling soccer moms on steroids in parking garages and shopping malls desperately trying to complete our holiday shopping. They roll up on you all stealth in their X3 and nudge you out of that last parking spot or the line at Starbutts for their pumpkin-tapioca-eggnog, shot of coffee – […]
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Dec. 22, 2015, 6:10 p.m.

Things That Are Way Better After Smoking Marijuana

Marijuana is not just for breakfast any more. Aside from the many health benefits its providing people living in blue states, its multi-faceted and can really make the most mundane tasks enjoyable. It’s about time The Rugged Male sounded off in support of Marijuana Legalization, especially since things could go a different direction if people don’t start respecting how […]
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Dec. 21, 2015, 12:27 a.m.

Give The Gift of Wine This Holiday Season

Still shopping for your difficult parents, uncle or brother who already have everything and don’t want anything? Give the gift of wine this holiday season. Columbia Crest is the first and only place you should go to shop for the wine lovers and winos on your list. Columbia Crest, located in the fine state of Washington, […]
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Dec. 16, 2015, 10:22 p.m.