A Gentleman's Guide to Living Well

By Scott Monty | Keeping alive manners, style, grooming, and other gentlemanly pursuits.

Why American Workers Now Dress So Casually

The office was, until a few decades ago, the last stronghold of fashion formality. Silicon Valley changed that.<p>Americans began the 20th century in bustles and bowler hats and ended it in velour sweatsuits and flannel shirts—the most radical shift in dress standards in human history. At the center …

Silicon Valley

21 Great Sunglasses for Men

Whether you don them solely to protect your peepers from harmful UVs, hide a hangover or add that extra dash of cool to your look, shades are …

How To Tie A Pratt Knot

<i>The Pratt knot, Shelby knot or the Milanese knot – how to tie and the story behind the knot with three names</i><p>The Pratt knot (a.k.a. the Shelby Knot or …

Fashion

20 Cocktail Recipes That Are Easy Enough to Know by Heart

Stirring or shaking cocktails in your own kitchen is so much fun and a whole lot easier than you might think. In fact, once you start making …

Podcast #299: How to Be Manly According the Ancient Greeks and Romans

Ancient Greece and Rome have a heavy influence on the idea of manhood we promote on the Art of Manliness. In fact, this classical conception of …

Podcasting

Why Giant Ice Cubes Are The Only Cubes Your Home Bar Needs

Cocktail ice is something that ethanol aficionados can get very, very fancy with. However, unless you’re a nugget ice enthusiast, you really only …

Cocktails

Facebook wants to unveil its big attack on TV next month — here's what we know

Facebook has kicked its push for TV-like shows into high gear and is aiming to premiere its slate of programming in mid-June, multiple people familiar with the plans told Business Insider.<p>Facebook plans to have about two dozen shows for this initial push and has greenlit multiple shows for …

Facebook

A Facebook Exec's Guide to Dressing Like a Grown-up in Silicon Valley

AT FACEBOOK, Matt Jacobson sticks out like an errant line of code. “You won’t see anybody else with a tie,” said Mr. Jacobson, the company’s head of market development. In the middle of Silicon Valley’s sea of notoriously dressed-down coders, he’s the man in the three-button Kiton suit and John …

Clothing

EUVS Vintage Cocktail Books – Library

Vintage Cocktail Books Free Digital Library The E.U.V.S. stands for Exposition Universelle des Vins et Spiritueux, which refers to a Museum in Bendor …

Digital Libraries

5 New York Bartenders Share Their Favorite Easy Cocktails

When the weather gets warmer, the cocktails get simpler. We crave the fresh bitterness of a three-ingredient Negroni or an invigorating (and …

Why Do We Eat Eggs for Breakfast, Anyway?

It’s difficult to answer this question without also asking, Why do we eat breakfast? The Ancient Romans ate breakfast, which they called <i>ientaculum</i>, and included eggs, if available. When the Romans were pushed out of Europe, breakfast left with them, and throughout the Middle Ages Europeans ate two …

Breakfast

The One Ingredient You’re Ignoring in Your Cocktail

Ice, ice, baby.<p>Ever wonder why some of your cocktails come with one big ice cube and others brimming with crushed ice? It’s not just for looks. Ice …

How To Make Crispy, Juicy Fried Chicken

Let me walk you through the pleasure of eating this crispy, juicy fried chicken: You've got this glistening drumstick with a coating so full of …

Walker Slater Menswear, Inspired by the Scottish Highlands

<b> <br>Editor’s Note: Last November we had the pleasure of spending 10 captivating days in Scotland. Below is but one adventure of many from our stay. We</b> …

Fashion

The Four High End Steaks You Should Know

We do quite a bit of steak talk around here, but we've never covered the true basics: how to pick the one you want.<p>First, a definition. <b>Steaks are basically any piece of meat that falls under the category of "fast-cooking" cuts</b>—cuts that are low enough in connective tissue that they don't require …

Myth and tradition of the Vienna Philharmonic | Music | DW.COM | 23.02.2017

This year, one of the world's most renowned orchestras, the Vienna Philharmonic, celebrates its 175th birthday. The anniversary year will feature …

Orchestras

New York Philharmonic, sounding young at 175 | Music | DW.COM | 24.02.2017

The oldest symphony orchestra in the United States, and one of the oldest in the world, celebrates its 175th anniversary in 2017. Here's everything …

Orchestras

The Age of Rudeness

In a world as unmannerly as this one, how is it best to speak?<p>There’s no need to be rude, I say to the man in the packed hall at passport control. There are people everywhere, and his job is to send them into the right queues. I have been watching him shout at them. I have watched the obsessive way …

Mind

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The 30-Second Suit Quality Test

When investing in a suit, you generally want one that’s going to look great and last long — a real quality garment. It’s easy to fall into the trap …

Fashion

What It Means To Be A Gentleman Today

You hear it everywhere these days: the term “gent” or “gentleman” has become ubiquitous in men’s magazines, blogs, and conversations. Videos welcome …

Prince Phillip

The Suit Ladder

Through your teenage and even college years, you might be able to get by without owning a single suit. But after you graduate, you may land a job …

Men's Fashion

Mozart and Haydn’s Beautiful, Selfless Friendship

“If I could only impress on the soul of every friend of music, and on high personages in particular, how inimitable are Mozart’s works, how profound, how musically intelligent, how extraordinarily sensitive!”<p>Few acts of creative courage are more vulnerable-making than sharing our labors of love …

Literature

North by Northwest: Cary Grant’s Kilgour Suit

<b>Savile Row tailors</b> Kilgour provided much of Cary Grant’s wardrobe for North by Northwest (1959). In all probability director Alfred Hitchcock left …

Fashion

Masters of Love

Science says lasting relationships come down to—you guessed it—kindness and generosity.<p>Every day in June, the most popular wedding month of the year, about 13,000 American couples will say “I do,” committing to a lifelong relationship that will be full of friendship, joy, and love that will carry …