A Gentleman's Guide to Living Well

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

NEW: Sous-Vide-Que Bottom Round Roast

If money were no object then I'd be living on prime, dry aged ribeyes.<p>Until I hit the lottery, I'll keep making economical cuts of beef taste just as …

Meat

A Cream Cable Knit Sweater Is Your Winter Style Staple

Here's why you should snag the classic pullover.<p>Cable knit sweaters have long been a constant when it comes to dressing warm for cold weather. And rightfully so, too: The classic piece of knitwear keeps you just the right amount of warm. In a sophisticated cream (or off-white, or ecru) color, it's …

Clothing

The drinks you should never order at a bar, according to bartenders

While cocktail trends come and go, some classics never go out of style - but some bartenders would prefer it if they did.<p>If you’ve ever ordered a …

Cocktails

You’re Probably Wearing the Wrong Tie

The wrong width, fabric, or pattern can completely kill your look<p>You could knot a double windsor in your sleep, but can you choose a tie that complements the width of your lapel—and your gut? How are you at matching patterns? What about textures?<p>Don’t get all choked up about it—we’re here to …

Clothing

Travel Upgrades, Secret Menswear Shops & Going Sockless

<i>Your weekly must-read men’s style news</i><p>Another week, another luxury watch post to swoon over.<p>First it was Jenna Lyons. Now Frank Muytjens, the head of …

A. Lange & Söhne

These 10 airlines have the best business class cabins in the world

• <b>Every year Skytrax names the airlines with the best business class offerings.</b>• <b><br>Airlines are moving away from costly first-class cabins replacing them with more plush business class products.</b>• <b><br>As a result, business class is becoming more and more luxurious.</b>• <b><br>The top 10 are dominated by airlines from …

Airlines

If/How to Wear a Suit Without a Tie | The Art of Manliness

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 …

Clothing

Here’s What To Wear To Your New Job

We asked a professional stylist for advice on how to dress when you’re struggling to figure out your new office dress code.<p>There are a lot of unspoken rules of the workplace no one clues you in on. And just because you nailed what to wear for the interviews that led to the offer, that doesn’t mean …

12 Tips From a Rare Books Expert to Keep Your Books Looking Great

If you’re like me, you see books the way others see their closest friends and family. You return home and feel welcomed by the shelves, surrounded by …

George Carlin

Why you should be drinking an Old Fashioned

“An Old Fashioned please” – ordered in equal measures by appreciative taste-buds and hipsters looking to earn speakeasy street credibility. Whatever …

12 Gift-Worthy Whiskey Bottles at Every Price Point

Whiskey is a hot ticket item for the holidays this year—maybe more than any year before—and that means you have to bring your A game to the liquor …

Bourbon Whiskey

How to Sneak as Much Bourbon as Possible Into Your Holiday Meals

There’s something about bourbon that just screams “holiday party.” Whether in an Old Fashioned or rolled into some bourbon balls, the dark, sweet …

Recipes

Old Pal

Ingredients<p>3 tablespoons bourbon<p>2 tablespoons Campari<p>2 tablespoons dry vermouth<p>1 orange twist<p>Recipe Preparation<p>Combine the first 3 ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Add ice and stir until shaker becomes frosty. Strain into a coupe glass. Garnish with orange twist.<p>Recipe by Andrew Knowlton<p>,<p>Photos by …

Recipes

Plymouth Gin Tonic

Muddle 2 strawberries and ⅛ tsp. freshly ground black pepper in a shaker; pour into an ice-filled goblet. Stir in 1½ oz. navy-strength gin. Top with …

Plymouth

21 Terms Every Whiskey Lover Should Know

The most important whisky jargon, from cooperage to small-batch, defined.<p><b>1. BEER</b><p>Whiskey is made from beer. Boring, sometimes weird beer, but beer nonetheless.<p><b>2. CASK STRENGTH</b><p>Whiskey bottled at the (high) proof at which it came out of the barrel. More expensive, ounce for ounce, but if you're …

Recipes

The issue with ready to wear hangers is that they are almost always one size fits all

The issue with ready to wear hangers is that they are almost always one size fits all. For the larger man the hangers are usually too small and most importantly do not fill out the shoulders of the jacket when hung. The reverse can be said for smaller guys where the hangers is way too big! Custom width hangers is the best solution, Nakata Hangers can be made to size to your desired finish for the perfect fit. Nakatas are also designed to preserve your jackets shape with emphasis on retaining …

6 Card Games Every Man Should Know | The Art of Manliness

Card games have been around for a <i>long</i> time. They’ve existed in various forms for a millennium, having been invented in the Far East. From there, they …

Board Games

How To Lace Oxfords & Men’s Dress Shoes

Shoestrings, bootlaces or shoelaces. It doesn’t matter what you call them. They all do the same thing; they keep your footwear secured and …

Shoes

5 things that used to be basic manners — but people no longer do

People love to complain about the death of manners.<p>When we talk about modern manners, we seem to always wax nostalgic about how folks were more polite "back in the day." It's unclear where that means things were better in the 1870s, the 1950s, or just the era before smart phones.<p>Either way, from …

Etiquette

How to Wear Men’s Waistcoats & Odd Vests

Every year as the weather turns cold, I very much look forward to wearing my odd vests. Of course, I could also wear them in summer but most of the …

Clothing

How to Dress Your Age

In this guide, we’re going to discuss how to dress appropriately for your age and transition into the next stage of your life effortlessly without …

Clothing

11 Bow Ties Every Man Should Have

As you may recall, we already did a video about 12 neckties every man should have, bowties are a little different. Some men are uncomfortable wearing …

Clothing

Dry Cleaning 101: When To Do It + What to Look For in a Quality Dry Cleaner & Why It Can Be Damaging

Dry cleaning is a necessity if you own a closet full of elegant men’s clothing. While proper wardrobe maintenance should always be the foundation of …

Beginner's Guide to Pipe Smoking | The Art of Manliness

For many societies throughout history, pipe smoking was (and is) a sacred ritual. Men would light their tobacco for various ceremonies including …

Bertrand Russell