This episode breaks down the reasons why men assume they should dress in a way that attracts women, why that’s wrong, and the differences between men’s goals and women’s goals in how we dress. It discusses:
- Why men choose to dress better in an attempt at becoming more attractive
- How men are visual creatures and appreciate clothing that plays to this
- How women are attracted to men of high status and appreciate clothing that plays to this
- How status is a relative thing that is determined within each group
- How men confer status on other men and women reinforce existing status
- How women help men dress in ways that are more appropriate for other women instead of men
Men’s Fraternal Organizations
Style Girlfriend Fanboys
This episode discusses both the mechanics of dressing well while carrying a firearm, along with the reasons I personally choose to carry a weapon.
I understand that this is a controversial subject and one that can lead to a heated discussion in the comments. I don’t need to defend myself. I may engage in a few comments to clarify some confusion, but I have no interest in engaging in an online battle about gun control.
As part of today’s episode I brought on Antonio Centeno of Real Men Real Style. Antonio is a former officer of the USMC and the resident style author for the Art of Manliness. He runs a popular and helpful YouTube channel and is also one of the founders of StyleCon.
Read his article at AoM on stylish concealed carry.
Read my original article: Is That a Gun in Your Pocket?
Jose Zuniga of Teaching Men Fashion.
See his video on concealed carry.
Open Carry Idiots
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This episode breaks down why some of the best sartorial icons in modern cinema are not the heroes, but the villains. I talk about the top three best-dressed villains in all three of the Style Archetypes and provide contrast between this concept and an older post about not dressing like a cartoon character.
Boyd Crowder from FX’s Justified
Modern Hollywood and it’s denunciation of masculine heroes and idols
This episode is a bit of a mixture. It was initiated by an article I wrote back in October 2012 titled “Dressing the Muscular Man.” In the original article I laid out some basic advice on how men who have spent some obvious time in the gym can dress better.
For the actual episode, I decided to bring in a few men who are much more muscular and much more used to this problem than I am. We had a great, round-table discussion about the benefits of dressing better, the common pitfalls of doing so, and some tips that will make it easier – all geared towards men with a larger, more muscular build.
The three experts I brought in are:
Greg O’Gallagher from Kinobody
Nate Lewis from Iron & Tweed
Manny De La Cruz from Well Built Style
All three of these guys have different builds, different styles, and different perspectives – which made for a fun and engaging conversation.
None other than Arnold Schwarzenegger
Rich Piana Wedding Entourage (NSFW language)
This episode is a revisit of an article I wrote back in February of 2012 titled “Yoda was Wrong” In the original article I argued that, contrary to the Jedi’s stipulation that, “there is no try,” attempting and failing is still better than never trying at all. For the episode I dive much deeper into the concept of the value of trying, how it helps men become more anti-fragile, and why dressing better is one of the best ways to get better at failing.