Whether you like Nike’s latest ad with Colin Kaepernick, you can learn a lot from how Nike chooses to court controversy, embrace polarization, and unapologetically brand itself.
All of which are components to dressing better than average.
In this episode I step away from the moral outrage of the ad itself and talk about the principles of branding and you can apply them in your own life.
Myke Macapinlac was a shy immigrant who used to work a boring engineering job and became a talk show host, a social dynamics specialist, and a lifestyle entrepreneur.
He now teaches shy guys to develop social confidence so they can succeed in their personal, romantic, and professional lives.
His work has been featured in the Calgary Herald, on Breakfast Television, on Shaw TV, and in the Huffington Post.
For today’s episode I brought in a replay of a conversation I had with:
The four of us had a fun, helpful conversation that included:
- Their biggest frustrations with dressing well
- Tips on finding the right fit when you’re athletically proportioned
- If well-built men have different reasons for embracing style
- What they think of wearing gym clothes when you’re not working out
- What they personally wear to the gym
And a whole bunch of other stuff too.
These three brought so much value to the table and, whether you’re already lean and muscular, or (like me) you’re on the journey to getting there, this information is crucial for your style.
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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