How To Successfully Patch Your Pants In 7 Steps 4

How To Successfully Patch Your Pants In 7 Steps
A torn jacket is soon mended… – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Like jackets, torn pants can be quickly patched… when you know the right way to do it. Although it may seem simple, fixing torn pants correctly requires knowledge of a few important tricks that will save your time and improve your results. By following these ...

The 7 Most Important Multitool Components 4

The 7 Most Important Multitool Components
“You can never be sure exactly what collection of problems you’re going to face…. That’s why you need your whole toolbox in front of you.” – Donald Kettl Though carrying a full-sized toolbox is probably not possible for most men, nearly everyone can carry a multitool that includes most of the common tools used in ...

6 Tips For Dressing Professionally 2

6 Tips For Dressing Professionally
“Dress professionally. You only get one chance to make a first impression and you want to look professional.” – Holly Sweat When you first meet a person, they will – either consciously or unconsciously – quickly form their own assessment of you – primarily based on the way you are dressed, the way you act, ...

A Man’s Guide To Notebooks 16

A Man's Guide To Notebooks
“[H]e had in the head of his staff a pen and ink-horn, carried always a notebook in his pocket, and as soon as a thought darted, he presently entered it into his book.” – John Aubrey Whether you are a businessman, author, or normal person, carrying and using a notebook will help you remember important ...

The Winner Is… 1

The Winner Is...
“…give us the tools and we will finish the job.” – Winston Churchill Last Monday, Practical Manliness launched a giveaway to give you one tool… with seventeen functions. Last Saturday at 11:59 PM, six days and 93 comments later, the Leatherman Wave giveaway finished. I am very grateful to everyone who participated, and I enjoyed ...

A Man’s Guide To Pocket Knives 14

A Man’s Guide To Pocket Knives
“Everybody carries a little pocket knife. To say we will not allow anybody to carry one is somewhere between really silly and unenforceable.” – Bob Monetti, Airline Safety Advocate Throughout American history, men have carried and used pocket knives. In fact, a knife used to be just as essential to a man as his keys ...

Practical Manliness Launch Giveaway 93

Practical Manliness Launch Giveaway
[A]ll call upon us for a vigorous and manly exertion…” – George Washington Today, on the 278th anniversary of George Washington’s birthday, Practical Manliness is finally launched. After months of planning, writing, and researching, we are finally ready to start “applying the historical ideals of manliness to modern men”. To help celebrate the launch, you ...

7 Essentials of the Ultimate Shoeshine Kit 10

7 Essentials of the Ultimate Shoeshine Kit
“You walk in here and you might sit next to the president of Kellogg Company or a congressman getting his shoes shined. I take pride in the work.” – Harold Eanes Shoe shining used to to be a common skill, but, over the last century, it has been slowly dying out.  Today, most non-military men ...