Archives for 2009

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Hustle and Snow

It’s tough these days to walk around unaccompanied by your iPod. In the thick of a snow storm or just when it’s so cold your fingers exposed to the open air is painful, your mp3 player is something you sometimes have to do without.What if in the slick wintry conditions you slip on some ice, launching your iPod from your hand or pocket into a patch of yellow snow? It has to have happene …

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Cool Gym Fashion

Why is it that fashion guidelines go out the window for many men when they enter a gym? Certainly generational clothing gaps exist, regardless of the setting, but no one should think a two-decade old white cotton shirt is appropriate. We are still in public, after all. Made Man wants to help. If you have been out of the weight room since Bush senior, and are concerned about the statement your work …

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Mens Style Icons of 2009

As the year draws to a close, there are three men we’d like to point out who are doing something right with the way they put themselves together. Each has their own unique look, and you should feel free to mix and match their styles to fit your personal vibe, but there’s probably something all of us can learn from these three men’s fashion icons of 2009. Robert Pattinson What to learn from h …

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$2,500 Nivea for Men Giveaway

The good people over at Nivea and G.Q. have seen fit to let us get our hands on one of the gift bags given to the fellas honored at the G.Q. Men of the Year awards this year.  In it is $2,500 worth of merchandise, and it can all be yours for free. Why? Well, it’s the season of giving, friends. That’s why. All you have to do is go be our fan on Facebook here, an …

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Customize Your Kicks

You have your running shoes, your work shoes, your hang out shoes, your hiking boots, your slippers, and maybe a pair of Crocs for some reason. But here’s the problem: so does everyone else.And probably in the same shape and style (and in some cases size). How many things do you own that you can honestly say nobody else in the world has? If you head over to chooseyourshoes.net and purchase a …

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What Does Your Headache Mean?

Believe it or not, headaches come from more places than just a bottle of _________ (insert your own personal poison here). Getting to know what type of headache you have can oftentimes help with the remedy. At least that’s what our witch doctor told us. Admittedly, most of us are not medical school savvy, but all of us have been hit with a pulsating in the cranium. We’re here to take a …

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Decal Decor

The key to making a place feel like home isn’t in the furniture or the people you put in it: it’s about the walls. Hear us out. You could be cuddling on the coziest couch in front of the sweetest TV and be lacking.However, with your only options for wall décor being cheap mass-produced paintings from Target, random hanging mirrors (is your place a fun house at a carnival?), or b …

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007 Your Pad

There comes a point in every man's life when the stuff he owns is actually desirable to others, and precautions need to be taken to protect such possessions. You probably started by keeping important documents in safe deposit box, but eventually your material items are cool enough to demand display space. What's the point of owning a Van Gogh if your friends are not able to admire it. Or, if you a …

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Shirts Your Way

When you go to a store to get yourself a dress shirt, you know right away it's going to be an ordeal.  If they have your exact size (which is very unlikely), you'll almost certainly have to get it tailored to get it just right.And, when you take the price of the shirt and add the tailoring in, you're talking over $100 if you want any kind of decent shirt.  And you might have to make comp …

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Loft Actually

You need something to put all your stuff on. Your phone, your glasses, your wallet, pens, your car keys. In the past this has either been some sort of bureau which, of course, eats up your precious floor-space.And you can hit your head on them. Or they fall over in an earthquake and break all your stuff. It happens all the time. Wouldn’t you like to just… strap all your stuff tightly …

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5 Unique Shaving Stocking Stuffers

Shaving is task despised by many of us men, yet society forces us to perform the ritual constantly. If only we had known what we were getting into when we pleaded with our bodies fervently freshman year to grow facial hair. All is not lost, however, as presenting the world a finely groomed face does come with its perks – shaving gadgetry. Purchasing an assortment of tools to work on our faces migh …

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(Origin)al Shirts

Do you and your buddies shop at, like, the same three clothing stores? This could potentially result in some frustrating moments where two of you realize you’re matching a little too adorably.But here’s the remedy: find some places to shop that your friends haven‘t tainted. And what better way than looking across the pond? The British t-shirt company Origin ‘68 produces uni …

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Man in the Mirror

Always wanted a butler but don’t have the cash? Well, the Virtual Butler Mirror is also a lot cooler than having a person walking around your home, and is something that will totally impress all your guests.It’s a mirror that actually speaks to you and keeps an eye on your place, straight out of a fairy tale. Not sold? Just read what this thing can do. The Virtual Butler Mirror ha …

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Dapper Dudes & Other Silhouette Shirts

A wild and wooly main of hair doesn’t work for everybody. But it works for all the dapper dudes on this shirt. “141 dudes sporting a right gentlemanly combination of hair, beard or mustache with a good majority scoring with all 3.” The chop shop is known for their cleverly sillouhetted t-shirts, and their latest print is no exception. Buy the Dapper Men tee here for just $20. Or consider on …

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22 Cufflinks for Techies

Not a whole lot of exposition to offer here. If you’re under 30, there’s a solid chance you work online. If you’re under 60, you use a computer ever day. If you’re 90, you’re not reading this post, and if you are, you don’t give a crap. That’s okay. Old guys get some wiggle room. But for the rest of us, here’s ____ geeky cufflinks to take some of the edge off that monkey suit you’re wearing to …

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Cologne Based on Michael Jacksons DNA

This has got to be one of the must interesting, morbid, unique, and darkly enticing things we’ve seen online lately. And that’s saying something. My DNA Fragrance is a company that concocts perfumes and colognes based on the DNA of a particular human. Creepy? A little. But not as creepy as it seems at first blush. Your DNA isn’t responsible for your scent directly. That is, …

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Black Diamond Fashion

When you realize teenagers are smoking you down the slopes, you have to fight back something they simply can't match, a pocketbook. No matter how slick that 17 year old appears inverted over your head, you can take comfort knowing you are warm, dry while rocking the latest technology and fashion. Of course, if you can still stomp on the little runts, looking good only makes it that much better. Ch …

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The Ernest Hemingway Standup Desk

There is a small but devoted faction of writers, designers, and miscellaneous desk workers who live and die by the standup desk. It’s better for your back, it’s allegedly better for creativity, and it definitely burns more calories than slumping in an office chair for 8 hours a day. Famously, Ernest Hemingway always wrote standing up (wait, what?). Consider this quote as you consider your desk: …

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Is Your Wall Full?

Some days you roll out of bed and think to yourself I could really use just a tiny jolt of positivity to jump start my day here. Or maybe that’s not you. Maybe you keep your hopes low, so you‘ll never be disappointed.Either way, these posters have you covered. Whether you need a reminder to be confident, or need to kick your ego down a few notches, with the Optimism/Pessimism posters f …

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Shirts My Way One-Click Tailoring

Ever take the drive to your local men’s fashion store looking for a new dress shirt to compliment a suit, some new jeans, or a similarly personal fashion item? Nine times out of ten you don’t find the perfect shirt. They have the right cut, but the neck is a half size too small. You can buy a collar extender, but the makes the otherwise-cool-looking buttons look funny. The perfect …

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Cute, Cuddly, and Dead

You’re never too old for stuffed animals. In fact, in some cases you might be too young. For instance, having a child unwrap one of these Roadkill Plushes on his or her birthday might be a little messed up.But for you and your friends with a dark enough sense of humor, these guys fit perfectly on your bed or couch for you to snuggle up to. Complete with spilled guts and tire tracks, you …

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The Most Interesting Tie Shop Online

Don’t be ludicrous. These ties are not for business meetings with anybody over 35, they’re not for weddings (or are they?), and they certainly won’t impress your girlfriends dad. But if you’re working in a hip young office, or you’re going to a venue where you have to look sharp but don’t want to come off as either fuddy or duddy, Toybreaker has a tie for you. Any cravatier will tell you, with …

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Anti-Theft Scarf

Scarves are limited in their uses. They keep a very specific part of your body warm. And they look cool. In this day and age, and with the colder months of the year coming up, don’t you think this seasonal accessory can use just a little more functionality? The solution to this is simple, but brilliant: pockets. Let it set in. Mull it over. See the brilliance yet? Let us help you. It's call …

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Wear it Loud

Ever been made fun of for playing Air Guitar? What would happen if you just kept jamming away on that imaginary instrument, your buddy rolling his eyes, and suddenly a loud and clear power chord plays from nowhere?Either you actually have in your hands an invisible guitar, your buddy is going insane, or you’re wearing the new Rock Guitar T-Shirt from Think Geek. Guitar Hero. Rock Band. …

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Official Cologne of the U.S. Military

The American Line brand of men’s cologne is a collection of 5 different scents, each representing a branch of the military. They’re all traditionally masculine, but with notes suggesting the different characters of each of branch of the military – the Coast Guard “conjures elements of the seas and wind” while the Army’s “elicits feelings of majestic woodlands and endless horizons.” Each 14-ounc …

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Hoodie of the Future

Leaving your house is a bit of a travesty these days - there’s just so much to carry. Your wallet, cell phone, iPod, headphones, water bottle, digital camera, car keys, change for the meter, an ear of corn for some reason.You end up walking around with bulging pockets like you just found a treasure chest and shoved as many gold coins as you could in any place on your body you could. It&rsquo …

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All-Weather Formal Wear

Purveyors of winter wear, Arc’teryx, have rolled out a surprisingly formal line of clothes that don’t sacrifice functionality for style. The Arc’teryx Veilance collection of jackets, pants, sweaters and shirts are all designed primarily to look great. But, using their well-established fabrication techniques for more substantial outerwear, they were able to take a classi …

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Verticle Hamper for Hip, Dirty Clothes

The Wardrom wall installation invites you to throw your dirty (or clean?) laundry (or whatever?) against the wall willy nilly to simultaneously embrace disorder while keeping things tidy. Your mother and your high school art teacher would be quite proud, indeed. It’s modular, so you can make mount it whatever orientation works for you, but you might have a hard time actually ordering one from i …

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Most Common Mens Fashion Mistakes

There are certain things that cause even the most earthy and understanding of women to cringe and these things have to do, of course, with what you’re wearing. It’s not that women care only about what’s covering you up, but some items of mismatched clothing can so horribly distract a woman that she is incapable of further checking you out (and making it further into your bedroom). To avoid unknowi …

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Pan Am Replica Apartment

Ever since he was a little boy, Anthony Toth has been uniquely obsessed with the airline industry. While most of us were asking for something not exactly practical for our tenth birthdays, he pleaded with is parents to get him a subscription to the Official Airline Guide which lists a timetable of flight times – it’s the reference travel agents use. Since, he hasn’t really let up. Shortly after …