Archives for December 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 …