6 Websites made just for guys

Guys, are you making use of the huge array of websites geared towards you? The ease of making a website nowadays means everyone is online, and many are sharing their ideas when it comes to fashion, sports, food, travel, and more.

So you don’t have to wade through the riff raff of a Google search, we pulled our 6 favorite men’s websites. These are top-notch sites that will help you learn to be a better man.

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Art of Manliness

Art of Manliness is probably the most popular men’s site online besides the major magazines. They do a great job combining modern tips and ideas with history. They teach everything from making a tourniquet to fashion. They have their own style when it comes to graphics, which you’ll be able to notice after reading just a few articles.

Check out
10 people every man should have in his rolodex

The Suit Ladder

Mantelligence

Kyle Boureston created Mantelligence because he was sick of the boring content online for men (we know what you mean Kyle). The content on Mantelligence follows 3 rules: easy to understand, actionable, in-depth.

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Hack your memory with the Pythagoras Memory Technique

How to become a better man: 57 insanely manly life tips

Real Men Real Style

We reference Real Men Real Style a lot here on the blog. That’s because their site covers everything fashion and grooming related, as well as communication skills, and travel & living. They create popular infographics to help illustrate many concepts that get shared hundreds and thousands of times.

Check out
10 Beginner Style Mistakes

Man Made DIY

Learn how to make awesome stuff! The first thing we noticed was a wooden bottle opener tutorial.

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How to: Simple, stylish wall-mounted lighting project

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Dudepins

Guys, if you like Pinterest but you’re a bit ashamed to admit it, then Dudepins is for you. This site is Pinterest but for guys. Food, fashion, DIY, fitness, cars, etc.

Primer

Primer is an online magazine/blog that styles itself as a guide to helping guys grow up after college. There are topis like love, train, invest, learn, spend, earn, and live. The site has great content and is very well put together.

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Getting Over Phone Anxiety

Making the Leap: Leaving your first job for your second job

 

5 ways to improve yourself

Now, this isn’t a New Years blog post, or a self help post, this is about ways you can better yourself. You don’t need to have a midlife crisis, move to a new country, or quit your job to make changes in your life.

This article is about simple and not-so-simple ways to improve yourself. Some of these ideas can be done each day (read a book) others will happen over time (learn a language). But it’s important to pick a few you can realistically stick with. Sure, we all want to learn a language, read 3 books a month, train for a marathon, and start a new business but doing all of those at once is a recipe for disaster.

The best method is to start slow. Work on one thing at a time. One problem we run into, the New Years Resolution problem, is that we are hyped up to do this new change but the motivation only lasts a month or two, and we are back to our old ways.

You need to build that intrinsic motivation that can sustain these new changes. So why are we talking about this on a fashion blog? Because we don’t consider ourselves just about fashion. Sure, we create custom suits but we believe that suit has the ability to make you feel different and change how you feel about yourself. It’s like working in one place, but going outside or to a coffee shop to work and you feel a whole new sense of motivation. We’re all about helping you feel and be your best, that’s why we wrote this article.

  1. Read a book each day
    It doesn’t matter if you read it in the morning or at night, read fiction or non-fiction. You can do it at the gym, before work, before bed. When you feel the need to watch tv, pick up a book instead.
  2. Create an exercise routine
    Don’t wait until January 1 to start a workout routine. There’s never a best time to start something, just do it now. Create a realistic schedule that you can see yourself sticking to. Maybe going to the gym 3 times a day on your way from work. If you find that at night you like sitting down and relaxing, don’t leave working out for the night time. If you used to exercise and want to restart the habit read this article from Life Hack.
  3. Avoid negativity
    When you wake up in the morning, is it common to find yourself checking social media or watching the news? These two things can be filled with negativity that can already impact your mood. Start your day without checking your phone, and if you must, check something like Instagram. Also try to avoid negative people. If you have a coworker who constantly complains, try to eat lunch after them or sit away from them. “You are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with,” says Jim Rohn.
  4. Reduce mindless activities
    We love the buzz and rush we feel when we post on social media and see notifications. Your phone vibrates and we have to know who is calling. We just finished work and want to lay on the couch and watch 4 hours of TV. I’m not going to tell you not to do these things, but I will say that reducing your time on these activities will free up time to do other things. We all say we’re busy, but how much of our day is spend doing mindless tasks? Try doing a social media detox for a week, then try again for a month. See if you miss it.
  5. Start a journal
    Journals aren’t just for teens writing about their bad day at school. Writing down your thoughts can help you understand them better. You’ll be able to gain insights and clarify your thinking when you write down what’s in your mind. You can use a blank journal or try a templated one like the 5 minute journal.

Naples Halloween Events

Halloween is just around the corner! We wanted to let you all know about the Halloween events coming up soon. Grab your costume and get ready for the spooky fun!

Haunted “Gross” House
October 14 & 15, 21 & 22, 28 & 29 7-11pm
Collier County Fairgrounds

Haunted hay rides, pony rides, games, and food vendors. October 29 has a costume contest and trunk or treat. Tickets are $15 per person for 1 walk through the Haunted “Gross” House.

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Boo at the Zoo
October 21-23 10am-4pm

Boo at the Zoo will be hosted for 3 days this year! Enjoy activities daily from 10am to 4 pm. Guests will enjoy a trick or treat trail, games and education activities, and watch our animals “carve” their pumpkins.
Children in costume will receive FREE admission.

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HalloWine Walk at Mercato
October 27 6-9pm

Event will include:
–Commemorative wine glass
—A drink and a bite at at over 10 establishments
–Red Carpet photos at the registration tent
–Costume Contest, 9pm
–Raffle Drawings & Passport Grand Prize

 Monster Mash at Venetian Village
October 29 1-4pm

Join us at The Village this Halloween for a frightfully good time! Face painting, balloon art pumpkin decorating, complimentary photos, arts and crafts, and trick or treating.

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6th Annual Halloween Spooktacular on 5th
October 31, 2016
4:30-9:30 PM

Join in the fun as 5th Avenue South goes all out for Halloween. This fabulous festival brings kids, teens and adults together for an afternoon and evening of fun, trick or treating, costume contests for all ages and dogs too, live music, a street dance, kids crafts, live animal exhibits, giant movie screen and fun spooky cartoons and movies, and so much more!

Mall-O-Ween at Miromar
October 31 6-8pm

MALL – O – WEEN Monday, October 31, 6 to 8 p.m. Music, karaoke, trick-or-treating and contests. TRUNK – OR – TREAT 6 to 8 p.m. Near the Restaurant Piazza, Lakeside Trick-or-treat from trunk to trunk of specialty cars. Presented by The Cool Cruisers of SWFL. TRICK-OR-TREATING 6 to 8 p.m. Children trick-or-treat at participating stores. While supplies last. CHILDREN’S COSTUME CONTEST (0-12 YEARS) 6:30 p.m. Near Bloomingdale’s The Outlet Store PET COSTUME CONTEST 7:30 p.m. Between Neiman Marcus Last Call and Bloomingdale’s The Outlet Store

Halloween costumes you’ll actually feel cool wearing

It’s time to take back Halloween! Stop succumbing to the last minute grab and dash costume run the few days before Halloween. “Oh, I’ll just get whatever.” This is usually turns out not to be a great costume.

Maybe you don’t like dressing up much. Makeup is hard to put on, admit it. And it’s a pain to take off as well. Other costume sets can be quite expensive, who knew an outfit for just one day a year would be close to $100!

But you don’t have to settle for “Joker #2” or “Prison Guy” costumes. You can utilize your wardrobe and a bit of ingenuity to create a costume you’ll be happy with.

Here are some ideas to help spur some inspiration.

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Marty from Back to the Future

Jean jacket, red puffy vest, button down, faded jeans, sneakers. That’s really all you need to pull of the Marty McFly look. It’s effortless! Add in a hoverboard and you’re golden.

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Reservoir Dogs

This one may need a bit of explaining to friends if they’re not familiar with the movie. All you’ll need is a black suit, white button down, and a skinny black tie. Oh and don’t forget the sunglasses.

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Brawny Paper Towel Guy

If you have the hair and flannel shirt, you’ll nail this look. Just carry around the paper towels for added effect.  (Via Brit + Co)

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Ryan Gosling in Drive

You’ll need some driving gloves, fitted pants, and a white jacket. Having hair similar to that of the Driver (Ryan Gosling) is a bonus point.

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Bill Lumbergh in Office Space

Everyone should be able to pinpoint this costume. What’s needed? Suspenders, blue button down with white color, loud tie, and large glasses. Carry the mug around and spout quotes and you’ll win the costume contest!

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The Dude from The Big Lebowski

You can either sport a white shirt and tan robe with pajama bottoms, or switch out the robe for his infamous sweater. You choose, ’cause you’re The Dude. It helps if you have longer hair.