How To Find The Right Barber

barber-1453064_640The first things that people see when they meet you is your face, smile, and your hair.  To look your best you have to make sure your barber cuts your hair right.  Having the right barber is instrumental in making sure that you are ready for the world and ready to meet new people.  Don’t be the guy that walks around with a bad haircut.  Step up and invest in your looks.  Having a hair cut that makes you look good is apart of being a gentleman.

I have had the same barber for the past 6 years.  He has made me look my best for a very long time and during times where I needed to look my best.  To find him I had to search through years of terrible barbers and terrible hair cuts.  Not only am I going to talk about finding someone to cut your hair, but how to keep them around.


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How do you find the right barber for you?

  • What criteria should you consider when trying to find a barber
  • My past encounters with businesses that cut hair
  • What other blogs think about finding the correct stylist
  • How to keep your stylist when you find him
  • Why this even matters to Gentlemen

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December the 16th is the last show that I will produce of 2016.  I hope to be able to get some videos out during this time and to take some well deserved rest for the holidays.  Skilled Gentlemen Podcast will return on January 2nd for the first show of 2017.  I say this so that you know that I am not shutting down the podcast for good, but just for a few days.

Thank you for listening. Please find Skilled Gentlemen Podcast on FacebookiTunes,  Twitter,  Youtube, andPinterest and follow or subscribe to keep up with us.  The wheels are always turning over here in the office.  Sign up for the newsletter to get all updates to the podcast with your email address.  All comments, complaints, concerns, or questions please either comment below or email me at skilledgentlemen@gmail.com

How To Stay Fit Through The Holidays

staying fit through the holidaysThanksgiving and Christmas is the hardest time of year to stay on your health program.  Staying fit and active is a tough thing to keep up when there are holiday parties and large amounts of food available.  Foods that aren’t served but once a year.  Staying fit is something that you have worked really hard toward the past 10 months.  So how does a Gentleman stay in shape so that the suit fits and the swimsuit looks good 6 months from now?

I am personally getting out of my food coma and wish I had followed my own advice yesterday.  However, we can all gain from this podcast today in preparation for Christmas.  If staying fit is your goal, you have to be prepared to limit yourself and be hard.  Don’t worry, it is all worth it in the end!


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How do we stay fit for the holidays?

  • Why you should keep yourself from feeling down about participating in the big meals
  • How you can get your workout in during the holidays to stay fit
  • For the holiday meal, what to eat and what to avoid

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December the 16th is the last show that I will produce of 2016.  I hope to be able to get some videos out during this time and to take some well deserved rest for the holidays.  Skilled Gentlemen Podcast will return on January 2nd for the first show of 2017.  I say this so that you know that I am not shutting down the podcast for good, but just for a few days.

Thank you for listening. Please find Skilled Gentlemen Podcast on FacebookiTunes,  Twitter,  Youtube, andPinterest and follow or subscribe to keep up with us.  The wheels are always turning over here in the office.  Sign up for the newsletter to get all updates to the podcast with your email address.  All comments, complaints, concerns, or questions please either comment below or email me at skilledgentlemen@gmail.com

The History of Thanksgiving – 2016 Special

thanksgivingThanksgiving is holiday that most of us stress out over.  We start off by getting uptight about who is coming over.  Then we stress out over what is cooking when.  Lastly we stress out by what people say about our food.  What if I told you that eating until you puke is not the purpose of the holiday.  The purpose of the show today is for me to enlighten you about what it really means to celebrate thanksgiving.  What is the history behind it.  I want to tell you about what the purpose of the traditions that we have associated with thanksgiving.  Then a little spin on my reasons we celebrate.


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What is the history of Thanksgiving?

  • History of Thanksgiving
  • Why do we have turkeys on Thanksgiving
  • The reason behind why we make a wish on the wishbone
  • My spin on why we should celebrate on Thanksgiving
  • Why do we celebrate on the last Thursday

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December the 16th is the last show that I will produce of 2016.  I hope to be able to get some videos out during this time and to take some well deserved rest for the holidays.  Skilled Gentlemen Podcast will return on January 2nd for the first show of 2017.  I say this so that you know that I am not shutting down the podcast for good, but just for a few days.

Thank you for listening. Please find Skilled Gentlemen Podcast on FacebookiTunes,  Twitter,  Youtube, andPinterest and follow or subscribe to keep up with us.  The wheels are always turning over here in the office.  Sign up for the newsletter to get all updates to the podcast with your email address.  All comments, complaints, concerns, or questions please either comment below or email me at skilledgentlemen@gmail.com

How To Create A Bucket List

bucket listBuilding a bucket list is a major thing to do while you are young.  We all have a limited number of days, hours, heartbeats, and breaths to enjoy.  Many men fear regret in their lives, I know that I do.  I do not want to be on my death bed wondering if I could have sky dived or had a beer in Ireland.  Building a bucket list is not a hard task to accomplish, however, there is a better way to write one.  A bucket list that will stick with you and give you the motivation to complete it.  As a Gentleman you want to be able to tell stories of how you took adventures and met amazing people.  This is your excuse to spend the money and have the best life you can live.


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How do you create a bucket list that leaves no regrets?

  • How to build a list
  • The best ways to keep from loosing the list
  • Tips on how to check off your bucket list items

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December the 16th is the last show that I will produce of 2016.  I hope to be able to get some videos out during this time and to take some well deserved rest for the holidays.  Skilled Gentlemen Podcast will return on January 2nd for the first show of 2017.  I say this so that you know that I am not shutting down the podcast for good, but just for a few days.

Thank you for listening. Please find Skilled Gentlemen Podcast on FacebookiTunes,  Twitter,  Youtube, andPinterest and follow or subscribe to keep up with us.  The wheels are always turning over here in the office.  Sign up for the newsletter to get all updates to the podcast with your email address.  All comments, complaints, concerns, or questions please either comment below or email me at skilledgentlemen@gmail.com

Raising Chickens – A Complete Guide from Chick to Dinner

chickensRaising a chicken is really not a hard task to do.  Some complicate things with adding math and adding temperatures you have to be in, however a chicken will take care of their self.  There are plenty of reasons why you would want to start raising your own flock from grow house abuse to the marketing nonsense companies use to confuse us.  This podcast is not reasons why to raise your own chickens but more of how to do so.  If you can care for a dog, you can care for a chicken.  There are a few things that you need to know before you get started.  This is why this is considered a complete series.

I have cared for chickens for the past 3 years.  I have seen my own amount of death, life, and culling.  There are short cuts and needs that most tend to leave out when discussing how to raise these birds.  During the podcast I mentioned setting up my coop and the YouTube video that I put together explaining it.  Click here to see Chicken Coop from Old Shed.  This is how I built mine with both comfort and safety in mind.


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How do you care for and raise Chickens?

  • Pre Chick Purchase
  • Day 1 with Chicks
  • Graduation to yard
  • Graduation to Chicken coop
  • Their shelter, or not
  • What to feed them
  • Hatching your eggs
  • Dealing with death
  • Lifespan on the farm
  • Culling process
  • My no waste policy
  • Other concerns regarding raising chickens

Thank you for listening. Please find Skilled Gentlemen Podcast on FacebookiTunes,  Twitter,  Youtube, andPinterest and follow or subscribe to keep up with us.  The wheels are always turning over here in the office.  Sign up for the newsletter to get all updates to the podcast with your email address.  All comments, complaints, concerns, or questions please either comment below or email me at skilledgentlemen@gmail.com

 

Harrison Blake Apparel Review

harrison blake apparelI finally found time to do the review for Harrison Blake Apparel.  I have been using his products for the past few days and really like them.  The only concern that I had with his products is how cheap the cost was to purchase.  There is a little card that comes in the box that tells you how much the whole package is if you bought it separately.  For a package worth $84.00 being sent to me for a total of $25.00 was a bit of a “To good to be true” moment.  There had to be something wrong.

Why is Harrison Blake Apparel so inexpensive?

I had the opportunity to sit down with him and discuss how he was able to keep his costs so low and able to sell for so cheap.  During the interview found here (Upgrading your style with Harrison Blake Apparel) I asked him.  He told me that he bought everything in so much bulk that he was able to purchase each unit for very cheap.  This allows him to pass the savings down to us.  I really like that about him.  He does not increase his costs just because he can.  He tries to keep them low so we all can benefit.

I looked at what was sent October 2016 and November 2016 and was really impressed with what was sent.  So much so that I took them out on the town with my wife on date night.  I looked dashing sitting down to dinner with my steak and my scotch.

What I like about Harrison Blake Apparel is…

The fact that the products are formal enough for you to dress up but not so formal that you can wear it to a black tie event.  That is what makes Harrison Blake Apparel stand out.  You can wear his products without feeling over dressed or without out dressing your date.  This is the every man kind of monthly membership.

Harrison Blake Apparel was so kind as to give Fraternity of Gentlemen a coupon code to use when signing up.  Check out and subscribe to the Fraternity of Gentlemen membership to receive the coupon code along with other codes to other online vendors.

Upgrade Your Style with Harrison Blake Apparel

pexels-photo-102129Have you ever been in the situation where you are getting ready to leave for an event where you need to look nice and don’t know how long your tie needs to be?  You don’t have time to look it up but you also don’t want to look foolish.  In general, as Gentlemen we should be concerned with how our style looks.  More to the point, we need to know how to dress ourselves like we did more than dive into our closet and roll around.  When upgrading our style we want to avoid the pitfall of going into debt.

Harrison Blake Apparel is a monthly membership for men to use to continuously upgrade their style.  Every month you get a neck tie and a few accessories that match for $25.  Here is the great part about this, you get the price of a bulk buy instead of an individual purchase.  This past month’s package value came to $84.00.  This is a steep discount that you benefit from.

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Today, I brought on Richard Taylor of Harrison Blake Apparel to talk to us about upgrading our style.  We talk about a lot of things that men really should know about dressing nice without taking out a loan to do so.  We also talk about how to avoid major mistakes that both myself and Richard have seen men make while trying to dress nice.


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How do I upgrade my style without breaking the budget?

  • What is the difference between 2 button and 3 button blazers
  • How to match a tie and a blazer
  • Accessories that you need to set yourself apart from others when you all look the same
  • How to make yourself seem thinner and taller
  • How to upgrade your wardrobe without spending a ton of money

Thank you for listening. Please find Skilled Gentlemen Podcast on FacebookiTunes,  Twitter,  Youtube, andPinterest and follow or subscribe to keep up with us.  The wheels are always turning over here in the office.  Sign up for the newsletter to get all updates to the podcast with your email address.  All comments, complaints, concerns, or questions please either comment below or email me at skilledgentlemen@gmail.com

18 Things A Father Should Teach His Son

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When your son is born, you have just signed up for a job you will be working for the next 18 years of your life.  There are no breaks, there are no days off and you will be responsible for finishing this job rather you like it or not.  Regardless of what has been said, a young man first looks up to his father for guidance.  As a father, you have to step up and be that Gentleman that he needs in his life before he starts to outsource his inspiration to someone else.  That might be someone else that you dont want this outsourced to.  By thinking about this ahead of time and planning out what you want to teach, you will be able to make sure that he knows exactly what you want him to know to succeed in life.

I am not saying that I am an expert on raising children, however I was raised as a child.  I am bringing the experiences and the information that my mentors bestowed upon me as a child.  If you have other ideas about this, please comment and let me know what you taught or would teach your son.


 

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What should a father teach his son

    • Why splitting wood is important
    • Taking care of another animal
    • Iron a shirt
    • Be a man of your word
    • Honesty over feelings to a degree
    • Be a gentleman
    • Change your own oil
    • Lean on your spouse 
    • You make your life better
    • Take responsibility for your actions
    • How to cook
    • Finances
    • How to fight
    • When to laugh at himself
    • Shooting  a gun and care for a knife
    • How to compassionately dispatch an animalfather teach son

The only resources used in this show was my own experiences and lessons taught to me by my mentors growing up.

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Ghost Stories Special 2016

ghost stories 2016Halloween is a wonderful time of year when we get to sit down beside the virtual campfire and tell ghost stories.  I personally love ghost stories and Halloween gives you the perfect reason to let your mind wonder into a place that makes you want a nightlight.  With all of the stress of normal life, who does not like their creative side taking the wheel for a while.  Give yourself the permission to believe in ghosts and ghouls and get into the Halloween spirit for a few moments.

Today I go through a few ghost stories that I found while searching over the internet.  The last story, however, is a work of my own.  The story is not one that is false.  It is a 100% true story that I experienced myself.  So sit back with a cup of tea in the dark and enjoy this special time of year.  Reverting back to your primal instinct of being afraid of the dark is not helpful except for one time of year.  You never know what could be the cause of the bump in the night or the whisper in your ear.


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Ghost Stories 2016

  • The little girl that was not there
  • How likely is it that zombies will walk the earth
  • Terrifying diseases that can kill
  • 2 sentence ghost stories
  • Whispers – My own experience

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Your Reinvention – A Guide to Reinvent Yourself

your reinvention- how to reinvent yourselfThere comes a time in a man’s life where a reinvention is necessary.  Normally there are major life events where reinventions occur, but it is not necessary.  You can reinvent yourself whenever you feel appropriate but it it is not going to happen overnight.  You need direction to make the reinvention successful.  No one says that it is easy but the finial outcome is worth the pain and suffering it takes to get you there.  You do not want to work so hard to get to your finial self just to slip back into your old habits and your old ways.

I am taking you through the process and giving you the best tips and tricks to make your reinvention successful.  These are not easy and require a lot of work and dedication on your part.  With a few skills and a few ideas, you can change yourself into the person you want to be.  I have personally gone through a reinvention a few times and with the use of my experiences and the use of online resources, I am going to help you have a successful reinvention.


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How do we have a successful reinvention?

    • How to increase your possibility of the reinvention sticking
    • Where to start the process from
    • How to determine your final outcome
    • Who you should turn to during this process
    • What are the best things to get rid of and pick up

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Thank you for listening. Please find Skilled Gentlemen Podcast on FacebookiTunes,  Twitter,  Youtube, and Pinterest and follow or subscribe to keep up with us.  The wheels are always turning over here in the office.  Sign up for the newsletter to get all updates to the podcast with your email address.  All comments, complaints, concerns, or questions please either comment below or email me at skilledgentlemen@gmail.com