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Guide to having a Gentleman’s Closet

having a gentlemans closetWe all want to look our best.  Whether you are married or not, you want to look your best in any situation.  Having a closet that helps you accomplish this is key to accomplishing this.  We all have our “go to” that we pull out of the closet all the time.  In a world that is obsessed with how things look, ratty jeans and t-shirts don’t cut it anymore.

I am going to talk to you about how to create a closet that makes you look your best.  Not only is this a large portion of the show but I am going to talk about how to design and build your own closet.  A closet  that is functional just as much as it manly.  If you are fashion illiterate, like I find myself to be, then this is the show that you have been needing.  The best part about the whole show today is that you wont need a second mortgage to build your wardrobe out.


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How do you develop a Gentleman’s closet?

  • Finding what works for you
  • Addressing the different levels of fashion that you would need
  • Finding these items for a reasonable price
  • Designing your closet for functionality
  • How can you do this within budget

I mentioned in the show that there was a podcast episode where I spoke about shining your shoes.  This is that link:

Shining your shoes how and why

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A Gentleman’s Guide to Manscaping

manscapingManscaping is something that divides the manly community.  Do you shave your body like a naked mole rat?  Should you let yourself evolve into a walking/talking wookie from Star Wars?  The answer to that is extremely convoluted.  There really is no definite answer but more of a series of different opinions.  You have to take what you hear today and decide what works best for you.  Your body type, own personal style, and your swagger all are parts to your personality and should be considered while manscaping.

I have dredged through many articles and opinions to bring you this conclusion of ideas on the topic of manscaping.  Located deep within these articles are the opinions of many different women.  If you thought that your beard was going to be the topic of conversation and in vogue forever, you might be surprised!


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What should a Gentleman know about Manscaping?

  • Do women actually prefer hair or do they like smooth men
  • What is on the market to assist you with body hair removal
  • What is the going trend with beards and body hair
  • How do you take care of your beard
  • Pro Tips for body hair removal
  • My conclusion on my research

I mentioned a few products that you should consider while taming your own body hair.

First off is the clippers that I have used since I was 15 years old.  15 years later I am still using these.  Great quality and decent price for something that lasts that long.

Wahl Clippers– $23.99 on Amazon

Second is the back hair shaver that I bought.  I am not sure how well it works because it was missing a part.  This is a good concept though.  Men always have a hard time getting to the back hair.  This is a great tool to start with.

Back Shaver– $20.00 on Amazon

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How To Be More Attractive

be more attractiveBeing attractive means different things to different people.  What is attractive to one person is not so much to another.  This does not give you the excuse to be a slob though.  As Gentlemen we should be cognizant of our style and our image.  We live in a world that is focused on image.  We know this because of advertisements, contests, and the importance of first impressions.  Why not take some time and work on developing your own style and image.

This podcast dives deep into upgrading your style and your image.  There are many different ways that you can change yourself to be more attractive.  I have just found a few to scratch the surface.  If you really want to increase your attractiveness you will need to do a lot work on your behalf.  Listen to other resources and read as much as you can on the topic.  Learn more about you instead of what the celebrities are doing.  On the show today we don’t just hit superficial beauty.  We dive deeper into how to be more attractive on the inside and learn what women really like in men.



How To Be More Attractive

    • Upgrading your style and image
    • How can you be more attractive in the way that you dress
    • What can you do to increase your attractiveness
    • How to gauge your success

Other podcast episodes you might be interested in listening to:upgrade stylea gentleman's guide to colognefinding the right barbera guide to mens fashionEveryday Chivalry15 chivalrous things that you may not be doing

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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.

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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

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The Bloody History of the Barber

the history of the barberThere are not many different trades and skills that date back as far as the barber.  I absolutely love going to the barbershop for plenty of reasons ranging from the conversation to the way that I feel when I walk out of the door.  Take a moment to listen to the history and how they got their profession to where it is today.  There are a lot of reasons why I called this show the BLOODY history instead of just the history.  I personally had NO idea that the barber used to also be an amateur surgeon.  What about the pole?  Where did that come from?  Why is it a pole instead of a symbol?  What is with the colors?  Lastly I wanted to discuss how to tip your barber.  Tipping is a big part of keeping a great barber and also a great way to show your appreciation, but I also wanted to highlight the nature of the barber and how they feel about tipping.  If you have a barber, let them know about today’s podcast!


Keep in mind that four year old Katarina needs our help to purchase a diabetic alert dog.  Her story and how you can help can be found in the podcast where I interviewed her and her parents.  Man Up and donate to her go fund me page.

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What is the history of the barber and why is it so bloody?

  • The full history of the them
  • Why do they need license today
  • What is the history of the pole
  • What is a barber
  • Why were they surgons and dentists?
  • How to tip

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A Gentleman’s Guide To Cologne

a gentleman's guide to cologneHave you ever been in a room and smelled someones cologne well before they stepped into the room?  I am talking about being in the middle of a conversation and get hit by a mac truck of smell and then the guy steps in.  Or when you are getting done working out and walk toward the locker room and have to don a hazmat suit just to get through the fog that is axe spray?  Today we are going to discuss how it should be used.  Contrary to popular belief, cologne should not be an offensive weapon.  Cologne should be discovered when a lady gets close to you.  With this next show in the ever going series of the Gentlemen’s Guide I am going to explain how you should apply your cologne in a way that lures women to you instead of repels them away.

Don’t be that guy, listen to a gentleman’s guide to cologne

    • how much is too much
    • Which one works better
      • body wash
      • spray on
      • aftershave
    • what is the best way to apply it
      • spray and walk through
      • spray on wrist and put on neck
      • spray directly on clothes
    • how is it made
    • how dangerous is cologne to put directly on skin
    • what are some different alternatives to cologne

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A guide to men’s fashion

a guide to mens fashionEvery man, in some point in their life, wants to look good.  This can be for a wedding, going on a date, or even to upgrade your look in general.  I brought on a guest to help cover this topic.  His name is Anu and he is the host of the blog The Vestiary.  Anu is very knowledgeable of the subject that is men’s fashion and that is why I wanted to sit down and pick his brain about it.  There are a lot of different people trying to sell you things but really lacking on concepts related to men’s fashion.  The basis of todays show was to make sure that we could cover this problem.  If you are looking for a way to upgrade your wardrobe without taking a loan out and present yourself in a better way, you have found the right podcast.  Anu is a very intellegent and well spoken individual that knows the in’s and out’s of men’s fashion and is willing to enlighten us on the topic.


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What does a gentleman need to know about men’s fashion?

  • What is The Vestiary
  • Why should gentlemen be concerned with men’s fashion?
  • What is men’s fashion like today?
  • Where to look for inspiration in fashion
  • What kind of accessories should men wear
  • Skin care as it relates to a gentleman

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