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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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9 Ways To Be More Independent

independentBeing independent from the systems of support is important for a gentleman to be.  The concept of “the systems of support” should not be confused with “the system” that some people are afraid of.  Systems of support are ways that we get food, water, security, energy, and shelter.  We use these systems to live a life that we want.  We all know, however, these systems can be interrupted with power outages and shortages.

I am going to dive into 9 projects that you can do to make yourself more of an independent person.  You can cook and see when the power is out and you can water your yard with rain you harvest.  Not only will I give you projects but I can make you a more independent thinker.  You should think for yourself and not be manipulated into thinking what others want you to think.  That is a very hard subject to get most gentlemen to come to the understanding that this is necessary to be a more independent person.


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How can you be more Independent in your own life?

  • Why independence is a must in a mans life
  • Building a Solar Oven
  • Constructing a Greenhouse
  • Installing Rain Catchment
  • Building a Smoke House
  • Lighting up your space with LEDs
  • Build your own fernature
  • Solve your own problems
  • Talk to your neighbor instead of calling cops on them
  • Focus on what you can change instead of what you cant

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A Gentleman’s Guide to Pregnancy

a gentlemans guide to pregnancyYou have just figured out that you are pregnant, what do you do now!?  To many men, this is both very exciting and extremely terrifying.  The major issue is that you have experience with caring for you and your spouse, now you have to face the unknown of caring for a child.  Some men will ignore the issue and just deal with the struggles and issues as they come.  Gentlemen face this head on and prepare for what is to come.  The effort today is going to be to answer the nagging problems that you have come up with in your mind.  Pregnancy comes with a lot of possible medical problems and money fears.


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How does a Gentleman survive a pregnancy?

  • What should we be concerned about medically
  • How to cut costs for the child without being negligent
  • What should men be doing during the pregnancy
  • Your plan for the big day
  • What is your job after the baby is born

Do not forget that around Christmas 2016 I will be putting a book on the market.  The topic will be covering being an Executive Agent for the Family.  This is a step by step guide to taking your families safety into your own hands.  Making sure that you have done everything possible to keep them safe while you are on trips and out of town.  A lot of the topics covered will be 100% new to you and not mentioned on this podcast!  More details to come later.

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Tree Planting 101

Tree planting 101In no way shape or form is there a stock that is 100% able to increase your profits 10 fold, and if there is you need to punch that guy in the face for lying to you.  I can guarantee you that a tree can though.  Ignoring the fact that a tree will help you be more self reliant and give you free calories from delicious non chemically drowned fruit, there are so many benefits to planting a tree.  I am going to spend the podcast today teaching you all about the benefits of tree planting and busting those myths that people have come up with about it.  It could not be simpler and it could not be more benificial for the environment.  Not to mention how much value that could bring to your life and the life of your family.  Use this summer to find a great place to plant and get started.


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How do we plant a tree?

    • When to do it
    • How to do it
    • What trees go where
    • What trees can be put near what
    • How to root cuttings

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Cocktails, Entrepreneurship, and How to not be a Noob at Cocktails

Cocktails, Entrepreneurship, and How to not be a Noob at CocktailsI have had the pleasure of sitting down with a young entrepreneur and talk about what else than cocktails with Alex from Cocktail Crate Mixers.  If that business name sounds familiar, you have probably seen it in stores.  Cocktail Crate Mixers distribute to thousands of locations all over the United States and will even ship to your door through their electronic checkout.  I have spoken about how to make sure that you are using fresh ingredients in your cocktails, this is your short cut without having to resort to those nasty, tasteless, and unhealthy mixers.  Alex has come onto the show and spoken about how he started his company, what his company does, and how to absolutely avoid being a noob at cocktails.

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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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Why should we make Cocktails with Cocktail Crate Mixers?

  • What is Cocktail Crate Mixers?
  • How do you get a business off of the ground?
  • What is the hardest thing about business in the beginning?
  • What are the major trends in the world of cocktails?
  • How do you wow someone with a cocktail?
  • What are 3 cocktails that every man should know?

 

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Throwback- Do you have the Gentleman Mindset

This is a throwback to the podcast Do You Have The Mindset Of A Gentleman. It has come to my attention that there are subscribers that have not been exposed to the older podcasts. While I am in the process of writing my book about Executive Protection for the Family, Wednesday shows will be dedicated to older shows. If you have a favorite show, please email me or contact me to let me know. It can be put in the running for a throwback show.

14396796946_d1468312b8_oToday’s show is meant to challenge your manliness.  If you can tell by the title of the show my question to you is are you in the mindset to be a gentleman?  There are many different schools of thought on being a gentleman and many different definitions, but as for today we are going to make up our own.  You do not have to be a rocket surgeon to know that the state of manliness has been degraded to scenes on Jersey Shore and have been told our grandparents were terrible role models.  I for one feel that men should behave like our grandfathers but in a altered way.  My way of thinking derived from the observation of the men that I see around my daily walk.  Men treating their spouses like garbage or as secondary to them is appalling.  My grandfather was never like this and I never expect him to do so.  So with that, sit back with some coffee or scotch and enjoy the show!

Do you have the Mindset of a Gentleman?

  • What is a gentleman?
  • Can we agree on the terms of gentleman?
  • What is my view on being a gentleman?
  • How we need to be family oriented
  • How we need to be learned
  • How we need to be Consistent/Reliable
  • My finial thoughts on why this matters

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Throwback- Making Your Family Crest

making your family crestThis is a throwback.  It has come to my attention that there are subscribers that have not been exposed to the older podcasts.  While I am in the process of writing my book, Wednesday shows will be dedicated to older shows.  If you have a favorite show, please email me or contact me to let me know.  It can be put in the running for a throwback show.

A family crest is not just nobles and the elite anymore.  Today we can all make family crest that have just as much meaning as we want them to have.  From the people that run the country to the low class that has a full time and part time job just trying to make ends meat.  You do not have to go to the elite and ask for permission to make a crest and you do not have to hire someone to make a crest for you.  All it takes is a little bit of creativity and some time devoted to searching out your history and time learning about what the symbols mean.  This is not just an awesome way to honor your family but a visual reminder of where you came from and that you should keep to your roots.  This is something that your children can be proud of and can save with them for years and generations to come.

HOW DO WE CREATE OUR OWN FAMILY CREST?

  • What are the meanings behind the coat of arms
  • How accurate are those meanings
  • Can we make these ourselves
  • How do we get started doing this
  • Where do I go from here?

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A Gentleman’s Guide to the Martini

the gentlemans guide to the martini“Shaken not stirred” from James Bond in a lot of the movies the character played in.  “I have never tasted anything so cool or clean”, “They make me feel so civilized” from Earnest Hemingway’s novel Farewell to Arms.  These are just some of the quotes that show their appreciation for the martini.  The martini has lasted through the age of the sweet liquors and all of the energy drink mixtures to remain at the top of the gentlemans list of drinks to order.  There is a lot of mistery involved in the martini that will never be recovered but only wondered about adding to the alore of the drink.  With the simplistic way that the drink is made you are looking at a drink that has a very strict set of rules that people have put into play while making them.  Wreather you are a bartender extrodinare or a amature homemixer all can appriciate how easy these drinks are made and how wonderful and clean their taste is.  Go ahead and take on the challenge of learning this iconic drink and figure out if you like your shaken or stirred.

A Gentleman’s Guide to the Martini

  • know the history behind them
  • how to make martinis at home
  • how to order the martini without sounding like an idiot
  • what song should be playing when you drink them

If you liked this episode, you would love these:

 A gentleman's guide to scotch guide to bartendingbeer basics

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The Code Of The Samurai

the code of the samuraiThe Samurai were fierce fighters back in feudal Japan.  Samurai have been in many movies and their ways idolized by many young and old.  To a young person they are the quintessential warrior that captured the imagination.  To a gentleman they had a very strict code of conduct called the Bushido.  The samurai Bushido what what guided them and helped make their decisions.  This was the driving voice in their mind to what was right and wrong.  This is what makes them apart of the gentleman way.  The Bushido had a eight virtues associated with it.  All of which can be linked back to how a gentleman should present themselves.  If the Bushido that the Samurai used in their own lives is different than what you think should be in your own virtues, I urge you to make your own version.  Gentlemen should have their own code that they do not violate.  Where the Gentleman draws a line and refuses to cross.  They had the right idea of having a code of conduct, maybe we should consider it ourselves.

What is the code of the samurai

  • Who were the samurai
  • What did the samurai stand for
  • What is the Bushido
  • The Bushido virtues
    • Righteous
    • Courage
    • Benevolence
    • Respect
    • Sincerity
    • Honor
    • Loyalty
    • Self Control
  • How should this be apart of our own lives
  • How to create your own Bushido

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