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By Brett McKay, Kate McKay

Guy Up!

While it's certainly greater than simply monster vans, grilling and six-pack abs, precise manliness is tough to outline. The phrases macho and manly usually are not synonymous.

Taking classes from vintage gents reminiscent of Benjamin Franklin and Theodore Roosevelt, authors Brett and Kate McKay have created a suite of the main beneficial recommendation each guy must be aware of to reside existence to its complete potential.

This publication features a wealth of data that levels from survival abilities to social talents to suggestion on easy methods to enhance your personality. no matter if you're braving the wilds together with your acquaintances, relationship your female friend or elevating a relations, inside of you'll locate functional info and thought for each quarter of lifestyles. You'll study the fundamentals all smooth males may still recognize, together with how to:

• Shave like your grandpa
• Be an ideal houseguest
• struggle like a gentleman utilizing the paintings of bartitsu
• support a pal with a problem
• provide a guy hug
• practice a fireman's carry
• Ask for a woman's hand in marriage
• elevate resilient kids
• are expecting the elements like a frontiersman
• commence a fireplace with out matches
• supply a dynamic speech
• stay a well-balanced life

So bounce in at the present time and achieve the abilities and data you should be a true guy within the twenty first century.

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Many men have been going to the same barber all their life and have introduced their sons to the same chair and the same barber. You’ll feel manlier. I don’t know what it is. Perhaps it’s the combination of the smell of hair tonics and the all-man atmosphere. But more so, it’s the awareness of the tradition of barbershops. Barbershops are places of continuity; they don’t change with the shifts in culture. The places and barbers look the same as they did when your dad got his hair cut. It’s a straightforward experience with none of the foo-foo accoutrements of the modern age.

Indd 35 35 7/29/09 9:26:31 AM something you’ll be able to pass down to your sons and grandsons, along with the stories of the places you took it. THE SUPPLIES After you have your bag, it’s time to fill it up with the stuff you need to keep yourself well groomed while traveling. Most of things we suggest are common sense, others you might not have thought of but will be happy to have on hand during your adventures. indd 36 CHAPTER ONE 7/29/09 9:26:33 AM lessly formal and outdated. It is true that some aspects of etiquette are based on cultural customs and lack permanence: Kissing your female boss’s hand will earn you the stink eye, not her favor.

If the tattoo artist does an amazing job of capturing the image of your mother on your arm, tip extra. DELIVERY SERVICES Newspaper delivery. During the holidays, give them a card with $20. Kate’s parents do this every year and as a result, they have their paper delivered straight to their door instead of just thrown on the driveway. Pizza/meal delivery. Fifteen percent is customary. , there’s snow and ice or a tsunami, and you’re risking the delivery guy’s life so you don’t have to risk yours, tip extra.

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