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Podcast by Masculine Style
Feb 14, 2019
Interview #7 - Ben Christensen
Ben is one of the more interesting people I've had the opportunity to interact with over the years. His style is a strong blend of 19th century cowboy with modern skater and he somehow pulls it off in a way that's interesting without looking like a costume. In this episode Ben and I talk about how his style has evolved, what it's like to wear unique and interesting pieces, how his career and family have impacted his approach to his appearance, and a whole lot more.
Oct 19, 2018
Risk vs Purpose
It seems that more and more men are experiencing a crisis of identity. We know we want to be better, but we don't know exactly what that looks like, how to make it work in our contemporary world, or what the long-lasting implications of it are. In this episode we explore two key things I believe every man needs in his life in order to live up to his full potential.
Oct 9, 2018
Interview #6 - Jack Donovan
In order to understand the relationship between appearance and masculinity we need to know what it is to be a man. And, while most of the world tries to tie up masculinity into moral virtues, my guest today articulately makes the point that masculinity is amoral - that regardless of how good or bad a person you are - whether or not you can be deemed a man is on a separate scale. Jack and his work have largely influenced my own approach to masculinity and, in this episode, we talk about how deeply rooted the principles of appearance are in the amoral world of being good at being a man.
Oct 5, 2018
Heads we win, tails they lose
If you and I had an evil plan to take over the world and we wanted complete and total domination, how would we approach altering men's relationships with their clothing and appearance? In today's episode I outline my plan and it looks eerily similar to what we see around us today
Oct 2, 2018
Interview #5 - Dan Trepanier of Articles of Style
Dan Trepanier has been involved with the online menswear world nearly since its inception. And he's been a powerful player the entire time. However, Dan wasn't content to just write about the importance of a man's appearance, he wanted to do something more. So he created Articles of Style, and commerce menswear brand with a killer style and focus on everyday clothes for successful men. In this episode Dan and I talk about his own style evolution from rural farmer, to athlete, to sartorialist; his take on the current state of menswear; and his views on how companies can do more than just make clothing.
Sep 28, 2018
Trading Dignity for Attention
Having surrounded myself with men who make a living online, one of the most common things I hear is your website/Instagram/YouTube/whatever is your business card. Implied in that statement is the idea that you need to be putting yourself online and creating a "personal brand" in order to stand out and succeed in the 21st century But is that really true, or can you still do things the old way?
Sep 25, 2018
Interview #4 - Parker Lichfield of Stock & Barrel
Today's guest is not only stylish in his own right, he also runs Stock & Barrel - a leather company creating some of the best-looking, Western-inspired leather goods out there. Parker and I talk about his approach to his own personal style, along with how he's used that approach to create his successful company.
Sep 21, 2018
Spoiled by Quality
I had to buy a cheap H&M dress shirt last month and I'll never do it again. In this episode I'll tell you all the reasons why the extra investment into quality clothing is worth it
Sep 18, 2018
Interview #3 - Ryan Michler
Real men care how they look and Ryan Michler, the founder of Order of Man, is on the show today to talk exactly about why that is. He walks us through his own personal style journey and how it's been an important part of becoming the intentional, masculine man he's built himself into
Sep 14, 2018
Style Advice From a Dude in Tights
Have you ever noticed that most men look like they're about 10 or 20 years behind the times? Like they're still wearing what was popular on TV in the late 90's and early 00's? In today's episode I talk about the two main reasons this happens, how it will likely happen to you, and why it's a problem. And no, I don't tell you you need to jump on the latest trend to avoid the problem either.
Sep 11, 2018
Interview #2 - Goldmund Unleashed
On today's show I bring on my friend Goldmund Unleashed. Goldmund is a photographer, author, and all-around interesting vagabond who's lived more life in the past few years than the majority of men will experience in a decade. In our conversation we discuss how his style has evolved, what it does for him as an artist and an introvert, and how he's leveraged it to better success in his endeavors.
Sep 7, 2018
What Nike Knows and You Don't
Whether you like Nike's latest ad with Colin Kaepernick, you can learn a lot from how Nike chooses to court controversy, embrace polarization, and unapologetically brand itself. All of which are components to dressing better than average. In this episode I step away from the moral outrage of the ad itself and talk about the principles of branding and you can apply them in your own life.
Sep 4, 2018
Interview #1 - Myke Macapinlac
Myke Macapinlac was a shy immigrant who used to work a boring engineering job and became a talk show host, a social dynamics specialist, and a lifestyle entrepreneur. He now teaches shy guys to develop social confidence so they can succeed in their personal, romantic, and professional lives. His work has been featured in the Calgary Herald, on Breakfast Television, on Shaw TV, and in the Huffington Post. To get to know him personally, visit his website at www.socialconfidencemastery.com
Aug 31, 2018
Fortnite & Fashion
In May 2018, Fortnite, a free-to-play video game, generated $318 Million dollars in revenue from in-game purchases. What separates them from all the other games following a similar structure is that the purchases had absolutely zero impact on game play - no extra lives, special moves, or power weapons. Every purchase was for purely cosmetic purposes. In today's episode I break down the three things the players are signaling to themselves and each other with these cosmetic changes, why those signals are hard-wired into our brains, and how you can do the same thing in your real life for much better results.
Aug 28, 2018
Well Built Well Dressed
In this episode I talk with Greg O'Gallagher from Kinobody, Manny De La Cruz from Well Built Style, and Nate Lewis from Iron & Tweed. All three are very well dressed and in great shape. We discuss their own struggles with finding clothes that fit, why they care about their clothes, what their gym style looks like, and their take on wearing gym clothes around town. All three bring a great perspective to the table and have a lot of valuable insight to offer.
Aug 24, 2018
Let's get this started!
Time for season 2 of Masculine Style - a show in which we discuss the relationship between masculinity and appearance.
Dec 16, 2015
Episode 12: Stop Dressing for Women
This episode breaks down the reasons why men assume they should dress in a way that attracts women, why that's wrong, and the differences between men's goals and women's goals in how we dress. See the show notes here: http://masculine-style.com/?p=8867&preview=true
Dec 7, 2015
Episode 11: Dressing the Armed Man
This episode discusses both the mechanics of dressing well while carrying a firearm, along with the reasons I personally choose to carry a weapon. I understand that this is a controversial subject and one that can lead to a heated discussion in the comments. I don't need to defend myself. I may engage in a few comments to clarify some confusion, but I have no interest in engaging in an online battle about gun control. As part of today's episode I brought on Antonio Centeno of Real Men Real Style. Antonio is a former officer of the USMC and the resident style author for the Art of Manliness. He runs a popular and helpful YouTube channel and is also one of the founders of StyleCon. See the show notes here: http://masculine-style.com/podcast-episode-11-dressing-the-armed-man/
Nov 23, 2015
Episode 10: Dress Like a Villain
This episode breaks down why some of the best sartorial icons in modern cinema are not the heroes, but the villains. I talk about the top three best-dressed villains in all three of the Style Archetypes and provide contrast between this concept and an older post about not dressing like a cartoon character. Show Notes: http://wp.me/p2nB1Z-2hk
Nov 11, 2015
Episode 9: Dressing The Shorter Man
This episode was based on a revisitation of my September 2012 post Dressing the (Smaller)Man. Being as I'm six feet tall, I can only approach this topic from a hypothetical perspective. So I decided to bring on two of my good friends who are both style experts and on the shorter end of the spectrum. Aaron Marino runs I Am Alpha M (http://iamalpham.com/), a hugely popular men's style site and YouTube channel. Aaron puts out daily videos that cover topics like dress, grooming, and fitness and has one of the largest, most abundant personalities of anyone I've ever met. Brock McGoff runs The Modest Man (http://themodestman.com/), a menswear site dedicated entirely to helping men of shorter stature learn how to dress to their proportions and ensure that their style game is always on point. Brock puts his money where his mouth is and is one of the best dressed, most confident men I know. In the episode we cover topics like: Aaron and Brock's Archetypes How and why they both started caring ab…