A Man’s Life, Personal Development Craft the Life You Want: Creating a Blueprint for Your Future


A post from the Art of Manliness Brett | February 8, 2011 The craftsman is an archetype of manliness that has been with us for millennia. We admire his independence, his work ethic, and his unwavering sense of purpose. We envy the way he personally shapes and creates the fruits of his labor. While not many … Continue reading A Man’s Life, Personal Development Craft the Life You Want: Creating a Blueprint for Your Future

Male Affection: A Photographic History Tour | The Art of Manliness


In my unending search for just the right vintage images for our articles, I have looked through thousands of photographs of men from the last century or so. One of the things that I have found most fascinating about many of these images, is the ease, familiarity, and intimacy, which men used to exhibit in … Continue reading Male Affection: A Photographic History Tour | The Art of Manliness

Applying the Ethos of the Craftsman to Our Everyday Lives | The Art of Manliness


Across cultures and time, the archetype of the craftsman has represented man’s ability to create and has been the mark of mature manhood. He is homo faber — man the creator. Instead of passively consuming and letting things happen to him, the craftsman fashions the world to his liking and proactively shapes and influences it. Ancient philosophers … Continue reading Applying the Ethos of the Craftsman to Our Everyday Lives | The Art of Manliness

Manliness Precedes True Gentlemanliness | The Art of Manliness


“Over-sentimentality, over-softness, in fact washiness and mushiness are the great dangers of this age and of this people. Unless we keep the barbarian virtues, gaining the civilized ones will be of little avail.” –Theodore Roosevelt Sometimes when young men begin their journey into manhood, they start in on the gentlemanly side of things. They dress … Continue reading Manliness Precedes True Gentlemanliness | The Art of Manliness

Open Doors for Women: How and When to Do It | The Art of Manliness


Men need to be men again... this is a start... Readers email us surprisingly often with questions about opening doors for women. AoM readers are interested in being gentlemen and obviously understand the basics of this traditional act of chivalry: when you get to a door before a lady, you should open it for her. … Continue reading Open Doors for Women: How and When to Do It | The Art of Manliness

20 Battle Cries of Warriors Through the Ages | The Art of Manliness


“I too am not a bit tamed—I too am untranslatable; I sound my barbaric yawp over the roofs of the world.” –Walt Whitman Throughout cultures and time, shouting and yelling have typically been categorized as masculine acts. It makes sense. Yelling is inherently aggressive and often the prelude to actual physical violence. Across mammal species, … Continue reading 20 Battle Cries of Warriors Through the Ages | The Art of Manliness

Be Charismatic and Influential | The Art of Manliness


We’ve probably all seen those men who can enter any room and instantly command it. I’m not talking about the loud and boisterous dolt who makes a scene with obnoxious alpha-male jackassery. I’m talking about the man who exudes a silent magnetic charisma that electrifies the entire room just by his presence. People feel better … Continue reading Be Charismatic and Influential | The Art of Manliness