There is something so enjoyable about pancakes on the weekend. Sure you could pull out a box of some mix and follow the pictures. But remember, you, you are a badass. Boxed pancakes (or worse frozen ones) aren’t for people who play at your level.

As luck would have it pancakes are pretty darn simple to make without the Bisquick. Want to know how to make pancakes from scratch? Check out this easy recipe from Esquire. Once you have that down, kick it up and go for the most decadent pancakes in the history of breakfast. Whiskey, bacon, maple syrup, granola… oh my!


Laundry day

shirtsThe Art of Manliness has a great primer on how to do laundry. It covers things like how often to wash different clothing items, stain removal, water temperature, wash cycles, detergent choices, and drying. Follow that up with Dappered’s 10 common laundry mistakes guys make and you’ll be able to keep your fine looking threads crisp, clean, and lasting longer.

Success is hard

Mentors. You can have them yet never meet them. Some of the greatest mentors are no longer on this earth but can be found in the pages of books. While it may be difficult to see them regularly face to face, other amazing mentors can be found giving great guidance online. You may not ever meet them, they most definitely can help you become a better person.

Today, I want to rewire how you think about success and help you break down these barriers once and for all.

In this article, Ramit lays out his Roadmap for Success. As he says, “These aren’t shortcuts. Hard work is still required. But they will compound your rewards.”

Tips from guys who lost 50+ pounds

Ramit Sethi linked up this article on twitter the other day. Buzzfeed has listed some fantastic tips from men who have lost significant amounts of weight and kept it off.chart

These 15 Guys Lost 50+ Pounds And Their Tips Will Seriously Inspire You

The real things these men actually did to lose weight and keep it off.

There are reminders like keeping balance, being realistic, rewarding yourself along the way, and having people who are rooting for you. Check out the list, but really it’s the pictures where some real inspiration comes in.

Be the best dressed man in the room

Having amazing style isn’t merely about looking good. It’s about stepping up, serving others. Style is about leading by example. Many things happen when you choose to elevate your game. One of those is how others perceive you. It opens doors.

RealMenRealStyle gives us five reasons to be a style leader.

There’s a lack of leaders in the world… what we need more of is servant leaders in our communities and offices. Men who express their strength through service to others.

Dress the part. Then act the part, with compassion. In no time at all, people will be treating you like the benevolent badass you are.

The Well Dressed Traveller’s Packing List

Travel can be so much fun. Especially if you go in with the mindset of adventure and embracing the unknown. Some of us love the excitement of exploring new places and cultures, for others it’s about the new friends made along the way, and for seasoned travellers it’s always fun to revisit our favorite places for a more immersing experience.Passport

While zipping off to new lands is exhilarating, it can be even more fun traveling light and dressing well. With that in mind, take a look at this packing list from Dappered.

Don’t pack with the mindset that you’ll need to assemble an outfit for each day.  Instead, pick one group of complimentary colors, and assemble items around that palate which you can mix and match with each other.

A Big Man’s Guide to Sharp Dressing

Like the song goes, every girl crazy ’bout a sharp dressed man.Bad fit vs Good fit

If you’re a bigger guy, that’s no excuse for not stepping up your game. (Details matter, fellas.)
Here are seven style tips for you from the Art of Manliness.

Dressing well is about presenting your body in the best and most flattering way possible — without trying to distort or alter the body itself.

Suit fitting rules

Can’t argue with any of these suit fitting rules from FashionBeans. A quick, great way to brush up before buying your next suit.

it pays to be armed with knowledge – in this case knowing what good fit looks like.

An American whiskey primer

Whisky. Whiskey. Which is it? The general rule is, if it comes from a country whose name starts with a vowel, include the E. In Scotland, Canada, Japan… it’s whisky.

No matter how you spell it, whether a whisk(e)y novice or connoisseur, you would be wise to review the Beginner’s Guide to American Whiskey. It is a great starting point (and refresher).

Misconceptions About Men Who Dress Well

Love this run down from Dappered…

10 Misconceptions About Men Who Dress Well

#7 especially hit home for me. I’m asked fairly regularly on the sidewalk if I’m a lawyer. My thought is always Is that really how you want to find your next attorney? Really??