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5 Ways to Become a Bedroom Badass

5 Ways to Become a Bedroom Badass

You’re in. You kicked some serious game. You made all the right moves. You were the perfect gentleman, but let it be known that you were, as the great 20th century romantic poet, Sir Mix-A-Lot, put it, “down to get the friction on.” And now, just as it’s time to close the deal, she gets...
The Modern Man's Kitchen Essentials

The Modern Man’s Kitchen Essentials

What's cooking in the modern man's kitchen? Just about anything when you've got these essential tools at your disposal. Ditch the gadgets. Get out the heavy metal. It's time to cook like a man.
Our Favorite Subscription Boxes For Men

Our Favorite Subscription Boxes For Men

Which subscription box is right for your style? Here are four different subscription boxes for men for a regular dose of style.
5 Things To Do More Often To Amp Up Your Attractiveness

5 Things To Do More Often To Amp Up Your Attractiveness

Want to become more attractive? Keep doing what you're doing, just do it more often. We'll explain...
Wedding Toasts — 101 of the Best Love Quotes

Wedding Toasts — 101 of the Best Love Quotes

Using anything from this exhaustive list of love quotes makes writing wedding toasts easier. Organized by theme, you’re sure to find exactly what you need.
5 Essentials of the Well-Stocked Bar - Winter Edition

5 Essentials of the Well-Stocked Bar – Winter Edition

Don't let the cold dry out your bar this season. Check out our top-notch winter guide featuring expert advice from wine and spirits aficionado, Peter Weltman.
The Masculine Home - Bachelor Pad Decor

The Masculine Home – Bachelor Pad Decor

From bachelor pads to masculine retreats, you home should reflect your style. Here's how.
When Art and Menswear Collide

When Art and Menswear Collide

Get the skinny on how Black Lapel teamed up with artist, Sam Shuter, and accessories brand, Everett Clothing, to create a one-of-a-kind addition to any art (or tie) collection.
How To Wear a Suit (And Other Things Your Father Should Have Taught You)

How To Wear a Suit (And Other Things Your Father Should Have Taught You)

Know the right way to wear a suit? Test your knowledge of this and the other key lessons dad ought to have taught you with this Father’s Day inspired list of man-skills you should know.
How to Iron A Dress Shirt Like a Pro

How to Iron A Dress Shirt Like a Pro

Knowing how to iron a dress shirt means can always look crisp and clean without the aid of others (Hi Mom!).
How To Make A Signature

How To Make A Signature

If you’ve never considered how to make a signature that looks great and speaks volumes about you, you’re missing a big opportunity.
A Champagne Guide For Gents

A Champagne Guide For Gents

Sommelier Peter Weltman serves up a five-minute bubbly education in this guy's Champagne guide.
Your Best Accessory: Confidence

Your Best Accessory: Confidence

“The Clothes are great, but it’s about the posture and attitude.”  – Scott Schuman, The Sartorialist The most important rule in all of style is to carry and dress yourself in confidence. In all things you do and in any path you choose to take, do so confidently. Have the confidence to make your own...
Why You Should Propose On New Year's Eve

Why You Should Propose On New Year’s Eve

There are millions of ways to propose, but if you’re considering when to propose, allow us to make the case for New Year’s Eve.
Best Tech Trends For Men

Best Tech Trends For Men

We go through more than just fashion trends here at Black Lapel. See our favorite tech trends and apps for men that help us lead more productive, interesting, and gentlemanly lifestyles.
How to Carve a Turkey

How to Carve a Turkey

We have made plenty of progress when it comes to gender equality. That doesn’t mean that we’ve thrown away all traditional gender roles, though. Men are still expected to carve the turkey at Thanksgiving. Here’s how to do it in six easy steps.
5 Essentials of the Well-Stocked Bar: Fall Edition

5 Essentials of the Well-Stocked Bar: Fall Edition

Every fall we see our fair share of images of guys tailgating with cheap beer and hard ciders. Can't we do better? Yes, yes we can. Read on to see how.
How to Negotiate Like a Warrior

How to Negotiate Like a Warrior

Whether it’s how to negotiate a job offer, a car deal, rent or even buying a house, everyone should know the basic negotiation tactics that can get you through any situation. We've gathered some of the best knowledge on negotiating from an ancient warrior and a modern day negotiation expert and delivered it all to...
What to Wear to a Funeral For Men

What to Wear to a Funeral For Men

Don’t know what to wear to a funeral? Wondering how to act? We cover appropriate funeral attire and etiquette in this guide.
5 Essentials of The Well-Stocked Bar: Summer Edition

5 Essentials of The Well-Stocked Bar: Summer Edition

When the temps go up, the drinks cool down. Keep these five essentials on hand all summer long and you won't go thirsty.
3 Steps To A Great 4th of July

3 Steps To A Great 4th of July

A 4th of July three day weekend is a great opportunity to show off your mastery of the quintessential American art of chilling. Here's how.
Honor Thy Father - Father's Day Gift Ideas

Honor Thy Father – Father’s Day Gift Ideas

This Father's Day, honor your father with the gift of style.
Father's Day Gift Guide

Father’s Day Gift Guide

He taught you how to ride a two-wheeler, played catch with you out in the yard on countless summer evenings and cooked up plenty of lip-smacking BBQs for you and the fam’. But more than anything else, he taught you to be the man you are today. So, on Father’s Day, make sure you give...
Father's Day Gift Guide

Father’s Day Gift Guide

He taught you how to ride a two-wheeler, played catch with you out in the yard on countless summer evenings and cooked up plenty of lip-smacking BBQs for you and the fam’. But more than anything else, he taught you to be the man you are today. So, on Father’s Day, make sure you give...
5 Essentials of the Well-Stocked Bar: Spring Edition

5 Essentials of the Well-Stocked Bar: Spring Edition

We share the five essential bottles you need to stock your bar so you won't go thirsty this spring.
How to Buy a Lady a Drink

How to Buy a Lady a Drink

Pickup lines are cheesy. Show some class. Buy her a drink instead. Here's how to keep it classy.
August Sound Style - A Trip To Rio

August Sound Style – A Trip To Rio

August provides us a last chance to soak up the sun at the seaside before the cool breezes of fall arrive. Even if swelter in canyons of steel all month and never make it to the shore, we dream of the exotic intensity of far off beach locations. One such location that remains perennially at...
The 2012 Black Lapel Guide to Gift Giving

The 2012 Black Lapel Guide to Gift Giving

If we had it our way this holiday season, we’d all be walking out to our driveways blindfolded to unwrap our very own Aston Martin DB9 with a giant red bow on top and Kate Upton sitting on the hood ready to show us how to do the Dougie. Unfortunately, gifts don’t always pan out...