Month in Review: May 2013


There comes a time in every guy’s life when he realizes that he has become—sometimes despite his best efforts—a “grown-up.” While some may dread the distinction, we think it marks the most exciting time in a man’s life. With BB Man turning 1, this May was all about celebrating adulthood. We shined our shoes, watched what we ate (give or take the occasional pizza slice), and generally took some personal responsibility because, hey, maturity is always in style, right? Here’s a recap from The Guide and beyond.

We Got The Details Right

After realizing our basic brown leather belt wasn’t going to cut it anymore, we broke down the top 5 belts that every guy should incorporate into his wardrobe. For those belts on the longer side, we crafted an easy tutorial on the many ways to style the extra band. Since spring is all about going sockless, we made a light-hearted video on the do’s and don’ts of flashing some man ankle. We also learned more about shoelaces than we ever knew there was to know. And just in case we needed some extra inspiration for embracing adulthood, we compiled the 6 most stylish coming-of-age protagonists in cinematic history.

We Took Better Care Of Ourselves

Applying sunscreen is one of the most responsible things a forward-thinking man can do, so we found 5 non-messy versions that won’t make application a chore. Our resident obsessive-compulsive editor Kyle also laid out his exhaustive-yet-entertaining oral hygiene regimen.

We Remembered To Relax

Life is all about knowing when to be serious and when to laugh, so we tapped stand-up comedian Max Silvestri to show us some hilarious “tips” on how to be a grown-up.

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