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Knife and Fork School – part one

Summon up a mental image of the formal dinner table — an amazing array of knives, forks and spoons fanned out around your plate. So many choices… so little time. As your stomach growls you’re thinking… a meal should not be this...

Choosing and Dealing with Furniture

Step Two. Your next goal is to give your common area some flavor. Pick a primary color you like - red, blue, green, or yellow. For SharpMen who already possess reasonably nice common area accessories, find a color that dominates in these...

The SharpMan Guide to Being a Best Man

Being a guy’s best friend is easy. Being a buddy means cashing in on perks like always having someone to hang out with on a Friday night when the dating scene is a little dry, and knowing you can always count on someone who will join you...

Better Memory Through Mnemonics

You’re out for dinner and you spot an important client. It would be great to say hello and introduce him to your dinner companion. There’s only one problem and it’s right on the tip of your tongue... you can’t remember your client’s name....

Knife and Fork School – part two

You made it through Knife and Fork School — Part One. You mastered the basics: utensils, where to find them, when to use which one, as well as the differences between American and European styles. Who knew a fancy dinner could be more...

Driving Etiquette

An etiquette primer? In a guy’s mag? Why do we care? Well, put most simply, if you care about looking good, you should care about etiquette. Etiquette is just a set of rules designed to make you look skillful and generally in-the-know, so...

How to Highly Successful Office Holiday Party Interaction

We’re barely over Thanksgiving… and it’s already time to address office holiday party etiquette. Who cares? Well, you if you manage to make a idiot of yourself in front of the person who may determine your year-end compensation — or...

Friend-Wooing Do’s and Don’ts

Don’t come on too strong–pressure will drive her away. Don’t act too eager to please–neediness will make her run quickly in the other direction. Don’t be too nice, i.e. boring–give your own opinions in addition to respecting hers. Don’t...

The Write Stuff

Jeff Bolton was being bad-vibed into buying some holiday wrapping paper to support a colleague’s kid’s school or something. He thumbed through the catalogue, taking in his options. "I don’t do wrapping paper," said Jeff. "And ordering...

Buying the perfect couch

The lair, the lure, the key to your success. While everyone wants a great looking place, few have the money and creative juice to make the dream bachelor pad a reality. Fear not, dear readers. Here, we'll walk you through the steps...