The luxury of unplanned long meals

The luxury of unplanned long meals

My wife and I recently did a staycation weekend at one of our favorite hotels, The NoMAD here in NYC.  Surprisingly, we both found it hard to do what we came to do: Take a “vacation” from work and enjoy ourselves.  It was really hard to enjoy having...

How to Stay Stylish (and Shop) While Losing Weight

How to Stay Stylish (and Shop) While Losing Weight

This question comes from a reader, John. He asks: "I'm working out a lot and watching what I eat. How do I stay stylish while my body is fluctuating and losing weight?" Great question. Hitting fitness goals while trying to stay stylish can be tricky. You don't want to...

My 4 Favorite Winter Boots For Men

My 4 Favorite Winter Boots For Men

Today’s question comes from Mark: “Hey Peter, What are your thoughts on duck boots or galoshes? Would love to know what winter boots you recommend to wear to the office.” Galoshes, while being practical, will always look like your shoes wearing condoms to me. And...

How to Layer Up This Winter

How to Layer Up This Winter

Today’s question comes from Andrew: “Any tips on layering up in the colder months?” Two mistakes I see men make when it comes to winter layering: PACKING ON BULKY LAYERS Which makes for uncomfortable outfitsGOING TOO TECHNICAL Unless your morning meeting is on the...

The 5th Annual Gifts to Get Yourself Guide

The 5th Annual Gifts to Get Yourself Guide

My "Gifts to get yourself" guide has been a holiday season tradition since I launched The Essential Man.  I've always found traditional gift guide posts useless. Not because of bad recommendations, but because I always just end up getting something for myself. My...

How to Pick the Best Sunglasses for Your Face Shape

How to Pick the Best Sunglasses for Your Face Shape

Today's question comes from Tyrone, he asks. "Peter, I just scratched my favorite pair of sunglasses and realized I don't know how to pick a replacement. What color frames, and lenses should I pick, what should I avoid? Does my face shape matter? First, my condolences...