<p>From the attire to the brew. These are the things that you need to be the ultimate gentleman. <br></p>
There are a lot of things that contribute to being a man. Whether it’s how you live your life, what you prioritize at work, when and with whom you share your opinions and where you choose to be seen, every little detail makes the biggest difference on how people perceive you. It’s hard, too. Since we live in an ever-changing world where anything can become the next big thing overnight, it’s almost impossible to keep tabs on what is in and what is out. That’s where we come in to fill you in on the latest trends, styles, gadgets and places you need to be.
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From its humble beginnings in 1987 as a local Austin music festival, South by Southwest has quickly become the biggest happening for everybody who is anybody to be seen. Whether you’re looking to rub shoulders with the biggest stars of film and television, connect with the biggest investors in the world or pop bottles with the rappers of tomorrow, you need to head to SXSW for a time you will not forget. But be warned: you need to know people in the industry to get into the most exclusive parties if you want to witness all of the wildness that eventually leaks out to the press (were you there when Bill Murray was manning the bar at Shangri-La?) and be okay with blowing thousands of dollars over the course of a few days.
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Banana Republic has teamed up yet again with AMC’s hit Mad Men to tailor an exclusive line modeled after the clothing worn on the show. If you’re keeping tabs, the men at Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce advertising agency are in the ’60s now, so this collaboration will embody everything from graphic prints to bold colors and sharp-looking pleated suits without the embarrassing bowl cuts and tinted sunglasses.
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Here’s a conundrum: do you whoop your employee’s ass after losing that client or do you let him win to soothe his ego? These are the tough decisions you’ll be facing with this stunning hardwood and chrome conference room/ping-pong table hybrid created by former Google Creative Lead Ryan Vanderbilt. One table will run you about $6,600, but if you’re looking to boost team morale across the board, you’ll save a couple of bucks if you stock each of your conference rooms with its own Table & Tennis slab.
Who says pleasure can’t be rewarding? Under Armour is the latest company to bring a tech aspect to your workout with their product Armour39. It has all of the bells and whistles of its competitors, like tracking your interval and cardio mix, the time and your calories burnt, but the one thing that sets it apart from the rest is its patented WILLpower™ function that shows you just how hard you have to work and have been working during your exercises through an algorithm that combines all of the aspects of your workout.
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You’ve trusted him with your sports news for all these years, so why not trust him with your beer? “I first had Redhook back in the mid-‘90s when the SuperSonics played the Bulls. Back then I was drinking ESB and I can still remember how good it was,” says Dan Patrick. “So when Redhook and I decided to brew a beer together, we knew it had to be a beer for watching sports—plenty of the flavor you get from craft beer, but crushable enough to get you through the game. Audible Ale is just that. The ultimate crushable craft beer for watching sports.”