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Have you been stumped as to what to gift to some of the men in your life? Or have you been stumped about what to tell a loved one who wants to know what you want for Christmas? Our friends at Huckberry have got you covered with their top 15 gift ideas for this year. Well-made and handsome, they range from the practical to the fun, and if you need even more ideas, check out all of Huckberry’s offerings. Plus, you can enter to win something for yourself (anything available on HB, up to $500!) by checking out the giveaway below. 

1. Greys Outdoor Slipper Boot. Made of a cozy wool blend that feels like you’re wrapping your feet up in your favorite blanket, and yet is temperature regulating, moisture wicking, and odor resistant. The rubber sole provides some grip and allows you to venture out of the house.

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2. Whiskey Peaks — American Mountains Set. A handsome set of four hand-blown whiskey glasses made from premium lead-free crystal. The bottom of the glasses each feature a raised topographic impression of one of America’s most iconic mountains: Half Dome, Denali, Mt. Whitney, and Mt. Rainier. Perfect for sipping neat. 

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3. Aden Candle. With scents that evoke adventure from the comfort of your office or couch, these might just be the perfect 2020 Christmas gift. The candles from Aden are handpoured in California into handsome ceramic vessels and boast an impressive 60-hour burn time. 

Check out the entire Huckberry candle shop.

4. All-Weather Duckboot. Snow boots are nice, but often don’t withstand slushy streets or rainy winter days as well as rubber rain boots. What’s a man to do? The Duckboot is a 100% waterproof hybrid that stands up to any type of foul weather. Can be worn for any of your outings and is comfortable enough for all-day wear when needed. Available exclusively on Huckberry. 

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5. Flint and Tinder Trucker Jacket. Made with waxed, weather-resistant sailcloth, this trucker jacket is soft right out of the box, and can be worn with just a tee underneath since it’s fully lined with flannel. Perfect for unpredictable, fast-changing environs where you’re regularly adding and subtracting layers. 

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6. Onsen Towels. This isn’t your standard fluffy, heavy bath towel that takes forever to dry and gets mildewy in the process. Instead, it’s got a unique airy weave that gives it a satisfying, lightweight feel, maximizes absorbency, and dries your body, and itself, quickly. 

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7. Bellroy Apex Slim Sleeve. The modern, stylish, minimalist wallet every man’s pocket deserves. Features quick access slots for your most used cards, a spot for your cash, a magnetic closure to keep everything secure, and a color combo exclusive to Huckberry.

Check out more gifts for the guy who’s impossible to shop for. 

8. Give’r 4 Season Gloves. Heavy-duty, waterproof, and insulated, these bad boys are built to withstand anything, from grabbing a burning log out of a fire to ice fishing in below-zero temps. You might be hesitant to spend $100 on work gloves when you can get them for a fraction of that at a

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Podcast #885: The Essential Habits for Becoming an Agile, Vital, and Durable Human Being

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Kelly Starrett is a doctor in physical therapy who has helped professional athletes, Olympians and military special operations unlock their peak performance. As he neared his fifties he began to notice cracks in the health of those around him. The things that worked in his 20s and 30s didn’t work anymore. His peers were gaining weight and having surgery, and they just weren’t feeling good.

He and his wife, a fellow trainer, Juliet decided to write the book Built to Move, which distilled all they had learned through training elite athletes into foundational practices everyone can use, regardless of age, to achieve lasting mobility, durability and overall health. Kelly shares some of these essential physical habits on today’s show. She also shares the “vital sign” tests, which will allow you to assess your performance in this area, as well as the daily practices you can use to strengthen and improve it.

Podcast Resources

AoM’s podcast episode #213: Undoing Chronic SittingAoM’s article: 7 Simple Exercises that Undo Sitting Damage (including the Couch Stretch).AoM’s article: The Benefits Of Hanging For Strength And Mobility.AoM’s Article: 12 Balance exercises You Can Do On A 2×4.AoM’s Podcast #638 – How Changing Breathing Changes Your Life.AoM’s Podcast #678 – Physical Benchmarks for Every Man

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The Ready State website including the Built to Move pageThe Ready State at IGKelly

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Brett McKay, here is Brett McKay and welcome to the latest edition of The Art of Manliness Podcast. Kelly Starrett is a doctor of physical therapy who has helped professional athletes, Olympians, and military special operations unlock their peak performance. As he neared his fifties, he began to notice cracks in the health of those around him. The same things that worked for his peers when they were in their 20s or 30s didn’t work anymore. They gained weight, had surgeries and didn’t feel well. He and his wife, along with other members of the group, decided to try it.

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Sunday Firesides: But How Are You Doing on a Tuesday Morning?

While on vacation, you’re sitting on the beach and watching your kids play in the water. Everyone is smiling and full of sun. You tell yourself “I have a wonderful family here.” We’re doing okay.”

You have another thought. You recall the times you spent on family vacations as a child and how much fun you had. Your parents divorced and you and sister stopped talking. The good times spent by the sea did not foretell good times to come.

Usually, we take stock at important moments of time. Sometimes, we take stock of the state of something at a significant moment. They can also be crises or emergencies where we see how a group pulls together (or not).

You can learn a lot from these peaks and troughs. The more mundane moments of life can provide a better gauge of your health.

You and your wife may be feeling renewed excitement on your Barcelona trip, but do you feel the same on a weekday evening at work?

Your church did a great job supporting a grieving parishioner. But how many people attend regular Sunday services?

How are people doing in the midst of their everyday routines?

The little habits we have every day are what determine the course of our future. How you behave in everyday interactions can predict the future of a relationship. You can use your Tuesday morning performance as a predictor of the future.

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Odds & Ends: July 19, 2024

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The Knotty Death of the Necktie Adam Gopnik examines the decline in neckties, which began around 20 years ago. The rise of WFH due to the COVID-19 epidemic has accelerated this decline. Gopnik also uses this article as a way to reflect on the cultural significance of neckties throughout history and to explore what fashion tells us about culture in general and how we use our style to communicate our values and beliefs. Check out our article from 2021, in which we asked style experts if the necktie was obsolete.

The Courage to be Disliked by Ichiro Kishiimi and Fumitake Koga: How to Change Your Life and Achieve True Happiness. Recently, I listened to the book while walking in the morning. It was enjoyable. The authors explore Alfred Adler’s psychological theories through a fictional dialogue between a philosopher and student. The book taught me that all problems are inter-personal problems and many of these interpersonal problems result from us or others trying do other people’s life tasks.

Beulah. I discovered this band recently and enjoy listening to it on my car rides. Beulah was a regular on my 5-disc player in my 1992 Smurf blue Chevy Cavalier in 2000. Their unique indie sound includes horns, stringed instruments and a positive attitude. I love horns and strings in pop-rock. A great band to listen to in the summer.

Greyson Sweater polo from Marine Layer. Sweater polos have a moment at the moment. These shirts are a great option for smart casual summer wear. The Greyson sweater-polo by Marine Layer is a handsome addition to this category. When I wear it, I feel like Frank Sinatra at Palm Springs.

Quote of the week

Action is often the only way to save a man in danger. In order to dull emotions, a person must act; to be immobile or to stagnate, in body or mind, is to give up without conditions. Movement, any work, can help him to overcome those feelings that are a traitor to his better nature. The man in the balloon who had little else to do than sit in the middle a target was more likely to crash than the observer on an aeroplane. However, the observer’s vulnerability was greater than that of the pilot. It was harder to sit in a trench under heavy bombardment than it was to fight openly.

Lord Moran

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