The Best No Show Socks, Reviewed and Compared

Best no show socks review

Are you looking for the best no show socks money can buy? Look no further. This post has the answers you need. We all want to go sockless when it's hot out. It's a laid back, cool look, and it feels refreshing. That is, until your feet start sweating, blisters start forming and your feet start to smell. Sure, there are ways to combat this unpleasantness. You can avoid wearing the same shoes two days in a row, wash your feet each night, use shoe trees and odor-absorbing foot powder, Continue Reading

How to Hem Casual Pants (Jeans and Chinos)

How to Hem Casual Pants

This post is part of a series on do-it-yourself alterations. It was created in collaboration with a stylish modest man named Zack Pyle. Zack is a DYI tailoring expert, and he's going to teach you how to hem casual pants like jeans and chinos. If you're relatively crafty and enjoy a hands-on project, pay attention. This is a great way to save some money and avoid that extra trip to the tailor. Take it away, Zack! Hello again, Modest Man readers! You guys loved the last tutorial Continue Reading

How to Dress for Summer Hiking (and Look Good)

How to dress for hiking

Have you ever gone hiking? I'm not what you would call an avid outdoorsman, but I do love a good adventure. I also like to dress well, no matter what I'm doing. I have a feeling you do too. Most people don't even think about looking good when they're gearing up for a hiking trip. And there's nothing wrong with that. When you're deciding what to wear for your hiking trip, your priorities should be: Safety Comfort Style that order. When it comes to outdoor activities, Continue Reading

Income Report: Q2 2015

TMM Income Report Q2 2015

Toward the end of March 2015, I decided to write a post explaining how this blog makes money. In case you missed it, it's right here: How Does This Blog Make Money? Great title, I know. What I didn't know was whether anyone would read this post since it had nothing to do with style for short men. But it turned out to be pretty popular, especially after I shared it on Reddit. The post broke down Q1 revenue for The Modest Man. It covered the three main ways a blogger like me makes Continue Reading

How to Wear Shorts

How to Wear Shorts

Wearing shorts is one of the best ways to stay cool during the summer. Shorts are perfect for weekend shenanigans, dog walks, the beach, the pool, barbecues, picnics, romantic walks in the get the point. Shorts are inherently casual, but that doesn't mean they have to look adolescent and sloppy. So why do most men look so bad wearing shorts? Well, they're just not wearing them correctly. Their shorts don't fit, and they're not wearing the right styles. This post teaches Continue Reading

Grooming for Modest Men, Part 2: Hair Care

Hair care and facial hair basics

This is the second of a two part series about basic grooming for men. Part one was about men's skin care. Hair care is just as important, and many men are not caring for their hair properly (including their facial hair). That's why I asked Josh Meyer, founder of Brickell Men’s Products, to break down basic hair care principles and techniques here on The Modest Man. Pay close attention to his advice. More importantly, put it into practice! And if your grooming products could use an Continue Reading

Jay Butler Review: Stylish Shoes In All Sizes

Jay Butler Review

I'm excited to introduce a relatively new brand called Jay Butler. It was was created by a fellow style blogger named Justin Jeffers. His site is The Fine Young Gentleman, and I've been following it since before I started The Modest Man. Justin is known for his somewhat aggressive tastes (red velvet jacket, anyone?) and his unapologetically bad grammar. But he really knows his stuff when it comes to menswear. I especially like his product reviews, which tend to be very detailed and Continue Reading

Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Fathers Day Gift Ideas

Buying a Father's Day present seems easy. Men aren't that complicated, right? Just get him a new tie or some business socks, and call it a day. On second thought...most dads don't really need another necktie, especially those who are below average height (because it will definitely be too long). In fact, many fathers don't really need anything. But what do they want? The perfect gift for any dad is something he would absolutely love but would never buy for himself. In my modest opinion, Continue Reading

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