Author Archive | Kris Wolfe

traditional gentleman

Does America Need the Traditional Gentleman Today?

Recently I’ve heard masculinity described as something that’s not necessarily associated with men. It’s been described as violent, toxic, problematic, outdated, and responsible for sexual deviances. We’ll discuss how these are products of evil and not characteristics of a whole man. Does America need the traditional gentleman today? Aside from some asserting the benefit of […]

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Masculinity changed

How Masculinity Changed in the 20th Century

Masculinity changed in the 20th century, especially in England and France. Last week we discussed how modern menswear tradition became established through Puritanism. Today we’ll discuss how masculinity changed in the 20th century through sports in public schools, war, and the workplace. A new age of industry and war emphasized certain characteristics of manhood. Anything […]

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modern menswear tradition

Modern Menswear Tradition: When Did Black and White Become the Formal Standard?

When did black and white become the modern menswear tradition for formal wear? In this series, we’ll continue our discussion on how masculinity changed pre and post Victorian era. What’s most interesting is how this manhood revolution changed menswear. We’ll discuss how manliness ideals that originated with the Puritans, the French Revolution, and the rise of […]

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the best of GoodGuySwag 2017

The Best of GoodGuySwag 2017

Let’s take a look back at 2017 for GoodGuySwag. It was a big year for us. We launched a new book, put on an incredible men’s conference, welcomed a baby into our family, and said farewell to our TV show with a great interview. But before we venture into these topics, I wanted to feature […]

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How society dishonors men

How Society Shames Men for Being Men

As a man, have you ever felt you can do nothing right? That you need to apologize for something you didn’t do? Today we’ll explore how society shames men for being men. I’m reminded we live in a shame based culture. It’s a practical tool we use to keep people in line with expectations. Being […]

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