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No Matter what you call it: mantuary, man space, or a male sanctuary, every Men needs a mans cave to just chill out and be himself. Let’s be honest, the gals always have the final say in house/apartment décor and design. Not that we really care about that stuff, but we need a space of our own without upsetting the female obsession with interior design. Dudepins is here to showcase the man cave essentials that every dude needs to include in his sanctuary. Most of these items are necessities, but some are for those who want the ultimate man cave, the kind that the ladies don’t even want to go near; a man cave so awesome you and the pals may have a hard time leaving. Be sure to share what you think is a man cave necessity by pinning on dudepins.com under Man Caves.
Personalized Man Cave Chalk Board:
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Every man cave needs a few rules. Set them in stone with a personalized man cave chalkboard. Well, maybe not actually set in stone. The only downside is that your wife or girlfriend may make some changes and give you that look that says, “I dare you to change it back.” Challenge accepted.
No man cave is complete without a nice sturdy and cozy recliner. Check out the Simmons Truffle Micro Fiber Fabric Massage Recliner With Cup Holder that includes compartments for all your remotes and a cup holder. Rule #1, no one gets near the recliner, not even the buddies or the dog.
A man cave isn’t just a place to chill out or a hideout during that time of the month; Man caves are a place for you and your buddies to hang out. It’s nice to provide your pals a nice place to sit right? The Manstad from ikea is a decently priced sofa that is actually a sofa bed. Perfect if one of the guys screws up and is kicked out for a couple days. Just let him crash at your place. Dudes look out for each other. Check out these Sofas!
Whether it’s square, round, triangular, glass, wood, or cardboard, a coffee table is required for drinks and storing random stuff you have no idea where to store. Coffee tables also make excellent foot rests. Have a look at this wide assortment of Man Cave worthy Coffee Tables.
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Just because it’s called a man cave doesn’t mean you can neglect giving it some character. Add a cool and unique shelf to organize video games, books, and magazines. Choose something that fits your personality, but most of all something that wouldn’t last a second outside the mantuary.
Flat screen TV:
The wide flat screen TV is probably to the number one necessity for too many reasons to count or say. The most important reason would have to be sports. Your wife/girlfriend will be grateful that she won’t have to listen to all of your yelling and swearing during the games, because all of that will be kept within the confinements of the man cave. At the end of the day we really have man caves for their benefit. A “thank you” is long over due.
Game of darts anyone? Sometimes the rest of the house is off limits for peculiar unknown reasons; a dartboard helps to fight boredom anytime. Check out this Bristle dartboard and octagonal dart backboard.
Video game consoles:
Can never have too many video game consoles. Perfect boredom busters.
3-in-1 Air Hockey, Billiards, and Table Tennis Table:
Most of us aren’t going to have a ton of space in our man caves. Sometimes we’re rationed out a spare room or the garage. With this 3-in-1 Air Hockey, Billiards, and Table Tennis Table there is no need to compromise.
That Hungry Man dinner just tastes so much better on the recliner in front of the TV. Some barbeque sauce dripped on the carpet. GOOD, it adds character.
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A wet bar is a necessity for making drinks and manly cocktails for yourself and other denizens who happen to stop by. Don’t have space for a full wet bar? Check out this compact folding bar with chrome rails.
There’s nothing like a cold beer while playing video games with your feet relaxed on the coffee table. This double door refrigerator has plenty of space for beers, sodas, and frozen chicken wings.
Let us know what you think is missing from this list. Man up. Sign up. And pin up your man cave essentials on Dudepins.
Boots. Whether you’re a cowboy, motorcycle rider or just an urban living gentleman, boots can be made to fit any style, whether practical or pure fashion statement. There’s nothing quite as comfortable as a pair of well heeled and broken in leather boots. Here’s a handful of some fantastic brands of boot, made to last and made for all tastes.
1. RM Williams
This Australian owned company has been making boots since 1932, and with that history has come a reputation for quality craftsmanship in footwear. Built to last while looking good from the day you buy them, RM Williams boots are practical for work wear and for dress wear. Quality abounds in these boots.
2. Frye Boots
From cavalry style boots, western style cowboy boots, harness motorcycle boots or the humble work boot; Frye makes them all, and makes them well. Made in the USA, these boots come in an amazing array of colour, styles and finishes. They make shoes as well, for the stylist looking for a toned down piece of footwear (hey, you probably can’t wear boots ALL the time… right?). Whatever your personal style, you can find a pair of Frye boots to match.
3. Kenneth Cole
Now these shoes make statements. Kenneth Cole is known in fashion circles for dress wear mostly, at the very least; smart casual. You can find the colour you want, the style you want and the finish of leather you want here. Need a pair of boots with a crocodile style embossing to match that crocodile skin hat? Well, Mr. Ted Nugent, we have the pair perfect for you here at Kenneth Cole.
4. Double H Boots
You’re a cowboy at heart, right? Sure you are, we all are. Well cowboys are still around, in spirit and in life, and those cowboys, whether corralling cattle on the range, or mustering spreadsheets in an office somewhere, they need footwear. Double H Boots have a really great range of western style boots in a multitude of colours, match that work suit; they’ll just think you’re wearing shoes, but you’ll know you’re a cowpoke at heart.
5. Steve Madden
Make a #@%&! statement. The boots Steve Madden offers hit both ends of the fashion statement spectrum: they have a clean and slick oxford-style boot, but most of their range is a collection of pre-distressed and steel-stud-covered utility boots. Taking heavy inspiration from the punk rock fashion scene, you can buy two pairs; one pair to wear to your day job, and another to change into and get down the pub for a raucous night of action, Steve Madden has you covered.
If you’re looking for watches, especially watches online, typing “men’s watches” into Google is going to return you way too many results to be useful, so to help you cut through the online watch jungle, we’ve come up with a list of ten best ones, and the best part is; they won’t break the bank. No Rolex watches or Omega watches here, but they still look fantastic! Let us help you find the watch that’s right for you. Continue Reading…
Well, it’s that time again! We want to take a moment to thank all of our incredibly, awesome, amazing and dedicated members, THANK YOU! It goes without saying, but 2013 has been an absolute blast filled with both challenges and celebrations.. fortunately, we have smashed through and will continue to bring you the best of ‘Manly’ internet in 2014. Continue Reading…
Finding a watch can be a difficult task, especially if you’re looking for just the right time piece to fit your style, budget and overall preferences. We decided to write another post about the best watches for men, not only because it’s the holiday season, but also because we know how hard it can be to find the perfect watch. Continue Reading…
We here at Dudepins wanted to make everyones life a little easier by putting together a list of some best Manly gift ideas for him. We made an effort to include items from all price ranges and categories, so hopefully there is something for everyone here. Additionally, we’ve taken it a step further and made your lives even easier by including direct link so you can get more information about the items and make the purchase if it’s exactly what you’re looking for.
As always, if we missed something that you think other Men would like to see and buy, please do send us an e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) and we’ll be sure to include your suggestions here! Also, be sure to showoff all your amazing gift photos on Dudepins.
Top Gift ideas for Him
Without further delay, we proudly present our Manly Man’s Gift Guide. Regardless if you’re shopping for yourself, your cousin, brother, father, uncle or friend, we’re sure you will find something here.
A Nice New Gentleman’s Wallet or Moneyclip -> $10 – $50+
Regardless of whether you prefer a money clip, wallet or a simple elastic, it’s important to always ensure your money, cards and whatever else you choose to carry, are always contained in a clean, up-to-date and of course, fashion forward unit. Have a look at this great selection of stylish pieces.
Sturdy Leather Messenger Bag -> $100 – $500+
A Classic Men’s Watch -> $75 – $1000+
Whether a Casio, Timex, Omega or Rolex, a Man will never refuse a great looking and functional watch. Not only are they necessary but it could be argued that one could never have enough. After all, a watch should match attire and Men have many varieties of attire. If you want to learn more about our favourite watches in all price ranges, we wrote a handy little review list, check it out.
A Manly Gentleman’s Shaving Razor or Blade -> $25 – $100+
It’s important to look crisp and clean but also feel good doing it. The Merkur Shaving razor is one of the best selling razors online, not only is it sturdy, reliable and comfortable to use, it also comes in at a very reasonable $33.51. We wrote a review earlier this year about the top shaving products for Men that you should have a good look at if you’re serious about getting a serious shave. Point is, any Man enjoys a great shave and will likely enjoy it even more if he’s got a great razor to do it with.
A Nice Gentleman’s Neck Tie - > $25 – $100+
A tie is essential, that’s a statement we’re proud to make. Why not gift a sleek, modern, silk tie to spice up and add style any Man’s wardrobe. We’ve linked to a wide array of Tie’s so there are plenty of available options for you to choose from.
A Great New Pair of Rocking Headphones -> $50 - $500+
We listen to music all the time, at home, at work, on the way to work and out and about in the city. It’s important to listen to all that great music in comfort and with quality sound, why not gift a pair of amazing new headphones. Whether they are earbud type or over ear, we are pretty certain the person on the receiving end wil enjoy the gift. Here’s a wide range of the best headphones in all price ranges.
Amazon Kindle -> $90
At only $89, the Amazon Kindle is a fantastic gift option for any Man. The Kindle is easy on the eyes, light on the wallet and convenient as heck; make a great gift!
The Incredible Kohler Moxie -> $199
One of the Dudes at Dudepins has already requested this snazzy little device for Christmas, whether he gets it is another question. Perhaps a little over the top, but the Kohler Moxie turns any shower head into a bluetooth speaker. But wait, that’s not all… Once you’ve completed your shower, you can take this thing with you and continue the musical journey. Check it out!
A Fine Bottle of Scotch -> $40+
Whether it’s for your boss, friend or father, a nice bottle of scotch is sure to please any Gentleman. Not only is it perfect for the cool holiday weather (depending where you’re from) but it’s also likely that you’ll endulge in some great conversation and memorable times. Take a look at the wide variety of scotches available!
Moleskine Notebook -> $15
It’s always nice to have a notebook to take down important notes, meeting points or just scribble random thoughts. If you’re going to be doing any of those things, it’s likely you should be doing them in a Moleskine notepad. Not only are these simply classic but they are also available for as little as $15, making them a fantastic stocking stuffer or addition to any packaged gift. Have a look.
A Trademark Poker Set -> $35+
Although we don’t necessarily support gambling, it’s always handy to have a great poker set when getting the guys together for some beers and a good ol’ game of Hold em’. We found this handy set for only $35.
A New Pair of Sunglasses -> $50+
Like with watches, it’s hard to argue that having one pair of sunglasses is enough and that there’s always room for more. If you’re struggling to find a gift for this holiday season, a pair of sunglasses may be just the answer you’re looking for.
A Cigar Humidor -> $25
We all have that friends who loves cigars, always seems to have one but also always complains about not having a place to put the cigars he buys. Well, here’s your solution for only $25.
iPhone cased & wallet -> $20
If you carry an iPhone and a wallet, why not consolidate and turn those two pocket hoarders into one! This little genius, yet stylish, device will get you right on your way.
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Christmas is fast approaching and, if you’re like us, you wait until the last minute to pull the trigger on that gift for your girlfriend, wife, partner, etc. Well, our job is to help you gents through your daily routines, so our contribution this time is a handy little guide of some Christmas gift ideas for the Woman in your life.. Enjoy, Continue Reading…
We all watch tv shows, whether it’s online tv, free shows, paid, primetime, pvr, or whatever, tv plays an important part in many peoples daily, weekly, or for the rare minority, monthly, routines. We thought we would make this weeks blog a dedication to a small portion of hand selected television shows that shine of shear manly man manliness, from shows dedicated to rugged adventure and sword battling to laid back gentlemanly schotch sipping (madmen) and duck hunting, this list is a collection of, what we feel, are some Manly Man tv shows.
6. Swamp People
Let’s face it, trekking through dark mysterious swamps hunting for gators is not exactly an ‘un-manly’ activity. These swamp people dudes take sports fishing to another level, swap the fishing rod with a shotgun and the traditional dinner with gator stew = Swamp People. If you haven’t seen an episode of this show yet get on it, the show is packed with awesome adventure, suspense, tons of cultural (shaving is not encouraged) education and of course, tons of badass gator catching.
5. Duck Dynasty
If gators aren’t your thing, try ducks; they don’t just taste good.. Duck dynasty is all about the family who created the duck call (that handy little whistle-like thing used to call ducks when hunting) and their ‘interesting’ adventures. If that doesn’t sound interesting, trust us, it is… from hunting mishaps due to attempts at eliminating bee hives with shop vacs, to other frivolous adventures that are sure to entertain. Point is, you should give this show a go, especially if you’re into the following; a) hunting, b) guns, c) beards, d) hunting, e) hunting, f) guns, g)guns and h)guns. Read also: How much of a Dude are you?
4. Two and a Half Men
Let’s face it, Two and a half Men has declined on viewability pleasure scale (yes, we just created that scale) since the departure of our fellow Dude, Charlie Sheen, but alas, the show must go on… Despite the dramatic change is storyline, we find two and a half men to be a continued success. Not only does the show still afford the occasional laugh, Ashton Kutcher does a surprisingly ‘ok’ job of playing his character and, ‘keeping it interesting’. So there you have it, numero 4 goes to the bright folks who were able to continue that magic even without the man himself, Charlie Sheen. Ps. if you don’t feel like watching this show this summer, here’s a guide to what Dudes do in summer.
3. Shark Tank
Let’s face it, Dudes like making money and our number 3 position goes to a serious show, filled with serious Dudes, and Dudettes, who are all about just that, money. Shark tank, also equal to Dragon’s Den (the Canadian Equivalent) is all above eager young entrepreneurs pitching their businesses, ideas, thoughts, etc, to a panel of wealthy business men, and women. This ‘board’ includes such folks as Robert Herjavec, a determined tech-security entrepreneur, to Kevin O’leary, a fan favourite for sure… Regardless, Shark Tank is, a) filled with sharks, b) is ruthless (as sharks are) and c) may switch off that lightbulb and force you to begin your own endeavour..
2. Game of thrones
It was a real tossup between Game of Thrones for our #2 position and our number #1 winner (who you will soon discover), in the end, we put this show here as number two but consider the top placement interchangeable between the two, ie, 2 is 1 and 1 is 2. Lets face it, Game of Thrones is full of gore, fighting, swords, dragons, monsters, action, guns, guns, booze and yes, women… there’s tons of that. If you don’t get the picture yet, this show is really quite epic, it’s an ideal combination of action, drama and a very, very endeavouring and adventurous storyline. Haven’t seen it yet? Well a) we are not sure that you belong on Dudepins, and b) you are now officially forgiven if you watch, or at least preview, an episode of The Game of Thrones tv show.
1. MadMen = #1
Yes, they will sell anything… souls included. Not only is Mad Men an epic combination of scotch, women, cigars, business, money, drama, booze and extremely attractive women, it is also just a classic Manly, Gentleman like, classic, tv show. Based on the lives of ad men throughout the late 50s to early 60s, Man Men is all about the inter-workings of the advertising business and its trivial nature. Entertaining? Yes. Dramatic? Yes. Good story line? Damn right! Don Draper and the other folk do a fantastic job of keeping the viewer engaged and especially in portraying the attitude that was, arguably, inherent during that time in that specific industry. Should you watch Madmen? Absolutely!
Well, that about sums up our list of the top 6 manly man tv shows on the air… enter fireworks.. If you’re wondering why 6, then we’re sorry to disappoint you but there’s no clear logic behind that number, it simply seemed like a happy number between 3 and 10….
Thanks for reading, we hope you enjoyed the list and took at least 1 recommendation. If you have comments, or disagree, then leave a comment and we will reply… we promise.
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It’s almost gift buying season and that also means gift getting season, so in the spirit of the holidays, we’ve put together a list of 10 men’s watches that are absolutely awesome and don’t break the bank… well a few don’t break the bank. If you are looking for a great gift for your dad, brother, friend, cousin or whoever.. or if you’re girlfriend, wife, etc, is reading this post.. Continue Reading…
We don’t often feature new products, but given that Dudepins is all about technology, efficiency and ease of use, we decided to do a little write up on the new Logitech K400 wireless keyboard, which also has a nifty little touchpad. Continue Reading…
Sure those white earbud headphones our iphones come with sound nice, but that’s only because you haven’t taken your audio enjoyment to the next level. We wanted to take a few minutes to review some of the best headphones that are currently available for purchase. In hunting for the best headphones, we didn’t want to ensure that we were as absolutely neutral as possible.. why? so that you can trust you’re making a good decision if you decide to buy. Continue Reading…
We all strive to have a fortress of solitude or man cave, if you will, in our homes and if we’re lucky enough to convince the girlfriend that such a space would be a good idea, then you’re going to need to think about how you’re going to furnish said man-cave. When it comes to your choice of seating, it really is a no-brainer. If you want your reflection space to resemble what Don Draper’s probably looked like, and why wouldn’t you, then you’re definitely going to need to invest in one of these immeasurably dapper Charles Eames Loungers. Continue Reading…