MAN CAVE

One of the cool things about being a bachelor is the fact that should you wish it, your entire digs can be your man cave.  While the lowly married mook may get a small room, or be consigned to the basement, not you, you single smart guy.

So with all of that room, with all of that freedom, how about some suggestions for cool stuff to put in your man cave. Candy is dandy, but liquor is quicker, and for the quicker liquor picker upper for your man cave adult beverages try this beauty: Wyndham House Four Bottle Liquor Dispenser

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Functional, stylish and a great item for the “wet” section of your man cave.

 

BACHELOR STYLE

One of the modern classics for men’s style is GENTLEMAN: The Ultimate Companion to the Elegant Man. 

Your guide for clothing, accessories and more. Author Bernhard Roetzel knows his stuff, and after you read this informative and entertaining volume, you will know yours. Order it today.

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WILDE THOUGHTS

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Oscar Wilde, playwright, poet, novelist, and one of the wittiest conversationalists ever to exist, had many opinions regarding women. (No need to go into why).

Here are some gems:

  1. Men marry because they are tired; women, because they are curious; both are disappointed.  (So keep up your energy levels with proper diet and exercise).
  2. A man can be happy with any woman, as long as he does not love her. (So don’t fall in love.  Sometimes you can’t help it, and when you can’t help it, get help from the thought that no matter how great you think she is, some other guy out there  who started loving her, was completely tired of her bullshit).
  3. Woman begins by resisting a man’s advances and ends by blocking his retreat. (Any bachelor with any experience knows it is much easier to get into a relationship than get out of one where she wants to keep you, and you realize she is not only not the one, she isn’t even half of it).
  4. The only way to behave to a woman is to make love to her, if she is pretty, and to someone else, if she is plain. (Words to live by).

THE COMMAND DESK

A ship has a bridge, an organization has a headquarters, and you, the VIP bachelor, should have your personal equivalent: what I call the Command Desk.

VIP types don’t waste time wandering aimlessly about, or spend ten minutes searching for their keys and wallet when they are running late.

You don’t want unnecessary effort in your bachelor life, you don’t want to waste time.  So what you need to do is organize and become more efficient.

You should have a desk in your dwelling, where you have your money, your checkbook, your keys and other items of every day carry located.  If practicable, your laptop or your tablet should be there.  Your phone, your address book, your agenda.

When they are not on your person, they should be at the desk.

The point is, you want to be able to control your life from that desk, without leaving the comfortable chair that should be there.

Here are some items that will help you with creating your own command desk.

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An inexpensive and reliable shredder for protecting your ID

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A tablet

 

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A desk organizer

You will save many hours and much aggravation by establishing your own command desk.  Every VIP bachelor should do this.

FINE AND DANDY

“A dandy is a clothes wearing man, whose trade, office and existence consists in the wearing of clothes.”   -Thomas Carlyle in Sartor Resartus

Well, old Tom got it partially right, but he missed a few nuances.  Dandyism, that desire to be exquisite in appearance, to be perfectly groomed and graceful is a means of self expression.

The attention to textiles, texture and tailoring which the Dandy advocates is not only a salute to oneself, but it is a testament to a conception of being immaculate in public, so as not only to NOT offend, but to enhance the public beauty of the well dressed man that every girl is crazy about, according to St. Z Z Top.

The VIP bachelor knows this, and practices this.  He knows that the devil is in the details for the Dandy.

Bottom line past all the fancy lingo: you get treated better when you look better than Joe Sixpack. You want to appear to be Carl Cognac.

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For inspiration and edification check out this book, I AM DANDY

HEF, HEF, HOORAY!

Any bachelor worth his cocktail shaker knows about Hugh Hefner, the publisher of Playboy, a magazine that is at the time of this posting sixty four years old. (Fortunately the women pictured therein are a tad younger).  Hef started it when he was about twenty eight, so he’s a bit long in the tooth now.

But man, what an inspiration was Hef to the bachelors of the world, especially the VIP bachelor.  Besides the pictures of pulchritude, there were articles dealing with the major concerns of the bachelor: drinks, dress, food, stereo, cars, music, and more.

There were stories by famous authors, and advertisements that exemplified the swinging bachelor lifestyle of the fifties and sixties.

Want to know the real deal whole story behind the Man?

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A HARD CASE

The VIP bachelor looks the part at home, on the prowl for companionship, and at work.

One of the first class “James Bond” methods of carrying your important business paperwork, is the attaché case. It can range from the retro, to the futuristic, and make you look like you know what you are doing and you’re on your way up in the world.

Cases like the one you see here can even be used in self defense in an emergency…how James Bond is that?

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If you like the “international man of mystery” look in your business case, you may want to consider the

Gun Metal Delegate from Samsonite.

Samsonite has been around for a long time, and their products enjoy significant longevity.

I have had a Samsonite hard case all throughout my legal career, and it still looks impressive after thirty six years of noble service.

Now it’s your turn to impress. Check this model out, and the other business case offerings from amazon.

BOYS FROM BRASIL 66

Depending on how old of a bachelor you are, you may have listened to the smooth cool sounds of Sergio Mendes and Brasil 66 when their albums first came out in the sixties, or you may have discovered them later as a younger fan of bossa nova and samba music.

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If this isn’t classic bachelor pad music, it sure as hell will do, until that one comes along.

Makes you want to put on the turtleneck, the double breasted cardigan, light up a pipe, put on the phones, lean back in the recliner, and chill out as a way cool VIP bachelor.

It just doesn’t get better than Lani Hall, and the rest of the gang as they belt out bossa nova hits for sophisticated bachelor ears.

In the GREATEST HITS album, you can enjoy (and perhaps reminisce) to such songs as “Mais Que Nada”, “Scarborough Fair”, “Like a Lover”, “The Fool on the Hill”, “So Many Stars” and “Pretty World” and more.

You will enjoy their music mais que nada! Give a listen and hear for yourself.

BACHELOR BUSINESS BOOKS

Many bachelors extend their love of personal freedom to their work; that is they work for themselves.  There is nothing like being your own boss, both at home, and at work.

For some easy but useful business advice reading for the self-employed bachelor, may I recommend my e-book SMALL BUSINESS JUNGLE SURVIVAL BUNDLE: What You Need to Succeed  a Kindle Edition.

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Included are Stink and Grow Rich, and The Four Hour Work Week. Work less and earn more.  Words to live by.  Get it today. It could be the best two bucks you ever spent.