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William Barton Senior Contributor
William has been covering men's style, grooming, and fitness topics for The Adult Man since 2018 as both a writer and photographer. Based in North Carolina, he's also the face of premier men's boots website BootSpy.com and the popular BootSpy YouTube channel. If William could only wear one outfit for the rest of his life, it'd be slim blue jeans, a green fitted oxford shirt, Chelsea boots, and a nice watch.

Winston-Salem, North Carolina


Style, Grooming, Fitness, Boots, Workwear


Bachelor of Arts – BA, English Language and Literature, General

Alumni Of:

San Franscisco State University

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All of William's 280 Articles for The Adult Man
Wasson Field Watch in leather case with accessories

Hands-On: Wasson Automatic Field Watch Review

If you’re after a tool watch that’s as rugged as it is elegant, could the Wasson Automatic Field be the answer? I share my thoughts in my hands-on review.

Best Compact Home Gyms Model Athlete Using Tempo Move in Living Room with Dog in Picture

6 Best Compact Home Gyms in 2024: Tested and Reviewed

It’s the era of the home gym, but only a few are really worth it. Check out my picks of the best compact home gyms that will get you fit in your living room.

Tempo Move Review Model Athlete Using Tempo Move Pro Barbell While Working Out

Tempo Move Review: A Home Workout System Worth Moving For?

The Tempo Move is an attractive little home workout solution, but does it actually work? Check out my hands-on Tempo Move review to find out.

Gymshark Review for Men Model Wearing Gymshark Crest Shorts While Working Out

Gymshark Review for Men: I Tried Their Most Popular Styles

Check out my hands-on Gymshark review for my experience with several of their best-selling items so you can decide whether their activewear is right for you.

Best Lululemon Shorts for Men Side by side of Pace Breaker Surge At Ease Commission Shorts

4 Best lululemon Shorts for Men: I Tried Their Bestsellers

lululemon has a lot of amazing shorts to choose from, but the number of choices is pretty overwhelming. These are the best lululemon shorts for guys right now.

lululemon review for men Model Wearing lululemon Jogger Outfit

lululemon Review for Men: I Tried Their Most Popular Styles

Wait, aren’t they a chick’s brand? Not anymore. In my hands-on lululemon review, I’ve picked up a ton of their best sellers—come check out the pros and cons.

Buck Mason Review Model Wearing Chore Coat and Draped Twill One Pocket Shirt

Buck Mason Review: Is New American Vintage In?

Check out my hands-on Buck Mason review where I dig into their t-shirts, jeans, and a few other popular pieces so you can decide if the brand is right for you.

Lululemon Commission Pant vs ABC Pant Model Wearing Both walking down stairs

lululemon Commission Pant vs ABC Pant: I Tested Them Both

Lululemon has so much variety. It’s no wonder you had to search out the differences between the Commission and the ABC Pant. Come get the final score.

Gap vs Banana Republic vs J.Crew Model Wearing outfits from each brand

GAP vs Banana Republic vs J.Crew: I Tested the Mall Brands

I have pieces from these brands that are 10+ years old. I’ve learned which categories each do their best work in—come find out which is right for you.

J.Crew vs J.Crew Factory Model Wearing J.Crew And Throwing Stones

J.Crew vs J.Crew Factory: Are They the Same?

No, J.Crew Factory isn’t just the stuff that didn’t sell at J.Crew. Come check out my full comparison of the two before you pull the trigger on a new buy.

Cuts vs Bylt Model Wearing both Cuts and BYLT basics comparison

Cuts vs BYLT: I Tested and Reviewed Both Brands’ Bestsellers

I bought a t-shirt, joggers, hoodie, and a polo from both Cuts and BYLT. Come check out my thoughts after wearing them all for a few weeks.

Cuts Clothing Review

Cuts Clothing Review: I Tried Their Most Popular Styles

Cuts ain’t cheap—but is their apparel really worth it? In this Cuts Clothing review, we took a hands-on look at their bestsellers to find out for you.

Vuori vs Lululemon vs Rhone Comparison Model Shots

Vuori vs lululemon vs Rhone: I Tried and Reviewed Each Brand

Over the past 3 years, I’ve tried pretty much all the major athleisure brands. Vuori, Lululemon and Rhone have stood out. So which is the best? Come find out.

State and Liberty vs MizzenMain Models Wearing Dress Shirts facing each other

State & Liberty vs Mizzen+Main: I Tested Their Dress Shirts

Who’s the king of the athletic dress shirt? Is it State & Liberty or Mizzen+Main? I’ve owned both for a few years—here are my honest thoughts.

The Perfect Jean vs Mugsy vs Revtown Jeans Comparison

The Perfect Jean vs Mugsy Jeans vs Revtown: I Tried Them All

Who makes the best stretchy jeans for men? I picked up several pairs from The Perfect Jean, Mugsy Jeans and Revtown and compared them all. Here are my thoughts.

Vincero Reserve Review Top Down of Vincero Reserve Automatic next to

Hands-On: Vincero Reserve Review

The Vincero Reserve Automatic is the brand’s priciest watch but is it really top shelf? Check out my Vincero Reserve review to learn if it’s right for you.

Vincero Sunglasses Review Model Wearing The Murphy

Vincero Sunglasses Review: I Tried Their Most Popular Styles

Vincero is well known for their watches, but does that mean they can make a great pair of shades? Check out our hands-on Vincero sunglasses review to find out.

Vincero Argo Review Green Bezel and Black Dial Close Up

Hands-On: Vincero Argo Review

Vincero is making automatic watches now? It seems like the brand is maturing, but is the Argo a winner? Come find out now in my hands-on Vincero Argo review.

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