Hands-On Reviews

Buying Guides

We’re passionate about helping men to make better buying decisions. Check out our in-depth, hands-on reviews for all the products and services we’ve tried.

Madda Fella Review: Hands-On With Their Coastal Attire

By Joe Niehaus
Casual
Casual
Model wearing PAKA sweater on brick background

PAKA Review: Hands-On With Their Most Popular Styles

You’ve heard of wool and cashmere, how about alpaca-fur clothing? I tested PAKA’s bestsellers to see if they do it with quality and comfort.

By Matt Gulielmi
Accessories
July Luggage near a train in the USA

July Luggage Review: Hands On With the Checked, Carry On, and Carry All Backpack

Is the new bag on the block legit? I snagged July’s Carry On, Checked, and Carry All Backpack to see if they can make flying great again.

By Matt Gulielmi
Casual
Model Wearing Cozy Earth with Manhattan Skyline in Background

Cozy Earth Review: I Tried Their Most Popular Styles

Does bamboo beat cotton? I tested a handful of Cozy Earth’s bestsellers to help you decide if they’re worth your hard-earned money.

By Matt Gulielmi
Casual
Model wearing Pact clothing in New York City

Pact Clothing Review for Men: Ethical Clothing Hand Tested

I snagged a shirt, jogger, and brief from Pact to unearth the truth about this sustainable focused brand. Here are my honest thoughts.

By Matt Gulielmi
Athleisure
Model Wearing Reigning Champ in NYC

Reigning Champ Review: I Tried Their Bestsellers

I grabbed four popular pieces from Reigning Champ’s Canadian-made basics catalog to finally discover what I’d been missing.

By Matt Gulielmi
Skin Care
Selection of Necessaire products on a marble background

Nécessaire Review for Men: I Tried Their Most Popular Products

I scored their body lotion, scalp serum, body wash, and deodorant to see if they could improve my appearance with consistent use.

By Matt Gulielmi
Outdoor Clothing
Model wearing Kuhl One Shell and Renegade Pants in park in NYC

Hands-On: I Tried the Kühl One Shell and Renegade Pant

I picked up the One Shell and the Renegade Pants from outdoor apparel aficionados, KÜHL, to see if they’re the sherpa for my urban and wild journeys alike. 

By Matt Gulielmi
Accessories
John Hardy Packaging from Love Knot Collection

John Hardy Review: I Tried Their Most Popular Men’s Pieces

I tried three pieces from John Hardy’s Love Knot collection to see if their value and quality backs up their good looks. Come check out my hands-on review.

By Matt Gulielmi
Casual
Matt Guilielmi from The Adult Man Wearing Robert Barakett Cortina Hoodie on New York rooftop

Robert Barakett Review: I Tried Their Most Popular Styles

Do you have most of your wardrobe locked down but you’re lacking in stylish loungewear? Come find out if Robert Barakett’s luxury collection fits the bill.

By Matt Gulielmi
Shoes
Model Wearing Bruno Mark Winter Slip On Velvet Lined Boots

Bruno Marc Review: I Tried Their Most Popular Styles

Bruno Marc claims reasonably priced formal footwear can still look and feel great. I put their bold claims to the test and tried three popular styles.

By Will Porter
Athleisure
Model Wearing Black Vuori Meta Pants and Blue Sneakers

Vuori Meta 5-Pocket Pant Review: My Thoughts after Testing

I tried out the Vuori Meta Pants to see if comfort-engineered performancewear
pants has what it takes to replace my regular pairs. Read my review to find out.

By David Martin
Casual
Model Wearing Angel Jackets Distressed Cafe Racer Leather Jacket

Angel Jackets Review: I Tried the Distressed Cafe Racer

Want to try out a new style with an inexpensive leather jacket? Angel Jackets could fit the bill. I tried out their Cafe Racer jacket to see how it holds up.

By Will Porter
Watches
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.

By William Barton
Dating
OPTIONS Texting Review Image of Course Box Next to Smiling Woman

OPTIONS Texting Review: A Dating Coach’s Thoughts

If your text game sucks, you probably get fewer dates. I enrolled in the OPTIONS texting system to see how it measures up. Come find out if it’s right for you.

By Joshua Sigafus
Casual
TexTale Review Featured

TexTale Review: I Put Their Technical Basics to the Test

Wardrobe basics can often be mediocre in both quality and style. So I tried out some of TexTale’s bestsellers to see how their technical clothing holds up.

By Matt Gulielmi
Casual
Jack Archer Performance Daily Wear Review

Jack Archer Review: I Tried Their Bestsellers

Finding clothes that fit right and look good is hard. But is Jack Archer’s performance daily wear the answer? I put their bestsellers to the test to find out.

By Matt Gulielmi
Outdoor Clothing
Helly Hansen Review

Helly Hansen Review: I Tested a Few Popular Pieces Outdoors

Helly Hansen has been outfitting explorers since 1877, but is their apparel still any good? Check out my hands-on review of a few popular pieces to find out.

By Matt Gulielmi
Shoes
TAFT Shoes Review- Fitz Loafer and Jack Shoe

TAFT Shoes Review: I Tried Two Popular Styles

Are TAFT’s boldly unique dress shoes all style and no substance? I put their footwear to the test and the results surprised me. Read my honest, hands-on review.

By Joe Niehaus
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