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Letter From the Editor


I’ve been fortunate enough to be allowed to take over the reins here at MCM, and I look forward to the changes that are coming.  We have grown from a one person blog to a fully staffed magazine, and although there have been some growing pains, we’ve made it to the next level.  We have exciting new additions to the team and a fantastic new newsletter: “Club MCM”, which will give you previews to the parties we will be at, the celebrities stopping by the magazine, and chances to win big prizes just for signing up! Members of Club MCM will get priority access to special parties and red carpet events as well.

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Dynamic Duos

When I think of dynamic duos past and present like Opie and Andy, Batman and Robin, Ren and Stimpy or Ethel and Lucy, the first thought is not often fashion. But this fall there are some fantastic duos that can create dynamic looks when paired together.

Most men I know tend to gravitate toward the same things in their closets. Whether for comfort or convenience they seem to always be in the same thing or a variation of the same thing. Great individual style requires risks. When you admire something someone has on, or take note of their great appearance, it is generally because they are not afraid to step outside the box and dabble a bit with things less familiar.

The top duos for fall are:

VESTS WITH JEANS. No, do not take the vest from your three-peice suit and pair it with an old pair of relaxed jeans. Pair a great pair of dark denim jeans in a straight or slim fit with a crisp plaid shirt and a on trend tweed vest and vintage boots. This is the risk taking that is essential to giving you a top notch fashion forward look. You can get these things at almost any department store in the St. Lousi area and on any budget.

PUFFY VEST AND SWEATER. With the onset of some cooler temps in the area, I know I am dreaming of the crackling fire and a chill in the air that drives me to the closet to retrieve the cold weather apparel. This season the puffy vest paired with a great sweater create a duo that is sure to turn heads and put you on top of any best dressed list. Make sure to pair with dark jeans and a great chukka boot for maximum impact.

V-NECK SWEATER AND ALMOST ANYTHING. That’s right. The v-neck sweater is the perfect go-to item with almost anything in your closet. From dress pants to khakis and from jeans to casual attire. The v-neck elongates the torso and gives a great desired slimming effect to those who don’t live in the gym or those who wish to appear taller. Some of the best this season has to offer start with the v-neck sweater.

It is up to you, but the most stylish men in St. Louis will be the ones who take the risks, and pair up dynamic duos for for a fall that is nothing short of amazing in the fashion scene.

St Louis Mardi Gras 2012

When you think of Mardi Gras, you immediately think New Orleans. Well, that’s not the only big party in the U.S. when it comes to Mardi Gras. St Louis holds the second biggest Mardi Gras celebration in the country, and thousands gathered in the gateway city fill up just before Ash Wednesday.

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How To Get Women


You’re single. You want a great girl that isn’t crazy, looks attractive, and has her shit together. But you keep asking yourself what the secret is on how to get women. The truth is, it’s all about confidence, but not the confidence you have after 6 beers. It comes from surrounding yourself with people that have goals and ambition. It comes from growing as a person in your everyday life. It comes from being in decent shape. It’s not the end of the world. You’re going to find out how to get women.

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Why Didn’t She Call?

You met a girl, you hit it off – maybe you even slept with her, and now she isn’t responding to your texts or calls. This post is going to be really short, because it’s really freakin simple: you’re too fucking eager.  Read more

St Louis Becomes First American City To Welcome Heroes Back From Iraq

The war in Iraq officially ended on December 18, 2011, and the troops have yet to enjoy a parade. Well, not anymore. A group in St Louis, MO has gathered the support of local government and businesses to hold a welcome home parade for the troops in Iraq. With the help of Budweiser and Mayor Francis Slay’s office, there will be a parade on Market Street in downtown St Louis on Saturday, January 28th 2012. I had no idea until I watched MSNBC today, and I live in St Louis! Do your part and like their page on Facebook. Their web address is listed on the image above, also.

Confidence: Removing Self-Doubt


You’ve heard it before: “Sell with confidence”, “The confident approach”, Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.” We could go on listing confident quotes for the entire article, but it’s not going to change the person you are. Confidence isn’t something you’re born with, it’s something you work at. Confidence isn’t even something that’s necessarily learned, it’s practiced. Read more

Buy the Damn Chocolate! (Winter Dating Tips)

It’s about taking action, really. If you just took the advice in the headline your life with women would be much easier. Women like Chocolate. When?  Before the words even come out of their mouths.  And it’s damn wise to have chocolate stashed away when the statement has been made, “I want some Chocolate.”  It’s really one of the most straight-forward, to- the- point phrases that women make. Ok, not ALL women like chocolate, but most of them do.  However, it is essential equipment for the single & confident man.

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How Drunks Kill the Pickup

You’ve been there before. You’re out with your friends, you’re dancing and having a good time, and you can’t close. The truth is, you THINK you’re the most phenomenal dancer, you THINK you’re the funniest guy in the room, and you THINK you’re George Clooney. But the truth? You’re probably too drunk to notice you’re acting a fool. Read more