Carl Pettit is a writer and editor with interests ranging from international relations and political humor to the arts and modern media.
A Boot for All Seasons — 5 Styles You Can Wear All Year Round
Take a look a five men's boot styles that'll raise your wardrobe quality and feel good on your feet — no matter what time of year.
5 Belt Buckles That’ll Do More Than Just Hold Up Your Pants
You don't have to spend thousands of bucks on a belt buckle, but if you do, get a Bugatti.
5 Cold War-Era Communist Cars That Are Weirdly Cool-Looking
Not long ago, you couldn't buy a Western car in Russia or the Eastern Bloc. That led to some wild, innovative styling by Soviet car designers. Here's a look at five models we'd love to get our hands on.
How to Grow & Maintain a Beard: 10 Stellar Facial-Hair Grooming Tips
How to show the world that a man’s face is a glorious spot for a pile of bristle and fuzz.
5 Really Cool Korean Cars You Might Not Know About
There's a lot more to Korean carmaking than those Kia hamsters. (Though those hamsters are pretty sweet.)
5 Ultra-Cool, Ultra-Slim Men’s Wallets
Forget about your father’s lumpy old wallet, stuffed with photos, money and coupons for the hardware store, all held together with a rubber band. What you want in the billfold department is something sleek, hip, and ultra cool that won't get in the way (especially if you wear skinny leg …
7 Tips for Driving in Traffic Jams This Spring
The ice and snow may be gone, but there sure are more cars on the road. Here are a few tips to help you stay alert and safe when driving in heavy traffic this spring.
Springtime Means It’s Time to Get Your Car Washed at a Real Carwash
A bucket and hose will help you clean your car and get it ready for spring, but if you really want to protect your automobile, go in for a professional carwash
Basic Tire Maintenance — 3 Important Things to Check This Spring
As winter gradually becomes spring, it’s vital that you check your car's tires. Here are three vital things to examine.
Potholes Are the Worst — Here’s How to Handle Them This Spring
While the skies might be blue overhead, the newly non-snow-covered roads could very well be full of dangerous potholes.
Simple Ways to Lower Your Tax Bill — Part 2
Yesterday we took our first look at some basic, no-nonsense steps you can take to lower your tax bill. Here are a few more tips to help ensure you aren’t overpaying come tax time:
Simple Ways to Lower Your Tax Bill — Part 1
Here’s a look at several simple things you can do to lower your taxes—and avoid getting into hot water with the IRS: