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Dave Bowden Irreverent Gent
Full Disclosure: I photoshopped the HELL out of this headshot.

Hey, I’m Dave.

Welcome to Irreverent Gent!

I believe that self-confidence isn’t something you’re born with—it’s something you build.

My mission is to empower guys to lead lives of strength, style, character and confidence.

In short, I’m here to help you Take Control of Your Confidence and Make Yourself Esteemed.

Click here to learn more about me and my mission, or scroll down to find ways you can get started today.

How to Feel Confident All the Time: Write a Personal Mission...

If you want to know how to feel more confident all the time there are a number of things you can do, but the most important place to start is by…



In Review: Tiege Hanley Skin Care

In order to write a thorough Tiege Hanley review, I experimented with their skincare system for 30 days, and I was really surprised to find that…


7 Surprising Things I Learned While Working at a Fitness Magazine...

Here are the seven most surprising fitness industry facts I learned while working at a top fitness magazine. The most counterintuitive was probably...

Quick Hit: A Weird Trick for Better Lifts

Schwarzenegger used to swear by the barefoot workout. But if you're not comfortable going shoeless, I think I've found a perfect solution.

Book Review: You Are a Badass

What is this book about? With You Are a Badass, author Jen Sincero has written a self-help book for people who never thought they’d like...


Quick Hit: The Single Best Way to Avoid Shrinking Shit in...

After shrinking a favorite sweater in the laundry I made a solemn vow – no more. Find out how to keep your shit fitting perfectly for years to come.
A (Wee) Bit of Reverence
From a Reader

“I’m almost embarrassed to admit how much your writing’s helped me. I used to think I was the only one dealing with these issues, over-thinking everything, failing to take action, stressing out about over-thinking, and then starting the cycle over again. Your writing revealed that I’m not alone, and the cycle can be broken. I really can’t thank you enough for that.”
– Ryan, 24, Seattle




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99 Motivating Self-Confidence Quotes for Men that Will Inspire You to Get Off Your...

Sometimes we need a few words of wisdom. Read these 99 self-confidence quotes for men and you'll want to get up off your ass and take action immediately.

Steve Mc(F@&$%ing)Queen: A (Wee) Bit of Reverence for a Style Icon

Find out why they called him The King of Cool – and how you can dress like him.


Embracing Discomfort and Connecting Clothes to Confidence, with Tanner Guzy of...

In the latest instalment of Profiles in Confidence, Tanner Guzy of Masculine Style reveals the role clothing plays in a man’s confidence and the importance of valuing internal recognition more than external.
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