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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.

31 Powerful Signs of a Confident Man

There are (at least!) 31 signs of a confident man that project strength, conviction and self-assurance. The first and most fundamental of these is...



How to Shop for Men’s Clothes: What to Look For, How...

Wondering how to shop for men's clothes? There are five fundamental factors guys need to keep in mind, the first and most important of which is...


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.

The Best Body Language for Confident Communication

Learn how to tell the world that you’re strong, attractive, charming and confident—without uttering a single word.

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: Icebreakers Actually Work

We can’t hide from the truth: lame conversation starters, despite the fact that the word “lame” is in their very name, work. Or so says the Science of Us.
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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