Dave Bowden Irreverent Gent
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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.

The Best (Bullshit-Free!) Self-Help Books for Men

I've wasted a lot of time (and an embarrassing amount of money) in search of the best self-help books for young men. These are the best ones I've found.

PEOPLE SKILLS

STYLE

What to Wear in the Spring: 25 Must-Have Men’s Spring Essentials

Here are my 25 top style picks for men's spring essentials. When deciding what to wear in spring for men, the best thing to remember is...

BODY

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.

The Best (Bullshit-Free!) Self-Help Books for Men

I've wasted a lot of time (and an embarrassing amount of money) in search of the best self-help books for young men. These are the best ones I've found.

QUICK HITS

Quick Hit: Get Your Ass Moving

As much as you may want to get going and become your best self, it can still be hard to motivate yourself to get moving. These five tips should help.
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“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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INSPIRATION

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.

PROFILES IN CONFIDENCE

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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