Welcome to Irreverent Gent, the website dedicated to helping guys look sharp, stand out from the crowd, and get noticed by the people who matter most.

This site is for you if you want to:

  • Look more handsome, capable and successful
  • Feel more confident in yourself and your strengths
  • Stand out and get more attention from women, employers and other people
  • Reverse The Snap and restore life to 50% of all living things*

*UPDATE: Whoops, no need to include this one anymore. (Thanks, CGI Mark Ruffalo!)

Dave Bowden Irreverent Gent

My name’s Dave Bowden, and my mission is to help guys overcome an insidious villain. No, not Thanos. I’m talking about obscurity.

I know how frustrating it is to feel like you’re blending into the background instead of standing out from the crowd.

Obscurity is what makes you feel underappreciated and overlooked by women. Obscurity is what makes you go unseen and undervalued at work. Obscurity is what makes you question yourself and feel insecure.

In short, obscurity is an asshole. And like most assholes, it’s full of shit. (Too graphic?)

Sharp Style Stands Out

Obscurity is an oppressive villain, but with the right weapon, it’s one you can easily defeat.

And what’s the best weapon for overcoming obscurity, standing out and getting noticed by the people who matter most?

Sharp style.

The best and most effective way to get women, potential employers (and even yourself!) to appreciate who you are on the inside is to make sure they notice and respect what you look like on the outside.

This is a field that’s been researched extensively, and the results are clear: learning how to sharpen your style is the single best way to overcome obscurity, avoid the insecurity that comes with it, and stand out from the crowd.

In the workplace, research has definitively shown that men who dress better get more jobs, get promoted faster and make more money than the obscure guys who don’t dress well and blend into the background—even if the stylish guys aren’t as qualified as the obscure guys.

In the world of romance, style has an even bigger impact. Studies and polls confirm that women find a man’s sense of style more attractive than physical traits like his hair or physique.

And the best part is the impact that style has on our self-confidence. Science has shown that the old cliché is true: when you look good, you really do feel good.

When you consider all the research, the truth becomes obvious:

The best and most effective way to get women, potential employers (and even yourself!) to appreciate who you are on the inside is to make sure they notice and respect what you look like on the outside.

My mission is to help you do just that.

And if you want to start looking sharper and standing out right away, the first thing you need to know is that the (handsome) devil is in the details.

Most guys fail to nail the little things that add up to a big impact on their style—and as a result, they fail to stand out and get noticed.

To avoid making the same mistake and start out-dressing the other guys, enter your email address below to discover the 9 Details You Need to Nail look sharp and stand out.

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How to Sharpen Your Style and Stand Out

Over the past five years I’ve helped more than 200,000 readers, fans and followers sharpen their style, strengthen their confidence and stand out from the crowd.

Below you’ll find a small sampling of articles that will help you get started and go from overlooked and undervalued to seen and appreciated.

My advice on style and self-confidence has even been featured on other popular websites, including AskMen.com, Best Life, Elite Daily, Business Insider and The Good Men Project, among many more.

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I’m excited for you to get started and I truly consider it an honor that you would trust me to help you look sharp and stand out. So, sincerely:

Thank You!

As someone who has worked hard to sharpen up his look so he could get noticed and feel more confident in himself, I want you to know that it really is possible.

Sharpening your style will not only help you look more handsome and attractive, it will also help you feel more confident and capable, which will lead to even greater success—with women, at work, and everywhere else.

I know, because it did for me. And if style can do this much to help my sarcastic, Avengers-loving ass, imagine what it can do for you!

Ask Me a Question

Have a question about style or self-confidence? I can help! Shoot me an email at dave@irreverentgent.com or DM me on Twitter, @IrreverentGent, and I’ll do my best to find an answer to your question or a solution to your problem.

Thanks again,






(aka, the part where I cover my ass)
The information shared on this website is meant for entertainment purposes only. I hold no degrees in medicine, psychology, exercise physiology or style(ology?), and I am not an expert in any of those fields. (I do, however, have degrees in philosophy and journalism, so I am an expert at not getting a job after graduating.)

If you are in search of psychological or medical advice, speak to your doctor immediately or seek out a trained professional.