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How to Drive Like a Man: Mirrors

I was lonely driving here tonight so I hugged the road. – Jay London Trust me, you are not using your mirrors correctly. And that means that you can’t see me. And, well … that’s just stupid. It’s difficult enough to keep track of […]

> February 26, 2013 /

Real Men Speak Softly

“Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far.” Theodore Roosevelt How often do you hear people selling themselves? Far too often, I’d bet. Well, I’m here to tell you that real men do not talk – they do. I was […]

> January 16, 2013 / , ,

The Basics of Toilet Etiquette

Men who consistently leave the toilet seat up secretly want women to get up to go the bathroom in the middle of the night and fall in. Rita Rudner I cannot remember being taught how to take a piss. It is entirely possible […]

> December 03, 2012 / , , , ,

How to Drive Like a Man: Making a Space

Have you ever noticed that anybody driving slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac?  George Carlin Sorry, ladies, but driving is a quintessential male activity. This is not to say that women aren’t good drivers when […]

> November 26, 2012 / , , , ,

“On the Bureau” with Scott Fine

This week’s feature of “On the Bureau” gives us a glimpse into the pockets of Scott Fine, a valued gentleman and writer for Dapperism. From top to bottom, left to right: iPhone 4, The Elements of Style, Pine Bros. Cough Drops, Joseph Abboud […]

> October 28, 2012 / , , , , ,

Sorringowl & Sons Pipe Pouch

I recently received my Sorringowl pipe pouch and … wait for it … I love it. It’s minimal design and craftsmanship give this pouch a cool factor that no other pouch can touch. The Sorringowl has room for one large (or two small) […]

> October 11, 2012 / , , , , ,

British Gangsters Are Just Cooler

You’re born, you take shit. You get out in the world, you take more shit. You climb a little higher, you take less shit. Till one day you’re up in the rarefied atmosphere and you’ve forgotten what shit even looks like. Welcome to […]

> October 10, 2012 / , , , , , ,

A Guide to Smoking in Public

If I cannot smoke cigars in Heaven, I shall not go. Mark Twain It’s the classic battle between David and Goliath. Well, maybe not that classic, but in the last several decades, the struggle between free-breathers and tobacco-smokers have reached a fever pitch. […]

> October 08, 2012 / , , , , ,

The Psychology Behind Bic’ing Your Head

Appear taller, stronger and more dominant. A recent Wharton School of Business study published in the journal Social Psychological & Personality Science finds that men who sport the chrome dome appear taller, stronger and more dominant that men with hair. Apparently, shaving one’s head […]

> October 06, 2012 / , , ,

Zen and the Art of Pipe Acquisition

Man suffers only because he takes seriously what the gods made for fun.  - Alan Wilson Watts I have come to learn that it is only in the rejection of pipe-ownership that I will find peace. In my short foray into the world of […]

> October 04, 2012 / , , , ,

My Vintage Life

Why safety razors, fountain pens and bow ties are cool. I love vintage things. I always have. Lately I have been considering why I love vintage things the way I do. Why, when given a choice, do I choose old over new, analog […]

> October 04, 2012 / , , , ,