"Here's your new word for the day: mantique. [A] nicely illustrated book ... crammed with intriguing examples -- F.D.R.'s cocktail shaker, beach balls fired into the crowd during Van Halen's 1979 tour-- as well as a few, inevitably, that are a little gross ..." -- Allure.com
"... having this book goes a long way in quenching my thirst to possess [mantiques] -- Mark Frauenfelder at WinkBooks.net
, editor-in-chief of MAKE magazine and co-editor of BoingBoing.net"[A] humorous and informative look into the world of collecting the most masculine of antiques ... a dude's fundamental field guide to Don Draper-esque vintage style." -- DALLAS Modern Luxury
"Many of the individual sections also have specific tips on shopping, where to learn more about a variety of topics, mantique quick facts, what to collect to achieve specific looks, and special sections that expound on items depicted." -- Pamela Wiggins, Antiques.About.com
"[A] salute to the ruggedly nostalgic male ... we're obligated to call this 'must reading.'" -- inStash.com
"... The book is gorgeous (in a hairchestedly macho way, of course). There's something to suit just about every taste in this book, and for anyone at all interested in personalizing their habitat with unique and fascinating whatsits, it's an invaluable resource. -- E. Reid Ross, Man Cave Daily, CBS Local
is filled with object manifestations of masculinity. The book isn't all about physical strength and sexuality; it's about collectors' interpretations of objects that are usually associated with men, resulting in an informative and entertaining view of this new manner of curating a collection." -- Karen Knapstein, Antique Trader
"A witty yet informative guide to finding the best--and most manly--collectibles out there." -- Madison Alcedo, Country Living Magazine
"Centering on what men like, Mantiques: A Manly Guide to Cool Stuff
will someday be a collectible on its own." -- New York Journal of Books
"A deluxe hardcover primer designed to convince dads and dudes that antique collecting is more like treasure-hunting than shoe shopping ..." -- UltraSwank.net
From the Back Cover
Fueled by testosterone and attitude!
Not all men can be butt-kicking and head-busting Liam Neesons, Steve McQueens or Clint Eastwoods, but at least their taste in Mantiques can reflect their inner shirtlessness.
Mixing Don Draper cool with Vin Diesel muscle--along with a healthy dose of grease, rust and nostalgia--Mantiques: A Manly Guide to Cool Stuff is a humorous, yet informative, guide to the world of antiques and collectibles sought out by a new breed of men eager to fill their homes with the funky, the unique, and--most importantly--the manly.