Troy Patterson
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Troy Patterson is Slate’s writer at large and a contributing writer at the New York Times Magazine.

Doublex
July 30 2015 10:50 AMShorts WarsAmanda Hess and Troy Patterson chat about rising hemlines, trend pieces, and men’s short shorts.   
Behind the Scenes
May 13 2015 11:00 AM“I Need a Pair of Pants That Won’t Bore Me to Death”Troy Patterson talks about looking sharp, flat-top fades, and being Slate’s Gentleman Scholar.
Gentleman Scholar
April 2 2015 3:49 PMThe Gentleman ButcherCarve with confidence on Easter, Passover, or any other night of the year.
Brow Beat
March 6 2015 7:30 PMGoogle’s New Cocktail Recipes Are Terrible—But You Can Help Make Them Better
Brow Beat
Feb. 13 2015 5:21 PMThe Slate Audio Book Club on David Carr’s Best-Selling 2008 Memoir
Gentleman Scholar
Feb. 4 2015 9:43 AMSuper CutThe best way to shave your face.
Brow Beat
Jan. 26 2015 9:03 AMSlate’s Cocktail Columnist Offers Mocktail Recipes for All the Poor Schmoes Doing Drynuary
Gentleman Scholar
Jan. 15 2015 5:48 PMLet’s Talk About ExHow much can I say about my old girlfriend to my new girlfriend?
Gentleman Scholar
Jan. 8 2015 10:45 AMWhen Can Men Get Away With Wearing Fur?Advice for men who think a mink coat would be pretty comfortable right about now.
Gentleman Scholar
Dec. 23 2014 11:27 AMBachelor of DesignThe history, future, and proper appointments of the bachelor pad.
Gentleman Scholar
Dec. 10 2014 6:30 PMGod Rest Ye Merry, Gentleman?Advice on holiday greeting, uncling, donating, and more.
Gentleman Scholar
Nov. 26 2014 4:06 PMBaby PhotosMy 3-year-old son stole my iPhone and took some unflattering pictures of me. Am I a dad joke incarnate?
Gentleman Scholar
Nov. 19 2014 5:36 PMHow Should a Gentleman Wear His Sideburns?Plus, advice on dating and International Men’s Day.
Brow Beat
Nov. 17 2014 4:25 PMHow to Write a Think Piece About Butts
Brow Beat
Nov. 7 2014 4:50 PMThe Underappreciated Beauty of the French Fry
Drink
May 22 2015 10:31 AMPineapple ExcessA guide to the piña colada, the sweetest, silliest drink of summer.
Television
May 10 2015 9:00 PMWe Were With CocoHow did Conan fade from the pop culture spotlight?
Doublex
March 9 2015 2:41 PMThe New Maxim ManA ’90s lad mag gets a feminist makeover.
Gentleman Scholar
March 2 2015 12:30 PMRazor RelationsIt’s OK for white guys to go to black barbershops.
Gentleman Scholar
Feb. 11 2015 6:54 PMDownward-Facing TogsWhat should a dude wear to yoga class?
Gentleman Scholar
Jan. 28 2015 11:22 PMMy Friend Doesn’t Wear a BeltIs he a chump or what?
Gentleman Scholar
Jan. 21 2015 5:16 PMSolo CupI’m trying to meet new people. Can I go to a bar by myself, or will I look like a creep?
Brow Beat
Jan. 13 2015 9:40 AMThe Greatest Non-Kiss in the History of Cinema
Drink
Dec. 31 2014 4:08 PMThe Bloody MaryHow to make a simple, elegant brunchtime cocktail. (Resist the urge to garnish it with a hamburger.)
Brow Beat
Dec. 18 2014 4:30 PMNow You Can Legally Drink Cuban Rum—but Should You?
Gentleman Scholar
Dec. 3 2014 7:02 PMDress Codes DecodedWhat does “dress to impress” mean? “Smart casual”? “Grown and sexy”?
Brow Beat
Nov. 25 2014 9:08 AMWhich Cocktail Should You Mix on Thursday? You Could Do Worse Than the Thanksgiving Special.
Gentleman Scholar
Nov. 19 2014 10:16 AMThis Is the Only Correct Way to Play Touch Football on Thanksgiving
Gentleman Scholar
Nov. 12 2014 4:48 PMJoint ActionIs putting your elbows on the table really so bad?
Gentleman Scholar
Nov. 5 2014 5:42 PMDoes RSVP Still Mean Please Reply?The history and future of répondez s’il vous plaît.

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Sept. 2 2015 3:05 PM “Nobody Called CPS on Louis C.K.” Writing about giving your baby the finger makes people on the Internet go a little crazy.