You Missed These?! The Most Popular Articles from 2021 + A Few of Our Favorites

You Missed These?! The Most Popular Articles from 2021 + A Few of Our Favorites
A look back before we move forward.

There are two types of stressful seasons in life: Those where nothing seems to be happening for a long, frustrating time; and those where it seems like everything changes all at once. In a bizarre way, 2021 managed to feel like both at the same time.

While I'm also eagerly anticipating a new phase of positive evolution, I'm also super proud of the incredible work everyone here on the Primer team put out this year.

What we found was 2021 certainly caused some strange new problems for people, but more so, the types of life frustrations we've always tackled here took on new weight.

Living life while dealing with less disposable income than is ideal. How to come to grips with and own the end of relationships or the loss of family members. Discovering how to lift ourselves out of our funks to create the lives we're excited to live. Deciphering the new language of clothing in a more casual world.

As we all anxiously move toward a new season of positive growth in life, we start by planting those seeds today. Below, we've collected our most popular posts, as well as some of our favorites we're most proud of, from the last 12 months. We hope they're helpful on your path.

Happy new year,

Andrew script
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12 Style and Lifestyle Tricks if You’ve Gained Weight Over the Last Year

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A Lesson in Buy Once, Cry Once: My 8 Year Old Penny Loafers

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Fix Your Form: 8 Super Common Exercise Errors According to a Drug-Free Bodybuilder with a Master’s Degree in Kinesiology

Pants Rise Explained and Why Low Rise Isn’t Always Your Best Choice

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Six Alternatives To Boat Shoes

Six Alternatives To Boat Shoes

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The Getup: Summer Evening Ready

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Summer Reads: 7 Books That Make You Think

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Live Action Getup: Remixing 4 Other Outfits to Create a New One

Live Action Getup: Spring Morning in Neutrals

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Two Winter Outfits That Will Get You Through 90% of the Rest of the Season

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Make This Room: Your New Home Office – Shop This Entire Look

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Why the Knit Polo Will Change the Way You Dress + 11 Picks

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What Every Man Needs to Know About Handling Arguments in a Long-term Relationship

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The Spring Transition: 1 Look, 2 Budgets

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One Surprising Tool for Staying Mindful and Letting Go

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7 Practical Lessons From Stoic Philosophy That Will Significantly Improve Your Everyday Life

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1 Year Update: This is Daniel Craig’s US-Made Waxed Canvas Jacket from No Time to Die

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Learning to Re-take Pride in Your Work

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4 Actionable Personal Development Books Every Man Should Read

4 Actionable Personal Development Books Every Man Should Read

The Casual Suit: Finally Understand How to Wear a Suit Casually + Screencast

The Casual Suit: Finally Understand How to Wear a Suit Casually + Screencast

This Classic Nike High Top is the Sneaker We’re Wearing This Fall

This Classic Nike High Top is the Sneaker We’re Wearing This Fall

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Five Great Brands You May Not Have Heard Of (Yet)

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Andrew Snavely

Andrew is the founder and editor of Primer. He's a graduate of American University and currently lives in Los Angeles. Read more about Primer on our About page. On Instagram: @andrewsnavely and @primermagazine.