The Top 19 of ’19

Valet.'s most-read stories of the past year

The popular stories of 2019 from Valet.

As we wrap up the year, the team decided to comb through the Valet. archive to reflect on the most-read stories from 2019. From essential exercises and cool products discovered by our editors to the interesting people we met along the way, it was one hell of a year with lots to offer. Herewith, the top audience favorites worth revisiting before we kick things off in 2020.

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The Real Reason Why You Should Be Doing Push-Ups

The push-up is an old school, barebones exercise. But it's an essential muscle-building move that's incorporated in every well-toned athlete's training program because it delivers results.

The Exact Salary You Need to Be Happy

2

The Exact Salary
You Need to Be Happy

Can your personal contentment actually be measured by the size of your paycheck? It turns out, scientists have determined there is, in fact, an optimal salary to make someone happy.

10 Style Essentials to Own in 2019

3

10 Style Essentials
to Own in 2019

Clothes should be relaxed and cool, but ruggedly handsome and fit well. The best sneakers have been designed to make a statement but aren't intentionally ugly.

4

Is It Time to Switch
Your Deodorant?

It's not uncommon for grooming products to suddenly stop working for you. Blame it on changing body chemistry or simply seasonal changes.

How to Travel Well on a Budget

5

How to Travel Well
on a Budget

One of the biggest concerns when it comes to booking travel is the cost. Thankfully, technology can now help you pay only what you want to pay.

My Morning Routine: Simon Newton

6

My Morning Routine:
Simon Newton

Simon Newton is regularly hanging with supermodels—Naomi Campbell, Rita Or and Bella Hadid just to name a few. But I don't know if you'd want to trade places with him.

7

The Key to Healthy (Not Scratchy)
Facial Hair

Most men learn sometime in their formative years how to shave. Rarely does one learn how to grow a beard or mustache though.

3 Gym Rules to Break

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3 Gym Rules to Break

You don't go to the gym for fun, right? You go to see results. To accomplish a goal.

Do I Really Need a Serum?

9

“Do I Really Need a Serum?”

They can seem a bit dainty and frou-frou. But these powerful and formidable products are easy to add to your grooming arsenal. And you do want to use them.

10

My Morning Routine:
Baker Mayfield

Baker Mayfield isn't the kind of guy who does things quietly. He does what he wants, speaks the unvarnished truth and lives up to his promises.

The Coolest Suits (for Guys Who Don't Wear Suits)

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The Coolest Suits
(for Guys Who Don't Wear Suits)

Men aren't dressing up the way they used to. But that's okay. There's something to be said for the relaxed, dressed down styles swerving through menswear at the moment.

The Stylish Man's Home Gym

12

The Stylish Man's
Home Gym

While having a home gym used to mean a large room dedicated to housing bulky fitness equipment and racks of weights, such is not the case these days. Thankfully, some of the best options now are compact enough to be easily stored out of the way and quickly set up.

13

You Probably Haven't Been Stretching. That's a Mistake.

Say goodbye to pesky aches, stubborn knots and hello to bigger muscles and greater flexibility. If you're tired of waking up in the morning achy or constantly tight and sluggish, it's time to start stretching.

The Coolest Chore Jackets to Usher in Spring Weather

14

The Coolest Chore Jackets
to Usher in Spring Weather

Right now, some recent menswear favorites from the worlds of prep and workwear are returning to the forefront. And this jacket sits right in the middle of those two, looking at once classic and incredibly current.

How to Naturally Boost Your Energy

15

How to Naturally
Boost Your Energy

We're busier than ever before and our overly-connected lifestyles mean that we're accessible 24/7. So of course, we look for any advantage we can get in order to ride that extra wave of energy to help us finish our day strong.

16

How to Get Your
Fittest in 2019

To help you get back on track to getting your fittest in 2019, we tapped trusted experts from the health and wellness world to share their most effective tips.

The Sunglasses Men Want to Wear in 2019

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The Sunglasses Men Want
to Wear in 2019

Sunglasses look great, help exude confidence and are all but guaranteed to improve everyone's aesthetic. Plus, the right lenses add symmetry to your face, which scientifically does make one more attractive.

The Practical Piece of Furniture Your Place Is Missing

18

The Practical Piece of Furniture
Your Place Is Missing

Don't have room for a proper media console or a home bar? Try one of these, because they're typically slimmer and smaller and offer just enough room to fit a few essential accessories.

19

My Morning Routine:
Stephen Pulvirent

Stephen Pulvirent got into the world of watches almost by accident. But like many men, when he gets into something, he really likes diving into the gritty details, and timepieces naturally provide an endless stream of opportunities to learn.

We posted to Instagram
319 times in 2019. And received over 140,000 likes. But these are the most popular.

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