OK, gentlemen. You’ve waited patiently for your turn. Last month, we brought you our Ladies issue—it is ladies first, after all—and this month, we present our “Gents” issue, celebrating all things masculine. Based on the inspiring stories we discovered from some amazing men, we agree that there are so many more reasons why it’s great to be a guy this month.

With the summer season underway, the long, sunny days can be filled with backyard cookouts, baseball games, camping trips, fishing excursions and so much more. To gather information for this issue, we looked to the experts: the men of San Clemente, Dana Point and San Juan Capistrano! You might even recognize a few faces.

From trauma to triumph, we have found inspiring men who have broken through barriers to succeed in their personal and professional lives…all of which took personal strength and perseverance.  And for those of you looking to improve your physical appearance, we have a men’s skin care routine to get you looking good.

So, gents, crack open a cold one—because this month is all about you!