January 08, 2014

The 2014 Man Calendar: Peacoats and Popped Collars

Apologies for delaying the posting of this until today, but I had to make sure everything was perfect before I shared this finely-crafted project with the world. But trust me when I say—It was worth the wait.

A little background: Every holiday since 2004 I've worked on creating a loosely-themed calendar featuring photos of my favorite non-Mister men; I call it my Man Calendar. (Natch.) Colt is, as he is about most things, an extremely good sport about this project (although I'm sure it doesn't hurt that I display my physical version at work rather than in our home). He even offered a theme suggestion for this year ... which didn't quite work out, but it's one I'll save for the future.

Some of the mens in this year's calendar were featured in last year's calendar, but a few are new to the ranks. (If you're interested in checking out previous years, you can do so at the following links: 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009; 2008–2005 are in Word Docs, which says a lot about how far my design skills have grown, haha!)

This year's theme? Peacoats and Popped Collars, all inspired by the photo I found for Mr. February.

Without further ado, I'd like you to meet Mr. January: Mr. David Tennant, star of stage and screen and the actor behind my favorite Doctor of all.

The rest of the year goes a little something like this:

Mr. FebruaryTom Hiddleston (The Avengers, Thor: The Dark World)
Mr. MarchJensen Ackles (Supernatural)
Mr. AprilRobert Downey Jr. (The Avengers, Iron Man 3)
Mr. MayHenry Cavill (The Tudors, Man of Steel)
Mr. JuneChris Evans (The Losers, Captain America, The Avengers)
Mr. JulyBenedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock, Star Trek Into Darkness)
Mr. AugustChris Hemsworth (Cabin in the Woods, The Avengers, Thor: The Dark World)
Mr. SeptemberIdris Elba (Pacific Rim, Thor: The Dark World)
Mr. OctoberMichael Fassbender (Inglorious Basterds, X-Men: First Class)
Mr. NovemberMichael Socha (Being Human, Once Upon a Time in Wonderland)
Mr. DecemberJake Gyllenhaal (The Day After Tomorrow, Source Code)

And, as a Happy New Year! present to you: Here's a ZIP file of all of the months, ready to be printed and cut out for your own personal use! They're meant to be printed on a white card stock and then trimmed to 6"x9". I usually punch a hole at the top and then hang them all from a large jumpring. (The files are 150 dpi, which means they'll look larger than 6"x9" when you open or embiggen them—and some of the photos might look a little grainy—but they should print fine. Let me know if you have any issues and I'll try to assist!)

What do you think? Did I leave off anyone you would have included? Let me know and I'll consider adding them to my list for 2015.


  1. Uh, yeah, this is so getting printed. Many thanks for putting two of my favorites in there. I mean, seriously, Henry Cavill and that curly hair, and well, Thor. I might have to pretend that it's both May AND August all year. ;)

    I've been saying that we need a monthly calendar up at work so we can stop using our own brain power to figure out expiration dates. There's only 2 straight guys at work, so I think these men would be a welcome addition to the bakery.

  3. Oh seriously good lord. As if the universe couldn't get any better. Peacoats = awesome. Add some of my favorite men ever? I might not make it through 2014. Or, you know, July. Or April. Or February. Or frankly, this month.

  4. Completely. Fabulous. Thanks for this!! Totally being added to my inspiration wall at my art desk. Love it!

  5. Goodness! What a awesome list!!! The spring is looking especially good ;)

  6. gorgeous set! i might have included this one- cause despite the show being bad he is dreamy- http://vampirediaries.alloyentertainment.com/files/2013/04/ian-somerhalder-in-a-peacoat-blazer.jpg

  7. What a great calender! All those men are just delicious! I am especially fond of Mr January, I have a bit of a weakness for David Tennant! :)

  8. THANK YOU!!!!! :) I still have last year's November in heavy rotation (I set the image as my desktop background at work)

  9. oh boy, its a good theme! Love it!

  10. If you printed these as a calendar I would totally buy one. #lazy