If you want to have a connection to a manly past, then keep it simple. It’s all you need, and you’ll have a fatter wallet
I couldn't agree more. And one pair of shoes, socks and a shirt (wash them each night). One meal every night - chicken, prepared the exact same way. One book - read it over and over.
Or consider Einstein:
"Everything should be made as simple as possible, but no simpler."
If this works for you I am delighted. The fact that you have appointed yourself the keeper of all things "manly" (whatever that might infer) makes me a little sad. These are decisions each man must make for himself. My joy is in my hands, not yours.
Do enjoy your method, as I will enjoy mine. I wish you only the best.