To achieve a more masculine look, I chose a more solid and heavy flourish design. Furthermore, it is a nice contrast to the slim stripes in the patterned paper. Flourishes of finer detail are more feminine and whimsical. Gun metal brads also fit the theme.
Stamps: sentiment (Stampin' Up), flourish (Impression Obsession)
Ink: Versafine black
Papers: white cardstock (Georgia Pacific), patterned (SEI)
Accessories: brads & ribbon (stash)