I recently made an afghan with beige and a dark denim-like blue using the larkstooth pattern. I got it from an afghan booklet that I purchased specifically for this pattern about 30 some odd years ago. My niece had asked me to make afghans for her twin boys and I needed something "manly" enough. I just recently found out the name for this stitch and there are tutorials on the web for it. I feel it would work out very nice for a man. Although it is usually done using 2 or more colors, you could make it in a solid color.
Life is a coin, you can spend it anyway you wish, but you can only spend it once.