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Fashion & Style, Living

Test drive: Autodromo Stradale Automatic at Pebble Beach 2014

Last week at the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, I had the distinct pleasure to “test drive” the latest chronograph creation from...
the fine fellows at Autodromo. It’s called the Stradale Automatic and it’s a true thing of motoring-inspired beauty. In Italian,...
“stradale” means “road going” and this new flagship timepiece is certainly that. With...

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Fashion & Style

The Weekly DT: The Wearable Tech Fashion Competition

This post originally ran on our brother site, DigitalTrends. Hot or not? We’re about to find out. Every major technology company is pushing...
into wearable devices, with futuristic visions of tech such as Google Glass, to the usable and everyday gear from companies like Fitbit and...
Samsung. But like a new restaurant in New York...

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Fashion & Style

Wear ‘Em Everywhere: Red Wing’s New Boots Never Quit

“ If one worked hard enough, one could achieve anything,” or so the great American promise goes. This oft-quoted creed is the...
foundation of iconic boot manufacturer Red Wing’s philosophy and ethos. That’s exemplified in the Minnesota-based brand ‘s...
latest offering, the Red Wing Heritage “Blacksmith,” a highly functional new mens boot that draws inspiration from the...
company’s extensive...

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Grooming

The eShave Guide to Fall Grooming

Summer is fleeting. This means fall is upon us and beards are back — or not. At the...
very least, carefree summer grooming is out the door. When you’re ready to roll off...
the beach or check back in, we teamed up with eShave to help you brush up for fall....
 Here’s our suggestions for...

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Fashion & Style, Uncategorized

Introducing Portuguese Flannel

Now that we find ourselves at the tail end of summer, the urge for a sumptuous...
flannel shirt has resurfaced. Right now, it’s the beautifully crafted versions from...
new brand Portuguese Flannel that we’re really interested in. The brand was founded...
in Porto, North Portugal, by brothers Manuel and Antonio Magalhães, who are the...
fourth...

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Fashion & Style, The Manual Wind

The Manual Wind: Rolex Milgauss GV Blue Dial

Very few brands have their consumers on edge when it comes time to introduce new...
additions to their line.  The buzz that is created around a new design from...
legendary Rolex can only be compared to companies like Apple and Ferrari.  Pulling...
from the history books in 2007, Rolex introduced the updated Milgauss of the...

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Worn Out Wednesday

Worn Out Wednesday – Jeff Barrett

Today we speak to Jeff Barrett, the CEO of Status Creative, a leader in Social Media...
engagement. Originally born in Michigan, I returned to my home state in 2010 from...
California and have been there since. Living in Grand Rapids I have had the...
opportunity to stay close to family but still be globally relevant....

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Food & Drink, Swill

Swill: A Primer on Pulque

Swill is our bi-monthly column dedicated to liquor, wine, beer, and every other...
delicious dram that falls under the broader umbrella of booze. But it’s more than...
just tasting notes scribbled on a cocktail napkin — Swill is about getting outside...
of your comfort zone, trying new things, and exploring the big, wide world of...

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Fashion & Style

Effortless Style: Buck Mason Makes Shopping A Breeze

Trying to figure out what to wear this fall? Look no further than Buck Mason. The Los...
Angeles-based online retailer was founded in 2013 by Sasha Koehn and Erik...
Schnakenberg because they wanted to help guys get dressed without the stress. And...
when it comes to online shopping, there’s no experience less stressful. The...
clothing...

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Travel

See This, Do That: September

Labor day may be the last official weekend of summer, but the sun doesn’t...
officially set on the season until the end of September. You might not be taking that...
week off work, but don’t let all those “back to school” ads and...
serious faces fool you; there’s plenty of partying going on in this...

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Fashion & Style

Chaco Sandals: From The Vault

It used to be that sandals were the sole territory of river guides and dirty hippies...
at summer music festivals (birkenstocks with socks still give us the occasional...
nightmare). The advent of sport and hiking sandals in the 1980s changed that, at...
least for the outdoorsy set. Chaco sandals’ unique footbed and simple,...
adjustable fit...

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Fashion & Style

Letter J is Making West Chelsea Style Officially A Thing

Best known for its art galleries, nightclubs, luxury condos and High Line elevated...
park, West Chelsea has long been regarded as one of Manhattan’s under-the-radar,...
albeit best-dressed neighborhoods. Open since March, Letter J, located at 557 West...
23rd Street between 10th and 11th Avenues, looks poised to make the stylish status...
of the neighborhood official. Designed...

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Food & Drink

Grab a six-pack of Union Wine Company’s canned pinot

The Underwood cans are the next evolution in taking the fussiness out of wine,...
reminding you to drink, enjoy, and keep your pinkies down.

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