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Rotel’s RA-1570 integrated amplifier does digital audio for grownups

Rotel's RA-1570 is stunning to look at and listen to. If you're looking for a modern-day amplifier to play back all of your music, no matter the format,...
this integrated amp is worth a serious look.

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Fashion & Style

Rowing Blazer Book Shows Off The Legend

It is undeniable that the blazer is an essential part of the modern man’s wardrobe. Its pedigree runs back to the rowing blazers worn by the...
row clubs of Oxford and Cambridge. And while the rowing blazer might be in fashion (and we are kind of over it) it has an amazing history and...
we...

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Feel Good Friday

Feel Good Friday – Wild Soul

Fashion and Philanthropy – it can’t get any more Feel Good Friday than that. This is the motto of the new eyewear line, Wild Soul. Friends...
Marc Battipaglia and Andres Beker founded the well-designed eyewear brand a year ago. The two met in college at Emory University in Atlanta and...
now Andres lives in Columbia...

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Living

2015 Bentley Mulsanne Speed: Physics has met its match

Gentlemen, let me proudly introduce you to the 2015 Bentley Mulsanne Speed, a bespoke...
limousine that will melt your spine both with opulence and also acceleration....
Physics, you’ve just met your match. If you’re not familiar, the Mulsanne is...
Bentley’s range-topping model, built to transport the one-percent of the...
one-percent around in bespoke luxury and...

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Living

Throttle Jockey: 10 tips for new motorcycle riders

So, you want to ride a motorcycle. How hard can it be, right? Truth is, at a basic...
level, especially with today’s modern bikes, it’s pretty easy. But therein lies...
the danger. If you think you can just saddle up, go slow and be safe, you’re wrong....
So before you invest in the wrong bike,...

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Fashion & Style

Filson’s New Outerwear Line Is Made For Tough Guys

Filson always makes us feel tough. The Seattle-based company — established in 1897...
— has been the quintessential clothier of choice for real rugged types since...
its’ inception: Anglers, mariners, hunters, and miners count among the...
brand’s regular customers. So, yeah, owning a piece of their made-in-America...
goods puts you in good company, even if your trek...

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Trekking

Trekking: The Manual’s guide to finding discounted gear

Quality outdoor gear shouldn't cost you the better part of a paycheck. So, we've...
rounded up the best sites for finding premium gear on a budget.

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Living

The Weekly DT: Custom Google Maps

This post originally ran on our brother site, Digital Trends: Google Maps is useful...
for finding your way from Point A to Point B, but Google has been updating it...
continuously to make it more than just about navigation. The latest upgrade is a...
newish feature called My Maps, which lets you create custom detailed maps...

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Fashion & Style

Taking Five with Patrick Grant of E.Tautz

Patrick Grant is a man to admire. Firstly, he’s notoriously good looking...
– utter his name to anyone in the industry and watch them turn misty-eyed....
Secondly, he bought and resurrected two traditional British menswear brands, Norton...
& Sons, a bespoke Saville Row tailor and E.Tautz, now relaunched as a ready to...
wear label. When...

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Fashion & Style

The Manual Guide: How to Wear a Tie Clip Properly

Following our recent guides to french cuffs and pocket squares, we thought it...
would be appropriate to give you a primer on yet another oft-overlooked sartorial...
staple: the humble tie bar. These badboys have been enjoying a bit of a resurgence as...
of late, and since they’re slowly becoming more popular among fashionable guys...
like yourself, we figure...

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Travel, Trekking

Fast and Light: Gregory Packs

Ask any backpacker, mountain biker, or climber what is in their list of essential...
gear and a good pack is always at the top of the heap. However, finding that perfect...
pack for peak bagging or a long day of enduro riding is much easier said than done....
You’ve got to find the right suspension...

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Fashion & Style, The Manual Wind

The Manual Wind: Giuliano Mazzuoli Carrara

Every timepiece has a designer, but not every designer will take the risk of...
producing a timepiece.  Giuliano Mazzuoli is a risk taker.  Since the launch of his...
namesake brand in 2005, he has approached the design of the timepiece from a...
different angle.  His inspiration, Italian heritage and simplistic design, has truly...
created a...

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Worn Out Wednesday

Worn Out Wednesday – Leif Huckman

Today we speak to cocktail wizard Leif Huckman about his career and personal style. I...
am a proud California expat who has lived in New York for over 15 years now since...
coming here for college. I studied theater, then started a band and of course began...
bar tending immediately thereafter. I was lucky to...

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