The Manual
Living

Dance at the Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival

In two weeks, the Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival returns for its seventh year. Taking place across 10 venues, the two-day fest celebrates both emerging and established artists from NYC and beyond including Machinedrum, Little Boots and Damian Lazarus.

Learn More
Fashion & Style, Worn Out Wednesday

Worn Out Wednesday – Roman Roth

Today we speak to German winemaker Roman Roth. I was born in Rottweil, Germany. My father was a cooper, winemaker and distiller;...
he and my mother started a wine merchant business. I grew up in a wonderful family and was fortunate to learn at an early age...
about fine wine and good food.   I started my career in winemaking as an apprentice, got a master’s degree and gained further...
experience working in California and Australia. In 1992, I followed the call from Christian Wölffer to become the winemaker at...
Wölffer Estate Vineyard. My stylish wife, Dushy, and I relocated...

Learn More
Grooming

Hand-Forged Grooming Gear from Studebaker Metals

Studebaker Metals is a small metalworking operation based in Pittsburg, PA that makes a unique line of shaving tools and other...
everyday accessories. Every piece in their collection is made the oldschool way -- pounded out with a hammer, anvil, and a few...
other basic hand tools

Learn More
Food & Drink

Espolòn Añejo: Tequila Aged in Wild Turkey Casks

This month, Espolòn Tequila brought their Añejo tequila to the United States...
for the first time ever. The Añejo is aged in Wild Turkey bourbon barrels,...
which adds an extra level of flavor for the tequila connoisseur.

Learn More
Living, Travel, Trekking

Trekking: Soak it up with Nomad’s Collapsible Hot Tub

While stumbling upon a geothermal spring is convenient, it's not something you...
can rely on. The original Nomad Collapsible Hot Tub is, though, providing you...
with a simple means for soaking your bones when you're away from home.

Learn More
Fashion & Style

The Manual’s Top 5 Chambray Shirts for Fall

In terms of getting dressed, fall is a tricky season. The urge to wrap-up in a...
substantial knit is still a little premature yet; a t-shirt can leave you...
feeling a little too fresh. Which brings us to the chambray shirt - the ideal...
staple for those lukewarm fall days. Read on for a shortlist of our five...
current favorites.

Learn More
Food & Drink

Bewdly Coffee: Wake Up with Gourmet Flavors

You won't have trouble waking up with new coffee favors like Maple Bacon and...
Vanilla Bourbon. We have the low down on the new Bewdly Coffee Company.

Learn More
New Music Monday

New Music Monday: Streets of Laredo

Brooklyn-based, New Zealanders’ Streets of Laredo have released their first...
full-length album, Volume I & II on Dine Alone Records on October 7th....
Destined to be a soundtrack for all things Fall, this album is a sing-a-long...
collision of jangling harmonies, stomping percussion, horns and guitars....
Founded by close-knit family members Daniel, Dave and Sarahjane Gibson and...
inspired by the fervour and madness of the 70’s folk-rock circuit, Streets of...
Laredo was born out of trying to escape the mundane everyday working life....
Older brother Dave tells the story, “Both Dan and I had done the hard yards...
in bands in...

Learn More
Fashion & Style

Win The Marathon In These Special-Edition Tracksmith Singlets

Dudes, it’s time to get off the treadmills and start pounding the...
pavement — and here’s the motivation. Cult running apparel...
line Tracksmith (by cult, we mean it legitimately has groupies) has given...
you one less excuse to procrastinate that bucket list with the release of two...
new limited-edition singlets to kick off Marathon season. And, even if...
 a 26.21875 mile race isn’t included on your list of life goals,...
well, as of today, it should be. How else are you going to get to sport this...
double-threat of one-of-a-kinds? You can display your city pride — or course...
preference — in either the NYC ’14 or BQ ’15 (“Boston...
Qualifier”) version, both made to...

Learn More
Fashion & Style, Meet Up Monday

Meet Up Mondays: Carlos Campos

Honduras-born, New York City-based menswear designer Carlos Campos moves to his...
own drumbeat. But that’s not a bad thing, considering his signature...
immaculate aesthetic, soft tailoring and abstract inspirations, amid the recent...
sea of overly styled heritage menswear, have made him one of the coolest...
attractions at New York Fashion Week. (Consistency, as anyone in the business...
would tell you, is a tough thing to nail.) Most importantly, though, in the...
last five years Campos has been deeply committed to furthering the cause of...
Latin Americans globally, co-founding Honduras Global, a worldwide network of...
Hondurans working to create a better...

Learn More
Living

Brikk’s bespoke iPhones and iPads come coated in gold, crusted in diamonds

Think the iPhone Gold is fancy? You ain't seen nothing yet! Check out what...
Brikk does to iPhones, iPads and Galaxy Gear with pure gold and diamonds.

Learn More
Travel

Travel Savvy: The Best Carry-On Suitcases

Searching for the right suitcase can be difficult with so many options out...
there on the market. We made it easy for with this list, which features...
suitcases in various styles and at every price point, whether you travel for...
work or for pleasure. Briggs & Riley Baseline Not only does is the Baseline...
stylish, this carry-on features CX technology, which means that it can expand...
up to 25 percent — a must when toting home a bunch of souvenirs. $469 at...
briggs-riley.com. Tumi Tegra Lite Max Made from Tegris, a revolutionary...
polypropylene thermoplastic composite material created by Milliken that...

Learn More
Living

5BoroNYC’s VHS Skate Decks

For those of you former (and current) skaters, watching skate videos was a way...
to master tricks, aspire to do things you can’t and watch those pro skaters...
in awe. To most of us, VHS (that’s an acronym for Video Home System) tapes...
are a thing of the past, thanks to the development of the Internet. Who needs...
all those videotapes when we can just go on YouTube? The guys at 5BoroNYC, a...
skate brand that got its start in 1996, back when we were still playing VHS...
tapes on VCRs, apparently got nostalgic for the familiar images, so they...

Learn More