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2014 Ferrari 458 Spider review

As a child, staring at poster of a Lamborghini on the wall, I imagined how wondrous it might be to drive a supercar. Finally having the chance some 24...
years later, I was surprised to find most are extremely difficult to drive. Yes, cars like the Noble M400 or the Nissan GT-R or the Mercedes-Benz...

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Food & Drink

Alcoholic Milkshakes at Ted’s Montana

We are officially in the dog days of summer and it’s hard to stay cool. Depending on where you live, you can’t go to the beach everyday; and...
it’s hard to fit in pool time when you’re clocking in long hours at the office. Knocking back a few beers is tough, especially when your...
favorite...

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Food & Drink

Midnight Moon is so good it used to be illegal

For the Johnson family, decades of hard work and fast driving paid off in the form of one of the most recognizable moonshine brands in the...
country.

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Fashion & Style

Frameri’s Interchangeable Eyewear lets you Rock Different Frames on the Same Lenses

If you thought Warby Parker’s stylish frames and low prices were cool, just...
wait until you check out Frameri. This new startup (which officially launched just...
yesterday) is poised to take the industry by storm with something completely new and...
different: an interchangeable lens system. That might not sound particularly...
groundbreaking at first, but trust...

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Fashion & Style

MACKEENE — Brothers, Kite Surfers, and Designers

As summer is in full tilt, The Manual had the opportunity to speak with designers,...
brothers, and kite surfers, Rodolphe and Harold Mackeene. Their brand, MACKEENE, is a...
lifestyle beach swimwear & accessories label, made in Portugal, sold here in the...
U.S. and around the world. The collection launched in 2006, is made of a...

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Fashion & Style

The Manual Wind: Weiss Watch Company Standard Issue Field Watch

Quality timepieces are often associated with the same few countries of origin;...
Switzerland of course, and Germany.  One brand that is hoping to change this...
perception is The Weiss Watch Company.  At the helm is Swiss trained watchmaker...
Cameron Weiss.   WOSTEP certified, Weiss spent years training under the masters at...
watch houses Audemars Piguet...

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Fashion & Style

Worn Out Wednesday – Brendan Fallis

Today we speak to New York based DJ, Brendan Fallis about his road to success and...
personal style. I was born in a small town in Canada called Durham.  It has one...
stoplight and a population of 2,500 people.  I moved to New York City in 2007 to set...
out on a new path in the...

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Food & Drink

AgLocal is basically like Netflix for Meat

If you’re still buying your beef from the bargain basement supermarket chain in...
your neighborhood, it’s time to step up your game. Nine times out of ten, the...
meat you get from those places is the cheapest the the company could buy, grown...
halfway across the country in an industrial cattle farm. We get it though...

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Living

The Definitive Guide to Avoiding Mosquito Bites

One sure-fire option to avoid itchy mosquito bites this summer? Lock yourself in a...
hermitically sealed room from now till first frost. Since that’s not really an...
option for your sun-loving self, there are these fifteen guidelines that should keep...
crawlers from carousing on your dermis. 1—Use Bug Spray Correctly First rule:...
Sunscreen first, bug...

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Fashion & Style

Threadmason lets you find the right fit with a simple click

No size fits all — especially when it comes to t-shirts. With 24 tailored sizes,...
Threadmason is reinventing the way men shop online.

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Fashion & Style

Five Slip-On Styles You Need To Own

These comfortable slip-on’s are perfect nearly all year round – and with...
various high-end brands jumping on the bandwagon (or skateboard) The Manual wanted to...
bring some great styles to your attention. Just in case you’re behind the curb...
(get it?). Here are some great options that will help you glide through the rest...
of...

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Food & Drink

Beer banter with Clapton Craft

The craft beer movement is huge in London right now. I mean, really huge. So local...
craft beer connoisseurs rejoiced when Clapton Craft opened in East London earlier...
this year. The store, founded by William Jack and Tom McKim, has already gained a...
loyal following of regulars who can’t get enough of the fine brewed...

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Fashion & Style

Interview with J.Stark Designer Erik Holmberg (and Giveaway!)

We recently caught up with Erik Holmberg, the founder of the new leather accessories...
company, J. Stark. Named after Jim Stark, the character played by James Dean in...
‘Rebel without a Cause’, Erik was inspired by the heritage of goods that are...
durable, well designed and classic. He was also tired of being in front...

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