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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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Fashion & Style

Meet Up Mondays: Mark McNairy

For Meet Up Mondays this week we turn our spotlight to designer Mark McNairy, whose street-wise, contemporary approach to American menswear over...
the last five years has come to influence much of this generation’s modern classic wardrobes. The former creative director of J. Press from...
2005-2010, McNairy launched his own label Mark McNairy New Amsterdam...

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Food & Drink

Cocktails to Celebrate National Scotch Day

Happy National Scotch Day! As you probably know, this brown spirit is a malt or grain whiskey made in Scotland and aged in oak barrels for at...
least three years. Whether you’re a single malt or blend type of guy, this is the day to drink this smokey libation. As with any day...
celebrating the...

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Living

Peachtree’s new deepblue2 speaker is a wireless tower of power

There was a time when the kind of wireless speakers found on crowdfunding sites were...
strange and ambitious attempts from unknown companies with untested audio skills. Not...
so anymore. Case in point, the new deepblue2 wireless speaker on Indiegogo, created...
by the sonic gurus at Peachtree Audio. Best known for its top notch amplifiers and...

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Grooming

The Men’s Soap Shop: Grooming Products in a Flask

Samuel Lopez founded The Men’s Soap Shop as an ode to when grooming was a cherished...
daily ritual for a men. What started out of his Boston apartment has become grown...
into a full-fledged small business that features handcrafted soap and aftershave made...
from all-natural ingredients. The Manual quizzed a spokesperson for the company...
about...

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Living

Camp out in this awesome treehouse tent from Tentsile

Tentsile took the world by storm when it unleashed it’s first suspended tent a...
few years ago, and now, after laying low for a bit, it’s back with a new model:...
the Tentsile Connect. Functionally, Connect exactly the same as the original Stingray...
tent. It’s designed to be affixed to a set of sturdy trees...

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Living

Feel Good Friday – Boll and Branch

While we are constantly on a crusade for quality made products, we are equally aware...
of the cost of said products. Hand made shirts in Italy are not accessible for most...
of us on a daily basis. Neither are high-end sheets. Usually they can go for upwards...
of $500 and they have flowers on them....

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Living

Jaguar builds F-TYPE Concept for Tour de France

Two of the manliest things I can think of are A.) competitive cycling and B.) the...
sounds of the Jaguar F-TYPE R Coupe’s V8 exhaust bellows. Delightfully, the two...
have finally been combined into one stunning package. If, in your head, you’re...
debating the masculinity of a sport that requires men with virtually no upper-body...

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Fashion & Style, Travel

Choose Your Own Adventure With Filson’s New Dry Bags

If your weekend plans involve a 172 Hours or All Is Lost kind of situation,...
we’ve found the luggage you’ll need to survive the elements. Introducing...
Filson’s new dry bags,  a collection of six styles fabricated in durable...
vinyl-coated polyester with welded seams. And even if you’re not a fan...
of Survivor — or James Franco trapped in a canyon...

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Living

BABËL is Changing Nightlife for the Better

We’ve all been there. You’re in the club at 1am, surrounded by fist...
pumping and spilled vodka sodas, trying to hear your friend over terrible dubstep...
remixes of top 40 radio pop. It’s literally your worst nightmare, but all the...
clubs are like this, so you have to suck it up if you want to...

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Fashion & Style

Bikes and Beer: The Fyxation Tannery Collection

Living in the city, it’s often easier to get around to a weekend barbeque or...
concert on your favorite fixie or beach cruiser than trying to navigate public...
transit on a weekend night. If you’re planning on being a classy guest and...
sharing a good bottle of wine from your private stock (although if you’re...

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Food & Drink

Urban Winemaking in Portland

If you’ve visited the wineries just outside of Portland, or the sprawling...
vineyards of Napa, then you might be more used to the huge tasting rooms and cellars...
that seem to continue miles into the ground. Urban winemaking packs all the fun of...
crushed grape based alcohol into a much smaller operation, opting instead to...

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Fashion & Style

The Manual Wind: Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Quantieme

Creating a standout dress timepiece can be somewhat of a challenge.  The DNA of the...
dress watch has not changed for hundreds of years.  Slight increases in size might...
be the only update to date.  One watch brand that has its own elegant timepiece DNA...
is Jaquet Droz.  The brand is known for its amazing...

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