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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

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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Fashion & Style

Worn Out Wednesday – Gilbert Marquez

Gilbert Marquez is a well known Los Angeles based mixologist and Ilegal Mezcal brand...
ambassador. Here he tells us a little about himself and his personal style: I started...
out my career wanting to become a chef; I soon realized that the education I wanted...
was too expensive, so I began bartending in Orange County...

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Fashion & Style

Ball And Buck’s New Made-In-America Awesomeness

If  you’re an avid reader of The Manual (and of course you are), you’ll...
remember we covered Boston-based menswear brand Ball and Buck’s “American...
Field,” a pop-up store featuring a boatload of made-in-the-USA products. To get...
you amped for this year’s patriotic shopping extravaganza — coming to...
Beantown September 13 and 14 — complete with a bevy...

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Food & Drink

Swill: Greenhook’s Ridiculously-Flavorful Vapor-Distilled Gin

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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Living

Trekking: Drop in with Danny Hess’ Howler handplane

Acclaimed surfboard maker Danny Hess began making handplanes when he was 15 — and...
he's still at it with the help of Howler more than 20 years later.

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Fashion & Style

Russell Westbrook’s Style Whirlwind

For NBA players, the summer months are a time to regroup from the grueling 82-game...
season. Players across the league hit the gym, their preferred pick-up games as well...
as the film room to try and figure out how to improve upon their performance from the...
year before. Between those endeavors and spending time with...

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Travel

J. Panther RollTote: Ruggedly Handsome

When it comes to design, J. Panther Luggage Company takes its time to make sure...
it’s producing top of the line products. It’s been two years since the company...
unveiled a new bag, but owner Johnny Diamandis has had his head down working on the...
new 3-way RollTote. “We make a lot of prototypes,” says...

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Living

New Music Monday: Christopher Denny

Christopher Denny has a voice that will stop you in your tracks; a fervent Orbison...
meets Dylan tenor that fills his songs with a tremendous emotional pressure. It’s...
the voice of a Southern choirboy who attended the church of alcohol, drugs and...
self-destruction in a failed attempt to deal with his inner pain and conflicts....

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Travel

10 Great National Beers from Around the Globe

Beer brings the world together. After tea and water, beer is the most popular...
beverage on the planet. Beer gets more people buzzed, beating out wine and whiskey as...
the most swallowed spirit in the world. And beer has breed: it’s the oldest...
fermented libation in the history of humankind. Beer was even worthy of...

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