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World-conquering alpha male: 10 hours in a Lamborghini Aventador

Being met curbside at the airport by a Lamborghini has to be one of the greatest moments of my life. As I walked out of the baggage claim area of SFO two...
weeks ago, I found a bright orange Aventador waiting for me. The driver’s door lifted, people started to stare, and I just had...

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Fashion & Style

The Manual Guide: How to Wear French Cuffs

French cuffs, like pocket squares, are one of the most confusing sartorial subjects we know of. Most guys don’t know when they should or...
shouldn’t wear them — let alone how they should be worn, or the subtle style points that make them actually work with an outfit. For...
this reason, we’ve done a comprehensive assessment of the...

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Grooming

Step It Up With Anthony High Performance

Grooming is an essential part of every guy’s daily routine (or at least it should be). Anthony Sosnick has always been good to our skin, and...
now things are about to get even better. If you like Anthony Logistics, you’ll love taking it up a notch with Anthony’s High...
Performance Line. The line includes three...

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Fashion & Style

What’s In Your Bag? – Labor Day

  The last unofficial weekend of summer is upon us.  So The Manual has pulled...
some great options to wear, no matter if you spend it stay-cationing or going out of...
town. Labor Day weekend is here. L.L. Bean – A durable tote that pairs camo,...
color and great leather details.  Canvas with a water-repellent...

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Fashion & Style, The Manual Wind

The Manual Wind: Victorinox Swiss Army INOX

Milestones are often the motivation behind great designs.  Inspired by a long...
history of quality and durability, the maker of the famous Swis Army Knife,...
Victorinox, has turned this anniversary into opportunity.  130 years after the...
inception of the Swiss Army Knife and 25 years after its first watch release,...
Victorinox has come out with...

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Worn Out Wednesday

Worn Out Wednesday – Jay Fletcher

Today we speak to the fantastically creative graphic designer Jay Fletcher (and have...
peppered his work through this interview): Originally from Enfield, Connecticut, Jay...
went to art school at CCAD – the Columbus College of Art & Design – in...
Columbus, Ohio where he majored in illustration. Fletcher wanted to make my way to...
Charleston,...

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Fashion & Style

Score US Open Style At Aussie Label Volley’s New Site

You’ll be saying “Game, set, match” with...
today’s fashion news: Cult Aussie label Volley’s American site launched...
this morning, perfectly timed to coincide with the US Open. While these guys are a...
Down Under obsession, until now they only had an Australian website. Sure,...
they’ve been available in stateside speciality stores and select e-tailers...
(they’re a favorite of Steven Alan),...

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Fashion & Style

POC AVIP Collection

When you’re forty miles into an all day ride, the first thing on your mind...
should be where your next set of calories are coming from, not if you’re in...
danger of going unnoticed by drivers on the road. However, you can’t always...
ride completely decked out in neon safety colors and reflective tape, so...

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Travel

Cage Diving With Crocodiles

Thrill-seekers take note: there’s a new way to stare death in the eye....
It’s called crocodile cage diving, and right now there are only three places on...
Earth where you can do it. It involves suiting up in scuba gear and jumping into an...
ice-cold pool that’s home to the king of the reptiles. And....

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Fashion & Style

Vico Footwear Brings European ‘Street Cred’

At the Manual we take pride in introducing brands we love. Our latest discovery...
hasn’t arrived on this side of the pond yet. Dutch brand Vico Footwear caught our...
attention with their fresh take on men’s casual footwear. Founded in 2012, the...
company produces their entire product line in Portugal with European leathers and...
recycled...

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Micro Guide

Micro Guide: Greenville, S.C.

Known in the early 1900s as the “Textile Center of the World,” Greenville, SC is...
coming of age these days as a vibrant getaway and a place experiencing major growth....
It’s getting some recognition as a serious food town and was recently noted by CNN...
Money as one of the fastest growing cities in the U.S....

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Fashion & Style

Cool Collab: Levi’s Made And Crafted X Wilder Quarterly

Every season, we’re always excited to see who the folks at Levi’s Made and...
Crafted will team up with next. Levi’s premium line is already awesome solo, but...
the collabs bring the company’s heritage-inspired arm to another level, and the...
chosen partner for fall/winter 2014 — Wilder Quarterly — is no exception. If...
you’re not familiar...

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Food & Drink

Channing Daughters Winery and the Vermouth Trend

Do you honestly know what vermouth is? Feel free to admit it if you don’t. Any...
cocktail aficionado worth his or her salt enjoys at least one drink that features...
vermouth as a key ingredient, but few people under the age of 35 really know what...
that means. To many, it’s just some kind of...

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