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Taking Five with Patrick Grant of E.Tautz

Patrick Grant is a man to admire. Firstly, he’s notoriously good looking – utter his name to anyone in the industry and watch them turn...
misty-eyed. Secondly, he bought and resurrected two traditional British menswear brands, Norton & Sons, a bespoke Saville Row tailor and E.Tautz, now...
relaunched as a ready to wear label. When...

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Worn Out Wednesday

Worn Out Wednesday – Leif Huckman

Today we speak to cocktail wizard Leif Huckman about his career and personal style. I am a proud California expat who has lived in New York for...
over 15 years now since coming here for college. I studied theater, then started a band and of course began bar tending immediately thereafter. I...
was lucky to...

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Fashion & Style

On Your Feet: Locally sourced sneakers from SYOU

SYOU brings cultural talent of all types together to co-design shoes, with a focus on locally sourced materials and fair compensation.

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Grooming

Harry’s Rolls Out Shaving Gel and Moisturizer

Remember Harry’s? Just in case you forgot we’ll jog your memory. Harry’s was...
the razor brand created by Warby Parker founder Jeff Raider and Bain alum Andy...
Katz-Mayfield last year. They are known for their stylish, but affordable ergonomic...
razors. (Note: the Warby Parker of shaving.) Harry’s announced today they are...
releasing a new skincare line for men...

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Food & Drink

Grilling with Top Chefs at the Taste Talks Brooklyn BBQ

Taste Talks Brooklyn just wrapped their second annual weekend of dinners, panels and...
a special expo, all exploring “The Future of Taste.” On Sunday, we...
attended the All-Star BBQ – an event presented by Mario Batali and curated by...
Danny Bowien that brought together 25 chefs at 12 grilling stations on...
Williamsburg’s scenic waterfront –...

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Fashion & Style

Sunglass Tint Matters More Than Style

Days are getting shorter but the sun can still hurt your eyeballs, so right around...
now, it’s time to start thinking about sunglasses in terms of specific function...
rather than everyday wear. And, turns out, the tint of your sunglasses is more than...
just a statement of style; if you’re doing anything other than walking...

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Fashion & Style

Introducing More Than Words – Oxfords with Character

Every gent has a slight bromance with his Oxford shirts. They are the go-to staple...
when you just need to look classic, clean and on point. They are comfortable, go with...
almost everything and can work for an interview or a chin wag at the bar. We have...
certainly seen our fair share of these...

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Food & Drink

Pod People: Food Truck Purveyors Group Together for Great Cuisine

It’s lunchtime and you want Middle Eastern food. Lucky for you, a Halal cart is...
not too far from the office. But what happens tomorrow when you want something...
different? You might have to scour twitter to see where the hot new food truck is...
situated. But if you’re lucky, that Halal cart is not...

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Fashion & Style

The Style Rider: Read All About It

Matt Brand was once apart of The Manual team – he has since moved on and...
started a blog that fuses an everyday commute with the interesting and exciting...
styles of New York City. We had a quick coffee with him between shots to hear more...
about StyleRider. “I bike everyday from Brooklyn to TriBeCa, and...

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Fashion & Style

Hello, Brooklyn! : Shop Talk with Tyrel Kirkham of the Brooklyn Nets

Football season may have just started, but some of us here at The Manual (read: this...
faithful writer) are already looking forward to the NBA’s opening night on October...
28. Since September is usually a dead zone for NBA news, we were delighted when we...
had the chance to talk to Tyrel Kirkham, the Vice...

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New Music Monday

New Music Monday: Sondre Lerche

“Bad Law” establishes Lerche’s vocal vulnerability and struggle with control,...
but also establishes another theme that runs throughout the record: the darkness that...
rises when love and law collide, building to the musing, “When crimes are...
passionate, can love be separate?” Sondre says of “Bad Law”: “Bad...
Law came charged with this urge to play...

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Fashion & Style

Mr. Black Garment Essentials

As cooler temps make their descent, our winter wardrobes are slowly jumping back into...
full rotation. This means switching gears when it comes to maintaining our wardrobe...
too. You know that smell when your favorite denim or sweater is far in between...
cleans. What to do? We’d like to introduce you to Australian brand Mr....

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Living

Bang & Olufsen’s super-sized Avant 4K TV hides away when not in play

Time was, an 85-inch TV was unheard of. Now, those out to inject their homes with a...
shot of cinematic splendor have several options to choose from — nearly every...
major TV manufacture offers such a super-sized model, with a super-sized price tag to...
match. It comes as little surprise, then, that Bang & Olufsen, maker of...

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