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Gents Makes Baseball Caps To Go With Your Killer Wardrobe

Fact: your baseball cap collection could do with a boost. We know this because if you’re part of the majority, you’ve worn your collection...
threadbare and there are fewer things we’d part with than our trusted five-panels. Like all things, however, baseball caps do age and there comes a...
time when a gent needs to...

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Fashion & Style

TGIF Shopping: Chinos That Are Sweatpants? Gap Went There

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s Superman! No, the comic hero isn’t real (at least we don’t think so), but, reality...
suspended, we may have found his new go-to pants. Introducing the latest genius idea from the fine folks over at Gap, a twill jogger pant...
available in an always reliable inky black. Obviously,...

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Fashion & Style

Shockoe Denim is Serious About Jean Perfection

“I think there’s a lot of romance in working with your hands,” Anthony Lupesco, Shockoe Denim founder and designer, said....
 “I don’t think there’s anyway to avoid imbuing the craftsman’s personality. We see that as being the artful piece of...
making a pair of clothes, the person is touching it.” We here at The Manual...

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Feel Good Friday, Travel

Feel Good Friday: 3RD HOME

Initially, you may wonder how a premier reciprocal travel club for luxury second...
homeowners could be connected to anything remotely philanthropic, but you’re gonna...
wanna hear us out. Giles Adams, partner and president of 3RD Home, is a true advocate...
of charitable acts that exist outside the box. We caught up with him to find...

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Living

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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Grooming

Getting Dirty: Mud and Sea Salt Products To Clean You Up

Sea salt and mud – they’re miracle minerals that can change the way you...
take care of your hands, face and even hair. The Dead Sea is one of the lowest places...
on earth, known for its healing properties and ability to improve your skin. Fun...
fact: we once walked in with razor burn and...

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Travel, Trekking

Trekking: Keep high and dry with Topeak’s Bikamper

Shelter on the open road isn't always the easiest to come by. Thankfully, Topeak's...
bicycle-centric tent offers ample protection without unwanted weight.

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Fashion & Style

Bryer Leather: Handcrafted in California

A man’s wallet and bag say a lot about his taste and sensibilities. If you’re...
looking for a new way to carry your bacon, or just for a new bag to make your weekend...
getaway, look no further than Bryer Leather. San Diego-native Thomas Brierton is the...
creative genius behind Bryer’s handcrafted accessories. He has...

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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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