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Fashion & Style

The Manual’s Top 5 Chambray Shirts for Fall

In terms of getting dressed, fall is a tricky season. The urge to wrap-up in a substantial knit is still a little premature yet; a t-shirt can leave you feeling a little too fresh. Which brings us to the chambray shirt - the ideal staple for those lukewarm fall days. Read on for a shortlist of our...
five current favorites.

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Fashion & Style, Meet Up Monday

Meet Up Mondays: Carlos Campos

Honduras-born, New York City-based menswear designer Carlos Campos moves to his own drumbeat. But that’s not a bad thing,...
considering his signature immaculate aesthetic, soft tailoring and abstract inspirations, amid the recent sea of overly styled...
heritage menswear, have made him one of the coolest attractions at New York Fashion Week. (Consistency, as anyone in the business...
would tell you, is a tough thing to nail.) Most importantly, though, in the last five years Campos has been deeply committed to...
furthering the cause of Latin Americans globally, co-founding Honduras Global, a worldwide network of Hondurans working to create...
a better...

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Living

Brikk’s bespoke iPhones and iPads come coated in gold, crusted in diamonds

Think the iPhone Gold is fancy? You ain't seen nothing yet! Check out what Brikk does to iPhones, iPads and Galaxy Gear with pure...
gold and diamonds.

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Travel

Travel Savvy: The Best Carry-On Suitcases

Searching for the right suitcase can be difficult with so many options out...
there on the market. We made it easy for with this list, which features...
suitcases in various styles and at every price point, whether you travel for...
work or for pleasure. Briggs & Riley Baseline Not only does is the Baseline...
stylish, this carry-on features CX technology, which means that it can expand...
up to 25 percent — a must when toting home a bunch of souvenirs. $469 at...
briggs-riley.com. Tumi Tegra Lite Max Made from Tegris, a revolutionary...
polypropylene thermoplastic composite material created by Milliken that...

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Living

5BoroNYC’s VHS Skate Decks

For those of you former (and current) skaters, watching skate videos was a way...
to master tricks, aspire to do things you can’t and watch those pro skaters...
in awe. To most of us, VHS (that’s an acronym for Video Home System) tapes...
are a thing of the past, thanks to the development of the Internet. Who needs...
all those videotapes when we can just go on YouTube? The guys at 5BoroNYC, a...
skate brand that got its start in 1996, back when we were still playing VHS...
tapes on VCRs, apparently got nostalgic for the familiar images, so they...

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Fashion & Style, Feel Good Friday

Feel Good Friday – Billiam Jeans

Bill Williams makes quality jeans out of Greenville, South Carolina with a...
percentage going to help fight sex trafficking in America.

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Fashion & Style

How to Tie a Scarf like a Boss

Done wrong, a scarf makes you look like an overgrown kindergartner whose mother...
just sent him out to play in the snow. Done right, however, a scarf can tie...
together your entire outfit and add a dash of personality to an otherwise bland...
ensemble. Here's a few pointers

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Fashion & Style

TGIF Shopping: Face Bomb By Portland General Store

The temperatures are taking a turn for the worst and the fall/winter winds are...
not far behind. As winter’s cold air takes its toll on your skin you may want...
to think about upping your skincare game. If you’re like me, and have...
sensitive skin this time of year, you’ll want to keep your face protected...
from the changing weather. All-natural grooming brand Portland General Store...
(reviewed in August here) has a facial cleanser that is a sure fire way to help...
your skin survive the Polar Vortex. Face Bomb is vegan and it doesn’t...
strip away moisture like other cleansers....

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Living

Chasing a Le Mans Legend behind the wheel of the 2015 Audi S3

I sat behind the wheel of the 2015 Audi S3 on the Circuit of the Americas...
(COTA) outside Austin, Texas and anxiously tapped on the steering wheel. And I...
had plenty of reasons to be anxious. Behind me sat 10-or-so journalists in a...
caravan of S3s, ready to take hotlaps around the now-infamous Formula One...
track. Situated in front of me was an R8 V10 piloted by Le Mans legend Allan...
McNish, who would be setting the pace for us around the track. The Audi...
representative riding shotgun, turns to me and asks if he can put on some...
tunes....

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Fashion & Style

Modern Flannel: Horny Toad

Not everyone can rock a good flannel (we're looking at you, skit town "bros")....
However, for the rest of us, flannel should be a foundation for any fall...
weekend exploring town or the trail. The new line up from Horny Toad redefines...
modern flannel perfectly.

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Living

The Weekly DT- Antrumbra’s Ambilight

Antrumba Glow is designed to sit behind a computer monitor (or a TV) and...
project ambient light that flows in tandem with the images on screen.

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Food & Drink

The Best Pumpkin Beers (2014 Edition)

It's that time of year again. Pumpkin-flavored beers are everywhere right now,...
so we've taken the liberty of rounding them up and giving them all a taste...
test, and now we're here to let you know which ones to sip and which ones to...
skip.

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Fashion & Style

CADET Menswear is All-American

We love military-inspired menswear because it’s a classic aesthetic that...
will always be in style and can be easily worked into any wardrobe. So when...
CADET came on the scene in 2011 with their first collection, nodding to the...
post-war military academy era, we jumped on board with their clean lines and...
traditional silhouettes. Proudly made in the USA, every step from design to...
production goes down in CADET’s Brooklyn factory. We caught up with Raul...
Arevalo and Brad Schmidt, the men behind the brand, to talk about their...
inspiration, producing stateside and what’s next for menswear. When...
you founded CADET in...

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