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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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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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Fashion & Style

Christensen Bags Redefine Danish Design with a West Coast Spirit

Do Danes do it better? That’s a question every student of midcentury design asks...
himself, though that question may soon be coming up amongst fashion hounds. Known for...
its understated yet handsome line, Christensen Bags is the little known San...
Francisco-based brand that we discovered recently and simply can’t quite get enough...
of. Founded by Danish...

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Living

Normal 3D prints these headphones for the perfect fit

There are few things in life more pleasurable than a perfect fit. But when it comes...
to in-ear headphones, such a luxury can be extremely elusive. The twists and turns of...
each of our ears are as unique as a fingerprint, and no matter how many tip sizes or...
designs we try, it’s nearly impossible...

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Living

Beats by Dre Fetes the Beats Pill XL With an Emotional Menu

To fête its new Beats Pill XL portable speaker, Beats by Dre hosted an all-out...
dinner at The Monarch Room that touched on the relationship between music, emotions...
and food, exploring, “how the emotion of sound delights, evokes and excites the...
palette.” To heighten the experience, Beats by Dre called upon four New York-based...
tastemakers...

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Food & Drink

The Mac and Cheese Cookbook

Allison Arevalo and Erin Wade met by happenstance, when they shared a table with...
their husbands at a crowded café one Sunday. Arevalo, who worked in marketing, and...
Wade, who was a lawyer, started chatting about their love of food. It only made sense...
because Wade had previously worked as a pastry and line cook...

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Living

Throttle Jockey: Impulse Jackets

  Today we debut our new column dedicated to all things motorcycle related....
You’re welcome. The black leather jacket is an icon of motorcycling, and...
despite much more colorful and safety-conscious options available in textile jackets,...
black remains a primary color option both for motorcycle paint jobs and outerwear. As...
it should be. Problem is,...

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