The Manual
Food & Drink

AgLocal is basically like Netflix for Meat

If you’re still buying your beef from the bargain basement supermarket chain in your neighborhood, it’s time to step up your game. Nine times...
out of ten, the meat you get from those places is the cheapest the the company could buy, grown halfway across the country in an industrial cattle farm....
We get it though...

Learn More
Food & Drink

Beer banter with Clapton Craft

The craft beer movement is huge in London right now. I mean, really huge. So local craft beer connoisseurs rejoiced when Clapton Craft opened in...
East London earlier this year. The store, founded by William Jack and Tom McKim, has already gained a loyal following of regulars who can’t...
get enough of the fine brewed...

Learn More
Fashion & Style

Interview with J.Stark Designer Erik Holmberg (and Giveaway!)

We recently caught up with Erik Holmberg, the founder of the new leather accessories company, J. Stark. Named after Jim Stark, the character...
played by James Dean in ‘Rebel without a Cause’, Erik was inspired by the heritage of goods that are durable, well designed and classic. He...
was also tired of being in front...

Learn More
Living

New Music Monday: The Wytches

Formed in Brighton in 2011, The Wytches comprises Kristian Bell (vocals, guitar), Dan...
Rumsey (bass, vocals) and Gianni Honey (drums). Led by Bell’s luminous lyricism,...
feral delivery and overdriven, surf-like guitar bends, the trio create a sound that...
is at once raucous and unruly, and yet decorated with semi-automatic poetry and...
authentic emotional clout. Having...

Learn More
Fashion & Style

Meet Up Mondays: Mark McNairy

For Meet Up Mondays this week we turn our spotlight to designer Mark McNairy, whose...
street-wise, contemporary approach to American menswear over the last five years has...
come to influence much of this generation’s modern classic wardrobes. The former...
creative director of J. Press from 2005-2010, McNairy launched his own label Mark...
McNairy New Amsterdam...

Learn More
Food & Drink

Cocktails to Celebrate National Scotch Day

Happy National Scotch Day! As you probably know, this brown spirit is a malt or grain...
whiskey made in Scotland and aged in oak barrels for at least three years. Whether...
you’re a single malt or blend type of guy, this is the day to drink this smokey...
libation. As with any day celebrating the...

Learn More
Living

Peachtree’s new deepblue2 speaker is a wireless tower of power

There was a time when the kind of wireless speakers found on crowdfunding sites were...
strange and ambitious attempts from unknown companies with untested audio skills. Not...
so anymore. Case in point, the new deepblue2 wireless speaker on Indiegogo, created...
by the sonic gurus at Peachtree Audio. Best known for its top notch amplifiers and...

Learn More
Grooming

The Men’s Soap Shop: Grooming Products in a Flask

Samuel Lopez founded The Men’s Soap Shop as an ode to when grooming was a cherished...
daily ritual for a men. What started out of his Boston apartment has become grown...
into a full-fledged small business that features handcrafted soap and aftershave made...
from all-natural ingredients. The Manual quizzed a spokesperson for the company...
about...

Learn More
Living

Camp out in this awesome treehouse tent from Tentsile

Tentsile took the world by storm when it unleashed it’s first suspended tent a...
few years ago, and now, after laying low for a bit, it’s back with a new model:...
the Tentsile Connect. Functionally, Connect exactly the same as the original Stingray...
tent. It’s designed to be affixed to a set of sturdy trees...

Learn More
Living

Feel Good Friday – Boll and Branch

While we are constantly on a crusade for quality made products, we are equally aware...
of the cost of said products. Hand made shirts in Italy are not accessible for most...
of us on a daily basis. Neither are high-end sheets. Usually they can go for upwards...
of $500 and they have flowers on them....

Learn More
Living

Jaguar builds F-TYPE Concept for Tour de France

Two of the manliest things I can think of are A.) competitive cycling and B.) the...
sounds of the Jaguar F-TYPE R Coupe’s V8 exhaust bellows. Delightfully, the two...
have finally been combined into one stunning package. If, in your head, you’re...
debating the masculinity of a sport that requires men with virtually no upper-body...

Learn More
Fashion & Style, Travel

Choose Your Own Adventure With Filson’s New Dry Bags

If your weekend plans involve a 172 Hours or All Is Lost kind of situation,...
we’ve found the luggage you’ll need to survive the elements. Introducing...
Filson’s new dry bags,  a collection of six styles fabricated in durable...
vinyl-coated polyester with welded seams. And even if you’re not a fan...
of Survivor — or James Franco trapped in a canyon...

Learn More
Living

BABËL is Changing Nightlife for the Better

We’ve all been there. You’re in the club at 1am, surrounded by fist...
pumping and spilled vodka sodas, trying to hear your friend over terrible dubstep...
remixes of top 40 radio pop. It’s literally your worst nightmare, but all the...
clubs are like this, so you have to suck it up if you want to...

Learn More