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2015 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG 4MATIC Coupe | New York Auto Show

There are few men who exemplify cool, calm masculinity pared with effortless style and panache than Jon Hamm’s character on Mad Men, Don Draper....
It’s not surprising, then, that Mercedes-Benz asked Mr. Hamm to help them unveil the 2015 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG 4MATIC Coupe at the New York Auto...
Show. If you’re not familiar with...

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Fashion & Style

The Manual’s Guide to Wearing White

Here at The Manual, we’re not much for following other people’s style rules. In fact, we much prefer to make our own set of...
guidelines for how to dress and look damn good doing so. Sure, there are some classic styling tips we stick to so we can look our most dapper...
selves, but rules...

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Food & Drink, Living

Batch Nashville’s Carefully Curated Bundles

Batch Nashville cultivates some of the finest confections and ingredients, organizing them into thoughtful, useful collections that are sure to...
impress.

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Living

Recap: The Manual Meet Up Portland

On April 9th, we had our second Manual Meet Up, this time in our Portland, Oregon HQ....
From 6-9 pm we welcomed 40 guys and gals into our brand new entertaining space on the...
10th floor of the ‘Big Pink’ in downtown Portland. As the sun set, the...
guests witnesses spectacular views of the city...

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Grooming

Hydrate Your Face with H20 Plus

Tired looking skin? Or tired of looking at your skin? H20 Plus is going to kick your...
grooming game into overdrive by blasting you with a series of hydrating products. The...
men’s line appropriately titled Oasis is surprising addictive and fresh with no...
overwhelming smells – and it’s going to take your skin to paradise....

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Fashion & Style

Our Spring Jeans Guide: 16 On-Point Pairs

Where would we be without denim? More to the point, what the hell would we do without...
jeans? Iconized by such legends as Bruce Springsteen, Elvis, James Dean, Marlon...
Brando, and even Nirvana, it could be argued that jeans are the quintessential...
embodiment of masculine American style. (The less said about Justin Timberlake’s...
all-denim suit...

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Fashion & Style

The Manual Wind: Chronoswiss Timemaster Retrograde

Often brands are defined by one or a few very distinct design elements.  One look...
down at a wrist and you instantly know the timepiece that’s ticking.  With few...
exterior parts to a watch it can sometimes be difficult to set yourself apart as a...
brand.  Chronoswiss is one that has been able to distinguish...

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Fashion & Style

Worn Out Wednesday – Christopher Berre

With tie wearing on the rise, we thought we would check in with Christopher Berre,...
founder of Artfully Disheveled. Here he gives us his backstory as well as tells us a...
bit about his personal style.  I was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. Still, it...
comes as no surprise to me that most people...

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Food & Drink, Travel

Insider’s Guide to Derby City

Louisville opens its arms to throngs of horse racing fans every spring. Derby City is...
the place to be: the bourbon’s flowing, the eating is good, and living is easy...
the first Saturday in May. If you’re headed to Louisville for the Kentucky...
Derby and want to see what else you might get up to...

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Living

The Manual’s Guide for Controlling Clutter

Where’s your weak spot for clutter? Is it your desk? Your garage where you stock...
more tools than Home Depot? Or maybe your closet where you stash a little of...
everything? Everyone has clutter—that doesn’t mean everyone is a hoarder like...
those featured on some TV shows where they suffer the thought of discarding just...

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Fashion & Style

Tanner Goods Cycling Collection

Generally speaking, most companies tend to put function before form when designing...
bicycle gear, and unfortunately, style is typically more of an afterthought. But...
Tanner Goods isn’t most companies. As one of the premiere fashion brands based...
in the bike-infeststed city of Portland, Oregon, these guys know a thing or two about...
making cycling accessories that...

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Grooming

The Manual’s Earth Day Grooming Guide

Happy Earth Day! While we are always fist bumping planet Earth here at The Manual,...
today is a special day for our globe. We are continuing our love fest with the good...
lookin’ eco gals over at O&N Collective to hear what is trending in their world...
organically, sustainably and locally. Michelle Witherby offers up her...

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Travel

Reserve a Room, Plant a Tree

The Pacific Northwest is a region that is impossible to imagine without its iconic...
tree cover. Massive Douglas Firs blanket so much of Oregon that at times it feels...
like the land time forgot. Cedars make Washington State smell like the best cologne...
on earth, and without them, once you’ve downed a glass of the...

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