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Food & Drink

Get a Taste of Spring at The Elm

Chef Paul Liebrandt honed his skills under some of the greatest Michelin-starred restaurants, from Paris’s Restaurant  Pierre Gagnaire to Marco Pierre...
White to Le Manoir Aux Quat’Saisons in Oxford to Pied à Terre in London, and on top of the Liebrandt became one of the youngest chefs to earn a three...
star New York Times...

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Food & Drink

Single Malt Caribbean Heaven

Balvenie's 14 year Caribbean Rum Cask has everything you want in a Scotch, aged in oak for 14 years and finished in rum casks.

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Living

Here’s The Only Stationary You Need

In the age of selfies, Snapchat, and constant Instagramming, it’s easy to lose sight of the institution known as USPS. If you’ve completely...
forgotten that acronym — after all there are a lot to keep up with (NSFW, SMH, HMU, and of course, our trusty standby, FML) — it stands for...
the United States Postal Service. Or,...

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Fashion & Style

Magnetuck Magnetic Shirt Stays: Go Tuck Yourself

While our ranks remain somewhat divided here at The Manual on the subject of tucking...
versus untucking, we definitely all agree that when you do tuck, there’s...
nothing worse than gradually coming untucked. You know what we’re talking about...
— over the course of the day, as you lift your arms, sit down, bend over, and...
move...

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Living, Travel

Write Au Naturale with Field Notes’ Shelterwood Notebook

An idea isn't worth much if you can't capture it. Field Notes' notebooks pose a...
solution — one reveling in American Cherry and 70-pound stock paper.

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Fashion & Style

Buckle Up: The Manual’s Guide to 10 Spring Belts

As you’re stocking up on spring essentials, it’s easy to overlook an outfit...
game-changer. We’re talking about the trusty belt — with this cincher, you can...
easily switch up your look in, well, a cinch. Like laying down a Pitbull rap on...
basically any track, a good belt can make everything better, whether it be the...

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Fashion & Style

Get Shady In Garrett Leight’s New Classic-Cool Sunglasses

When both of your parents are world-renowned opticians, there’s a fair chance that...
you might just go into the family trade.  In Garrett Leight’s case, genetics won...
out — mom Cindy and Larry Leight founded Oliver’s Peoples, prompting him to go...
into the eyewear trade with his eponymous label, started in 2010. But, don’t accuse...
this...

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Fashion & Style

Worn Out Wednesday – Topper Luciani

Topper is one wild dude from Connecticut who now lives in New York and runs a well...
respected women’s online second hand goods store (show this to your gal for...
major style credit). Don’t worry, he will be working on a men’s site...
soon. Here he talks about his company and his personal style. I started...
Niftythrifty.com in 2012...

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Fashion & Style

Masculine Lifestyle, Modern Anthology

Wouldn’t it be cool if you could shop for your home decor, interior...
designer and spring wardrobe at the exact same time? It seems Becka Citron and John...
Marsala had the same thought when they opened Modern Anthology. Fusing a...
brick-and-mortar retailer, full-service interior design firm and web store all in...
one, it’s pretty much the...

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Fashion & Style

A Guide to Tailoring

In the upcoming weeks, The Manual will be posting tips from people in the know on...
various industries. Today we get the sartorial sizzle from Alex Wilcox of Lord...
Willy’s. Our thoughts on the subject:  Our mantra is simple: Buy Less, Buy...
Quality, Support Craftsmanship! Why have piles of cheap, ill-fitting items when you...
can...

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Food & Drink

Basil Hayden Bluegrass Punch

It’s no secret that we at The Manual love a good cocktail. We take pride in making...
sure that we are on top of our mixology game at all times. Not only does it help keep...
things fresh (I mean, how boring is it to stick to one drink all the time?), but also...
it...

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Fashion & Style

Combat Gent-Your Best Ammo for Under $200

Whether navigating office politico or upgrading a wardrobe on a tight budget a...
young professional’s career can be a battle on many fronts. We found the ammo...
to win the war on your wallet…at least in terms of your work wardrobe. Online...
retailer Combatant Gentlemen (Combat Gent for short) offers suits and other basics...
under $300 with tailored fits. When...

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Living

New Music Monday: Free Sampler from ATO Records

This week on New Music Monday we are excited to offer up a free sampler from ATO...
Records. ATO is one of the most eclectic independent record labels in the world today...
and features an outstanding and diverse roster which includes several of this...
year’s breakthrough artists. The compilation will appeal to fans of many...

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