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Introducing Portuguese Flannel

Now that we find ourselves at the tail end of summer, the urge for a sumptuous flannel shirt has resurfaced. Right now, it’s the beautifully crafted...
versions from new brand Portuguese Flannel that we’re really interested in. The brand was founded in Porto, North Portugal, by brothers Manuel and...
Antonio Magalhães, who are the fourth...

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Fashion & Style

Effortless Style: Buck Mason Makes Shopping A Breeze

Trying to figure out what to wear this fall? Look no further than Buck Mason. The Los Angeles-based online retailer was founded in 2013 by Sasha...
Koehn and Erik Schnakenberg because they wanted to help guys get dressed without the stress. And when it comes to online shopping, there’s no...
experience less stressful. The clothing...

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Travel

See This, Do That: September

Labor day may be the last official weekend of summer, but the sun doesn’t officially set on the season until the end of September. You...
might not be taking that week off work, but don’t let all those “back to school” ads and serious faces fool you; there’s...
plenty of partying going on in this...

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Fashion & Style

Chaco Sandals: From The Vault

It used to be that sandals were the sole territory of river guides and dirty hippies...
at summer music festivals (birkenstocks with socks still give us the occasional...
nightmare). The advent of sport and hiking sandals in the 1980s changed that, at...
least for the outdoorsy set. Chaco sandals’ unique footbed and simple,...
adjustable fit...

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Fashion & Style

Letter J is Making West Chelsea Style Officially A Thing

Best known for its art galleries, nightclubs, luxury condos and High Line elevated...
park, West Chelsea has long been regarded as one of Manhattan’s under-the-radar,...
albeit best-dressed neighborhoods. Open since March, Letter J, located at 557 West...
23rd Street between 10th and 11th Avenues, looks poised to make the stylish status...
of the neighborhood official. Designed...

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Food & Drink

Grab a six-pack of Union Wine Company’s canned pinot

The Underwood cans are the next evolution in taking the fussiness out of wine,...
reminding you to drink, enjoy, and keep your pinkies down.

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Food & Drink

Wray & Nephew Rum

Did you know that Jamaican Independence Day was on August 6th? It’s all right if...
you didn’t because it snuck up on us too. But just because you missed the holiday,...
doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy one of its finest traditions—a glass of Wray...
& Nephew White Overproof Rum. Wray & Nephew was established...

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New Music Monday

New Music Monday: Roadkill Ghost Choir

“Combining the experimental edge of Radiohead and the dusty roots-rock of Tom...
Petty, the five-piece make music that sounds tailor-made for arena-sized, prog-rock...
festivals and grassy, pastoral stages alike.” – Consequence of Sound “…an...
exciting build from what we heard on Quiet Light.” – Paste Magazine Emerging...
fully-formed from the desolate heart of Central Florida,...

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Living

Klipsch’s uncompromising Reference Series R-10B sound bar brings high-end sound to your home theater

Just a few short years ago, you'd have to lay down at least $1,000 to get the sort of...
refined, high-impact sound Klipsch's new Reference Series sound bar delivers for just...
$600.

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Travel

Microguide: Chicago

Many of you may not realize this, but Chicago is more than Obama, Oprah, hot dogs,...
deep-dish pizza, baseball and football. A vibrant culinary scene, cool shops, and a...
plethora of culture offerings are just a few of the things that the Windy City has to...
offer for those looking for a new vacation destination...

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Living

The Camera of the Future: The Leica T-System

With innovation comes change, and for the last few years the role of digital...
photography in society has been evolving, from Facebook to Instagram and more. You...
need more than just a camera; you need a device that knows how to connect with the...
Internet. The folks at Leica took that into account when developing...

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Fashion & Style

TGIF Shopping: A Weekender Made From Pamplona Bulls

Oh yeah, you read that headline right. Apparently there’s leather and then...
there’s LEATHER. Introducing the latest in 1% luxury when it comes to the class...
of 2014 mens bags, the Pamplona Benedict Weekender from Moores & Giles. If...
limited-edition is your thing, act fast (like stop reading this article and click on...
over fast),...

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Travel

Psicobloc Masters Competition

In the climbing world, names like Chris Sharma and Sasha Digulian inspire visions of...
super human efforts on inconceivable rock routes. For the rest of us, the idea of...
massive expeditions to otherworldy places, and competitions to speed-climb through...
nearly featureless rock is sometimes lost in translation. However, some pioneering...
efforts by Sharma and an...

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