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Gents Makes Baseball Caps To Go With Your Killer Wardrobe

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Fact: your baseball cap collection could do with a boost. We know this because if you’re part of the majority, you’ve worn your collection threadbare and there are fewer things…

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Bryer Leather: Handcrafted in California

A man’s wallet and bag say a lot about his taste and sensibilities. If you’re looking for a new way to carry your bacon, or just for a new bag to make your weekend getaway, look no further than Bryer...
Leather. San Diego-native Thomas Brierton is the creative genius behind Bryer’s handcrafted accessories. He has...

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The Manual Guide: How to Wear French Cuffs

French cuffs, like pocket squares, are one of the most confusing sartorial subjects we know of. Most guys don’t know when they should or shouldn’t wear them — let alone how they should...
be worn, or the subtle style points that make them actually work with an outfit. For this reason, we’ve done a comprehensive assessment of the...

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What’s In Your Bag? – Labor Day

  The last unofficial weekend of summer is upon us.  So The Manual has pulled some great options to wear, no matter if you spend it stay-cationing or going out of town. Labor Day weekend is here....
L.L. Bean – A durable tote that pairs camo, color and great leather details.  Canvas with a water-repellent...

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The Manual Wind: Victorinox Swiss Army INOX

Milestones are often the motivation behind great designs.  Inspired by a long history of quality and durability, the maker of the famous Swis Army Knife, Victorinox, has turned this anniversary into...
opportunity.  130 years after the inception of the Swiss Army Knife and 25 years after its first watch release, Victorinox has come out with...

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Score US Open Style At Aussie Label Volley’s New Site

You’ll be saying “Game, set, match” with today’s fashion news: Cult Aussie label Volley’s American site launched this morning, perfectly timed to coincide with the US Open....
While these guys are a Down Under obsession, until now they only had an Australian website. Sure, they’ve been available in stateside speciality stores and select e-tailers (they’re a...
favorite of Steven Alan),...

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POC AVIP Collection

When you’re forty miles into an all day ride, the first thing on your mind should be where your next set of calories are coming from, not if you’re in danger of going unnoticed by drivers on...
the road. However, you can’t always ride completely decked out in neon safety colors and reflective tape, so...

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Vico Footwear Brings European ‘Street Cred’

At the Manual we take pride in introducing brands we love. Our latest discovery hasn’t arrived on this side of the pond yet. Dutch brand Vico Footwear caught our attention with their fresh take on...
men’s casual footwear. Founded in 2012, the company produces their entire product line in Portugal with European leathers and recycled...

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Cool Collab: Levi’s Made And Crafted X Wilder Quarterly

Every season, we’re always excited to see who the folks at Levi’s Made and Crafted will team up with next. Levi’s premium line is already awesome solo, but the collabs bring the company’s...
heritage-inspired arm to another level, and the chosen partner for fall/winter 2014 — Wilder Quarterly — is no exception. If you’re not familiar...

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Meet Up Mondays: Michael Bastian

Just how cool is the American menswear designer Michael Bastian? If two back-to-back collaborations with the Japanese retailer Uniqlo weren’t enough, the former men’s fashion director of Bergdorf...
Goodman-turned-designer is now gearing up to launch one of the slickest smart watches in collaboration with Hewlett-Packard this fall. That may hardly come as a surprise to...

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Shop Class: A.K. Rikk’s

Ok, Ok, we know Grand Rapids is a decent sized city. We know it’s where Anthony Keidis, Floyd Mayweather, Jr. and Gerald Ford were born. But we had zero idea that it’s where A.K. Rikk’s, one of...
the flossiest menswear stores in America is located. Guys, we aren’t kidding. This place is no joke. A.K....

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TGIF Shopping: 5 New Shades For An Endless Summer

We’ve been spotting a lot of #endlesssummer on our social networks and we’re most definitely not complaining. Even though fall starts in easy counting distance, our philosophy is that...
it’s better to live in the moment. In the spirit of that oft-quoted maxim, we’ve found five pairs of new mens sunglasses that work for Labor Day but...

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Spend Fall in the Forest

We love following color trends because they’re an easy way to update our wardrobes without investing in pieces that will be out of style next season. The last couple years, camouflage has been all...
over the runways and in our favorite brands’ collections, so it only makes sense a deep, dark green would come next....

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