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Shop Class – George Bass

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New Orleans suit expert George Bass tells us about soft shoulder suits.

Fashion & Style

Time For A New Watch: Larsson and Jennings

You don’t need to go over your budget to purchase a beautiful timepiece. Anglo-Swedish watch label Larsson & Jennings has proven that with their selection of eye catching watches at reasonable...
price points. Larsson & Jennings was established in 2012 and has since created a solid line of unisex styles which are both modern and classic. The Chain Metal collection and a recent addition –...
the SAXON collection – are two of our favorites from the brand. Let’s start with the CM collection. There are three color options, the first is a gold on gold combination. The CM Gold features...

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Levi Strauss & Co. gets personal with its Unzipped blog

From community projects to personal stories, Levi Strauss & Co. gives fans of its clothing line a personal look at the brand with its Unzipped blog.

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The Manual Wind: Ralph Lauren Automotive Chronograph

Ralph Lauren had taken his lifestyle brand to the next level with the introduction of his watch line. Now, in preparation for a 2015 release, he has previewed his latest timepiece; The Ralph Lauren...
Automotive Chronograph. Inspired by the pride of his famous automobile collection, the 1938 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic coupe, his watch may be as classic as the car.

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Fashion & Style, Worn Out Wednesday

Worn Out Wednesday – Brett Kincaid

Today we speak to Brett Kincaid, partner in the creative agency, Matte.

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The Manual’s Top 5 Rucksacks for Fall/Winter 2014

The start of a new season calls for a trusty, incredibly stylish new vessel – are we right? The rucksack has to be one of our all-time favourites. Check out our top five selection of practical, achingly...
cool versions for fall/winter.

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Cladwell: Shopping For Great Clothes Just Got a Lot Easier

Wish you had a trusted friend to give you clothing advice? You do now. Meet Cladwell.

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Pack It In: Winter Cycling

When the thermometer drops, it's time to upgrade your winter cycling gear. After all, you won't be standing on any spring podiums if your entire training season revolves around gym sessions on an exercise...
bike. It's time to check out the best cycling apparel for extreme cold.

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Fashion & Style, Meet Up Monday

Meet Up Mondays: Club Monaco’s Aaron Levine

Club Monaco has found its groove, alas. Neither too preppy or heritage-driven to compete with its American contemporaries, nor too overpriced or overdesigned to be considered luxury, the modern lifestyle...
brand had, it seemed at times, grappled with being as categorically American as it wasn’t. That was until Aaron Levine (above), the former head of design at Jack Spade, joined the company in 2011 as Vice...
President of Men’s Design and engineered one of the smartest, if not impressive, looking turnarounds in the traditionally challenging specialty men’s space. Today, there’s no doubting what Club...
Monaco is about—fashion with a global...

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Craft Atlantic Is The New Go-To Brand For The Gentleman Traveler

If you aren’t a millennial (or haven’t caught up on your Mad Men queue), you may not be familiar with the golden age of travel — an era when dudes dressed for the plane like it was an...
experience and sweatpants had yet to enter Webster’s Dictionary. While we’re not advocating you sport a tuxedo on your next Jet Blue flight, here at The Manual the collective opinion is...
that it’s time to ditch the baggy hoodies and greasy jeans in favor of something a bit smarter. The solution to  jettisoning KFC-worthy gear has been neatly presented by Craft Atlantic, a...
brand-new “functional” menswear brand built for the itinerant gentleman,...

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Catching up with Jaefields owner Wookie Fields

Jaefields owner Wookie Fields takes pride in crafting quality clothing over quantity. We chat with Wookie about his inspirations and why he loves Portland.

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TGIF Shopping: Handmade Filson Cowichan

Remember Fair Isle? Well this season Filson is taking it up step with Fair Isle's bold Canadian cousin... Cowichan. The brand is offering one-of-kind Cowichan mens knitwear handmade by native Cowichan...
tribes.

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The Manual Wind: RGM Pro Aviator 151A

American watchmaking is alive and kicking in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. RGM, a boutique brand with a production of roughly 250 watches per year, bring out its latest pilot watch with the Pro Aviator 151A.

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