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EFM Engineered For Motion – From Bike to Boardroom

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When the holidays hit us each year, we’re on the go from, planes, trains and automobiles. But what about bikes, skateboards, or snowboards? EFM Engineered For Motion, a radically engineered…

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Keep your kicks clean with Mr. Black’s and Sneaker Freaker

Mr. Black Garment Essentials teamed up with Sneaker Freaker to provide you with the perfect package for keeping clean all winter, the Midnight Express Box Set.

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Persol Launches The New Icons Collection

  Persol. You might not know the Italian luxury eyewear brand’s name by heart, but you’d certainly recognize its styles. Timeless, sophisticated and streamlined in that midcentury modern way,...
Persol sunglasses, particularly from the 1950 and 60s, had as much of that continental, je ne sais quoi quality about them as that sporty elegance channeled by the likes of Steve McQueen, who wore...
Persol’s 649 shades in “The Thomas Crown Affair” and turned it into one of the most desirable frames of all times. Even today vintage eyewear die-hards continue to seek out the iconic 649 and the...
714, the...

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Shop Class – George Bass

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

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10 Stylishly Classic Carryalls To Get You To The Gym This Winter

‘Padding.’ Not exactly a word to love. Especially when it’s used to refer to that winter weight scenario — if you’re unfamiliar with said term, the conceit is that since, say, bears hibernate by...
gaining lbs, it’s okay for us humans to follow suit. Plus, the stray snowmageddon serves as a great excuse to skip the gym commute (it doesn’t help that oversized sweaters and baggy sweats can fool us...
into ignoring any extra rolls). And, finally, we get to our point: Avoid bear blubber this season with a get-your-ass-moving round-up of sharp-looking mens gym bags built for cold-weather. The...
motivating...

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Feel Good Friday – The Ultimate American Sock

Inspired by the heritage of the West, United by Blue has made The Ultimate American Sock. Why? - Because the nation’s spirit animal is involved, the great American Bison.

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TGIF Shopping: BOGA Luxury Menswear

The windy city blows a fresh face into luxury menswear. We’d like to introduce you to BOGA a contemporary American brand inspired by Italian craftsmanship. They have highly functional pieces with color...
palettes that you can easily mix and match. BOGA has built some buzz recently with their well-fitting clothing especially for athletic guys. While they are a luxury brand — the price points are...
attainable (see below) — and the clothes look damn good. We particularly recommend their calfskin Bossman Boots and BOGA denim which offers three fits to cater to any body type. We caught up with...
BOGA’s CEO,...

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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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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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