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Win The Marathon In These Special-Edition Tracksmith Singlets

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Dudes, it’s time to get off the treadmills and start pounding the pavement — and here’s the motivation. Cult running apparel line Tracksmith (by cult, we mean it legitimately has groupies) has given you one…

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Modern Flannel: Horny Toad

Not everyone can rock a good flannel (we're looking at you, skit town "bros"). However, for the rest of us, flannel should be a foundation for any fall weekend exploring town or the trail. The new line up...
from Horny Toad redefines modern flannel perfectly.

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CADET Menswear is All-American

We love military-inspired menswear because it’s a classic aesthetic that will always be in style and can be easily worked into any wardrobe. So when CADET came on the scene in 2011 with their first...
collection, nodding to the post-war military academy era, we jumped on board with their clean lines and traditional silhouettes. Proudly made in the USA, every step from design to production goes down in...
CADET’s Brooklyn factory. We caught up with Raul Arevalo and Brad Schmidt, the men behind the brand, to talk about their inspiration, producing stateside and what’s next for menswear. When...
you founded CADET in...

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On Your Feet: CLAE Sneakers for any occasion

CLAE's line is all about pairing simple layouts with high quality materials, wrapping the whole experience around a familiar base.

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The Manual Wind: Glashutte Original Senator Seventies Chronograph Panorama Date

Glashutte Original is on the cutting edge of German movement manufacturing second to only A. Lange & Sohne. With the competition amongst brands to create the best in-house movement heating up,...
Glashutte makes a statement with its new Chronograph Panorama Date movement.

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How To: Tie a Bow Tie

In order to make sure your bow tie is spot on, we spoke to Alex Wilcox, founder of Lord Willy’s, a men’s haberdashery in New York City to give us the basic ‘How To’ on tying a proper bow tie.

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NICE Laundry: Not Your Dad’s Sock Drawer

Are you playing Survivor with ratty, mismatched socks in your drawer? It's time for a sock drawer makeover.

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STAG comes to Venice

Here at The Manual, we’re big fans of STAG’s inaugural Austin store. So when we heard that the clothing and lifestyle brand has opened their second store in Venice, California, we were over the moon.

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Woolrich Opens First US Flagship in NYC

Long before Patagonia, The North Face and Canada Goose, there was Woolrich. History has it that the Pennsylvania-based outdoor lifestyle brand provided wool blankets to soldiers in the Civil War. But...
perhaps more significantly, over the course of 180 years, the company went on to create some of the most iconic outerwear pieces in the 20th century, including buffalo plaid wool shirts, cotton flannel...
shirts, railroad conductor utility vests and field jackets, proving not only its ability to produce durable, outdoor gear but also innovate, over time, both from a performance point of view and style....
Today Woolrich continues to...

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How To: Tie a Tie

It seems like tie tying would be something we all learned at a young age. Even if we did, and even if we wear one daily, we get lazy or forget some basic rules. That is why we spoke to Alex Wilcox, founder...
of Lord Willy’s, a men’s haberdashery in New York City to give us the basic ‘How To’ on tying a Windsor knot (also called a Full Windsor or Double Windsor). A bit of History: Why the hell is this...
knot called a Windsor? While many think the knot was created by the ever-stylish Duke of Windsor (the...

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TGIF Shopping: WMS & CO Takes Style Offline

Are you as sick of sending boring thank you notes or birthday cards as we are? This week we found, WMS & Co, a design firm that specializes in customs stamps, typography and desk accessories. They help...
you take your offline game to the next level. The company recently collaborated with Jack Spade on some special stamps and custom typography. But what we loved is that they allow anybody to add a...
distinctive mark to their offline communication. As they say, their products allow you to have one foot in the old world and another in the now. You customize...

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Stio Mountain Apparel

It’s October, and that can only mean one thing (no, not the abominable pumpkin spiced everything). Ski season will soon be upon us. Let’s be honest, that North Face jacket you got in college...
– you know, the one that still has a lift ticket from 2004 attached – just isn’t going to make it through another winter. Whether you’re a season pass holding powder hound, or a...
weekend warrior who gets out a couple of times a year, this season is perfect to start improving your your gear closet. Our new favorite brand for everything winter related, from navigating...

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Contest Time! Allen Edmonds Boot Giveaway

Around most of the US, fall is in full effect and it is time to put up the flip-flops and boat shoes and bring out those boots. Yes we mean both the hiking pair and the dress pair! Just in the knick of...
time, the all American shoe brand Allen Edmonds is offering up a great sale on their site of 15-35% on all of their shoes and belts including classic best-sellers, new styles, boots, lace-ups, slip-ons,...
leather soles and rubber soled styles. In addition, Allen Edmonds branded shoes, belts, cedar products and accessories will be on sale. Every October,...

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