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Top Instagrammers’ Stylish Ideas for the Holidays

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With Christmas just days away and most gift shopping out of the way, there’s probably no better time to kick back and reward yourself with a few luxury purchases for…

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The Manual Wind: Seiko Re-Craft Mechanical

The affordable mechanical watch segment is on the move and Seiko has jumped right in. Their 60s and 70s inspired Re-Craft line of mechanical timepieces make it possible to place stylish and well made...
automatic watches on all wrists.

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Worn Out Wednesday: Phil Colón

Today we speak to Phil Colón, Founder and President of Project 2050 to hear more about his career and personal style.

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Fitting In: Trumaker Makes Custom Easy

When you are investing in a good suit, or even a good pair of jeans, the most important factor is how well it fits. While most of us don’t have the time or the money to customize all of our suits, a...
new company is allowing men across the nation to customize their shirts. Trumaker is revolutionizing an age old tradition, all while working around your schedule. Made to measure, or as they like to call...
it “built to fit” was previously thought of as something out of reach for the average dudes, but today there are new ‘e-tailors’ launching...

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A Gentleman’s Guide to Ugly Christmas Sweaters

There was a time when folks wore Christmas sweaters in earnest. Bright, garish, over-the-top Christmas sweaters succinctly represented the unpretentious, unapologetic cheer and excess of the holiday...
season. As a child, you might have snickered when your parents donned sweaters that were lousy with Christmas miscellany. As it turns out, time has yet again vindicated your parents’ fashion...
choices–in recent years, mass hipsteria and the rise of irony have helped bring ugly Christmas sweaters to glorious new heights. Ugly-sweater-themed parties are popping up all over the place,...
#uglychristmassweater is blowing up Instagram, and you can even find sports-themed Christmas sweaters...

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A Chat About FW14 with CWST

California-based menswear brand CWST is all about super wearable low-key luxury. Founders Joe Sadler and Derek Buse take a refreshingly natural approach to design. The pair are advocates of essential...
clothing, always avoiding superfluous detail that may deter the modern man. We caught up with the guys to talk holiday plans and winter dressing in Southern California.

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The Manual’s Debut Collaboration with Kiriko

We are excited to introduce our readers to our very first collaboration with Portland based Kiriko.

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Dainese Launches The 36060 Capsule Collection

Unless you’re a rider, you probably wouldn’t have heard of Dainese, the industry leader in protective gear for motorcyclists, mountain bikers and winter sports. You might, however, be hearing a lot...
more about it soon, courtesy of its new capsule collection launching online and at select stores on the West Coast and Midwest. Comprising jackets, shirts, knits, gloves and footwear, the 36060 collection...
(named after the zipcode of the brand’s birthplace in Molvena, Italy) is the first in the company’s 40-year history to cross over into lifestyle territory. It’s also a beaut. Dainese’s designers...
whittled down the collection to some...

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5 Snow Boots to Get You Through Winter

Winter is here and for those of you who live in areas with snow, you’re going to need your snow boots soon. Here are The Manual’s picks for snow boots that will keep you warm, dry and looking good....
Gore-Tex Kangaroo Upland Boots Not only will these boots withstand the elements, they also look pretty stylish. We recommend these for those of you want to look good while keeping dry. $189 at llbean.com....
Patagonia Activist Waterproof Snow Boot These Patagonia boots take inspiration from the beloved Converse Chuck Taylor high-tops. These boots are perfect for those of you who live...

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TGIF Shopping: The Trash Bag by Travelteq

Amsterdam-based Travelteq reinvents their signature "Trash Bag" with some new features. This versatile bag can handle whatever the day brings your way.

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The Manual Wind: Piaget Altiplano Chronograph

Monster watches have ruled the watch landscape over the last few years but the art of the ultra thin timepiece is not lost. Coming in 2015 is the thinnest manual wind chronograph movement to hit the...
market. This award winning movement will take its place in the brand new Piaget Altiplano Chronograph.

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Worn Out Wednesday – Eneuri Acosta

Today we speak to Cadillac’s Lifestyle and Luxury Communications Manager, Eneuri Acosta

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Xhibition Cleveland – Meet Ohio City’s Newest Neighbor

Cleveland's newest menswear store not only carries the best sneakers and streetwear in the city, but American brands like 3.1 Philip Lim and Mark McNairy will have the rest of your wardrobe covered. We...
caught up with the store's co-owner Robert Rosenthal to learn more.

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