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Buckle Up: The Manual’s Guide to 10 Spring Belts

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As you’re stocking up on spring essentials, it’s easy to overlook an outfit game-changer. We’re talking about the trusty belt — with this cincher, you can easily switch up your look…

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A Guide to Tailoring

In the upcoming weeks, The Manual will be posting tips from people in the know on various industries. Today we get the sartorial sizzle from Alex Wilcox of Lord Willy’s. Our thoughts on the...
subject:  Our mantra is simple: Buy Less, Buy Quality, Support Craftsmanship! Why have piles of cheap, ill-fitting items when you can...

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Combat Gent-Your Best Ammo for Under $200

Whether navigating office politico or upgrading a wardrobe on a tight budget a young professional’s career can be a battle on many fronts. We found the ammo to win the war on your wallet…at...
least in terms of your work wardrobe. Online retailer Combatant Gentlemen (Combat Gent for short) offers suits and other basics under $300 with tailored fits. When...

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Brooklyn Boutique: Wolves Within

If we had a nickel for every time we have suggested to a retailer that it have an e-commerce presence we would be a wealthy website! Today having not just a website but a sales site is a must for a brick...
and mortar. Men around the country (and world!) are buzzing about new brands...

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Soak Up The Sun (With Your Q&Q Watch)

It’s almost that time – everyone’s favorite holiday. Earth Day (April 22nd you guys – jeeze) - and we know the perfect way to celebrate- by purchasing a watch. Q&Q (Quest for...
Quality) SmileSolar watches are an insane collection of waterproof watches in rubber or canvas – that are maintenance free – and get this, battery-free. Yup,...

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Kavu Clothing Straight from the Woods of Washington State

Kavu is a Seattle-based company that places comfort and durability at the forefront without forgetting that you want to look good too.

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Color Blocking with Baracuta Blue Label

We love a jacket with a history, especially when it has a cult following. So when we heard the story behind Baracuta’s G9, known to some as the Harrington Jacket, we were quick to jump on the...
bandwagon. But let’s back up for a second to the late 19th century in Manchester, where it still...

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Do a Little Paying It Forward

You know you want to update your summer wardrobe and this is the perfect time. Here’s why: Jed & Marne’s “Shorts 4 Good” campaign provides much needed nutritious meals in...
Guatemala for every pair of shorts purchased during the month of April. That’s a super easy way for you to pay it forward. Even if...

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A Discussion with Harris Tweed

On Tuesday April 8th at the new Glasgow Caledonian University campus in New York, The Right Honorable Brian Wilson, the UK Ambassador for Harris Tweed (and former UK Trade Minister) sat down with Mark...
Hogarth, Creative Director of Harris Tweed and Doug Shriver, Senior Fabric Specialist from Brooks Brothers to discuss how the apparel industry...

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(Re)open for business: A Q & A with Portland’s Winn Perry & Co.

Portland's Winn Perry & Co. is back. The Manual sat down with co-owner Jordan Sayler to discuss his store's new location, fashion philosophy, and future.

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The Manual Wind: Conquest to Heritage

The throwback timepiece is a theme holding strong within the watch world.  Brands are digging deep to pull out their history’s best designs and reinvent them for the new consumer.  With this simple...
concept, the deeper the history the more profound the designs.  Having been the first official timer of the modern Olympics, Longines is...

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8 Rad Rain Boots To Beat Spring Showers

We’ve already gone on about April showers, so we’ll spare you the whining (and we won’t subject you to a rousing chorus of Rain, Rain, Go Away despite the, umm, spectacular singing voices in the...
office). But, after our post on waterproof footwear line SWIMS, we got several requests for a more comprehensive round-up of...

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Worn Out Wednesday – Patrick Janelle

This week we hear from New York based Patrick Janelle about his Spring Street Social Society and personal style. I grew up in Fort Collins, Colorado, and have since made my way to Aspen, Los Angeles, and...
Frankfurt, Germany before settling in New York. I always knew that I would be in New York at...

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