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Choose Your Own Adventure With Filson’s New Dry Bags

If your weekend plans involve a 172 Hours or All Is Lost kind of situation, we’ve found the luggage you’ll need to survive the elements. Introducing Filson’s new dry bags,  a...
collection of six styles fabricated in durable vinyl-coated polyester with welded seams. And even if you’re not a fan of Survivor — or James Franco trapped in a canyon...

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Bikes and Beer: The Fyxation Tannery Collection

Living in the city, it’s often easier to get around to a weekend barbeque or concert on your favorite fixie or beach cruiser than trying to navigate public transit on a weekend night. If you’re...
planning on being a classy guest and sharing a good bottle of wine from your private stock (although if you’re...

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Fashion & Style

The Manual Wind: Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Quantieme

Creating a standout dress timepiece can be somewhat of a challenge.  The DNA of the dress watch has not changed for hundreds of years.  Slight increases in size might be the only update to date.  One...
watch brand that has its own elegant timepiece DNA is Jaquet Droz.  The brand is known for its amazing...

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Fashion & Style

Worn Out Wednesday – Gilbert Marquez

Gilbert Marquez is a well known Los Angeles based mixologist and Ilegal Mezcal brand ambassador. Here he tells us a little about himself and his personal style: I started out my career wanting to become a...
chef; I soon realized that the education I wanted was too expensive, so I began bartending in Orange County...

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Fashion & Style

Ball And Buck’s New Made-In-America Awesomeness

If  you’re an avid reader of The Manual (and of course you are), you’ll remember we covered Boston-based menswear brand Ball and Buck’s “American Field,” a pop-up store...
featuring a boatload of made-in-the-USA products. To get you amped for this year’s patriotic shopping extravaganza — coming to Beantown September 13 and 14 — complete with a bevy...

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Fashion & Style

Russell Westbrook’s Style Whirlwind

For NBA players, the summer months are a time to regroup from the grueling 82-game season. Players across the league hit the gym, their preferred pick-up games as well as the film room to try and figure...
out how to improve upon their performance from the year before. Between those endeavors and spending time with...

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Christensen Bags Redefine Danish Design with a West Coast Spirit

Do Danes do it better? That’s a question every student of midcentury design asks himself, though that question may soon be coming up amongst fashion hounds. Known for its understated yet handsome line,...
Christensen Bags is the little known San Francisco-based brand that we discovered recently and simply can’t quite get enough of. Founded by Danish...

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TGIF SHOPPING: Lotuff’s All-Leather Backpack

For some brands, the “Made in America” tagline is primarily a gimmick: perhaps the product sports shoelaces manufactured in the U.S.A., or the idea was conceived in this country. Lotuff,...
however, isn’t messing around when it comes to the designation — the leather goods label’s entire collection is, yep, made in America (actually, handmade!), with a design team...

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Luxury Eyewear Delivered with David Kind

We live in a time when we can get almost anything delivered. From groceries to your wardrobe, it’s possible to order what you want even if it’s not nearby. Which is why we were so stoked to...
hear about David Kind eyewear, a new online-only service that combines an innovative curated experience with high-quality, luxury...

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The Manual Wind: Swatch Sistem 51

New technology does not only sprout from the high end.  Sitting comfortably under the large conglomerate umbrella of its brand namesake, Swatch takes it’s turn at affordable innovation.  Known for the...
the fun plastic straps 1980s babies grew up with, this brand has reemerged in recent years.  Fun and affordable Swatch can now add mechanical...

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Worn Out Wednesday- Dan McGraw

Since most of us are officially sizzling in the summer heat, we thought it would be a good time to interview someone who spends his free time doing one of our favorite pastimes, sailing. There is nothing...
like getting out onto a lake or ocean and cooling off with a great breeze and getting energized...

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Meet Up Mondays: The M. Singer Experience

If the secret to winning in fashion is keeping an element of surprise, Matthew Singer just stepped to the front of that race. When the former fashion director of the Neiman Marcus Group left his post late...
last year, it seemed logical for him to channel his expertise in the retail biz into brand consulting. No one...

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