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The Men’s Soap Shop: Grooming Products in a Flask

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Samuel Lopez founded The Men’s Soap Shop as an ode to when grooming was a cherished daily ritual for a men. What started out of his Boston apartment has become…

Fashion & Style, Grooming

15 Dopp Kits That Go The Distance

Because we weren’t exactly sure where the word “dopp” came from, we headed to the library to explore this fascinating puzzle. And by “library” we mean Wikepedia. And by...
“fascinating” we mean mildly interesting. But still, you’ll be thrilled to know that the term dopp kit originated from one early 20th century leather artisan, Charles Doppelt,...

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Grooming

The Manual Guide to Vetiver

If you pay any attention to fragrances at all, we’re sure that you’ve heard the word vetiver. If you’ve ever wondered what vetiver is, it’s a tall grass that has a multitude of uses. It can help...
stabilize soil, act as animal feed, and protect crops against animals and pests. It also has an alluring...

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Grooming

The Beardbrand Explorer’s Kit

The calendar officially says that it’s summer and we know your immediate future is full of travel plans. Whether it’s a wedding weekend, a beach getaway or a vacation abroad, you’re going to be on...
the move over the next few months. But being constantly en route can be hard on your hygiene—especially if you...

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Grooming

Refresh Your Eyes With These Grooming Products

Have you ever had one of those nights where you were having way too much fun? Your friends were there, good looking women roamed around, and those beers just kept on coming. You just never wanted it to...
end. Next thing you know it was a bit later than you intended, and you only have...

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Grooming

The Best Daily SPF for Your Face

Use this moisturizing SPF on your face every day. Not just because it smells good (cedarwood and musk) or that it is new. And not for anything to do with its very cool name—No Dice (take that sunburn!),...
or the fact that it is from Australia and Aussies know the sun. Use it because science...

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Grooming

Empire State of Mind

If you’re picky about what you put in your body – why not be picky about what you put in your hair? Or your beard for that matter. Empire Apothecary is a new brand that offers handmade...
skincare, hair and grooming products in New York City – the East Village to be exact. The brand...

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Grooming

Topanga Canyon in a Bottle

Topanga Canyon was made famous in the 60s as the seat of drop-out, counter-culture. It’s a large stretch of creek-carved California beauty just outside Malibu where Woodie Guthrie, Bob Dylan, Mick...
Fleetwood and John Densmore (of the Doors) all preferred to settle. Neil Young wrote music here; so did The Mama’s and the Papa’s, and...

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Grooming

Cologne Inspired by Man’s Best Friend

Andrew Schutt gives his Boston Terrier, Tucker, all the credit for inspiring his new company, Bawston & Tucker. “Tucker hates being sprayed,” says Schutt. “I wanted to create something to rub on...
his ears to make him smell good.” That goal led Schutt to research ingredients that would be safe for animals, but in the...

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Food & Drink, Grooming

DEWAR’S has the Perfect Father’s Day Gift

What are you getting dad for Father’s Day this year? If you were thinking a good bottle of whiskey is just what the doctor ordered, DEWAR’S has an even better suggestion. To celebrate dads...
everywhere, DEWAR’S Scotch whisky and Freemans Sporting Club in NYC are teaming up for two gifts that will make it the...

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Grooming

The Bison Paddle Strop Razor Case

Every man needs a good razor case, so the folks at Bison came up with the idea for the Paddle Strop Razor Case.  Beautifully crafted with cocobolo hardwood and calfskin leather, the case is both...
functional and well-designed. The Manual talked to Bison’s Sebastian Sandersius, who talked about the origin of the Paddle Strop Razor...

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Grooming

The Manual’s Guide to Shaving

Beards rule, but shaving is bound to make a comeback. Especially now that some researchers at the University of South Wales have deduced that facial hair should soon see its demise. They say beards are...
currently so prevalent that clean shaven faces are actually more attractive to the opposite sex. Science dictating trends? We’re not...

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Grooming

The Manual’s Guide to Grooming: Facial Hair

In the upcoming weeks, The Manual will be posting tips from people in the know on various industries. Today we get groomed by England’s own Mister Natty. Our thoughts on the subject: Grooming has become...
a booming business and we couldn’t be happier. It’s good to see guys taking care of themselves. But there are...

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