The Manual

The Manual Guide: How to Prevent Razor Burn

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Razor burn is the bane of the smooth-faced man’s existence. For all your efforts to stay clean shaven and sharp, you’re rewarded with irritated and uncomfortable skin. But not to worry…

Grooming

The eShave Guide to Fall Grooming

Summer is fleeting. This means fall is upon us and beards are back — or not. At the very least, carefree summer grooming is out the door. When you’re ready to roll off the beach or check back in, we...
teamed up with eShave to help you brush up for fall.  Here’s our suggestions for...

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Grooming

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

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 grown into a full-fledged small business...
that features handcrafted soap and aftershave made from all-natural ingredients. The Manual quizzed a spokesperson for the company about...

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Feel Good Friday, Grooming

Feel Good Friday – Tico Shave Oil

It’s a fact: as men, we use lots of shaving cream. Even we gents with beards still have to shave the neck and cheeks so as not to look like a crazed hillbilly. And if you have been reading this site for...
a while, you know we like our products to be as organic as...

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Grooming

Birchbox Opens Its First Store in Manhattan

Calling all grooming hounds! If you’re a dedicated follower of Birchbox, you’ll be psyched to know that the game-changing, online club for the beauty and grooming industry, has opened its first...
brick-and-mortar in Manhattan. Located at 433 West Broadway in the heart of SoHo, Birchbox’s first freestanding emporium brings to life the 2000+ products from...

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Grooming

The Manual’s Guide to Summer Hair Care

That mop on your head can really make or break a job offer, romantic evening or family photo eternally framed on your mama’s bookshelf. While it seems like hair shouldn’t be that hard to control, there...
can be lots of factors. Now that we are knee deep in the kiddie pool of summer, we turned...

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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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