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New Music Monday: The Wytches

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Formed in Brighton in 2011, The Wytches comprises Kristian Bell (vocals, guitar), Dan Rumsey (bass, vocals) and Gianni Honey (drums). Led by Bell’s luminous lyricism, feral delivery and overdriven, surf-like…

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Jaguar builds F-TYPE Concept for Tour de France

Two of the manliest things I can think of are A.) competitive cycling and B.) the sounds of the Jaguar F-TYPE R Coupe’s V8 exhaust bellows. Delightfully, the two have finally been combined into one...
stunning package. If, in your head, you’re debating the masculinity of a sport that requires men with virtually no upper-body...

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BABËL is Changing Nightlife for the Better

We’ve all been there. You’re in the club at 1am, surrounded by fist pumping and spilled vodka sodas, trying to hear your friend over terrible dubstep remixes of top 40 radio pop. It’s...
literally your worst nightmare, but all the clubs are like this, so you have to suck it up if you want to...

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Trekking: Drop in with Danny Hess’ Howler handplane

Acclaimed surfboard maker Danny Hess began making handplanes when he was 15 — and he's still at it with the help of Howler more than 20 years later.

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New Music Monday: Christopher Denny

Christopher Denny has a voice that will stop you in your tracks; a fervent Orbison meets Dylan tenor that fills his songs with a tremendous emotional pressure. It’s the voice of a Southern choirboy who...
attended the church of alcohol, drugs and self-destruction in a failed attempt to deal with his inner pain and conflicts....

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Normal 3D prints these headphones for the perfect fit

There are few things in life more pleasurable than a perfect fit. But when it comes to in-ear headphones, such a luxury can be extremely elusive. The twists and turns of each of our ears are as unique as a...
fingerprint, and no matter how many tip sizes or designs we try, it’s nearly impossible...

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Beats by Dre Fetes the Beats Pill XL With an Emotional Menu

To fête its new Beats Pill XL portable speaker, Beats by Dre hosted an all-out dinner at The Monarch Room that touched on the relationship between music, emotions and food, exploring, “how the emotion...
of sound delights, evokes and excites the palette.” To heighten the experience, Beats by Dre called upon four New York-based tastemakers...

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Throttle Jockey: Impulse Jackets

  Today we debut our new column dedicated to all things motorcycle related. You’re welcome. The black leather jacket is an icon of motorcycling, and despite much more colorful and...
safety-conscious options available in textile jackets, black remains a primary color option both for motorcycle paint jobs and outerwear. As it should be. Problem is,...

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Menswear Gets A Makeover From GreenFingers

Are you tired of the taxidermy trend as much as we are? It’s pretty cool to see a turkey flying over a shoe display but they do tend to get dusty and yes, even trophy animals can get buggy. So we...
were excited to see how the always forward thinking Filson is using plants as...

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From Crewe with love: Bentley’s 2015 Continental GT Speed

Lay eyes on a Bentley and it’s abundantly clear the car is something special. Look then at the price tag and that suspicion is reaffirmed; a car that costs well over $230,000 must be exceptional....
Delightfully, it is. Take the 2015 Continental GT Speed for example. Yes, it’s a swoopy luxury coupe – or convertible...

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The Manual’s Guide To Bad-Ass Bike Gear

We’re all about reducing emissions here (yes, rabid right-wingers, climate change is real), so we’ve been spending a lot of time this summer tooling around city streets on our bikes, or, for...
the more adventurous staff,  hitting the trails for some thigh-crunching cardio. But, in the somewhat arduous problem of choosing your bicycle, who has time...

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Samsung Introduces The Headphones You Have Been Waiting For

Few electronics companies have been as brazen and prolific as Samsung Electronics since the beginning of 2o14. Just recently it put out the latest update of its Galaxy series smartphone and tablet. Its...
Gear 2 smartwatch, also released recently, was widely received as a significant improvement over the first, and there are of course those curved-screen...

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Trekking: Stay prepped with the Best Made SOLKOA Survival Kit

Somehow, the experienced staff behind SOLKOA's survival kit pack 25 lifesaving tools within a mere 18.75 cubic inches of space — with room to spare.

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