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Grooming

Banish Swamp Crotch with Pilgrim’s Machine Oil

Swamp crotch. There, we said it. Not because we take pride in talking about other dudes’ crotches or crotch maintenance...
altogether, but for all our manscaping efforts and attention to grooming, the majority of us carry on and pretend our nether...
regions are immune to itching, chafing and unearthly odors. They’re not. Enter Brooklyn Grooming, the all-natural, beard-care...
company, which may have just invented the perfect arsenal for nipping that unseemly phenomenon of swamp crotch in the bud. Light,...
readily absorbed and made from highly emollient castor oil and rejuvenating Kukui nut oil, Pilgrim’s Machine Oil is designed to...
act...

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Living

Skip the trip to Canada and gaze instead upon the gorgeous Niagara loudspeakers

Affordability in the audio world is all well and good, but there’s also something to be said for pure, unadulterated opulence....
And if any speaker fits into that category, it’s the tour de force of glass and and glory that is the Niagara loudspeaker from...
Waterfall Audio, priced at an absolutely budget-busting $40,000 per pair. Related: Meet the McIntosh McAire, the Rolls Royce of...
lifestyle audio systems Towering above the floor like sonic skyscrapers, the Niagara are designed to be functioning works of art,...
offering a gorgeous aesthetic that is sure to be the most striking component of any room...

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Living

The Burton Easy Livin X Martin Guitar Snowboard

Professional snowboarder Danny Davis has two loves: snowboarding and music, so when he had the opportunity to create a snowboard...
with Martin Guitar and Burton, he just couldn’t refuse. Davis, who is also the ambassador for Martin Guitar, traveled to Martin...
& Co. in Nazareth, Pennsylvania to design a guitar. He worked with the masters of Martin, and selected the guitar’s wood,...
fretboard and bridge. He decided to add custom Mother-Of-Pearl inlays on the fretboard to represent things that are important to...
him: fishing, camping, his dogs, peace and his long-time sponsor, Burton Snowboards. When that was finished, the folks...

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Travel

Bluesmart: The World’s First Connected Carry-On

Packing for a trip can be daunting, especially if you’re going away for an extended period time or need to bring a lot of...
things, and with airline baggage check-in rates going through the roof, there’s always that risk of paying extra dollars that...
you don’t want to. Why oh why can’t we go back to the days of free luggage check-in? Unfortunately, that’s no longer a...
possibility. Also, after hearing all those stories about airport employees who steal luxury goods from passengers’ suitcases,...
it’s not easy to assume that your baggage will be in safe hands once you hand...

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Fashion & Style, Feel Good Friday

Feel Good Friday – Ace Rivington

Ace Rivington is a new menswear line that just launched the most comfortable...
sweatshirt you have ever put on.

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Fashion & Style

TGIF Shopping: The Arrivals

The Arrivals launched their new label last week with affordable outwear for...
ladies and gents. As you know a stylish jacket can break the bank and run you...
upward of $1,000. The Arrivals sets out to break this trend with stylish...
quality that you can afford. All of their mens products are $600 or below. On...
the gents side they have four launch jackets that cover everything from a...
stylish denim, or leather, to a serious waxed denim parka. According to the...
brand, the line uses the same materials and purveyors as top fashion houses....
The founders of The Arrivals...

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Living

First drive: 2015 Rolls-Royce Ghost Series II

Of all the things the Ghost Series II does exceptionally well, which is...
virtually everything, perhaps its best feature is its force-of-nature on-road...
presence. Charles Rolls, the gentleman who co-founded Rolls-Royce with Henry...
Royce back in 1906, was the first Briton to ever die in an aeronautical...
accident – AKA “plane crash.” In the summer of 1910, Rolls was giving a...
flying demonstration of his Wright Flyer, which he had purchased from the...
Wright brothers, when the tail of the aircraft broke off, sending Rolls...
crashing into the earth and to his death. The takeaway from this factoid is...
that...

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Food & Drink

The Manual’s Quick Reference Guide to Smoking Meat

Entire books have been written on the subject of smoking meat, but don't let...
that fool you -- you can learn how to do it like a pro in just a single...
afternoon. We've put together this guide to teach you the basics in a flash,...
and also share some insight into the science behind it, so you'll be an expert...
in no time.

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Fashion & Style

Boardroom to Backcountry: Lululemon Men

Lululemon's new men's line combines the besst of their technical fabrics with...
sleek, modern styling. New technologies like the Silverescent fibers maintain...
comfort whether you're looking for workout gear to get you through a grueling...
gym day, hours on the trail, or simply set yourself apart at the office, the...
carefully selected styles will get you through any day.

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Living

The Weekly DT – RocketSkates

Rocket skates have been the stuff of childhood fantasy ever since Wile E....
Coyote first strapped a pair of miniature Acme rockets on an old pair of roller...
skates as part of a harebrained scheme devised to capture The Road Runner. Now,...
some 62 years later, RocketSkates are finally a real thing.

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