Summer has officially arrived, and it calls for a new wardrobe. We suggest peeking at Penfield for inspiration. Since 1975, the outdoor clothing brand has crafted garments fit for unpredictable the New England weather. Penfield’s clothes “give you warmth in a variety of weather conditions, active comfort without restrictions, and years of superior performance,” the website says. Found in stores across [...]
Back when Coach started, in 1941, it occupied a space on the west side of Manhattan, and made small leather goods. It started with just six leather workers, making everything by hand, and the inspiration was the worn patina of a baseball mitt. Widely recognized as a distinctly American brand with a long heritage of [...]
There are people who build houses, and then there are people who build serious houses. Mike Daddio falls into the second category. Growing up in the industry he never recalls a dinner table conversation that didn’t involve construction. In high school he worked for his dad on site doing everything from clean up to carpentry [...]
Here at The Manual, we’re big fans of anything with dual function – especially when that dual function involves the consumption of two different kinds of booze. In an elegant marriage of form and function, Highwave’s beer/shot glass lets you use one vessel to either take a shot or (you guessed it) drink a beer. [...]
Father’s Day is coming up this Sunday, and for those of you who are lucky enough to celebrate it with either your children or the man who you owe your life to, it is indeed a special day. Now whether you’re the proud papa or you’re the one who is toasting your father, you’ll want [...]
Pop up shops are now common place, brands caravanning around the country are pretty standard these days too. Even though both still keep customers on their toes, many are looking for the next big trend in gaining our attention and doing something fresh. Enter Story. Located in Manhattan’s Meat Packing District, the retail store describes [...]
There are certain things that just scream summer when they come to mind. Lobster rolls, bikinis, outdoor concerts – the list goes on. And the same goes for getting dressed in the morning. What we’re obsessed with right now? Madras, that finely textured cotton fabric boldly printed with checks and plaids. A true classic, madras [...]
Bonafide Goods is the first micro-haberdashery in Phoenix specializing in Americana and quality men’s clothing. Greg Eveloff, owner, opened the men’s outfitter early this year. They offer Baldwin denim, designer Billy Reid and some killer accessories like San Diego-based Tsovet’s aeronautical themed watches. (Read: You must check out the watches) Eveloff has been a men’s [...]
Just as attitudes towards what to wear to the office continue to trend in a casual vein, the concept of the traditional work bag has been undergoing somewhat of a quiet revolution. As Byron Peart of the fine, modern accessories brand WANT Essentiels de la Vie explains, it’s not because guys no longer have a need for them. [...]
Happy National Iced Tea Day! There is an abundance of national holidays these days, and while some leave us scratching our heads — for example, sewing machine day and world juggler’s day are coming later this month – ICED TEA DAY (always June 10) is one we can definitely get down with. Tea has been enjoyed [...]
Historical architecture that will blow your mind and possibly the best cuisine in Europe to commit carbocide for: follow our top tips to achieve the greatest ‘when in Rome’ moments. Check in at the ES Hotel. The sharp and contemporary interior of this design hotel boasts a wealth of curved Modernist lines and a Robinson [...]
Made in America is one of our favorite topics to cover. But sometimes brands tend to try too hard, too rugged, too waxed, too plaid. You get the picture. That is why we were excited to get to know Read Wall a little better. The D.C. based line has been around for only a couple [...]
You know we love to talk bourbon! But during the hot and humid summer not much can beat a damn good rum drank. Shellback Rum is a new brand on the market and they are coming out of the gate a winner. Working with Barbados-based West Indies Rum Distillery (established in ye olde 1893) they [...]
We at The Manual love our gift guides, and our fathers, so we scoured the nation for some of the coolest out of the box ideas. Get your dad something unexpected next Sunday, but most importantly tell him how totally awesome he is. Known for their comfy and socially conscious footwear, TOMS has decided to [...]
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