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Camp out in this awesome treehouse tent from Tentsile

Tentsile took the world by storm when it unleashed it’s first suspended tent a few years ago, and now, after laying low for a bit,...
it’s back with a new model: the Tentsile Connect. Functionally, Connect exactly the same as the original Stingray tent. It’s designed...
to be affixed to a set of sturdy trees...

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Living

Feel Good Friday – Boll and Branch

While we are constantly on a crusade for quality made products, we are equally aware of the cost of said products. Hand made shirts in Italy are...
not accessible for most of us on a daily basis. Neither are high-end sheets. Usually they can go for upwards of $500 and they have flowers on...
them....

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Living

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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Fashion & Style, Travel

Choose Your Own Adventure With Filson’s New Dry Bags

If your weekend plans involve a 172 Hours or All Is Lost kind of situation, we’ve found the luggage you’ll need to survive the...
elements. Introducing Filson’s new dry bags,  a collection of six styles fabricated in durable vinyl-coated polyester with welded seams....
And even if you’re not a fan of Survivor — or James Franco trapped in a canyon...

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Living

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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Fashion & Style

Bikes and Beer: The Fyxation Tannery Collection

Living in the city, it’s often easier to get around to a weekend barbeque or...
concert on your favorite fixie or beach cruiser than trying to navigate public...
transit on a weekend night. If you’re planning on being a classy guest and...
sharing a good bottle of wine from your private stock (although if you’re...

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Food & Drink

Urban Winemaking in Portland

If you’ve visited the wineries just outside of Portland, or the sprawling...
vineyards of Napa, then you might be more used to the huge tasting rooms and cellars...
that seem to continue miles into the ground. Urban winemaking packs all the fun of...
crushed grape based alcohol into a much smaller operation, opting instead to...

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Fashion & Style

The Manual Wind: Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Quantieme

Creating a standout dress timepiece can be somewhat of a challenge.  The DNA of the...
dress watch has not changed for hundreds of years.  Slight increases in size might...
be the only update to date.  One watch brand that has its own elegant timepiece DNA...
is Jaquet Droz.  The brand is known for its amazing...

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Fashion & Style

Worn Out Wednesday – Gilbert Marquez

Gilbert Marquez is a well known Los Angeles based mixologist and Ilegal Mezcal brand...
ambassador. Here he tells us a little about himself and his personal style: I started...
out my career wanting to become a chef; I soon realized that the education I wanted...
was too expensive, so I began bartending in Orange County...

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Fashion & Style

Ball And Buck’s New Made-In-America Awesomeness

If  you’re an avid reader of The Manual (and of course you are), you’ll...
remember we covered Boston-based menswear brand Ball and Buck’s “American...
Field,” a pop-up store featuring a boatload of made-in-the-USA products. To get...
you amped for this year’s patriotic shopping extravaganza — coming to...
Beantown September 13 and 14 — complete with a bevy...

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