The Manual
Micro Guide

Micro Guide: Beech Mountain, N.C.

You’ve heard of a Rocky Mountain High—well let us introduce you to an East Coast High. With an elevation of 5,506 feet, the quaint town of...
Beech Mountain, N.C. is the highest spot east of the Rockies. The population is only 350, but don’t let that fool you. The place hops...
year-round with as many...

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Food & Drink

World Sake Day with TY KU Sake

Sake is underrated. There, we said it. Sure, it’s possible a lot of you are appreciators of good sake when you’re out to dinner at your...
favorite Japanese restaurant, but when was the last time you picked up a bottle to bring home? C’mon…be honest. October 1st marks World Sake...
Day, which is a perfect...

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Trekking

Pack It In: Gear Essentials for Climbing

Maybe you caught some of the Psicobloc Masters Series broadcast this year. You might have even stumbled on Chris Sharma’s mind blowing cave...
climbing in Oman. You know that you want to get started on your own vertical limit project (just please, don’t ever watch the movie), but...
you don’t know where to start. If...

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Fashion & Style, The Manual Wind

The Manual Wind: Omega Aqua Terra Goldfinger

Limited editions in the watch world are far from limited.  Every time you blink a new limited edition watch has been released.  Whether it be...
Hublot who has built itself on limited editions, or Roger Dubuis who limits the production of every design, the number of editions are certainly...
not limited.  One brand that is...

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Worn Out Wednesday

Worn Out Wednesday – Armando Cabral

Today we speak to model slash shoemaker, Armando Cabral. I was born in Guinea Bissau,...
and grew up in Portugal. When I was about 16 or 17 years old, my older sister was...
modeling and urged me to try it too.  I attended a runway class with her and the...
coordinators asked me to stay....

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Fashion & Style

On Your Feet: Nike Stefan Janoski Flyknit

The lifestyle rendition of the popular Stefan Janoski SB is great for people who love...
comfortable, simple sneakers.

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Fashion & Style

No More Thrift Shops: Levi’s Vintage Clothing Goes Online

As of yesterday, you’ll no longer have to scour thrift shops (and have this...
happen to you) or raid your dad’s closet if you’re looking to score some...
old-school Levi’s gear. In a genius move, the folks over at the San Fran-based...
denim company have scoured their storage units to put men’s Levi’s...
Vintage Clothing online — the...

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Fashion & Style

A Classic Twist: Rubber Converse

Converse Chuck Taylor All Star’s are the go-to sneaker for almost everybody...
from prepsters to hipsters and most everyone in between. We’ve seen them...
distressed and lace-less, coated in paint, and of course as classic as classic gets...
– the iconic black canvas shoe with a white rubber toe. Converse All...
Star’s are available in...

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Fashion & Style

Snow Peak Introduces Awesome Menswear for Fall

If we were planning a kick ass camping trip, Snow Peak would be our one-stop-shop for...
all those outdoor essentials. The Portland-based brand has built an impressive...
following on account of their intelligent, beautifully crafted range which...
encompasses everything from super lightweight titanium café latte sets to folding...
bamboo tables. Consequently, we were thrilled to...

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Food & Drink

Tullamore D.E.W. Celebrates Its New Distillery

On September 17th, we joined Tullamore D.E.W. for a private tasting at The Penny...
Farthing in NYC to celebrate the opening of their brand new, $50 million distillery...
in their hometown of Tullamore, Ireland. The milestone marked the return of whiskey...
production to the town 60 years after the original closed its doors. “This...
new...

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