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Fashion & Style

10 Stylishly Classic Carryalls To Get You To The Gym This Winter

‘Padding.’ Not exactly a word to love. Especially when it’s used to refer to that winter weight scenario — if you’re...
unfamiliar with said term, the conceit is that since, say, bears hibernate by gaining lbs, it’s okay for us humans to follow...
suit. Plus, the stray snowmageddon serves as a great excuse to skip the gym commute (it doesn’t help that oversized sweaters and...
baggy sweats can fool us into ignoring any extra rolls). And, finally, we get to our point: Avoid bear blubber this season with a...
get-your-ass-moving round-up of sharp-looking mens gym bags built for cold-weather. The motivating...

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Fashion & Style, Feel Good Friday

Feel Good Friday – The Ultimate American Sock

Inspired by the heritage of the West, United by Blue has made The Ultimate American Sock. Why? - Because the nation’s spirit...
animal is involved, the great American Bison.

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Fashion & Style

TGIF Shopping: BOGA Luxury Menswear

The windy city blows a fresh face into luxury menswear. We’d like to introduce you to BOGA a contemporary American brand...
inspired by Italian craftsmanship. They have highly functional pieces with color palettes that you can easily mix and match. BOGA...
has built some buzz recently with their well-fitting clothing especially for athletic guys. While they are a luxury brand —...
the price points are attainable (see below) — and the clothes look damn good. We particularly recommend their calfskin...
Bossman Boots and BOGA denim which offers three fits to cater to any body type. We caught up with BOGA’s CEO,...

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Living

Embrace manual (gearbox) labor with the 2016 Jaguar F-TYPE

Jaguar leapt back into the sports car game just a few years ago with the F-TYPE, the spiritual successor to the iconic E-Type....
Though keen to take on the space between the Porsche Cayman and the 911, Jaguar offered the F-TYPE only in rear-wheel drive and...
only with an eight-speed automatic transmission. While I’ve no complaints with the drivetrain layout, especially the simply...
fantastic automatic, the limited driveline options left some buyers wanting. Frankly, some motoring enthusiasts don’t want a car...
that shifts itself, or gets so violently tail-waggy as the F-TYPE. Well, for the 2016 model, the stiff-upper-lipped men...

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Food & Drink

Get Caffeinated: The Manual’s guide to the perfect cup of coffee

Drip, French press, espresso, Americano, latte, cold brew, or cappuccino? From...
the lightest breakfast blend to the darkest Italian roast, we want you to break...
the chains of corporate coffee and start brewing your own, much more delicious...
cups of brew.

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Fashion & Style

Time For A New Watch: Larsson and Jennings

You don’t need to go over your budget to purchase a beautiful timepiece....
Anglo-Swedish watch label Larsson & Jennings has proven that with their...
selection of eye catching watches at reasonable price points. Larsson &...
Jennings was established in 2012 and has since created a solid line of unisex...
styles which are both modern and classic. The Chain Metal collection and a...
recent addition – the SAXON collection – are two of our favorites...
from the brand. Let’s start with the CM collection. There are three color...
options, the first is a gold on gold combination. The CM Gold features...

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Grooming

Magnificent Mustaches of Past and Present

Mustaches have been worn by villains, sex icons, presidents, badasses, and...
everyone in between. Indeed, this prominent facial hair feature has seen many...
ups and downs over the years—a “mustache ride,” if you will. Most men can...
grow a mustache, but it’s what a man does with his mustache that defines him....
In honor of Movember, we’ve compiled this list of the best mustaches of all...
time. Warning: these mustaches are unironic, unapologetic, and undeniably cool....
Great Men with Great Mustaches “Some are born with mustaches, some achieve...
great mustaches, and some have great mustaches thrust upon them.” This...
slightly...

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Food & Drink

The Neat Ice Kit will Take Your Cocktail Game to the Next Level

If you’re looking to elevate your cocktail mixing game and move beyond...
amateur status, you need to learn how to make good ice. Nine times out of ten...
those cubes that come out of your freezer taste funky, and muddle the flavor of...
your hooch. Not to mention they melt like they’re in a hurry and turn...
your drink into diluted, watery abomination. So to help remedy this problem and...
help you make big, professional, perfectly-clear cubes, Studio Neat has...
developed a special kit. The Neat Ice Kit consists of four parts — all...
the tools you need to make fantastic...

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Food & Drink

Athlete Eats – Patrick Peterson of the Arizona Cardinals

Patrick Peterson, the Arizona Cardinals' Pro Bowl cornerback, talks about his...
favorite places to eat while at home or on the road and dishes about his...
dietary habits during and after the NFL season.

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Fashion & Style

Levi Strauss & Co. gets personal with its Unzipped blog

From community projects to personal stories, Levi Strauss & Co. gives fans...
of its clothing line a personal look at the brand with its Unzipped blog.

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