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Fashion & Style

John Peabody aims to inspire with The Hand & Eye

John Peabody's site The Hand & Eye not only helps small businesses get noticed, it's a platform he's created for others to be inspired about following their passions.

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Fashion & Style, Meet Up Monday

Meet Up Mondays: Waltzing Matilda

If you’re looking for that rare, special gift to give this season, look no further than Waltzing Matilda. Unapologetically crafty and yet exquisite, Mike Balitsaris’s handcrafted leather sandals, bags...
and accessories are simply some of the most original-looking accessories on the market imbued with the memory of, say, the greatest makers of leather goods in pre-Industrial America. In a twist of irony,...
one of the brand’s most memorable products happens to be built for technology—the Avery laptop sleeve, with its signature wraparound tie, launched the brand last December on Apple’s website and...
continues to be sold on the website today....

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Fashion & Style

Former Izola co-founder Richard Brandt launches his motorcycle-influenced brand IRON & GLORY

Richard Brandt's Brooklyn-based brand IRON & GLORY brings 1970's motorcycle culture to life with its stunning, bad ass collection of gear and accessories.

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Fashion & Style

Catching up with Jaefields owner Wookie Fields

Jaefields owner Wookie Fields takes pride in crafting quality clothing over quantity. We chat with Wookie about his inspirations and why he loves Portland.

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Fashion & Style, Uncategorized

Introducing Portuguese Flannel

Now that we find ourselves at the tail end of summer, the urge for a sumptuous flannel shirt has resurfaced. Right now, it’s the beautifully crafted versions from new brand Portuguese Flannel that...
we’re really interested in. The brand was founded in Porto, North Portugal, by brothers Manuel and Antonio Magalhães, who are the fourth generation of their family to work in fabric manufacturing. Their...
fall/winter 2014 offering is their inaugural collection. There’s something so reassuring about creating a collection that only consists of flannel shirts particularly with the emphasis they put on...
excellent craftmanship. According to the brothers, Portuguese...

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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 of artisanal...
munchies and need-to-go-to workshops, we’re letting you in on Ball and Buck’s new collection, featuring all the American goodness you’ve come to expect from this advocate of country...
pride. The company was founded in 2008 by Mark Bollman with the objective of partnering...

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Fashion & Style

I Love Ugly Has Your Headwear Covered

Outfitted with leather patches on the front and pig suede underneath the brim, these are definitely a notch above your average headwear.

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Fashion & Style

Venroy’s Got Bathing Suits That Can Go From The Beach To The Bar

If anyone knows anything about beach culture, it’s those chilled-out, perfectly tanned, surf-loving Aussies. So, it makes sense that one of our mainstay labels for stylish swimwear — Venroy Sydney...
— comes straight from the Land Down Under. Founded in 2010 by best friends Theo Smallbone and Sean Venturi in Australia’s most iconic city, these mates set out to fill a void in the guys cossies...
(just one of many attempts we will be making to use Australian slang) market, namely sartorially progressive, expertly tailored swimsuits that don’t skimp on quality. And quality, my friends, is a...
big deal when...

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Fashion & Style

(Re)open for business: A Q & A with Portland’s Winn Perry & Co.

Portland's Winn Perry & Co. is back. The Manual sat down with co-owner Jordan Sayler to discuss his store's new location, fashion philosophy, and future.

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Fashion & Style

The Manual Wind: Conquest to Heritage

The throwback timepiece is a theme holding strong within the watch world.  Brands are digging deep to pull out their history’s best designs and reinvent them for the new consumer.  With this simple...
concept, the deeper the history the more profound the designs.  Having been the first official timer of the modern Olympics, Longines is one of those brands with plenty of history to recall.  Their new...
release takes it back with there cushion shape chronograph, the Heritage 1973.  A remake of their original cushion chronograph, the Conquest, the case has stayed the same but all else is different....
Staying...

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Fashion & Style

8 Rad Rain Boots To Beat Spring Showers

We’ve already gone on about April showers, so we’ll spare you the whining (and we won’t subject you to a rousing chorus of Rain, Rain, Go Away despite the, umm, spectacular singing voices in the...
office). But, after our post on waterproof footwear line SWIMS, we got several requests for a more comprehensive round-up of wet weather-ready shoes. We applaud you for accepting reality (this drizzling...
isn’t going to be letting up any time soon)  and deciding to prepare yourself in style for Mother Nature’s mood swings. One of the top weapons in the fight against spring’s spontaneous downpours...
is...

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Fashion & Style

The Ultimate Rainy Day Shoes For April Showers

Yeah, April showers bring May flowers, but we’re pretty sure flowers don’t mind downpours. For us humans, the constant drizzle of this month’s cute little rhyme gets old real fast. Besides messing up...
your ‘do and making your morning commute exponentially more sucky, the biggest drawback of all this wetness is the collateral damage happening to your shoe game. How many times have you cursed the sky as...
you witness, say, your favorite loafers slowly disintegrating (not to mention sitting at your desk with wet feet all day)? Or conversely, just generally pissed that you have to wear rain boots...

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Fashion & Style, Worn Out Wednesday

Worn Out Wednesday – Dan Rookwood

Understanding style is something we (hopefully) convey in a simple and straightforward way to you, our reader. We applaud others who do the same. One site we are especially fond of is MR PORTER.COM. The...
brands they sell range from classics such as Dunhill to new comers such as Thom Sweeney. They also carry stellar array of books, candles, carrying cases and grooming brands, all a click away from your...
desk! Another awesome asset to MR PORTER is their weekly journal and bi-monthly broadsheet newspaper. They have always been a good read but we think there may be a boost...

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Fashion & Style

Altru x Generic Surplus Floral Chukka

They say the easiest to get through hard timesis to imagine yourself somewhere else. If you’re anywhere on the East Coast then you’re probably dreaming about someplace with a more tropical...
climate. The latest Altru x Generic Surplus collab can help anyone one do just that. Floral shoes might seem premature if you don’t live anywhere it’s 60 degrees and sunny, but these bad boys...
make a pretty good investment for the summer. The traditional Generic Surplus chukka is meshed with Altru’s signature Cali boy easy living prints. That being said these make for the perfect pop when...
dressing causally....

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Fashion & Style

11 Spring Jackets to Start The Season

Punxsutawney Phil might have predicted six more weeks of winter, but what does a stupid groundhog know about weather systems anyway. With stores stocking up on new arrivals it’s time to get your...
hands on some new outerwear. It  appears that we won’t be trapped up in more polar vortexes so it’s time to put those heavy duty coats in the back of the closet. Lighten your load and opt for...
a brand new jacket. The Boy Scouts are right when they talk about always being prepared. In this case it refers to snagging a good spring coat before they’re...

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Fashion & Style

Our Flannel Jacket Guide: 16 Styles We Sweat

Sure, spring collections are hitting stores’ shelves right about now, but that doesn’t mean you can’t stock up on one of the season’s hottest trends: The flannel jacket. In fact, now is the perfect...
time to get your hands on one of these rugged coats, with deep sales on tons of pieces. To help a brother out, we’ve rounded up 16 of our favorite flannel styles, most of which are heavily...
discounted…indeed more than half of our picks are 50% 0ff.  With meteorologists predicting no sun in sight, you can still get major mileage out of your new buy —...

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