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Worn Out Wednesday – Topper Luciani

Topper is one wild dude from Connecticut who now lives in New York and runs a well respected women’s online second hand goods store (show this to your gal for major style credit). Don’t...
worry, he will be working on a men’s site soon. Here he talks about his company and his personal style. I started Niftythrifty.com in 2012...

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A Guide to Tailoring

In the upcoming weeks, The Manual will be posting tips from people in the know on various industries. Today we get the sartorial sizzle from Alex Wilcox of Lord Willy’s. Our thoughts on the...
subject:  Our mantra is simple: Buy Less, Buy Quality, Support Craftsmanship! Why have piles of cheap, ill-fitting items when you can...

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Brooklyn Boutique: Wolves Within

If we had a nickel for every time we have suggested to a retailer that it have an e-commerce presence we would be a wealthy website! Today having not just a website but a sales site is a must for a brick...
and mortar. Men around the country (and world!) are buzzing about new brands...

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Kavu Clothing Straight from the Woods of Washington State

Kavu is a Seattle-based company that places comfort and durability at the forefront without forgetting that you want to look good too.

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A Discussion with Harris Tweed

On Tuesday April 8th at the new Glasgow Caledonian University campus in New York, The Right Honorable Brian Wilson, the UK Ambassador for Harris Tweed (and former UK Trade Minister) sat down with Mark...
Hogarth, Creative Director of Harris Tweed and Doug Shriver, Senior Fabric Specialist from Brooks Brothers to discuss how the apparel industry...

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Worn Out Wednesday – Patrick Janelle

This week we hear from New York based Patrick Janelle about his Spring Street Social Society and personal style. I grew up in Fort Collins, Colorado, and have since made my way to Aspen, Los Angeles, and...
Frankfurt, Germany before settling in New York. I always knew that I would be in New York at...

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A Cashmere Catch-up with Golden Axe

Cashmere and spring go together like whiskey and cigars. When its sunny out but the chill is still in the air, a cashmere layer is just the ticket. London-based brand Golden Axe specialise in beautifully...
crafted cashmere pieces. The brand offers a distinctly small number of designs that are available in runs of 50 or...

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Meet Up Mondays: Billy Reid

Of the ever-growing pool of American menswear brands today, few are as deeply authentic and modern as Billy Reid, with its air of unstudied cool, soft tailoring and energy from the South. But probably what...
we love the most about its designer Billy Reid is that for all the freestanding stores and accolades—from 2010-12 GQ,...

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Feel Good Friday – Dockers Wellthread Collection

Dudes can run through a rack of clothes quicker than Dale Earnhardt Jr. can zip around a track. So we are excited to hear that Dockers has launched a line of clothing called Wellthread. The Dockers...
Wellthread Collection was developed by Levis Strauss & Company’s Eureka Innovation Lab and everything is reinforced in the right places to increase...

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Wolfgang Man & Beast’s Sweet Gear for Dogs and Their People

Your dog's got your back in a way that no human friend could, which is why Wolfgang designed the Man & Beast line, because he should always look as fresh as you do.

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Monocle Voyage: Sharp Threads for Globetrotters

For those unfamiliar with Monocle magazine, it is a super slick publication that focuses on international affairs, business, culture and design. When we heard the Monocle brand, which also head up a radio...
station, concept stores across five cities and a café in London, had launched their inaugural fashion collection we were a little more...

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Arkansas Based Strong Suit Proves Tailoring Doesn’t Have to be a New York Thing

“I think what is happening with suits is akin to what happened with denim. It went from being a commodity to being real fashion. Guys are buying suits now because they want to wear them.” This quote ...
struck us as really capturing the zeitgeist of menswear today. The man who uttered these words is Southerner...

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Feel Good Friday – Zady

As we go to Whole Foods (or our local Farmers’ Market!) to support brands and people we think are making the world a better place, Zady is doing this for the fashion world. Launched in August of last...
year, the site is a shopping destination where guests can find brands that have a backstory. Won...

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An SS14 catch-up with Common People

We’re so impatient for summer; we want to talk to everyone about it all the time. So when we saw Scottish label Common People’s SS14 collection film, we knew we wanted to wax lyrical about outdoor...
roaming and their lightweight jackets, which just happen to be the colour of sunshine. Fortunately, the assistant designer Gail...

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Meet Up Mondays: Jardine

The New York-based menswear brand Jardine just may be that brand that sets the bar for design, luxury and cool, carving a niche for itself in the market with its refined, casual aesthetic and understated...
craftsmanship. What is little known is that it’s designed by the one of the founding members of Rag & Bone, British...

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Jeans For The Bad Boys: Nudie’s Organic Pagan Selvage

Now, we’re all for enjoying ourselves here at The Manual, but unfortunately we can’t commit to unadulterated hedonism 24/7. Apparently Nudie Jeans has no such compunctions, as evidenced by its’...
newest denim release, the “Organic Pagan Selvage.” Manufactured in the brand’s popular Grim Trim fit, these seasonal exclusive jeans are branded the bad guy of the spring...

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