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Grooming

Harry’s Introduces Skin Care Line

Remember Harry’s? Just in case you forgot we’ll jog your memory. Harry’s was the razor brand created by Warby Parker founder Jeff Raider and Bain alum Andy Katz-Mayfield last year. They are known...
for their stylish, but affordable ergonomic razors. (Note: the Warby Parker of shaving.) Harry’s announced today they are releasing a new skincare line for men...

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Fashion & Style

Mr. Black Garment Essentials

As cooler temps make their descent, our winter wardrobes are slowly jumping back into full rotation. This means switching gears when it comes to maintaining our wardrobe too. You know that smell when your...
favorite denim or sweater is far in between cleans. What to do? We’d like to introduce you to Australian brand Mr....

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Fashion & Style

Bryer Leather: Handcrafted in California

A man’s wallet and bag say a lot about his taste and sensibilities. If you’re looking for a new way to carry your bacon, or just for a new bag to make your weekend getaway, look no further than Bryer...
Leather. San Diego-native Thomas Brierton is the creative genius behind Bryer’s handcrafted accessories. He has...

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Fashion & Style

Vico Footwear Brings European ‘Street Cred’

At the Manual we take pride in introducing brands we love. Our latest discovery hasn’t arrived on this side of the pond yet. Dutch brand Vico Footwear caught our attention with their fresh take on...
men’s casual footwear. Founded in 2012, the company produces their entire product line in Portugal with European leathers and recycled...

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Living

Menswear Gets A Makeover From GreenFingers

Are you tired of the taxidermy trend as much as we are? It’s pretty cool to see a turkey flying over a shoe display but they do tend to get dusty and yes, even trophy animals can get buggy. So we...
were excited to see how the always forward thinking Filson is using plants as...

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Fashion & Style, Meet Up Monday

Meet Up Mondays: The M. Singer Experience

If the secret to winning in fashion is keeping an element of surprise, Matthew Singer just stepped to the front of that race. When the former fashion director of the Neiman Marcus Group left his post late...
last year, it seemed logical for him to channel his expertise in the retail biz into brand consulting. No one...

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Meet Up Mondays: Frank & Oak

Menswear brand Frank & Oak is one of fashion’s best-kept secrets. Not just because you can only access its well-designed, trend-right clothing and accessories through its online store but also...
because its vertical set-up, as a company that designs, makes and sells its own products, has allowed it to be more flexible, unpredictable and experimental...

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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

Bolivares: Brand of the Americas

Ah, sweats. Few things could be more perfect for lounging in year-round or even sporting to work. It’s true that over the past year designers have been slimming down the traditional sweatshirt and...
sweatpant down so you can now wear them outside the home or gym and even pair with a blazer. Yet who hasn’t run into...

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Fashion & Style

Nick Wooster x Lardini = Seriously Stylish Suiting

If you don’t know who Nick Wooster is, get him on your style radar, pronto. He is one of the world’s coolest gents. Based in New York, his dress sensibility always leaves you guessing. One day...
he is in camo and cashmere, the next he is tailored tighter than an Englishman on Savile Row. As...

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Fashion & Style, Meet Up Monday

Meet Up Mondays: Thom Sweeney

Few things can make today’s post-metrosexual or “spornosexual” man fret more than not being ready for his close-up on the red carpet or his wedding day. Fortunately for him, there’s Thom Sweeney....
Until now the British bespoke brand, best known for dressing the likes of David Beckham, David Gandy, Luke Evans, Bradley Cooper and Zachary...

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Fashion & Style

Shop Class: Context in Madison, Wisconsin

One thing we pride ourselves on at this site is our constant search for all of the good and great around the country, not just in the big cities of NYC and LA. One store that blew our minds is Context...
based in Madison, Wisconsin. Founded in 2005  by two friends, Ryan Huber and Sam...

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Fashion & Style

Tie Society: Meet the Netflix of Ties

Tie Society, like all great ideas, was first realized at a bar between friends. Once again another benefit of beer and football. Thank you very much. The Netflix-like men’s accessory service was hatched...
between two friends fresh out of college in D.C., who ended up swapping ties to avoid dropping coin on new ones. Zach Gittens...

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Meet Up Mondays: Brooklyn Tailors

Flash poll: Are you a lean gent still searching for that perfect fitting suit? If you answered yes, you’d be in good company. But also know that salvation has arrived in the form of Brooklyn Tailors....
Founded in 2007 by husband and wife team Daniel and Brenna Lewis, the company began offering custom fittings out of...

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Fashion & Style

Reiss has us Artfully Covered for Summer

Even though summer is upon us, we are a globe trotting crew, and just because it is sultry in Santa Fe, we may be off to cool and crisp London the following week; hence our wardrobe must reflect this...
ever-changing lifestyle. But please don’t call us jet set (Kanye has left the building).  This summer...

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Fashion & Style

Club Monaco x Reigning Champ Summer 2014

Club Monaco brings its successful collaboration with Reigning Champ back once again this spring and summer. The collaboration reissues Club Monaco’s iconic 1985 heritage logo in its new line with Doug...
Barber and Craig Atkinson from Reigning Champ. The new additions are a follow-up to the original collection from December 2013 when both brands teamed up to pair...

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