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Fitting In: Trumaker Makes Custom Easy

When you are investing in a good suit, or even a good pair of jeans, the most important factor is how well it fits. While most of us don’t have the time or the money to customize all of our suits, a...
new company is allowing men across the nation to customize their shirts. Trumaker is revolutionizing an age old tradition, all while working around your schedule. Made to measure, or as they like to call...
it “built to fit” was previously thought of as something out of reach for the average dudes, but today there are new ‘e-tailors’ launching...

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Strong Suit: Classic Suiting for the Modern Man

Strong Suit makes its debut as an affordable tailored for ready-to-wear luxury suits. The Arkansas-based brand is sold in men's specialty stores and online. The brand makes its splash this fall with...
classic suits made for the modern professional

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History Repeating: Talking Menswear with Jenny Schwarz

Menswear designer Jenny Schwarz looks to the past to create awesome men's clothing for the future. The ethos behind her eponymous brand calls for meticulous quality and craftsmanship fused with a rugged...
take on smart styling. The resulting collection is wearable and utterly unique. Intrigued, we caught up with the London-based designer to find out more.

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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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Fashion & Style

The London Series by Natural Selection

London-based menswear brand Natural Selection has introduced their inaugural ready to wear collection with a truly awesome campaign. Formerly a denim brand specializing exclusively in Japanese selvedge,...
Natural Selection has launched ‘The London Series’, a beautifully shot portfolio featuring 10 influential London-based guys, selected from a plethora of disparate industries. From photographer and...
blogger, Jonathan Daniel Pryce, to UFC fighter Brad Pickett to set designer, Robert Storey; each guy has selected the shoot location and styled themselves in pieces from the collection. Consequentially,...
the final portraits underscore just how versatile and wearable the collection is.

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Fashion & Style

TGIF Shopping: Billy Reid Launches Denim

The Alabama-based designer is known for bringing Southern sensibility to designer fashion and his aesthetic has taken off. Now to top it off he one-upped his own success with a new denim line named MSL...
Denim, which was announced last Friday.

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Feltraigers – A Brand, A Store and A Rebellion

Menswear brand Feltraiger relocates to Williamsburg, Brooklyn

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TGIF Shopping: The Arrivals

The Arrivals launched their new label last week with affordable outwear for ladies and gents. As you know a stylish jacket can break the bank and run you upward of $1,000. The Arrivals sets out to break...
this trend with stylish quality that you can afford. All of their mens products are $600 or below. On the gents side they have four launch jackets that cover everything from a stylish denim, or leather, to...
a serious waxed denim parka. According to the brand, the line uses the same materials and purveyors as top fashion houses. The founders of The Arrivals...

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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 hear that the brand plans to...
launch their inaugural apparel line this fall. And from what we’ve seen so far, this collection promises to be just as cool and understated as their accessory offering. Laid-back pieces such as plaid...
shirts, cargo pants and quilted separates...

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Free, Or Die: Brooklyn Custom Menswear

We recently stumbled upon Brooklyn-based “Free, Or Die,” a custom menswear brand that started this year. The founders, Briams Beltran and Ryan Link, run the brand out of their Bushwick Loft. We love...
the new kid on the block at The Manual, so we decided to check it out. They invited us over to design a custom “Free, Or Die”blazer at their Bushwick haberdashery (Cocktails included of...
course). The brand offers a wide range of materials for both the exterior and interior of your blazer as well as custom monograms. Our favorite options were the interiors, which included patterns...
resembling...

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Rowing Blazer Book Shows Off The Legend

It is undeniable that the blazer is an essential part of the modern man’s wardrobe. Its pedigree runs back to the rowing blazers worn by the row clubs of Oxford and Cambridge. And while the rowing blazer...
might be in fashion (and we are kind of over it) it has an amazing history and we do appreciate the rowers who wear them. A new coffee table book out earlier this month called Rowing Blazers...
(Vendome/Thames & Hudson) explores the history of this fashion staple. The author and American rower, Jack Carlston, traveled the globe with prep photographer F.E. Castleberry to...

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Taking Five with Patrick Grant of E.Tautz

Patrick Grant is a man to admire. Firstly, he’s notoriously good looking – utter his name to anyone in the industry and watch them turn misty-eyed. Secondly, he bought and resurrected two...
traditional British menswear brands, Norton & Sons, a bespoke Saville Row tailor and E.Tautz, now relaunched as a ready to wear label. When we heard E.Tautz was about to have its very first store in...
London’s Mayfair, we were intrigued to find out more. Why Mayfair? Edward Tautz opened his first store in 1867 at 485 Oxford St, between Duke St and Park St and this was our...

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Grooming

Harry’s Rolls Out Shaving Gel and Moisturizer

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 to compliment their razors. It’s both...
affordable and all natural. We got in touch with Harry’s to get you the details. The line is a simple and easy two-piece set that includes a Foam Shave Gel and After Shave Moisturizer. Harry’s Foam...
Shave Gel is a...

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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. Black Garment Essentials. These all natural washes and sprays are a great option to both...
wash and “freshen up” your gear. Plus you can feel good about it at the end of the day. They are biodegradable and don’t require water to do the job....

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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 you covered if you’re in the market for a new wallet, iPad case, guitar strap or...
duffle bag. Brierton handcrafts all of his orders with leather from one of the best tanneries in the nation too — Horween leather. Brierton has always been the crafty...

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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 products. Inspired by global neighborhoods the brand’s name Vico...
is taken from the Latin word “vicus”, which stands for ‘in the street’. And the “street cred” on these kicks is legit. They are attention grabbers. Their latest line The Veneto...
Collection features versatile summer footwear...

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