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Food & Drink

Book of Spirits

By now, you should all know we have a healthy and responsible obsession with whiskey. And it seems we’re not the only one. Michael R. Veach, the only professional bourbon historian in the country has...
released Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey: An American Heritage, a book that chronicles the history of the spirit. The book starts off...

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Fashion & Style

Public Cool : A Q & A With Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne

  In 2008, two designers (and uber tastemakers) Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne started a label inspired by the energy only found in New York City. Five years later, Public School is nominated for a...
CFDA Swarovski Award for Menswear. Not only is Osborne and Chow born and raised in New York, they are living...

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Living

BAM! POW! A History Lesson In Comic Book Heros

  It all started in 1938 when Action Comics introduced a costumed character with two identities. The man possessed powers and extraordinary strength. He used these gifts to protect the defenseless. This...
man went by the name Man of Steel, and not only was he a superhero; he was a prototype for all future models,...

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Living

Spring Into Shape

  Spring has already arrived (hard to believe in some parts of the nation, we know) and summer is  quickly approaching, and that means bathing suit season for everyone -Wahoo! After hibernating...
through the winter months we realize that we need to get back into the routine of working out and looking good so we...

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Fashion & Style

Introducing George Frost: An interview with Lisa Salzer

Well, it’s about time! Lisa Salzer, the designer behind the witty and well-known jewelry company Lulu Frost has expanded her vision and started making jewelry for the guys. George Frost is a collection...
of awesomely rugged and well thought out pieces that would be a welcome addition to many a man’s wardrobe. Her line, titled Love...

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Grooming

Beat The Bumps

Shaving can be an extremely aggravating activity for many guys out there- and if you have easily irritated skin, you know how annoying, not to mention painful a clean shave can be. Razor burn and ingrown...
hairs can lead you down a real bumpy road; thankfully The Manual has compiled some great products that can...

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Grooming

Bringing Blind Barber Products To Life: An Interview With Jeff Laub

  Blind Barber, the ultra-cool barbershop during-the-day / speakeasy-at-night hybrid has come out with its own line of high-end shaving and hair care products. All of the items have a smell that dudes...
can dig and the sleek packaging is reminiscent of an era of when shaving was more of an elaborate event and drinking...

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Living

Down With Smoke

We all know that smoking is a habit that has become increasingly taboo and while many smokers wish they could just quit, it’s a goal that is easier said than done. So, what exactly are electronic...
cigarettes (or e-cigs) and how do they work? We spoke with a few popular brands on the market to...

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Food & Drink

Meat Harlem Shambles…

  Meat is not generally something that shows up on a trend report, but for all you foodies and conscientious eaters out there, here is something to think about – organ meats. Initially I thought...
the topic was “Oregon” meats, but I had misunderstood. I spoke with Tim Forrester, co-owner of Harlem Shambles, to dissect...

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Food & Drink

Every Gentleman Appreciates A Good Cocktail

  Some people think that the holidays are all about family, food, and giving gifts, when in fact, between us, it’s really about good alcohol. Let’s be blunt, you’re sitting with...
your in-laws for three hours – you need a drink. You spent all day shopping – you need a drink. You couldn’t find a parking...

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Living

The Fifty and Fifty State Mottos Project

The Fifty and Fifty State Mottos Project is a curated project exhibited at The Ace Hotel in New York City that brings together the wonderful worlds of graphic design, art and Americana. Fifty designers...
were chosen to represent their home state by featuring a classic state motto juxtaposed with an accompanying image. The man behind...

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Food & Drink, Living

New Year’s Essentials

  Sometimes hosting the party can be as much fun as being invited. The Manual has compiled some new ideas to make your evening even more memorable. Drinks: Champagne is obviously a must, however, it...
can also be a source of confusion. Legally, the only authentic champagne hails from the region of Champagne in France....

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Fashion & Style

Protect Your Shoes (Leather or Not You Want To): A Guide To Shoe Horns

If you’re like us  you find taking 30 seconds out of your day to lace up your shoes a real pain. Maybe we are just impatient. However, crushing the “counter” of the shoe, or that rigid heel section...
can really cut the lifespan of a good pair of leather shoes.  Thankfully, the shoe horn was...

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Living

A Handmade Tale

It seems as though everybody is going “green” these days. The obsession is deeper than the subject of global warming and the importance of recycling. Designers, contractors, and architects are always...
looking for new and innovative ways to advance the world of design while following safer practices that minimize harm to our planet.  Along with...

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Fashion & Style

Warby Parker Gift Cards Offer Sweet Surprise

  What’s sweeter than the gift of vision? The gift of vision and a cookie. If you’re not familiar with Warby Parker, they make some of the sleekest and most stylish glasses available at an...
extremely affordable price. The company was started by four Wharton School graduates (Neil Blumenthal, Andrew Hunt, Jeffrey Raider, and David...

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