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What’s the difference between a suit and a tuxedo? Are skinny jeans still a thing? Where can you find the best sneaker sales? The Manual aims to answer all those questions and more with thorough explanations of sartorial concepts (like the elusive cumberbund) and curated buying guides that focus on everything from underwear to umbrellas. We don’t tell you what to wear, but give us a garment and we’ll tell you how to wear it.

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Gifts for me: Treat yourself with these amazing finds no one else will get you

Do you find yourself thinking, "What about gifts for me?" Our self-care gift guide has some great suggestions.
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You might just be wearing the wrong men’s dress shirt for your face shape

Men's Spyder Jackets on sale for Woot Black Friday

These amazing Spyder jackets at Woot are up to 80% off right now

Don Draper

Signature style: How to dress like fashion icon Don Draper

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Upgrade your style: These are the best men’s clothing stores on the internet

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These gifts for men are perfect for the hard-to-shop-for guys in your life

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Here are the 10 coolest backpacks to handle your daily commute

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The best in men’s sneakers, boots, and shoes for absolutely every occasion

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These are the 7 best white elephant gifts under $25

The best Merino wool clothing is soft, breathable, odor-resistant, and temperature-regulating.

The best merino wool clothing for men to stay warm and look good

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Graphic tees can complete a look — these are the best brands

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Brand exodus from Elon Musk’s Twitter begins, but who will be next?

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These are 12 of the Best Gifts for Women

These are 12 of the Best Gifts for Women

Give the women in your life the perfect gift this year with ideas from this list of the best gifts for women.
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Revealed: The best ways to tie a scarf for that perfect fall look

One social media user gave users a tutorial on how to tie a scarf. Ultimately, many styles do the trick, including these four.
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The weird but true story of how Timex watches became fashionable again

Timex has spent the past decade becoming stylish again. Here are the watches that are restoring them to fashion icon status.
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Five Below Has One of the Best $5 Graphic Tee Collections

Five Below Has One of the Best $5 Graphic Tee Collections

Five Below has an excellent selection of graphic tees with pop culture references galore, and they're all $5 or less every day. Check it out.
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How to remove scratches from glasses in 5 easy steps

You pay a lot for your glasses and you take care of them but sometimes accidents happen. Learn how to remove scratches from glasses.

These are the sneakers you should have in your wardrobe

Sneakers are the best in-between shoe for comfort and style. When you need something more than a tennis shoe.
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The best watches for men: These are the timepieces worth investing in

From luxury to budget prices, we've made an in-depth guide to the best men's watches that span a wide range of designs.
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Here are the best online thrift stores to find quality secondhand threads

With Goodwill launching its GoodwillFinds online thrift store, The Manual dives into the digital realm to unearth the best online shopping ventures.
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Men’s fashion decoded: How to emulate Tim Gunn’s signature style

The Socialite uses his charm and his image to create a magnetism few of us can resist. Here are some tips to help you step up your Socialite charm.
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Nixon wants to help you upgrade your look, and they really mean it

Nixon wants to help you upgrade your look, and they really mean it

Nixon has stylish gear that can help you upgrade your look from hats and hoodies to timeless gold watches for men. Take a look and see what you find.
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Were you recently promoted? How to upgrade your business professional attire

You've worked hard to get the boss to notice you, and you landed the promotion. Here's how to elevate your business professional attire.
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The 20 best eyeglasses for men to buy this year

If you’re in the market for an accessory that instantly makes you appear smarter and more stylish, look no further than a solid pair of eyeglasses.

Behold the rugged beauty of waxed cotton jackets

Waxed cotton keeps you warm and dry while providing an aged beauty that moderns materials can't match.
A man puts another log on the campfire wearing Ibex Nomad pants.

Ditch the hiking pants: these Ibex merino joggers are the answer to cozy camping

Fall is all about being cozy. Whether you're sitting around a campfire or looking for cozy pants for van life this fall, check out these merino pants from Ibex.
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How to buy a suit: 6 simple tips to keep in mind

Buying a suit can feel overwhelming for the uninitiated. But this process is as simple as following these 6 tips to get the best suit to look your best.
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Men’s style: 10 fashion influencers to follow who can help elevate your look

Men's fashion influencers prove that you do, in fact, have something to wear. Learn more about the men stylishly taking over Instagram.
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These are the best clothing brands for men you should shop right now

Check out our list of the best men's clothing brands, from Levi's all the way to Thom Browne. Keep your style trendy for all of 2022 and beyond.
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Men’s apparel: The secrets to maintaining clothes for a long-lasting wardrobe

You don't have to buy clothes constantly to keep your wardrobe in good condition. Here's how to maintain your clothing to save money and look great.
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Cool-weather style tips: These are the 5 coats every man should own

As the leaves change, so does a man's wardrobe. Here's a list of all the coats a man should have to stay warm and stylish.
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Layering clothes: 5 men’s fashion essentials to transition to cool-weather style

Mother Nature has plenty of tricks up her sleeves in the fall. These five pieces for layering outfits will have you ready for everything.
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This season’s men’s fashion icon is Popeye the sailor man

Popeye, the animated sailor, is now an almost 100-year-old fashion icon after starring in recent international fashion collections from renowned designers.
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Why a chunky sweater is the must-have style essential all men need

Chunky knit sweaters are the coziest thing you can wear all fall and winter and still look stylish.
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Beckett Simonon’s new waterproof boots for men are amazing (and they’re on sale)

Beckett Simonon, a premium leather good maker and fashion sustainability advocate, unveiled the waterproof Silva Boot, made to look good and last a lifetime.
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The definitive list of the best men’s wool sweaters for fall 2022

A roundup of the best sweaters for men, featuring cotton, wool, cashmere, and even alpaca in every price range.
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This waterproof jacket just might solve your rainy hike woes

The Tapeless Jacket, a more breathable shell, is the new waterproof jacket now available from Jack Wolfskin in select stores and on its website.
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Best cheap backpack deals for October 2022

Best cheap backpack deals for October 2022

For hiking, commuting, or going to school, backpack buying is always in season. We found the best backpack deals available.
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Men’s fall fashion tips: Is your wardrobe ready for the season?

It's time to bring out the men's fall fashion. Here are some tips to get your wardrobe trendy for autumn.
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6 eco-friendly brands fighting climate change you can feel good about buying

These inspiring sustainable clothing brands are leading initiatives to ensure a natural world that can be enjoyed by future generations.
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The best Chelsea boots to complete the stylish man’s fall look

Chelsea Boots are having a moment in Fall 2022 so here are the best options to buy.
Asics' Gel-Lyte III

Asics’ new running shoes can actually help in the fight against climate change

Asics’ newest product launch is a true first for athletic shoes – a sneaker featuring the lowest construction carbon dioxide emissions released to date.
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The best skateboard clothing brands for a casual, carefree vibe

Skate style has been at the forefront of fashion for years now, and for good reason.
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These are the best travel shoes (so you don’t waste any space in your luggage)

These are the best travel shoes (so you don’t waste any space in your luggage)

Your footwear dictates your comfort on the road & takes up more space than any other article in your luggage. Pack smart with these best travel shoes.

The 18 Best Men’s Jewelry Items To Wear in 2022

The 18 Best Men’s Jewelry Items To Wear in 2022

We'd argue that necklaces, rings, bracelets, and earrings are just as vital when completing a look. They're pretty much a requisite for formal attire.
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How to wear 1970s fashion if you aren’t Harry Styles

Even if you aren't Harry Styles, you can still wear 1970s inspired menswear and look fashionable.
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Chelsea boots are the official men’s footwear this fall — how to style your look

Chelsea boots are the official fall shoes for men because they're easy to wear and and even easier to style.
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Men’s grooming: What the modern day man needs to know (from head to toe)

The days of the leathery-skinned cowboy are long gone, it's the time for masculine grooming. Here is your guide on looking your best under your clothes.
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Men’s style tips: The 15 essential rules every well-dressed man should know

Staying in style can feel overwhelming. Stay up to date and keep yourself looking fresh and in style with these 15 men's style tips.
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The 5 must-have men’s sweaters to keep you warm and stylish this fall

Few things elevate the man's wardrobe like the right sweater. This is a list of 5 men's sweaters that should be in every wardrobe.