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Topanga Canyon in a Bottle

Topanga Canyon was made famous in the 60s as the seat of drop-out, counter-culture. It's a large stretch of creek-carved California beauty just outside Malibu where Woodie Guthrie, Bob Dylan, Mick Fleetwood and John Densmore (of the Doors)…
Grooming

Cologne Inspired by Man’s Best Friend

Andrew Schutt gives his Boston Terrier, Tucker, all the credit for inspiring his new company, Bawston & Tucker. “Tucker hates being sprayed,” says Schutt. “I wanted to create something to rub on his ears to make him smell good.”…
Food & Drink

DEWAR’S has the Perfect Father’s Day Gift

What are you getting dad for Father's Day this year? If you were thinking a good bottle of whiskey is just what the doctor ordered, DEWAR'S has an even better suggestion. To celebrate dads everywhere, DEWAR'S Scotch whisky and Freemans…
Grooming

The Bison Paddle Strop Razor Case

Every man needs a good razor case, so the folks at Bison came up with the idea for the Paddle Strop Razor Case.  Beautifully crafted with cocobolo hardwood and calfskin leather, the case is both functional and well-designed. The Manual…
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The Manual’s Guide to Grooming: Facial Hair

In the upcoming weeks, The Manual will be posting tips from people in the know on various industries. Today we get groomed by England’s own Mister Natty. Our thoughts on the subject: Grooming has become a booming business and we…
Grooming

Hydrate Your Face with H20 Plus

Tired looking skin? Or tired of looking at your skin? H20 Plus is going to kick your grooming game into overdrive by blasting you with a series of hydrating products. The men's line appropriately titled Oasis is surprising addictive and…
Grooming

The Manual’s Earth Day Grooming Guide

Happy Earth Day! While we are always fist bumping planet Earth here at The Manual, today is a special day for our globe. We are continuing our love fest with the good lookin’ eco gals over at O&N Collective to hear what is trending…
Grooming

Masters of All-Natural Men’s Grooming: Bulldog

Out of the hundreds of men's grooming products that make it to our testing station (Read: our bathroom) Bulldog has consistently impressed. Their all-natural products get right to the point, use quality ingredients, smell great and most…
Grooming

Masters of the Beard: Brooklyn Grooming

Long gone are the days when facial hair was synonymous with a slovenly man. Today, beards aren't just pervasive, they're treated like royalty, and as such beard grooming is giving shaving a run for its money. There are no shortage of brands…
Grooming

Grooming Alert: Portland General Store

These days, smaller and local is better, and grooming lines are starting to follow that whole ethos. One such company is Portland General Store, which was founded by Lisa Brodar and Troy Tyler in 2007, and produces all-natural, small-batch…
Grooming

An Affordable Men’s Grooming Kit

Sometimes it’s essential to shake things up. Grooming is one of those essential things (or at least rolling out of bed to take a shower once in while). We found this super affordable grooming sample box with a terrible name. Dare we say…
Grooming

Steer Clear From Pimples and Blemishes

ACNE - it's not just a brand -, it's a real life issue. Even as adults, mild acne, blemishes, and pimples can pop up at any given moment - especially under stress. And they always seem to drop by at the worst times - like right before that…
Grooming

The Five Top Fragrance Picks From Elements

This one is for those of you who are looking for a fragrance that stands out from the sea of scents you can find at the department store. The Manual visited the most recent edition of Elements to find five colognes that you should get your…
Grooming

Manready Mercantile’s All-American Grooming

First a guy is making candles in small batches on his apartment stove and suddenly a business is born. That's exactly how the curated goods site,  Manready Mercantile burst onto the scene. Founder Travis Weaver began his experimentation…
Culture

Feel Good Friday – Every Man Jack

We are big fans of natural and organic products but we also know they can hit the wallet harder than a hippie hits a bong. That is why we are fans of Every Man Jack. Based in Marin Country, California the line offers products that contain…
Grooming

The Best Haircut for Your Face Shape

The time has come for a haircut once again, and you're unsure of what to ask for at the barber. Maybe in the 4-6 weeks it's been since your last trim, you spotted a celebrity or friend with the style you want. But before taking that photo…
Grooming

Beard Trimming Tips

Having a beard reflects a certain serenity to your life—avoiding the daily ritual of shaving is, after all, one reason to let the follicles on your face flourish. And true, being bearded requires a lot less upkeep than being clean shaven…
Grooming

Grooming Guide: Tom Ford Skincare

Tom Ford doesn’t exactly skew with our readers per se. His line can be a bit OTT for our tastes, but when we saw he launched a grooming line, we were intrigued.