Cator Sparks

Cator Sparks

Cator Sparks is the former Editor-in-Chief of The Manual. Previously, Cator was covering menswear, grooming, lifestyle, and design for The New York Times, Details, VanityFair.com, Style.com, and The Huffington Post, to name a few. Mr. Sparks splits his time between his apartment in Harlem and his home in downtown Charleston, where he escapes with his Scottish Terriers for Southern sojourns and excellent cuisine. Cator was commissioned a Colonel of Kentucky by Governor Steven L. Beshear and has requested all friends and family to call him Colonel Cator from now on.
Articles
Fashion & Style

The Best Gym Shorts for Guys to Keep You Working Out

Find a solid pair of workout shorts that go from pick-up games of basketball in the park to full-on weight-lifting in the gym.
Travel

6 Historic Hotels With Pasts as Amazing as the Amenities

There is nothing quite like ordering a martini in the same bar as Hemingway.
Fashion & Style

The Best Men’s Formal Spring and Summer Fashion (Video)

Brooks Brothers, one of our favorite menswear stores, offers up advice for spring and summer fashion, as well as a free outfit to one lucky winner.
Travel

Exploring the South: The Best of Charleston, South Carolina

Our favorite places to eat, shop, and stay in the Holy City.
Fashion & Style

200 Years of of Dressing Dudes: A Tour of the Brooks Brothers Tie Factory

One garment that Brooks Brothers has always made in America are their ties.
Fashion & Style

The Best Men’s Casual Spring and Summer Fashion (Video)

We visited Lizard Lounge, one of our favorite menswear stores in Portland, Oregon, to see what's in this season. No fanny packs allowed!