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crn launches the first superyacht with a floating garage yacht

CRN Launches the First Superyacht with a Floating Garage

CRN launches the first superyacht with a floating garage for the Riva Iseo
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Hugh and Crye Launch Blazers

DC Menswear Brand Hugh and Crye launch blazers
Sweetwater Spice Company

Sweetwater Spice Makes Brining a Breeze

Sweetwater Spice Company makes Brining a Breeze.
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Worn Out Wednesday – David Cormican

We sit down with film maker David Cormican to hear more about his personal style
Hudson Sutler Bags

Hudson Sutler Has It In The Bag

Hudson Sutler is the vision of Grant Hewit, a former history major and Wall Streeter who quit his job and created his company in 2011.
Landmarks and Lions

Landmarks & Lions Leather Goods

Landmarks and Lions makes classic leather goods
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Worn Out Wednesday – Tim Campbell


Dinner to Feed an Army with Meal Kit Supply

Meal Kit Supply is a company that makes MREs (Meals Ready to Eat) for police and fire companies, EMT, Emergency Preparedness groups and, of course, the military. Now it's being used by the avid outdoorsman across the US.
porsche 911 50 years edition is one classy and fast birthday present

Porsche 911 ’50 Years Edition’ is One Classy (and fast) Birthday Present

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Worn Out Wednesdays – Mike Daddio

We speak to Mike Dadio of Design Development about his personal style
His Story NYC

His Story Opens in New York

Developed by a long time friend of The Manual’s, Rachel Shechtman, a retail consultant and founder of Cube Ventures, she was looking for a valuable, engaging and relevant retail experience to cross the boarders of fashion and design. There has been a LOVE Story, Home for the Holiday’s Story and a Making Things Story, to name a few. This week they opened up one fit just for us, HIS Story.
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Classic Tailoring from Read Wall

Read Wall offers men classic tailoring, made in America. The Manual takes a deeper look at the brand.
justin noels top five rum cocktails for summer

Justin Noel’s Top Five Rum Cocktails for Summer

Bartender Justin Noel provides his top five favorite rum cocktail recipes for the summer
Three Leaves Eco Fashion

Three Leaves Does Eco Fashion Right

Eco fashion can sound pretty granola but over the years we have found brands here and there that are rolling out styles that are a little more urban, on trend. One company, Three Leaves, has tapped into helping these brands and launched an online shop.
Society43 New School Stack

Society 43’s Got Your Game Glasses

Society 43 provides quality and fun sunglasses at exceptional prices.
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Worn Out Wednesdays – Rhett Boyd

We sat down with Rhett Boyd and some bourbon on the back porch and heard more about his sartorial style evolution:
Modern Industry's Jacob Werner

Modern Industry’s Evolution in Design

There was a void in sustainably made contemporary furniture so Werner took what he learned from his father and grandfather and opened Modern Industry in Chicago.
third mans eau nomade

Third Man’s Eau Nomade

Third Man has recently launched another quality splash called Eau Nomade - an apt name for our seasonal roaming around the world. This scent kicks off with East Indian Cardamom for a rich and exotic top note. Lemon and Blood Orange from Sicily provide the light citrus scent that is a must for a summer cologne.
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The Funniest Shorts on Earth – Chubbies

To start, Chubbies is a brand of shorts made right in the Bay Area. They don’t make pants and they shutter at the word Cargo as you can see here. Don’t let the elastic waist band fool ya.
Ben Pundole

Worn Out Wednesdays – Ben Pundole

Lots of people throw around the term ‘Jet Setter’ to make them sound terribly important or entirely unavailable but British tastemaker Ben Pundole can rightfully claim this title, no ego attached.
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It’s Seersucker Season!

Happy Memorial Day! Today is a day for cooking out, remembering our troops, and for some of us, dusting off that sartorial season starter- the Seersucker Suit.
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Deodorant in a Towel? Oh Hell Yes.

While a mid day shower isn’t an option for everyone, we have found these awesome ‘refreshers’ (we don’t dare call it a wipe) from Niche.
2xist rolls out the much needed no show sock socks

2(X)IST Rolls Out the Much Needed No-Show Sock

Luckily, 2(X)IST has launched a line of no-show-socks that are handsome and practical.
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Jack Spade Debuts Their First Watch Collection

Jack Spade Debuts Their First Watch Collection
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The Proof is in the Pants

We have certainly noticed a new trend of technical fabric being used in the tailored world. The result is super comfortable clothes that are stain resistant, breathable and pretty much indestructible.
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Worn Out Wednesdays – Donnie Madden

Here is what we learned about the many facets of Donnie Madden’s style.
Belt Collage

Four Belts We Love for Summer

To many men the belt is just a necessity and not necessarily a stylish part of their wardrobe.
Lexdray Ibiza Pack

The Lexdray Ibiza Pack – For the DJ in All of Us

Regardless, we all have a little DJ inside of us. One way to feel the part is to carry the new Ibiza pack from Lexdray.

Feel Good Friday: Levi’s EKOCYCLE

There are all sorts of denim heads out there but musician and producer is taking his love of the jean to another level with his movement, EKOCYCLE.
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Worn Out Wednesdays: Michael Tavani

We checked in with Mr. Tavani right after his honeymoon (congrats Michael & Meg!) to hear more about his daily style.
Max& Eli Sussman for Vice

Vice + Food Trucks + The Sussman Brother’s = Awesome Foodie Mayhem

We love food trucks, we love the Sussman Brothers and we love the antics of the Vice crew.
Doc Hendley and Wine to Water Charity

Feel Good Fridays: Wine to Water Charity

Fortunately a gentleman named Doc Hendley (a CNN Hero) has created Wine to Water, a non-profit (501 (c) 3) aid charity organization focused on providing clean water to people in need world wide.
Hardy Amies Mainline

A Dapper New Day for Hardy Amies

Sir Hardy Amies is most known to Americans as the dressmaker for Queen Elizabeth II from 1952 until 1989 but he has also been one of England’s most respected tailors since 1945 when he opened shop at 14 Savile Row
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Worn Out Wednesdays: J.R. Brown

We spoke to J.R. between orders to hear more about his every day style.
Billy Farrell of BFA

Worn Out Wednesdays: Billy Farrell

We asked Billy what he wears on and off the job and here is what he had to say.

This Pop Up Shop is The Bomb!

the smart people over at Bombfell have launched a two-week online pop up shop from April 23rd- May 7th
SleepyJones Chess Game

Daydream in Style with SleepyJones

Andy Spade and his collaborators Anthony Sperdutti and Chad Buri to come up with Sleepy Jones.
PatriotsDay by TheOldTry

The Old Try Gives Back to Boston

Javas Lehn by AKIRA YAMADA

Worn Out Wednesdays: Javas Lehn

Worn Out is a new column for us profiling taste makers around the nation on what inspires and influences what they wear.
Kendrick Model from Xetum Watches

Keeping Time California Style – Xetum Watches

We usually don’t think of San Francisco as the holy grail for horology but since 2009 Xetum has been rolling out luxury automatic Swiss movement timepieces at affordable prices.
Harry's Shave Set

Feel Good Friday: Harry’s Gives a Shave

The co-founders of Warby Parker, Jeffrey Raider and Andy Katz-Mayfield have recently launched Harry’s.

Resqwater Makes Hangovers a Thing of the Past

We love to party too but that hangover really puts a damper on things. When we came across Resqwater we were intrigued.
Frank Clegg Alligator Items

Frank Clegg Talks Skin

For the past 40 years, Clegg has been producing heirloom quality bags, wallets and other necessary accessories in his Fall River, Massachusetts studio.
Heirloom Modern Cover

Hovey Design’s Heirloom Modern

design loving sisters Hollister and Porter Hovey of Hovey Design are showing us how to integrate the old with the new in a comfortable yet modern way with their first book, aptly named, Heirloom Modern.
Swims Penny Loafer

The Perfect Shoe for April’s Drizzle

Norwegian shoe company, SWIMS offers men an alternative to those heavy rubber boots during spring showers
Dockers Alpha Khaki in White

A New Day for Dockers

Idle Hands Bar

Beer, Bourbon and Rock at Idle Hands

1stDibs Watch Buying Tips

Watch Buying Tips from

Aether Motorcycle Jackets

Aether Apparel Kits Out The Modern Road Warrior

Michael working with a local miller. Photo by Andy Dunaway

Michael Moran’s Passion for the Plank