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
Food & Drink

How to Make a Rum Old Fashioned

We asked an expert to walk us through the recipe in a step-by-step video.
Food & Drink

How to Make Sushi at Home

Chef Takebata from Miyabi Sushi Bar in Charleston, South Carolina, also shares some of his favorite recipes and kitchen knives.
Outdoors

Shooting Sports: 6 Pro Tips to Make You a Better Shot

"As I try to emphasize with all new shooters, getting comfortable is critical to success."
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.