Cator Sparks

Cator Sparks

Cator Sparks is Editor-in-Chief of TheManual.com. 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
Living

How To Get Your House Ready to Sell: 5 Tips from the Pros

Emboldened by a barrage of HGTV before-and-after montages, a lot of sellers come to us armed with sledgehammers and goggles
Fashion & Style

Style Skills: How to Pair a Tie with the Correct Collar

This will help you look like you know what you're doing.
Travel

Cavorting in Cavalier Country: The Best of Charlottesville, Virginia

There is a lot to see in Cavalier Country.
Travel

Find the Soul of the South in Savannah, Georgia

Getting the great of Garden City.
Fashion & Style

Alexandre Douzet’s Fat Dog Changed his Career Path for the Better

"I realized my dog was gaining a lot of weight."
Grooming

Instagram’s Favorite Bearded Gent, Luke Ditella Talks Up his Five Favorite Cities

This Estee Lauder Brand Ambassador has caught the travel bug.
Fashion & Style

The Low Down On the Strangest Tuxedo Component, the Cummerbund

Of all the accessories that compose a classic Black Tie ensemble, the cummerbund is unquestionably one of the least popular.
Travel

Exploring the South: The Best of Charleston, South Carolina

Our favorite places to eat, shop, and stay in the Holy City.
Food & Drink

The Manual Celebrate’s Al Young’s 50th Anniversary with Four Roses Bourbon

Mr. Young signed books and regaled us all with the iconic brand history
Fashion & Style

How Tristan Cameron-Harper went from Ice Hockey Champ to Kilted Yogi Celebrity

Don't you wish you were famous for doing yoga in a kilt on Youtube?
Fashion & Style

From Writing Songs at 14 to Touring with Willie Nelson, Steve Moakler is Living the Dream

"I started releasing music independently and touring when I was 19."
Fashion & Style

From Mill to Maker: Our Handmade Suit Experience with Martin Greenfield

Mr. Greenfield is affectionately known as 'America’s Tailor.'
Fashion & Style

Blazing his Own Trail, Thomas J. Carroll Talks Career and Personal Style

"I love to lean in and over to see where the horizon is taking shape."
Travel

The Ned in London is the Most Exciting Hotel to Open this Year

When the building that The Ned is housed in was constructed in 1924, it was the largest clearing house bank in the world.
Fashion & Style

Jason Wagg Worked for Tom Ford and Now Helps Young Menswear Designers Succeed

For this week's Worn Out Wednesday, Jason Wagg, co-founder of THE ENSIGN, speaks to us about his career and personal style.
Fashion & Style

From Sheep Farm to Style Arbiter, Nicholas Pakradooni Tells His Tale

When I moved to Paris in 2013, I started to understand fashion a lot more
Grooming

Celebrate JFK’s 100th Birthday by Wearing his Favorite Cologne

It has a fresh and spicy scent that is now known as ‘the fragrance of the leader’.
Travel

Where to Eat and Shop at Atlanta’s Amazing Ponce City Market

Built in 1926, this renovated warehouse features more shops and restaurants than you'll know what to do with.
Fashion & Style

How One Transformational Week Inspired John Murray to Jump into Power Yoga

My work is dedicated to the empowerment of others
Living

Dixon Rye is Atlanta’s Awesome Design Destination

Shopping here can take any guy’s space from Dukes of Hazard to Duke of Windsor.
Fashion & Style

Staff Sergeant (Ret.) Johnny ‘Joey’ Jones Turned Tragedy into Advocacy

"Why cover up my most unique fashion accessory; my robot legs!"