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Adrère Amellal Eco Lodge, Siwa

Egypt’s Ultimate Eco Lodge, The Adrère Amellal

If you are looking for a truly far flung travel experience, a visit to eco lodge, Adrere Amellal in the Sahara Desert, is worth the journey.

Harris Tweed, The Manliest Cloth on Earth

Made in only one remote location in the world, Harris Tweed is the only fabric protected by its own act of Parliament. We went to Scotland to find out more.
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What’s Cool in Lynchburg, Virginia

Located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains on the James River, Lynchburg is known as the hill city, but should be known as a great place to visit.
Pablo Conejero Lopez

From Punk Bands to Poetry, Pablo Conejero Lopez is a True Renaissance Man

Pablo Conejero Lopez speaks toThe Manual about his poetry, punk rock band, and his personal style. Note: All his shirts are second-hand.

Unearthing the World’s Best Dressed Men in We Are Dandy

From America to Africa to Asia, dandyism is a way of life. It is fashion in the best sense, self-esteem through style. We review the book: We Are Dandy

Giveaway: Lab Series New Maxellence Line is Made from a Meteorite

LAB SERIES has tapped deep-space technology to create a new line of skincare products – The MAXELLENCE collection--derived from a Moroccan Meteorite.
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Lofts, larders and local cuisine. It’s all happening in Winston Salem, North Carolina

While preserving their Moravian heritage, Winston Salem is very much a modern and amusing place to visit.
Harvi Sahota

How Londoner Harvi Sahota, Landed in Alabama and Opened a Successful Design Firm

Harvi Sahota co-founded Matter, a multidisciplinary design firm. Today, we learn more about his career and personal style.

The Very Best of Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh, Scotland is full of kilt-blowing hikes, barrels full of whisky to sample, hearty farm-to-table feasts, and sartorially savvy shopping.
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Our New Favorite Cologne Inspired by Great American Landscapes – Source Adage

Source adage is an upstate New York fragrance brand that has recently released a line of American landscape inspired colognes and fragrances.
Nigel Barker

How Nigel Barker Moved from Model to Image Maker

From model to host on America's Next Top Model, Nigel Barker talks about his career and personal style, including his love of the classic white tee.
David Coggins

David Coggins Explores How Men Dress and Why in Men and Style

In this new book by David Coggins, "Men and Style: Essays, Interviews, and Considerations" explores how men dress and why.
Josh Taerk

How Meeting Bruce Springsteen’s Drummer Changed Josh Taerk’s Life

The Manual speaks to Canadian musician Josh Taerk about his career and personal style, including his love for t-shirts and accessories.
Cody Barnhill

Ski Pro Cody Barnhill has Another Serious Passion

Interview with pro skier Cody Barnhill about his amazing career, personal style (including his favorite picks) and his growing interest in sustainability.
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Book Review: Taavo Somer and his Freemans Empire

A review of the new book celebrating the innovative brand, FREEMANS from Taavo Somer in New York City, featuring behind the scenes looks at all his projects
Derrick Turner

Derrick Turner on the Tough World of Bartending

We interview New York's celebrity bartender Derrick Turner of Harding's bar to get the scoop on his career and personal style.
Jordan Andino

From French Laundry to a Filipino Taqueria, Jordan Andino Cooks Up his Own Path

Jordan Andino is a Filipino chef who has two restaurants in New York City and great personal style, including a love of Levi's, snap backs, and Tom James.
Brooks Bostick

Road Bike Racer Turned eCommerce Consultant Brooks Bostick

Today we meet Brooks Bostick and learn about his career and personal style
Khalil Tawil

Khalil Tawil Posted on Craigslists for Home Cooked Meals

Today we meet the founder of Umi Kitchen, Khalil Tawil who sat down with us to talk more about his homemade meals app and his own personal style.
Oars & Alps

Oars + Alps, a Skincare Line for the Outdoor Dude

Oars + Alps launched a direct to consumer grooming line for the outdoor adventurer incudling a solid face wash, 2-in-1 moisturizer, and natural deodorant.
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Country Music Newcomer Clayton Anderson on Getting Girls and His Personal Style

The Manual speaks to country singer Clayton Anderson about his budding music career and his own personal style, including his secret weapon: fragrance.
Simone Falco

Chef Simone Falco has Classic Neapolitan Style on His Plate and in His Closet

Chef and Owner of Rossopomodoro, Simone Falco, discusses his career and personal style including his love of Neapolitan suits and Canada Goose outerwear.

Never Darken A Drug Store Door Again Thanks To Morgans

Morgan Hirsh recently launched his own company of natural, personal care products that you can order at will. It's aptly called "Morgans."
Soho House

Soho House Barbershop, Neville, Launches its Own Grooming Line

Soho House barbershop, Neville, launches their own range of grooming products including a hair pomade, putty, and sea salt texturizing spray.
Kevin Neal

How Kevin Neal’s Small Town Upbringing Got him to the Top

We meet Kevin Neal, the founder of Moenio and discuss his career and personal style.
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Luis Fernandez Micro Guide to Medellin, Colombia

Luis Fernandez guides us through Medellin Colombia
Travis Rice

Travis Rice, One of Snowboardings Most Influential, on his Career and Style

The Manual speaks to professional snowboarder Travis Rice about his career and personal style, including his love of Quicksilver and bolo ties.
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5 Reasons Why Every Man Needs a Blue Blazer

The blue blazer is an American classic. Here are five tips on why every man needs a blue blazer from American Woolen Company's owner, Jacob Harrison Long.
Cumberland Island

Dinner Bells and Wild Horses at Cumberland Island’s Greyfield Inn

The Manual explores the Greyfield Inn, a historic 19th century mansion retreat of Thomas and Lucy Carnegie, located on Georgia's Cumberland Island.
Jason Antin

Colorado Based Mountain Climber Jason Antin Brings his Dream to Reality

Mountain Climber Jason Antin discusses his career and gives us the scoop on all his favorite outdoor gear, clothes, and accessories.
Matt Taylor

Matt Taylor of Tracksmith Found his Calling at Yale

Tracksmith founder Matt Taylor discusses his running track career while at Yale, his current career at Tracksmith, and his own personal style.
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BluffWorks New Blazer is Bananas

Bluffworks has made a wrinkle-free, breathable, 10-pocketed blazer that you can throw in the wash and not have to worry about a trip to the dry-cleaner's.
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A Guide to Tailoring

Master Tailor Lord Willy offers up his sartorial guide to tailoring, including details on how to wear a shirt, tie, and what kind of starter suit to buy.
Roger Jacobsen

American Whiskey’s Chef Roger Jacobsen

We speak to chef Roger Jacobsen about his career and personal style
The Manual Redesign

Welcome to The Manual Redesign

You may have noticed a few changes around The Manual lately. With the Manual Redesign fully implemented, we're excited to introduce you to our new look.
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How a Broken Leg Helped Mountain Athlete Anton Krupicka

The Manual speaks to mountain athlete Anton Krupicka about his career, personal style, and how a broken leg helped him grow as a multi-discipline athlete.
lee jimenez fitness tips

10 Fitness Tips from Body Battle Fitness’s Lee Jimenez

Fitness guru, Lee Jimenez, offers 10 fitness tips--from establishing goals to finding your motivation--to keep your body looking it's best all year round.
Apolis Market bag

Amped! Apolis Market Bag Now Customizable

Apolis launched the Customizable Market Bag, allowing consumers to customize the brand’s best-selling item for the purpose of gifting or personalization.
Cole Haan, Made in Maine

Cole Haan launches limited Made in Maine Collection

Cole Haan has you covered with the launch of Made in Maine – a limited edition collection of time-honored designs made with leathers of the highest quality.
Daniel Churchill

‘Dude Food’ Chef Daniel Churchill on his personal style

The Manual interviews Chef Daniel Churchill about his career, personal style, and how food brings everyone together, no matter their background.
Fall Essentials Giveaway

Our autumn-diculous fall essentials giveaway

From Koio to Jimmy Lion, everything you need to succeed this autumn is in our fall essentials giveaway, worth $1250. Check it out for your chance to win.

Glenfiddich launches limited edition menswear

Josh Peskowitz, co-founder of concept shop, MAGASIN, asked 4 of his favorite labels to create bespoke pieces for the Glenfiddich Wardrobe XXI collection.
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How the World Cup changed Curtis Brown’s career

The Manual speaks with Curtis Brown to learn more about his career as the founder of Kicks to the Pitch and also his own personal style.
Ted Baker Labor Day sale

Our top five favorite pieces from the Ted Baker Labor Day Sale

Our picks from Ted Baker Labor Day sale. This sale only runs until, well, Labor Day (Monday, folks!) so click while you can.
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Cobbler Union opens new menswear haven today in ATL

Two-year-old Atlanta-based small-batch luxury men's shoe brand, Cobbler Union, opens its biggest retail space yet in Atlanta, Georgia.
Dale Talde

Chef Dale Talde Dishes on his personal style in Miami

We speak to Top Chef's Chef Dale Talde of Talde Brooklyn, Jersey City, & Miami Beach, about his career and personal style.
Jamie Schweid

How the tech bubble got Jamie Schweid back in the family business

Schweid & Sons, Jamie Schweid talks to The Manual about the burst tech bubble, his family business, burgers, and his own personal style.
Alex McCrery

Seinfeld’s former chef Alex McCrery launches workwear brand

Chef Alex McCrery discusses his career, new brand and his personal style.
opening a bar

Opening a bar? Read these tips

Are you dabbling with the dream of opening your own bar? The Manual got some tips on designing and opening a bar from hospitality designer, Jeffrey Beers.
Turnbull & asser

Book Bound: British shirt and tie icon Turnbull & Asser turns 130

Iconic British brand Turnbull & Asser celebrates 130 years in business with a new book detailing their esteemed and interesting history.