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OB/VS Founder Kelly Dachtler on Climate-Adaptable Footwear and Changing the Shoe Game

OB/VS is a direct-to-consumer footwear brand that specializes in creating the world's most versatile footwear. We sat down with the founder, Kelly Dachtler, to understand more about climate-adaptable footwear, including what exactly it is, what it does, and how the idea came about.
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Harry’s Post-Shave Mist Review: The Refreshment Your Face Needs

Harry's, the direct-to-consumer razor and men's grooming product purveyor, has released its latest product: Harry's Post-Shave Mist. Refreshing, cooling, and quick, this unique formulate has become our go-to aftershave soother. Here's our review.
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Best Cyber Monday Deals On Men’s Clothes You Can Buy Online

Save yourself some frustration time by kicking back, cracking open a cold one, and getting all your holiday shopping done from the comfort of your home. These are the best Cyber Week deals on menswear and clothing, from suits to basics.
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Best Black Friday Deals on Top-Quality Grooming Products for Men

Despite its somber-sounding name, Black Friday is a day full of deals, discounts, and unbelievable steals on everything, but it's the grooming goods that are really the stars of the seasonal shopping season. Don't sleep on the best deals on men's grooming products. Get out there and get shopping.
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Best Black Friday Deals On Men’s Clothes You Can Buy Online

Save yourself some gas, frustration, and, more importantly, time by kicking back, cracking open a cold one, and getting all your Black Friday shopping done from the comfort of your home. These are the best Black Friday deals on menswear and clothing, from suits to basics.
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Beards, Booze, and Bacon: The Southeast Alaska Episode

For this week’s episode The Manual Podcast, we chat about visiting America's largest and arguably most beautiful state: Alaska. However, since Alaska is so huge, we actually limit our coverage specifically to Southeast Alaska.
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How to Ice Fish: Everything You Need to Know Before You Go

Ice fishing can be complicated, dangerous, and also extremely relaxing. We put together the best tips, tricks, and gear to help you catch the big one.
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Get a Beard as Shiny as Santa’s with This 2018 Beard Oil Advent Calendar

Keep your beard as shiny and healthy as Santa's for the 24 days leading up to Christmas with this great Beard Oil Advent Calendar. Featuring 24 different beard oils from UK-based The Bearded Man Company, there's an oil for everyone this Christmas calendar.
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Hugh Hefner’s Iconic Silk Smoking Jacket Is Up for Auction

You can get your hands on Hugh Hefner's silk smoking jacket — that is, as long as you've got the dough to pay for it. The 'Playboy' personal collection is on the bidding block now through November 30, 2018, via Julen's Auctions.
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The Snow Peak Pendleton Wool Blanket Is Camp Comfort Done Right

Made from extremely soft and luxurious, 100-percent pure virgin wool, the Snow Peak Pendleton Wool Blanket is crafted using old-world techniques right here in the United States.
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Hate Hostels? Hilton’s New Hotel Concept Wants to Change That

The problem with hostels is that they're often too public. Hilton Hotel's latest brand, Motto, aims to ease the pain of cheap travel by offering a hostel-like hotel that will exceed all budget travelers' expectations.
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How to Get Rid of a Cold, According to an Actual Doctor

Every year, cold and flu season hits like a hurricane. For advice on how to get rid of a cold quickly, we turned to Dr. Kate Moran, emergency medicine physician for USACS Colorado West, for some doctor's orders.
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Aesop x Rimowa Köln Travel Kit Is the Dream Dopp Kit

For the Aesop x Rimowa Köln Travel Kit, the designers and engineers at Rimowa created a custom-built aluminum case in their signature style, with a wooden inlay for added wow-factor and additional protection for the slew of Aesop's quality grooming goods within.
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Lems Trailhead Hiking Shoe Is Just as at Home on the Trail as It Is at the Taproom

The Lems Trailhead shoe features a mountain to town outsole with a low-profile rubber tread that has no problem maintaining traction on the trail, while also remaining durable enough when pounding the pavement in the city.
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Nanopresso is the Go-Anywhere Personal Espresso Machine You Need Now

Sometimes you just need a shot of espresso. Whether you're on an epic road trip miles from the nearest Starbucks or trekking the backcountry miles from anything, the Nanopresso personal, portable espresso machine is the answer to your espresso addict prayers.
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Get Your Feet Winter-Ready with the New Danner Weatherized Collection

Danner's new Weatherized Collection features two of the brand's leading styles, the Raptor 650 (based on the Explorer 650) and the Mountain 600, which have been one-upped with better insulation, winter-ready outsoles, and mountain town style.
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Clarks and Pendleton Woolen Mills Teamed Up for the Perfect Patterned Boot

There's a new pair of boots on the block from English footwear-maker Clarks and American-woolens maker, Pendleton Woolen Mills, and they have just the right amount of color and spice to stand-out (and brighten up) any gray-skied fall day.
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Beards, Booze, and Bacon: The Fantasy Formula One Episode

Now, if you want to go fast in fantasy sports, too, you can, thanks to Grid Rival and its fantasy Formula One league. We sat down with founder Ross Fruin to find out more.
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Beards, Booze, and Bacon: The Mongolian Cashmere Episode

On this week's episode of The Manual podcast, we sit down with founder of Naadam cashmere clothing, Matt Scanlan, to hear how a trip to Mongolia turned into a failed non-profit that eventually became the direct-to-consumer cashmere brand that Naadam is today.
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Whiskey Ridge House Could Be Your Luxurious Personal ‘Walden’ (For a Price)

Lovers of the Old West, battere may have just found the holy grail of real estate: 705 Whiskey Ridge House. And it's for sale. The property is dubbed "Walden" in reference to the home's gorgeous natural surroundings, similar to those that Henry David Thoreau escaped to.
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The Waldorf Astoria Bangkok Offers Five-Star Luxury for a Three-Star Price

The newly opened Waldorf Astoria Bangkok, the brand's first Southeast Asian property, is a luxurious, design-savvy hotel in the heart of Thailand's capital that offers all the amenities and assets of a five-star hotel for what is literally a three-star price.
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The British Virgin Islands Are Back: Where to Stay and What to Do in this Caribbean Paradise

One year after Hurricane Irma set its devastating sights on the small Caribbean island nation, the British Virgin Islands are back and ready for business. Here are the best places to stay and things to do in this tropical island escape.
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Opinel Nomad Kit Offers the World’s First Fold-Out Vegetable Peeler

Opinel, the venerable French knife manufacturer, has just released its latest innovation in the everyday carry world as part of the brand's recent Nomad Kit: a fold-out vegetable peeler. Yes, gentleman, this may, in fact, be a world first.
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Old Spice Unleashes Beard Care Line with NFL Brothers Travis and Jason Kelce

After years of telling men to smell better through hilarious television commercials, Old Spice has finally entered the facial hair grooming world with Beard Collection. The brand teamed up with the beard-sporting, NFL-playing brothers, Jason and Travis Kelce, to spread the good news.
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Adidas Originals X Oyster Holdings’ 2 New Pairs of Kicks Are Streamlined Throwbacks

Adidas Originals has teamed up with Los-Angeles-based lifestyle brand Oyster Holdings for a pair of sneakers with throwback styling dedicated to European terrace culture and heritage: the all-white BW Army and the surprisingly colorful Twinstrike.
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Dwyane Wade Teams Up With Away for a Suitcase Designed for Wine and Other Awesome Travel Stuff

Dwyane Wade and Away have created a frequent traveler's dream suite of suitcases and accessories, including a dopp kit, duffel pack, packing cubes, and a suitcase specifically designed for traveling with wine.
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Nest Homeware’s American-Made Cast Iron Pans Are Functional Pieces of Art

Since 2013, Nest Homeware has been producing quality cast iron cookware that isn't just functional, but also beautiful. Sculpture-like in their design, the brand's full line of pots and pans feature nature-inspired handles that cook just as well on the stove as they look while off it.
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The Best Buys from Moosejaw’s Massive 96-Hour Sale

We found the best buys from Moosejaw's 96-Hour Sale so you don't have to sift through the hundreds of deals to find the one you're looking for. With everything from tents to technical gear to sleeping pads, Moosejaw's deep discounts can be found in every outdoor category.
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This Is the $75 Cashmere Sweater You Need In Your Closet Now

To the average Joe like you and me who want top-quality cashmere for prices that aren't equivalent to the out-of-pocket cost of a minor surgery, buying cashmere just wasn't worth the expense. Until now. With Naadam's Essential Cashmere Sweater, you get ethical clothing at a super low price.
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This Sweater Will Make You Think Twice About Hating Turtlenecks

If you're part of the population that hates turtlenecks, have you considered that the problem isn't the turtleneck itself, but the fabric it's made from? Canadian knitwear brand Twenty Montreal's fleece turtleneck is proof that better materials make better sweaters.
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P. Tendercool Furniture is Made of Wood Sourced from Traditional Southeast Asian Homes

Specializing in bespoke creations, Thailand's P. Tendercool is a made-to-order furniture company that you won't see in any old department store. Most of the wood is sourced from Southeast Asia — not from the forests, but from traditional Southeast Asian homes.
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Zipstitch is the Suture-Less Bandage Every Outdoorsman Needs

What do you do when you're 10 miles into a 20-mile backpacking trek through the backcountry when you trip over a root, fall, hit your knee on a rock, and wind up with an inch-long gash that bleeds profusely and is too big to close with a regular bandage or gauze wound-wrap? You pull out a ZipStitch.
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Would You Light a Candle That Smells Like Chinese Takeout?

Cool Material, the popular online retailer of all things cool, is offering a candle scented like your favorite Chinese takeout. Lght it up and pretend you're a New Yorker living above a Chinese buffet or simply set it out on your coffee table and admire the origami, paper carton design.
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Peak Design’s Travel Line Is the Kind of Compartmentalized Luggage Bag We love

Peak Design's new travel collection is no different from their previous, successful photography bags and accessory crowdfunding projects. It's good looking, extremely functional, and has more pockets in it than you'll know what to do with.
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Boulder Denim 2.0 Are the Stretchiest, Most Comfortable Jeans You Can Buy

The original Boulder Denim had a lot of great features, like extreme stretch and water resiliency, but there is always room for improvement when it comes to a product as ubiquitous as the blue jean. Now, Boulder Denim has released their Denim 2.0 in both active and slim fit styles.
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United By Blue and Danner Boots Team Up for Brilliant Bison Boots

A rare and exciting collaboration between United By Blue and Danner Boots has resulted in the unique and sustainable UBB x Danner Light Bison Boots.
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Win a Luxurious Travel Cocktail Set In Honor of The Manual Spirit Awards

To celebrate The Manual's first-ever Spirit Awards for best American craft liquor and spirits, we teamed up with Legacy - A Picnic Time Brand to give two lucky winners each one of the brand's fantastic Hamilton Travel Cocktail Sets.
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Reebok Releases DMX Run 10 Predator for Superfans and Sneakerheads Alike

Rebook's DMX Run 10 sneakers get a Predator-style makeover in honor of the 2018 remake, which is scheduled to hit theater on September 14. There are so many movie references, we don't even know where to start.
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Ever Heard of a Cigar Box Guitar? This Book Teaches You How to Build One.

Cigar box guitars are DIY instruments that are low on cost but big on sound, says author and musician Shane Speal in his new book, 'Making Poor Man's Guitars: Cigar Box Guitars, the Frying Pan Banjo, and Other DIY Instruments.'
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The Monocabin is the Pre-Built Tiny Cabin You Can Actually Afford

Canadian design and construction company Drop Structures, which focuses on "small, lifestyle-specific luxury spaces," wants you to be able to afford a tiny cabin. And by the looks of the team's latest creation, the Monocabin, they've achieved their goal.
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Topo Designs and Chacos Team Up for Colorful Mega Z Cloud Sandal

For the Topo Designs X Chaco collaboration, both brands' love of graphic elements and bright colors resulted in a sandal (and accompanying bag and accessory line) that is an homage to the Memphis Group of postmodern art and design, as well as a practical leap into the hype-fashion world.
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The Best Back-to-School Backpacks for the Coming Year

We've rounded up the best back to school backpacks for 2018, so you don't have to sift through all the zippers, straps, and capacity that set apart so many packs today.
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A Lesson in Form and Function with the Timex X Todd Snyder Beekman Watch

Inspired by a retro chrono from the Timex archives, the Timex X Todd Snyder Beekman Watch is a modernized version of an old-school, racing tachymeter timepiece. Able to calculate the speed of passing object, this watch can tell you the time and how fast those racing cars are going.
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It’s National Men’s Grooming Day: Celebrate With Some of Our Favorite Grooming Goods and Gear

While it might be a made-up holiday, National Men's Grooming Day does draw attention to an often maligned or entirely ignored subject: men's grooming. In honor of the holiday, The Manual spotlights a few good grooming brands and gear all guys should know.
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Beards, Booze, and Bacon: The Hawaii Episode

On this week's episode of The Manual podcast, we discuss the great things to do, places to stay, where to eat, and what to drink on Hawaii Island. Our stories involve recommendations, Sailor Jerry, and a machete.
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You Can Own Riverrun Castle From ‘Game of Thrones’ (Well, Part of It Anyway)

Known in the real world as Gosford Castle, the estate that served as the outside of Riverrun castle in Game of Thrones is on the market for an astonishingly low price of just $640,000. The catch? That price is only for part of the castle, but it still includes 15 bedrooms.
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The PF Flyers X Ball and Buck Center Lo Sneaks are the Perfect Shoes for Summer’s End

PF Flyers teamed up with Ball and Buck for their latest summer sneaker collaboration: The PF Flyers X Ball and Buck Center Lo. Wear them anywhere from the office to the beach to the end of summer barbecue and we guarantee you'll get looks--in a good way.
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Is this the Fanciest (And Most Expensive) Pedal Boat Ever?

The Beau Lake Runabout combines the classic design and styling of traditional wooden boats and yachts with eco-friendly (and old-school) pedal-powered propulsion. It's also really, really expensive.

The Bothy Project Inspires a Hiking Hut Pre-Fab and Artists’ Retreat

Traditionally found in remote areas of Scotland, Ireland, England, and Wales, a bothy is often a primitive, stone and wood hut used for hikers and hill walkers to shelter in overnight. The Bothy Project seeks to create a modern system of off-grid, tiny cabins used primarily as artist residency spaces.
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Naked Labs’ 3D Body-Scanning Smart Mirror Tracks Fitness Progress in Real Time

Including a full-length, 3D-scanning smart mirror and connected rotating scale, along with a mobile app, Naked easily tracks a user's body's changes over time, whether from one day to the next, month to month, or even hourly.