Jodie Kharas

Jodie Kharas

Jodie Kharas is a style, art and culture writer who lives in London. She has contributed to the online platforms of POP, Twin, The Plant Journal and Dossier Journal, as well as well-known brands including Whistles and Primark, and has written for print titles that include Glass magazine and Velour. Her creative expertise stretches to trend forecasting and global research, creating tailored trend analysis, city guides and exhibition reviews in her previous role as a Travel & Arts Editor for market-leading fashion information service WGSN.
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Fashion & Style

A Chat About FW14 with CWST

California-based menswear brand CWST is all about super wearable low-key luxury. Founders Joe Sadler and Derek Buse take a refreshingly natural approach to design. The pair are advocates of essential clothing, always avoiding superfluous…
Fashion & Style

Lessons in Layering – Commune de Paris FW14

We’ve been admiring the artful collections of Parisian-based label Commune de Paris for a few seasons now. But it’s the fall/winter 2014 offering that has captured our imagination and love of lazy, mindless dressing – just cast your…
Fashion & Style

History Repeating: Talking Menswear with Jenny Schwarz

Menswear designer Jenny Schwarz looks to the past to create awesome men's clothing for the future. The ethos behind her eponymous brand calls for meticulous quality and craftsmanship fused with a rugged take on smart styling. The resulting…
Living

Top 5 Coffee Table Books for the Holidays

When in doubt this holiday shopping season, gift an awesome coffee table book. As long as you choose something beautiful, that will retain its relevance for years to come, you can’t go wrong. Fortunately, there is a luscious crop of new…
Fashion & Style

The Manual’s Top 5 Rucksacks for Fall/Winter 2014

The start of a new season calls for a trusty, incredibly stylish new vessel – are we right? The rucksack has to be one of our all-time favourites. Check out our top five selection of practical, achingly cool versions for fall/winter.
Fashion & Style

The London Series by Natural Selection

London-based menswear brand Natural Selection has introduced their inaugural ready to wear collection with a truly awesome campaign. Formerly a denim brand specializing exclusively in Japanese selvedge, Natural Selection has launched ‘The…
Fashion & Style

Catching up with Finlay & Co

British sunglasses brand, Finlay & Co, produce forward-thinking handmade eyewear to die for. Since the brand was founded in 2012 by David Lochhead, Dane Butler & Tom Stannard, the innovative designs have garnered an impressive…
Fashion & Style

The Manual’s Top 5 Chambray Shirts for Fall

In terms of getting dressed, fall is a tricky season. The urge to wrap-up in a substantial knit is still a little premature yet; a t-shirt can leave you feeling a little too fresh. Which brings us to the chambray shirt - the ideal staple…
Fashion & Style

STAG comes to Venice

Here at The Manual, we’re big fans of STAG’s inaugural Austin store. So when we heard that the clothing and lifestyle brand has opened their second store in Venice, California, we were over the moon.
Food & Drink

The Top 5 Steak Houses in London Right Now

Love a steak? We hear ya. The London restaurant scene is currently head over heels for prime, juicy cuts too. Read on for our top five steak houses, for when you’re next in town. 1. The Hawksmoor Ask any London for their top steak house…
Fashion & Style

The Manual’s Top 5 Winter Coats

Can you feel that? That’s fall gently nudging you to invest in a new coat for the cold season. Fear not, we have five awesome options to ensure you hunker down in style. 1. Mason Mac by A.P.C. This is timeless option perfect for the…
Fashion & Style

Snow Peak Introduces Awesome Menswear for Fall

If we were planning a kick ass camping trip, Snow Peak would be our one-stop-shop for all those outdoor essentials. The Portland-based brand has built an impressive following on account of their intelligent, beautifully crafted range which…
Fashion & Style

Taking Five with Patrick Grant of E.Tautz

Patrick Grant is a man to admire. Firstly, he's notoriously good looking - utter his name to anyone in the industry and watch them turn misty-eyed. Secondly, he bought and resurrected two traditional British menswear brands, Norton &…
Feel Good Friday

Feel Good Friday: 3RD HOME

Initially, you may wonder how a premier reciprocal travel club for luxury second homeowners could be connected to anything remotely philanthropic, but you’re gonna wanna hear us out. Giles Adams, partner and president of 3RD Home, is a…
Fashion & Style

Introducing Portuguese Flannel

Now that we find ourselves at the tail end of summer, the urge for a sumptuous flannel shirt has resurfaced. Right now, it’s the beautifully crafted versions from new brand Portuguese Flannel that we’re really interested in. The brand…
Fashion & Style

The Dos and Don’ts of T-shirts According to Sunspel CEO Nicholas Brooke

The t-shirt is an essential component of any wardrobe, whatever the season. As we prepare to make the transition from wearing this integral piece on it's own every day to layering it up for fall, we caught up with Nicholas Brooke, t-shirt…
Living

The 5 Most Awesome Yachts in the World

In our dreams we own a yacht…a super slick yacht with a full crew, a swimming pool and a swish built-in bar. As ultra-luxe as that may sound to us, when we saw the line-up for the upcoming Cannes Yachting Festival, our humble dreams were…
Food & Drink

Beer banter with Clapton Craft

The craft beer movement is huge in London right now. I mean, really huge. So local craft beer connoisseurs rejoiced when Clapton Craft opened in East London earlier this year. The store, founded by William Jack and Tom McKim, has already…
Travel

Vacation with a difference at Le Grand Bellevue, Gstaad

Don’t get us wrong, we love a beach vacation as much as the next dude. But we can’t help craving a little more of an experience from a trip these days. Something a little more left field that we’ll be recalling for weeks after at the…
Fashion & Style

Orlebar Brown x Sperry Top-Sider: Summer Slip-ons

Don’t you just love summer? The days are longer, people are happier and the shoes are really really awesome thanks to Orlebar Brown’s latest collaboration with Sperry Top-Sider. Dubbed Doug (so good), the small collection consists of…
Fashion & Style

Herschel Supply Co. X Champion: Awesome Every Day Bags

Carting your work paraphernalia and gadgets and gym kit from A to B on a daily basis requires a truly versatile bag. Fortunately, Manual favorite Herschel Supply Co. has teamed up with longstanding sportswear brand Champion to produce a…
Travel

Why We Love Fitzrovia, London

A cool place with a fancy name
Fashion & Style

The Manual Talks Summer Shirts with Chris Olberding from Gitman Vintage

  Gitman Vintage love a summer shirt almost as much as we do. Each season, the division line of parent brand Gitman Bros, look to their own design archives to resurrect and reimagine their favourite shirts for the present season. The…