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Fall Fashion 2015 Preview

Fashion may not change as fast for men as for women (thankfully), there are some new looks coming this fall. If you’re ready to get a head start for the biggest looks, read on. Grey. Or Gray. (Tomayto, Tomahto) The biggest color of the season was grey. And it showed up everywhere, from suits to [...]

August 25th, 2015|The MANifesto|0 Comments

Bucket List Adventure Trips: U.S.

Once the province of National Geographic and the likes of Edmund Hillary or Jacque Cousteau, adventure travel is now an equal opportunity trip. You don’t even have the leave the U.S. to find some of the most awesome adventures on. Here are few ideas to add to your bucket list: Surfing: Jaws, Hawaii Jaws, located [...]

August 22nd, 2015|The MANifesto|0 Comments

Easy Clothing Color Coordination

Feeling a little artistic or creative? Try thinking of dressing as a way to create a composition, like taking a terrific photo or painting a great picture. It’s a means of expression that’s accessible to everyone, even if you don’t know one end of a paintbrush from another. Take a moment to check out the [...]

August 19th, 2015|The MANifesto|0 Comments

Shirt, Meet Tie. Belt, Meet Shoes.

Whether you’re ready to step away from the jeans and T-shirts or not, there are times when a man has to Just. Look. Sharp. It might be for a job interview, or a special occasion, or simply the desire to emulate James Bond on a random Thursday. Whether you’re new to the suit and tie [...]

August 16th, 2015|The MANifesto|0 Comments

Best Vacation Spots You May Have Never Heard Of

You may have seen all the big sights in Paris or London or Beijing, but there are some roads less traveled still out there. Here’s a few of our favorite lesser-known gems to inspire your next vacation. Shangri-La, China The name itself evokes magic and mystery. In 2001 an area in China’s Yunnan province on [...]

August 13th, 2015|The MANifesto|0 Comments

Top 5 Essential Kitchen Items

Whether you’re a cooking newbie or a burgeoning Anthony Bourdain, there are a few essentials you need to have in your kitchen. Look for basic, multi-purpose, quality tools that will hold up over time and withstand a few splashes of sauce. Buy, use and love: A cast iron skillet. All kitchens need one of these [...]

August 10th, 2015|The MANifesto|0 Comments

Classic Looks Made Famous by Madmen Series

The hit television series Mad Men, which returns to screens on AMC on Sunday April 7 for the final season’s final episodes, has spawned a huge interest in hairstyles from the era. Its popularity is not just about the well-written, gripping storylines. The attention to retro detail and the classic style of Don Draper and [...]

April 2nd, 2015|The MANifesto|0 Comments

5 Essentials For Creating A StartUp

Are you dreaming of becoming the next Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk or Mark Cuban? Is there a business idea in your head so great that you’re practically bursting to share with the world before you spend the next thirty years lying on your yacht, petting your Lemur “Ben Franklin” and laughing maniacally to yourself? Well, [...]

March 28th, 2015|The MANifesto|0 Comments

Runways: Fashion Forecasts or Faux Pas

We've all seen it: 20-something skinny male model striding down a runway at Fashion Week, wearing something you wouldn't wear for a bet. But is it all conceptual posturing or is it worth it for our gender to take just a little bit more notice of the runway fashion trends? Women's magazines are [...]

March 26th, 2015|The MANifesto|0 Comments

5 Ways to be a ‘Stache Star

The humble mustache has received a lot of attention in recent years — becoming almost a hipster badge of honor. Signature ’staches aren’t found just on the faces of guys in black rimmed glasses — they can be found adorning everything from coffee mugs to beer toppers and a range of party 'staches for the [...]

March 17th, 2015|The MANifesto|0 Comments