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Flipping through The Manual: Perfect paddles, derby drinks, scenic summer spots

Burned out on apps, keys and screens? Improve your analog life this weekend! Digital Trends’ brother site The Manual exists to give men straight-up advice, from unspoken suit rules you need to know, to the latest in fashion, food, drink, travel, grooming and culture. Here are a few of our favorite stories to appear on The Manual lately.

Trekking: Sanborn paddles are as functional as they are handsome

Trekking: Sanborn paddles are as functional as they are handsome

Cousins Zak Fellman and Todd Randall have been hand crafting their wooden canoe paddles for more than six years. They’re gorgeous, hand-painted and built to last, rendering them as suitable for your cabin wall as the open water before you.

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Keep it clean with our favorite shoes for spring

Keep it clean with our favorite shoes for spring

These fresh shoes are outfitted with smooth suede, white uppers, and lightweight comfort to keep you on your feet long into those summer nights.

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Summer hot spots: Where to head to on vacation this year

Summer hot spots: Where to head to on vacation this year

Wondering where to go this summer? You’ll build lasting memories at these five under-the-radar spots.

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Let it ride with these tasty Kentucky Derby drinks

Let it ride with these tasty Kentucky Derby drinks

There will be plenty of Mint Juleps to go around on Kentucky Derby Day, but this year why not try some alternatives? Thanks to our friends at American Whiskey, we’ve got some brand new Kentucky Derby drinks for you.

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The earth-loving man’s guide to reducing waste

The earth-loving man’s guide to reducing waste

Betty and John Shelley were able to fit a year’s worth of garbage into a single trash bin. If you want to learn how to reduce waste, heed their words.

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Earth-friendly tips on how to wash jeans (or not)

Earth-friendly tips on how to wash jeans (or not)

This Earth Day, Levi’s wants to teach you how to wash jeans. Their advice is simple: Don’t wash your jeans.

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