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Flipping through The Manual: Oak bottles, upcycled leather, meat from a truck

Burned out on apps, keyboards, 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.

Looptworks and Langlitz Leathers waste not, want not

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Looptworks doesn’t harvest its materials from the Earth or from beasts of the field; rather, they get their materials from the scrap piles of classy brands.

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Forget barrels; age your hooch in small batches with the Oak Bottle

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Oak barrels are magical. Put something inside of them, and with a bit of patience they spit out something drastically better. The only problem is that aging is traditionally done in 55-gallon oak barrels — unless you’ve got an Oak Bottle

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Seriously concentrated serums

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Boost your moisturizing game and hydrate your skin with these concentrated serums.

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A man’s gotta meat

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Men, if they’re like most men (and aren’t vegetarians, who are still men, but who may want to go ahead and click on over to another article…), like meat. And if my calculations are correct, more meat is better than less meat. So I really think you should meet a strangely charming company know as Zaycon Fresh. Because oh man, do they know how to meat.

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Fall Festivals: Oyster cook-off and craft beer at The Hangout

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An awesome festival of oysters, craft beer, and music at the Hangout in Gulf Shores, Alabama.

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Learn everything about tacos from Tacopedia

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From the history of the taco to where to get the best ones in Mexico, Tacopedia goes over everything you’ve ever wanted to know about the taco.

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