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Flipping through The Manual: Shirts for trail to town, build-your-own sunglasses

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: Go from the trail to town with these 5 shirts

Trekking: Go from the trail to town with these 5 shirts

You don’t always have to sacrifice style for function. Plenty of outdoor apparel companies — Patagonia, Icebreaker, etc. — offer hiking-centric shirts that take a fashionable approach to practicality. Here are our current favorites.

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SUM Sunglasses: Create your own style

SUM Sunglasses: Create your own style

Why have just one pair of sunglasses, when you can change parts to make thousands of color combinations?

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Filet mignon beef jerky is the best kind of beef jerky

Filet mignon beef jerky is the best kind of beef jerky

Rather than haphazardly stuffing some mechanically processed meat into a dehydrator, these guys start with one of the best cuts you can find on a cow: the lean, tender, and supremely succulent filet mignon.

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The Manual’s guide to shaping a beard

The Manual’s guide to shaping a beard

Shaping a beard is an art that requires discipline and plenty of experimentation. For help learning how to shape a beard, we turned to Karen Lynn Accattato.

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4 barrel-aged gins to blow your barrel-aged mind

4 barrel-aged gins to blow your barrel-aged mind

While you may think of certain things when gin is mentioned, craft distilleries are working hard to change that conception by producing barrel-aged gins. These spirits retain the wonderful botanical flavors of gin while adding a complexity and smoothness that comes from the aging process.

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Escape the city with a great day hike

Escape the city with a great day hike

Nature awaits even near most big cities: get out there and hit the trails!

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