Flipping through The Manual: Breakfast booze, stargazing stops, handmade surfboards

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.

The Canadian-based Moose Knuckles is your ticket to a warm (and stylish) winter


The Canadian brand Moose Knuckles recently announced it’s expanding its premium outwear company into the United States just in time for the winter months.

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Forget Bloody Marys and Mimosas: Here’s 4 unconventional drinks that go great with brunch


Boozing at breakfast is quite possibly the greatest thing ever — but unfortunately everyone seems to drink the same tired old cocktails

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Victor Cruz teams up with denim brand 3×1


“Designing this collection gave me an opportunity to create pieces I have always wanted to wear, but could never find.”

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Trekking: Skate meets surf with Iris’ handmade surfboards


Iris may have made a name for itself crafting decks composed of recycled skateboards, but the company’s latest offerings are more apt for the waves down the road than the concrete streets lining your local neighborhood.

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Timepieces forged from the leather of rock gods


Nixon is taking leather donated by rock legends, repurposing it to create one-of-a-kind timepieces, and donating the proceeds to a substance addiction recovery charity for troubled musicians.

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Dark Skies: The 3 best places in the U.S. to see the stars


Whether you simply love stargazing or are looking to bolster your night sky photography skills, there are certified dark sky parks throughout the U.S.

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(Washington State Parks)