Flipping through The Manual: How to wash your 501’s, Outdoor gear guide, and more

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.

Levi’s teaches us the proper way to wash jeans (or not)

Levi’s teaches us the proper way to wash jeans (or not)

Fresh water is scarce these days. We recommend you soak up Levi’s earth-friendly tips on how to wash jeans (or not).

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Take a seat: The Langhorne Stool

Take a seat: The Langhorne Stool

Revisit is a brand that creates products that are inspired by stories and places.

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Trekking: The summer 2015 outdoor gear guide

Trekking: The summer 2015 outdoor gear guide

Frankly, summer is a time best spent outdoors. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite pieces of gear, from sleeping bags and utility axes to headlamps and torso-forming backpacks, so you can spend less time mulling over the right equipment.

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Party like it’s 1933? Check out “the best cocktail shaker since prohibition”

Party like it’s 1933? Check out “the best cocktail shaker since prohibition”

Get in on the ground floor of this Kickstarter campaign and up your cocktail game with this innovative yet old school tool.

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Micro guide: Lynchburg, Virginia

Micro guide: Lynchburg, Virginia
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Located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains on the James River, Lynchburg is known as the hill city.

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Gaming

Can a great sports game have a great story? Nope. And ‘Madden NFL 19’ proves it

Madden NFL 19 returns with a story mode, but throwing in more on-field action ruins the game's attempt to put gamers in the shoes of a professional football star. It's not the only game making that mistake.
Emerging Tech

The Perseid meteor shower peaks this weekend! Here’s how to watch

Thanks to a new moon, 2018's Perseid Meteor Shower will be much easier to view, with even the dimmest meteors observable by the naked eye. Here's how to see the show this weekend, and where the views will be the best.
Movies & TV

Stay inside this summer with the best shows on Hulu, including 'Castle Rock'

It's often overwhelming to navigate Hulu's robust library of TV shows. To help, we've put together a list of the best shows on Hulu, whether you're into frenetic cartoons, intelligent dramas, or anything in between.
Photography

Photo FOMO: Leica Elpro turns plain lenses into macro, Fujifilm Fest returns

In this week's photo industry news, Leica launches a way to turn plain lenses into macro lenses. Artificial Intelligence keeps growing with new uses with Getty Images and the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 camera.
The Manual

Unleash the power of the hellacious new KTM 1290 Super Duke R

Roads are meant to be fought. Do that fighting with the Super Saiyan-like KTM 1290 Super Duke R, a naked motorcycle ready for any fight.
The Manual

Don’t call it a dinghy: Jet Capsule is a luxurious ‘Compact Yacht’ for the rich

For those times when you need to roll up to the marina in a Star Trek-worthy vessel, this one-of-a-kind boat has you covered.
The Manual

Escape in style with the best ultra-light travel trailers of 2018

It doesn't matter what kind of traveler you are — weekender, hardcore explorer, gear hauler, etc. — there's a camper for you.
The Manual

The Dynamiq GTT 165 Foiling superyacht is the toy boat you deserve

This "boat" is a 165-foot pleasure craft for the 1 percent of 1 percenters.
The Manual

Aston Martin revives the DBS and Superleggera nameplates for an epic fusion

Details on the DBS Superleggera are scarce at this time, but we do know Aston Martin's newest ride comes with quite the backstory.
The Manual

A review of Roofnest’s new rooftop tents

These hard-shell tents from Roofnest provide the best night's sleep on the road no matter where you're headed.
The Manual

13 best road trip cars, from the practical to the drool-worthy

When you're road tripping, you want a car that can go the distance — maybe even cross-country. But you also need to balance practicality with style.
The Manual

‘Pollution Pods’ let you choke on the air of the world’s most polluted cities

Did you know that the air in New Delhi shortens lives by up to four years? "Pollution Pods" give you a taste of the type of air that residents of the largest cities in the world breathe in every day.
The Manual

See how the iconic Ducati Monster has evolved over 25 years

The Ducati Monster created the "naked" street bike category in 1993. Twenty-five years later, Ducati is celebrating the bike's birthday all over the world.
The Manual

Ducati’s raucous XDiavel S bruiser cruiser is a riot to ride

Why not be comfortable when you have the power of a neutron star supernova waiting to be unleashed under your right fist?