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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Smart Home

Beermkr is the all-in-one craft beer homebrewing machine

Beermkr is a new project on Kickstarter that promises to simplify the homebrewing process and make it easy for anyone to start brewing their own beer at home. The connected homebrewer can be monitored entirely from a smartphone.
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Put away that sponge and let us help you pick the best dishwasher for your buck

Tired of doing dishes by hand? Take a look at our picks of the four best dishwashers currently available and let a machine do the dirty work for you. They’ll do a much better job, anyway.
Movies & TV

The best movies on Netflix in September 2018, from 'Spotlight’ to ‘Black Panther’

Save yourself from hours wasted scrolling through Netflix's massive library by checking out our picks for the streamer's best movies available right now, whether you're into explosive action, subdued humor, or anything in between.
Gaming

Immerse yourself in a new universe with these incredible PSVR games

The PSVR has surpassed expectations and along with it comes an incredible catalog of games. There's plenty of amazing experiences to be had so we've put together a list of the best PSVR games available today.
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.
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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.
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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.
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‘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.
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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?