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Aug 23, 2013

The Suits of James Bond

TheSuitsofJamesBond.com is an entire new website dedicated to exploring the clothing and style points of the 50+ year film franchise. Its got suits, yet, and James Bond, sure, but note that the site attempts to discuss all the men's style elements of the films, from a variety of characters including villains, henchman, and various MI6 staff, as well as other pieces from Bond's wardrobe: shirts, swimming trunks, and the like. 

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Aug 23, 2013

DIY Idea: Make Leather Cabinet Pulls

Leather and brass pulls by CAMP [http://www.campprovisions.com/product/leather-brass-pulls]

Want to upgrade your cabinets? We got a super easy idea for you that requires only a couple materials.… read more

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Aug 21, 2013

How to: Use Your Watch as a Compass to Find Cardinal Directions

created at: 08/21/2013

If you're planning to do any traveling soon, be sure to add another essential item to your packing list: a watch. Cause - heads up, Boy Scouts - you can use an analog watch to find your way around, whether in the middle of a new city or in the depths of the backcountry.    … read more

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Aug 20, 2013

The DIY Tailor: How to Hem Jeans Like a Pro

created at: 08/19/2013

There are two basic principles to the ManMade approach to style and dress: fit is everything, and buy high-quality, universal items that will last. In order to help you hold on to those investment items, and make sure they suit you as best they can, ManMade is happy to present our latest series: The DIY Tailor. This summer and fall, professional tailor and alteration specialist Danni Trester will teach us some basic sewing principles and easy DIY repairs that every guy should know. … read more

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Aug 20, 2013

Video: Take a Quick and Fascinating Tour of the Leatherman Multitool Factory

created at: 05/28/2013

Fun fact of the day: the Leatherman multitool company is actually named for its founder, Tim Leatherman. I'd always imagined it being a vision of some hardcore Platonic ideal of a rugged tinkerer with everything at the ready. Kat Bauman and Outlier Solutions took this totally engaging look at the Leatherman factory in Portland, Oregon, and the production and design process of its eponymous tools.

Check out the video below for some history and a look at how these tools are conceived and manufactured:   … read more

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Aug 20, 2013

6-Pack Bike Frame Clasp: Yay or Nay?

6-Pack Bike Frame Clasp

Okay - fess up: What do you think about this 6-Pack Bike Frame Clasp? Would you rather walk when carrying your babies..er..beer? Should drinking and cycling ever mix? Or, is it (as we suspect), kinda the coolest thing we've seen this month?   … read more

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Aug 19, 2013

How to: Make Simple Rustic Reclaimed Wood and Copper Pipe Furniture

created at: 08/19/2013

The best kinds of creative inspiration are always born out a specific need. "Leftmusing" found herself looking for a very special solution for her apartment: "a table in my oddly shaped kitchen that could act as additional counter space, a place to eat, store kitchen stools and general spot to put stuff on, all while being 16"x52". … read more

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Aug 19, 2013

Pimp My Pool Table: DIY Edition

The Shelby GT 350 Pool Table

Ladies and gentlemen, The Shelby GT 350 Pool Table. It's like a race car bed...for grown ups.… read more

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Aug 16, 2013

Grilling: How to Make Jerk Chicken at Home

Jamaican jerk chicken is one of those regional food specialities that have been historically nearly impossible to recreate elsewhere. Sure, you can do an overnight rest in a scallion, scotch bonnet, and allspice heavy marinade, grill everything nice and slow, but you'd still be missing the signature ingredient that makes jerk chicken something truly unique: … read more

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Aug 16, 2013

Friendly Advice to a Lot of Young Men

In 1957, poet, author, and "laureate of American lowlife" Charles Bukowski wrote a poem entitled "Friendly Advice to a lot of Young Men."   … read more

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