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Today in Gear: August 28, 2015

Crankbrothers' new enduro pedal, an insole that will stop your pain, Leica's limited-edition binoculars and more.


The Journalism Student's Storytelling Tools

The journalism student has a hard road ahead. Fortunately, he also has a number of excellent tools to help him navigate the journey of seeking the truth.


The Humvee Replacement Is Here

The Oshkosh L-ATV is 14,000 pound, 100 mph, blast-proof behemoth.

Courtroom Approved

Essentials for New Law Students


Law school is a different animal. Prepare accordingly with these essentials.

Old Dog, New Marketing

The Architectural Grad Student's Style Palette


Michelangelo, Gaudi, Wright, Piano, Calatrava -- all brilliant men, all with great personal style. Here's how to create yours.

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What is "athleisure", and what will be left behind after the trend dies off?

Why I Bought the Last iPod Classic in the Store

Cherishing a rare animal on the verge of extinction.

10 Affordable Tool Knives

With knives, the simpler, the better.

What to Bring When Meeting the Parents

Meeting the 'rents can be rough. So, why not bring a little something to smooth things over?

The Great American Session Beer

Seven beers, all under 5.0% ABV. Stay thirsty, friends.

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Suits for guys with nowhere else to go

Brooklyn’s Fastest-Growing Bespoke Suit Maker

In a small studio apartment in Brooklyn, an unknown menswear designer started making custom suits with clean, slim lines at affordable prices for everyday wear. Now, Daniel Lewis's business is outgrowing every shop space he rents out.

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Dressing like the Macleans

A Style Guide to A River Runs Through It

While watching A River Runs Through It to inspire ourselves for this issue we couldn't help but also take stock in its unforgettable style (and Oscar winning cinematography). Oxfords, waistcoats, felt, and not a single pair of shorts in sight.

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Eating Like His Ancestors

21 Days of Paleo

Matthew Ankeny set out for three weeks of fad dieting to see if the wave of hype surrounding the latest favorite American diet could hold weight. How did he feel after 21 days of eating just fresh fish, vegetables, fruit and nuts (plus a demonic juice binge)?

Wheels for the working man

The Best Commuter Bikes for Any Budget

Gone are the days when the commuter bike was an old-school mountain bike with a potpourri of parts and a wonky rear wheel. A rise in people looking to build fitness, be greener or simply have fun getting around has boosted the market for commuter bikes. Here are some of our favorite rides.

Discerning Dressing

50 Best Menswear Shops in America

The best menswear shops are more than just fantasy bachelor pads stocked with a thoughtful selection of brands and styles. They're a trusted resource for sartorial discovery, experimentation and advice. We've leveraged the collective insight of our entire staff to compile this inaugural survey of the 50 best menswear shops in America today. From Minnesota to Miami and from streetwear to workwear, these are the brick-and-mortar retailers to seek out first in all matters of personal style.

Old Dog, New Marketing

A Meta Trailer for Madden

It's two weeks until the first kickoff of the NFL season, which only means one thing: Madden NFL 16 -- and a great self-aware teaser trailer.

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Changing Times

Wearing One Watch, Three Ways

Three different straps -- and some style essentials -- turn the Rolex GMT-Master II into a watch ready for roughin' it, casual lunch, or a fancy dinner with your boss.

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Flight Time

10 Soaring Pilot’s Watches

A pilot's watch much be legible, tough, accurate and reliable, with extra points awarded if it looks good riding the sleeve of a flight jacket. This flock hits those marks.

Four WWII Beauties from the Duxford Air Show

Postcard: War Birds on Parade

I watched in awe as four Curtiss war birds split the sky in a tight formation, before swooping toward the ground like giant piston-powered wasps.

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