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Friday, November 28th
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Today in Gear: November 28, 2014

Today in Gear: The Mandrake fixed-gear bicycle, Epaulet’s collaboration bomber jacket, a GPS dog collar and more.

Thursday, November 27th
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Keep Calm and Read On

100 Best Books for Men

Selecting the 100 best books for men requires some audacity — but so does hitting a good tee shot or giving a toast, and we like those things fine. We figured the best way to do an honest job of it was to imagine ourselves as audience members: What do we want to read? The answer we discovered, after some hemming and hawing, was simply something we’ll enjoy.

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Shelf Life

500 Best Movies For Men

Stuffing, football, and a damn good action flick — these are the things that define Thanksgiving. We’ve got 500 of the best films, ripe for the pickin’.

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Really, You Can't Miss

144 Perfect Christmas Gifts for Every Man

Gifts for the mixologist, driver, chef, designer, outdoorsman, mediaphile, sharp dresser, DIY-er, globetrotter, athlete, adventurer, and techie. We’ve got it covered.

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Hot Coffee, Unburnt Crotch

5 Best Commuter Travel Mugs

Life seems to get difficult quick if you can’t bring your coffee with you; but if you spill, your treasured drink can become a mortal enemy. Nobody wants that. The solution is a great travel mug — one that keeps your coffee hot, your sips accessible and your crotch free of searing pain and disappointment. Finding the best mug for your cup holder (or mesh slot on your favorite backpack) isn’t as easy as you’d think, but we’ve gone ahead and done it anyway, because hell, it’s the Fortnight of Coffee. Here’s five great mugs, ranging from 12 to 17 ounces, for the backcountry hippie to the sharply dressed office warrior.

Wednesday, November 26th
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Is That Half-Off Slingbox Worth It?

Decrypted: Blacked Out Friday

It’s that time again. No, not Thanksgiving. That time of wasted money, squandered vacation time, dishonored holidays, and tramplings: Black Friday. This year, ask yourself: Why?

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Just Try and Stay Out of The Red

Elements: Black Friday

Stay home, avoid getting pepper-sprayed over a discounted 42-inch Panasonic, check out the best blacked-out gear on Black Friday.

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Because Pumpkins Have Peaked

Six Fall Liqueurs for Better Fall Cocktails

Don’t be the guy who brings pumpkin spice vodka to a Friendsgiving gathering. Buck the yoke of that pumpkin carriage this year with these six autumnal liqueurs and recipes.

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Carving a Winner

Prepare A Perfect Thanksgiving Turkey, Like a Pro

The Thanksgiving turkey is the one dish each year that’s make or break, and it’s all yours. Get the turkey right and you’ll be giving warm handshakes and sipping bourbon all night; dry it out and you’ve brought a dark cloud over the extended family. The good news is, roasting the big bird is easier than running the fumblerooski against the in-laws — and that works every year. To find the most direct route to turkey perfection, we consulted with chef Harold Moore for his foolproof recipe.

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In [hot] vino veritas

Mulled Wine, 3 Ways

Mulled wine is the perfect drink for the holiday season: just pleasant and alcoholic enough to warm everyone up, but not like handing out rounds of high-octane Manhattans that could turn Thanksgiving dinner into an episode worthy of Jenny Jones. We tapped the expertise of Jane Elkins, former and current barkeep at some of New York City’s best cocktail haunts, for three variations of mulled wine, each rooted in tradition and brushed up with ingenuity from behind her bar.

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Recipes From Acclaimed Chefs

7 Best Fall Cookbooks

Whereas summer is defined by freshness and abundance, fall is marked by the chef’s creativity and skill in the kitchen. Kitchens center around the pantry, the chef’s color palette. These cookbooks showcase the distinctive fall flavors of acclaimed chefs from around the world.

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New Bird on the Block

How to Prepare the Perfect Thanksgiving Capon

From The Horn of Plenty to the myriad mouths to feed, Thanksgiving is all about abundance. Your bird should reflect that. Perhaps on the basis of size alone, turkey is the default — but there’s a better way to feed your folks. A more delicious, more moist, more tender way. Its name: the capon. Chef David Waltuck, of Chanterelle fame, invited us to watch him prepare one the right way.

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What's New, Now

Today in Gear: November 26, 2014

Today in Gear: a modern De Nîmes Jacket, Brooks England’s practical rain cape, Rukket’s acclaimed practice net, Belgian Grand Prix prints, everyday smart gadgets and more.

Tuesday, November 25th
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Sipping in the Impact of the Bourbon Boom

Reflections and the Bourbon Boom

We’ve been making a lot of noise lately about our shitshow of an adventure in Kentucky. We got a team of three together, flew to Kentucky, ate great food, drank at the local bars, sometimes too much, interviewed the new and the old of bourbon — politicians, brewers, drinkers — you name it, we tried do it.

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Canada Hops on the Craft Bandwagon

Learning from the Small-Batch Bourbon Boom

Forty Creek’s John K. Hall tells the tale of how American bourbon showed Canadian whiskey the way from counterfeit hooch to finely crafted whiskey.