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Today in Gear: September 1, 2015

Headphones that are basically too pretty to wear, a log tote from a former Ralph Lauren SVP, eco-friendly desk lamps and more.

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The Absolute Best of Eurobike

Eurobike is: Every bike brand ever, crammed into zeppelin-hangars-turned-convention-halls. Here are the highlights.

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24 Hours at the World's Biggest Outdoor Rodeo

The modern West is alive and potent at the world's largest outdoor rodeo spectacle in Cheyenne, Wyoming.

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Brooklyn's Fastest-Growing Bespoke Suit Maker

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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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The 14,000-Pound Humvee Replacement Is Here

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The Oshkosh L-ATV is a 100 mph, blast-proof behemoth.

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How to Shine Your Shoes the Right Way

We talk to a master of the trade to learn how to properly shine your boots and shoes.

Why Athleisure Is the Best Trend (with the Worst Name)

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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Earlier This Week

Athabascan for “the great one”

The Mountain Formerly Known as McKinley

The White House announced yesterday that Mount McKinley, the tallest peak in North America, will officially be renamed Denali after almost a century of being the 25th President's namesake.

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Capital of the Cowboy State

72 Hours in Cheyenne

Cheyenne makes a strong case not to skip the flyover states. The rodeos, BBQ, camping and concerts make for a healthy mix of the Old West and the modern world.

What to see, read and hear

This Week in Culture: August 29, 2015

A new song from Macklemore, a look back at the 10 years since Hurricane Katrina, Serena Williams is set to make history, an interview with Quentin Tarantino, the immortality of Pablo Escobar and the story of Daniel Wolfe, the former Marine who documented his suicide on Facebook.

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.

More: Bespoke
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.

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.