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  1. The Weekend Trip: How to Pack Your Duffel Bag Efficiently

    The Weekend Trip: How to Pack Your Duffel Bag Efficiently

    Short trips, from a quick business trip to seal in new investors or a weekend away camping, calls for packing the essentials. The duffel bag (often called "the weekender") is the perfect choice for fitting everything you need and can easily be paired with a suitcase or stand alone. Read on to see how to best pack your bag from a work weekend to weekend away.

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  2. How to Restore Your Genuine Leather Bag

    How to Restore Your Genuine Leather Bag

    When you purchased your first genuine leather bag, you invested in a product meant to last. Why else invest in something so high quality? But with the unique beauty of full grain genuine leather, comes  great responsibility.

    Owning a high quality leather good for years can lead to plenty of wear and tear. Life happens. And by life we mean cats, coffee spills, babies and more. No matter what kind of wear and tear your bag has been through, we’ve collected the 5 best ways to restore leather and bring new life to your favorite leather bag.

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  3. How To Save Battery & Preserve Battery Health On iPhone

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    Your iPhone battery is the most important part of your device. If that isn't working, then all the features and apps in the world won't do you any good. However, with a few easy steps, you can make sure that your battery holds a charge and stays charged for longer.

    The lithium-ion batteries inside new iPhones more reliable, longer-lasting, and safer than previous generations. That said, they aren't without their quirks and needs. Here are some great tips on how to extend the life of your iPhone battery and get the most out of it:

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  4. The Best Bags for Work: How To Choose the Right Bag For Your Career

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    It might be your first grown-up job, a promotion, or a career change, it's a great time to get a new bag for work. By taking a little bit of time to carefully select your next bag, you'll end up with a fantastic work companion for decades. One of these four best work bags ought to be the right fit:

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  5. PQ Style: Men's Fashion Tips - 6 Essentials for the Rugged Gentleman

    Trends can come and go, but a true, rugged gentleman's wardrobe is here to stay. While remaining constant, a man's closet ought to reflect his intrepid spirit and classic taste. He might incorporate modern styles, but he is certainly not getting a whole new wardrobe every fashion season. So, to get him on the right track, we've taken our top 6 essentials for the rugged gentleman:

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  6. What Is a Weekend Bag? (And Why You Need a Leather Duffle Bag)

    A weekend bag is just that, a bag that's perfectly tailored for weekend getaways. There's just enough room inside for a weekends' worth of clothes, a Dopp kit for toiletries, and some other essentials. A weekender bag needs to have both a shoulder strap for carrying crossbody, able to be worn on the shoulder and also include handles for a quick grab. Weekend bags are soft but structured. The very best weekend bags are made of leather for durability, fashion, and comfort. Lastly, when fully unzipped, the opening to a weekender bag is wide enough for full access to its contents.

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  7. The 6 Types of Men's Leather Wallets

    There's only one shot to make a great first impression. Whether or not you mean to, your wallet says a lot about its' carrier, you. Even dressed up to the nines in your best clothes with a fresh haircut, a ratty wallet can undo all your hard work. Thus, when shopping for a new wallet, choose one that's both functional and handsome. There are a lot of wallets out there, and it can be hard to choose the one that strikes the balance between working great and looking great. Don't worry, we've narrowed it down to six stellar types of men's leather wallets.

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  8. PQ Style: How to Go Back to Work in Style!

    You may not be in middle school anymore, or even college, but that doesn't mean you can't use a refresh with some new items to get your head in the game for Autumn.  This is the season of change and work ramps up, so getting ready for work shouldn't actually feel like work. We've rounded up our top picks oriented toward functionality, productivity, and they look fantastic. Get ready to turn some heads in the office this Fall!

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  9. The History of Pilot Watches: The Rich History of Our New Apple Watch Bands

    Some watches are known only for their excellent functionality, while others are known purely for their iconic looks. Our watch bands, though? They are the very best equal mixture of both. We took two classic designs from the early 20th century and redesigned them for the future. The new Aviation Series for Apple Watch Bands are essential to a rugged gentleman's wardrobe. They're sleek, modern, and gorgeous. However, as Siri Hustvedt said, "There is no future without a past." So, let's take a look back to see the legacies that established these bands!

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  10. 2019 iPhone 11 Rumors: The Latest on Specs, Details, & Leaks on iPhone XI

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    iPhone season is revving up. New rumors are swirling, everyone is dying to see what Apple is coming out with this year. Normally, we see a new redesign as we did in 2018, then a year of refinement, usually dubbed an "S year". They might tweak the camera specs, bump up the processor, but the external unit stays the same. If Apple were following their typical pattern, last year was supposed to be laidback, an "S year". The launch of the XS certainly followed that pattern. However, we also saw the launch of the incredibly powerful XS Max and the pared-down XR. 2018 had three iPhones, which was anything but normal. Apple is clearly shedding its predictability. What could that mean for this year?

    It's time for a new cycle of iPhones, but what exactly is Apple be working on? There's been some friction on the design team, to say the least. Will we see a completely different design philosophy now that Jony Ive has left? Are they really going to put three cameras on one iPhone? Let's take a look at what the experts are predicting for iPhone 2019!

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