To A Tee: Arka

To A Tee: Arka

When you name your company Arka, defined as "the king of all kings," you better be able to back that up. Which is probably why this blog isn't named "...

To A Tee: Saturdays Surf NYC

To A Tee: Saturdays Surf NYC

Saturdays. Surf. NYC. All three of these things, when mentioned separately, bring  good thoughts into our heads. Put them all together and what do you get? A great line of off-duty tees. The brand makes it its mission to outfit a lifestyle occupied with surfing, living and worki...

Introducing: MVMT Sunglasses

Introducing: MVMT Sunglasses

For too long, sunglasses have either been affordable but poorly made, or solid but so pricey you’d consider taking out a loan to buy them. It’s time for a better option. MVMT is proud to introduce their line of sunglasses that aren’t plagued by retail mark-ups and cheap manufacturing. We’re talking high quality, stylish sunglasses for far less than you’d imagine. By utilizing the same direct to consumer model as their highly successful watch line, MVMT is able to make their own sunglasses and offer them to you for as little as $70. Even better, as a Cool Material reader, you’ll save 15% on your first pair. The MVMT continues.

To A Tee: Nautically Inspired

To A Tee: Nautically Inspired

It started with the boat shoes. Some hipster put on a pair of Sperry Topsiders and like a tidal wave, the nautical trend began. Even if you haven't the slightest clue how to tie a bowline, you can get in on it. If the glorified loafers without socks and vertical stripes aren't yo...

To A Tee: March Madness Edition

To A Tee: March Madness Edition

Much like tuning into the Superbowl for the commercials, most people don't pay attention to NCAA basketball until it's time to fill out their brackets. March Madness '12 is in full swing, so before yours gets busted, grab a tee to wear while drinking a beer and rooting for a midw...

To A Tee: The Lovewright Co.

To A Tee: The Lovewright Co.

All you need to realize that the world is filled with miserable people is your Facebook newsfeed. Some days it seems like you log in only to be bombarded with complaint after complaint after complaint. The Lovewright Co. is doing their part by putting out a few t-shirts that offe...

To A Tee: Sol Angeles

To A Tee: Sol Angeles

Maybe it's the mild winter we've had here on the east side, but we're all ready for some sun, sand and the fun that comes along with it. Deeply rooted in the effortless California lifestyle, Sol Angeles is a made-in-the-USA clothing company that prides themselves on creating thre...

To A Tee: Stormtroopers by Engram Clothing

To A Tee: Stormtroopers by Engram Clothing

If you secretly wish you could just walk around in a Stormtrooper Suit day after day, it must really suck to be forced to wear stuffy button up shirts and lame pants with a pleat. Under all of your day to day armor, you could be secretly sporting a comfortably priced, printed on ...

To A Tee: J.Crew Graphics

To A Tee: J.Crew Graphics

We know what you're thinking. "J. Crew, big deal." No, it's not exactly the hidden gem of menswear brands, but this collection of original graphic tees perfects that heavily washed, had-it-forever feel we all crave. Ready to refresh your wardrobe for spring, each design (includi...

To A Tee: Zen Threads

To A Tee: Zen Threads

Zen Threads caught our eye because their tees look strikingly similar to the styles you can easily spend $40 on, but they are available in a variety of color options for less than half the price. Born from an artist’s dream to turn art into an affordable object, they manage to ...

To A Tee: Novel-T

To A Tee: Novel-T

We've seen and shared shirts for book lovers before, but never a brand that puts being a book worm side by side with a competitive sport. Novel-T creates t-shirts for folks whose heroes happen to be literary geniuses (or iconic characters), not brawny athletes. Designed and print...

To A Tee: Superbowl XLVI

To A Tee: Superbowl XLVI

This is our third To A Tee Superbowl edition, so you can imagine that we're pretty happy we didn't start the feature back in 2008. If we had, this would be the same damn post. Way to keep things interesting, NFL. Superbowl XLVI will host yet another showdown between Big Blue and ...

To A Tee: Nonfiction

To A Tee: Nonfiction

Here at Cool Material, we're writers and artsy fartsy, Etsy-loving types. Our knowledge of science is limited to what we learned from the nerds on The Big Bang Theory (You can't escape it.It's the new Law & Order SVU. It's always on). So we'll have to find ways to fake it, li...

To A Tee: Arquebus Clothing

To A Tee: Arquebus Clothing

A quick Google search for arquebus tells us that it was a forerunner of the rifle and other longarm firearms used in the 15th to 17th centuries. Learn something new every day 'round here. Arquebus Clothing presents designs that have little to do with primitive, muzzle loaded guns...

To A Tee: SPCL DLVY

To A Tee: SPCL DLVY

Special Delivery (in case you need vowels to understand words, dmbss) is a new-ish Melbourne, Australia based brand run by two brothers. Their mantra, "Create and Conquer," fuels the processes that go into producing a very limited run of tees, featuring easy-to-love subjects. Fix...

To A Tee: Banner 47 NBA Fade Away

To A Tee: Banner 47 NBA Fade Away

You remember the NBA, right? While it may seem like nobody gives a rat's ass about the league, the thirty teams resumed play on Christmas Day after an extended lockout. Even if you haven't paid attention since MJ was playing (the first time), these properly faded, throwback logo ...