Mike Newman

About: Managing Editor at Cool Material

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Aviator Shorts from Ministry of Supply – A Smarter Pair of Shorts SPONSORED

At some point, guys adopted basketball shorts as appropriate summer attire because of comfort. It's time for a pair of shorts more presentable with the same relaxed feel; it's time for the Aviator Shorts from Ministry of Supply. Thanks to 4-way stretch material and a clever design, the Aviator Shorts will move with you effortlessly. Each pair wicks away moisture to keep you dry, features a urethane waistband that keep shirts tucked in, and is coated with a water-resistant polymer that causes water to bead upon contact. Finally a pair of good-looking shorts that don't feel and act like cardboard. ... check it out
$98 buy

MeUndies are Twice as Soft as Cotton Underwear SPONSORED

MeUndies makes the world's most comfortable underwear and delivers them straight to your door. So even the laziest guy has no excuse to wear an old pair full of holes. Made from the highest quality fabrics twice as soft as cotton, MeUndies is spreading the gospel of VIP underwear, and making interns feel like bosses. With a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee, there's no risk involved. Simply order your first pair from MeUndies.com, and if you don’t love them, get your money back AND you get to keep the pair. They're just that confident in their product. ... check it out
$20 buy

The Sunday Hangover

1 Aimee by Delta Elements (NSFW) - C-Heads Magazine 2 The Complicated Characters of David O. Russell Movies - Laughing Squid 3 A GoPro Virtual Reality Tour of Land, Sea and Air - Digg 4 The Cars of Mad Max - Maxim 5 One of the World’s Greatest Tailors Makes a Suit for Anthony Bourdain - Airows 6 ... continue reading
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AHAlife Mother’s Day Guide SPONSORED

She won't tell you this, but your mom doesn't want the same generic Mother's Day gift you always give her. Sure, she'd smile and give you a hug—that's what moms do—but what she really would love is something unique and beautiful. For that, there's AHAlife. AHAlife scours the globe for exceptional items from skilled ... continue reading
$42+ buy MORE: Gear, AHALife.

The Weekend Agenda

Every Friday we’ll get you hooked up with some solid weekend plans. These are the things we think you should watch, read or do over the next few days. 1 LOOK AT THIS: Screen Test: Leila Thomas - High Snobiety 2 READ THIS: What It Feels Like to Run Across the Sahara - Bloomberg 3 MAKE THIS: Upcycled ... continue reading
MORE: Link Roundups.

adidas Sneakers Inspired By Beer

Sneakers inspired by a brewery might bring to mind something really self-promotional that would be sold at Spencer's. That's not the case here, where adidas has teamed up with Sneakernstuff, a Swedish shoe store, and Stockholm Brewing Company to craft a line of sneakers that, while inspired by beer, look really good. ... continue reading
$89 buy MORE: Style, Adidas, Beer, Brewery Pack.

How to Score a Boxing Match

You may have heard there's a little boxing match this weekend. But, since the glory days of boxing are behind us, it may have been a while since you've actually watched a fight. Before you shell out the money to watch Mayweather-Pacquiao, let's brush up on how the funky scoring works—because, let's be honest, ... continue reading
MORE: Features, Boxing.

TID No.1 Watch SHOP

Minimal is in. But strip away too much and you’re left with something boring and bland. TID’s No.1 watch is minimal in the most stunning way. The No.1 Watch is crafted from stainless steel, milled, and then given a black ion coating for durability. The face is devoid of any branding—or much of anything, for that ... continue reading
$211+ buy MORE: Style, TID, Watches.

The New Nomads

The New Nomads is a celebration of freedom. It's about not being tied down to a place or a particular life. The new book from Robert Klanten, Sven Ehmann, and Michelle Galindo documents the lifestyle of the modern urban nomad. Highlighting the mobile furniture, workspaces, and digital tools these people use to make ... continue reading
$55 buy MORE: Media, Books, Travel.

Mini Q Key Organizer and EDC Knife

Your everyday carry collection can quickly turn into a can't carry collection if you aren't careful. The key is to always be simplifying and paring down. With that in mind, check out the Mini Q. The tiny device not only organizes your mess of keys, but it also stores a slick and sharp pocketknife. Available in either ... continue reading
$48+ buy MORE: Gear, EDC, Keys, Knives, Mini Q.

Tuesday Link Roundup

1 Cabin Fever - C-Heads 2 True Detective Motion Posters - Cool Material 3 Original Names of Famous Bands - Billboard 4 Kite Fighting - Vimeo 5 10 Making-Of Documentaries Better Than the Actual Films - Observation Deck 6 Wes Anderson's Violence - Vimeo 7 Kanye's First Beats CD From 2001 - Yeezer 8 ... continue reading
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Pop Chart Lab’s Beer Prints and Products SPONSORED

Learning about beer doesn't have to involve a boring textbook. Beer is fun, so shouldn't learning about it be as well? Pop Chart Lab creates incredible prints and products—growlers, glasses, coasters, bar towels, and bags—that offer up stunning doses of brew-related knowledge. Whether you want an eye-catching print of all the breweries in the United States, a colorful Venn diagram of ingredients, or an incredibly detailed wall map of beer styles, Pop Chart Lab has you covered. Every item marries data and design and makes beer education enjoyable and eye-catching. ... check it out
$5+ buy