Mike Newman

About: Managing Editor at Cool Material

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Approved: Mini EDC Pens

The nicest pen is of no use if you don’t have it nearby when you want to write. That Montblanc sitting on your desk will only be used, well, at your desk. For all the impromptu scribbling you’ll encounter on a daily basis, consider something small and portable. These are the mini pens that get our stamp of approval. ... continue reading
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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
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Ministry of Supply Aviator Bomber Jacket SPONSORED

The Bomber jacket is one of the most iconic pieces of menswear. But even classics can benefit from some modern ingenuity. Introducing the Aviator from Ministry of Supply. Keeping the bomber’s classic silhouette intact, Ministry of Supply added 4-way stretch to constricting spots to improve range of motion. Worried about overheating? The Aviator boasts laser-drilled ventilation under the arms and along the upper back and moisture-wicking fabric throughout. Plus, a durable water-repellent finish and waterproof zipper ensure full protection. It’s the classic bomber jacket, only better. ... check it out
$278 buy
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The Emergency Cash Stash SHOP

Leave your wallet behind, or lose it altogether, and you’ll realize just how important it is to have money with you at all times. For a little extra cash should that happen, drop the Emergency Cash Stash on your key ring. The mini canister holds one rolled up bill for situations when you need money most. Machined ... continue reading
$25 buy MORE: Gear, EDC.
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Seinfeld Action Figures

Thanks to the latest line of toys from Vinyl Sugar, you can create your own scenes about nothing. The recently announced line of cartoonish figures from the Funko line includes a handful of memorable Seinfeld characters. Choose from Kramer, The Soup Nazi, Newman, J. Peterman, Puddy, and Frank Costanza (complete with ... continue reading
$20 buy MORE: Home, Seinfeld, TV, Vinyl Sugar.
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The Sunday Hangover

1 Marisa Papen by Wouter Struyf (NSFW) - C-Heads 2 The Importance of a Fighting Stance - Youtube 3 Breathtaking Views of Cities, Filmed by Drones - io9 4 Action Bronson’s Tips for Eating with a Beard - Nylon 5 Brands by Hand - Whudat 6 Watching the Restoration of a Book is Kind of Amazing - Sploid 7 ... continue reading
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Google Introduces “Find My Phone”

Forgetful iPhone users have long relied on the Find My iPhone feature to locate their misplaced device. Finally, Android users can get the same peace of mind. "Find My Phone" from Google lets Android smartphone owners track down their missing device from any computer. When your phone is lost, simply hop on Google ... continue reading
$0 buy MORE: Tech, Android, Apps, Google.
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Compact Inner Tube Toiletry Bag

Even if your next trip isn't behind the wheel of a tractor-trailer, this Compact Inner Tube Toiletry Bag is a pretty sweet way to bring your bathroom essentials along for your travels. Crafted from upcycled truck inner tubes, this compact dopp kit even comes with a zipper pull made from an old tube valve. It's water-resistant ... continue reading
$30 buy MORE: Bags, Gear, Travel, Bags, Shave, Travel.
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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: Rosie Huntington Whiteley for Violet Grey (NSFW) - Violet Grey 2 READ THIS: David Chase Analyzes the Final Scene of The Sopranos - Vulture 3 ... continue reading
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10 Movies That Made Us Cry

It's time to leave the macho persona at the door. We'll admit it, some movies just get us right in the feels. And, unless your heart is made of stone, we're guessing you're the same way. We asked around the office and found 10 films that have made the guys at Cool Material cry like little, puny babies. The Green ... continue reading
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Star Wars: The Force Awakens – Trailer #2

There's nothing we have to write here to tell you to watch this immediately. This trailer is loaded with nostalgia. Get ready for some familiar faces, ships, and one epic speech. Without giving too much of the plot away, J.J. Abrams has once again given us fanboy goosebumps. Someone get us a time machine and set it ... continue reading
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