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

Ministry of Supply’s Gemini Dress Shirt Never Has to Be Ironed or Dry Cleaned SPONSORED

Most dress shirts are incredibly uncomfortable and require lots of upkeep. Not the case with Ministry of Supply's new Gemini Dress Shirt. Featuring 2-way stretch material design, the shirt is made for your body in motion. And thanks to a custom fabric blend that combines the temperature regulating PCM from their Apollo shirt and some traditionally structured cotton, you won't feel stuffy and sweaty wearing it. It's also incredibly easy to care for—there's no dry cleaning or ironing necessary, and wrinkles come out as you wear it. You can look better, feel better, and ditch the standard dress shirt hassle. ... check it out
$148 buy

The Sunday Hangover

1 Screen Test - Jodi Lee - High Snobiety 2 All the Easter Eggs in Mad Max: Fury Road - Youtube 3 This Summer’s Best Movies You Haven’t Heard of Yet - Cool Material 4 Inside the Studio: Design a Bandana with Jon Contino - Youtube 5 Conrad and the Steamplant - A Continuous Lean 6 The Cost of Weed ... continue reading
MORE: Link Roundups.

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: Dora Yoder (NSFW) - Dora Yoder 2 READ THIS: The Sneakerheads Racing to Save Their Kicks From Decay - Wired 3 MAKE THIS: Iron Pipe Draft ... continue reading
MORE: Link Roundups.

Weekly Style Finds

Weekly Style Finds Sifting through menswear trends and labels is too much for the average guy. Why would you want to spend your day researching when you know 99% of the things you’d find you’d never wear? A better option: Weekly Style Finds. Each week we’ll bring you some of our favorite new items so you ... continue reading
MORE: Features, Style.

Copper Moscow Mule Mug SHOP

Ever since the Moscow Mule was concocted back in 1941, it’s been consumed from an attention-stealing copper mug—like this one. This 12 oz. version is crafted from 100% pure copper and is perfect for your summer drinks—Moscow Mules or not. Since copper is a highly conductive metal, the mug will keep your cold ... continue reading
$24 buy MORE: Food & Drink, Copper, Mug.

Tuesday Link Roundup

1 Luc Braquet Photography (NSFW) - Luc Braquet  2 Inside the Camera Bags of Professional Photographers - ShotKit 3 Unseen Nirvana Nevermind Photographs - Modern Rocks Gallery 4 Decoding Different Types of Wine Bottles - Valet 5 Pot K-Cups - The Verge 6 The Man Behind the Cars of Mad Max - Jalopnik 7 ... continue reading
MORE: Link Roundups.

17 Home Design Shops Every Guy Should Know

Outfitting your home or apartment with the furniture, artwork, and knickknacks from the same big box stores that everyone else shops at is a recipe for a clone of a home. Your pad will look just like countless other pads. Your couch will be the same as a friend's; your coffee table will be the same one your coworker, ... continue reading
MORE: Features.

u-Jays On-Ear Headphones

The Swedes know a thing or two about stunning minimal design. While that's usually seen in clean pieces of furniture, here's a bit of it in a pair of on-ear headphones. Developed over the course of two years, the u-JAYS blend an authentic listening experience with a design that's free of unnecessary clutter. Custom ... continue reading
$200 buy MORE: Tech, Headphones, Jays.

BOLT2 – The World’s Smallest 2.4A Battery Backup + Wall Charger SPONSORED

FLUXMOB BOLT is the world's smallest battery backup and wall charger combined. It's awesome, but based on feedback, FLUXMOB went ahead and improved on the original. Introducing: BOLT². FLUXMOB was able to double the capacity to 6000mAh, add a second USB port, and most importantly, they more than doubled the output to 2.4A. What does that all mean? It means you can charge your phones and tablets at the same time and up to 4x faster than standard USB. Despite these performance upgrades, BOLT² is still ultra compact. TAKE CHARGE with BOLT². ... check it out
$50 buy