Mike Newman

About: Managing Editor at Cool Material

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Personal Flamethrower

Don't you hate having to mosey on up to a stack of wood to light your bonfire? With the XM42, the world's first commercially available handheld flamethrower, you can start the blaze from across the yard. Designed to be both awesome and affordable (the brushed steel starts at $699), the XM42 can shoot a flame 20-25 ... continue reading
$699+ buy MORE: Gear, Flamethrowers.

The CM Apothecary Shop SHOP

There's no shame in trying to look your best, but you're going to need the right products to do so. Unfortunately, your local grocery store doesn't stock many solid options. With that in mind, we've launched the Apothecary section of the Cool Material Shop. Every single item, from Hard Water Pomade to Military Hudsalve, ... continue reading
$7+ buy MORE: Style, Grooming.

Ministry of Supply Apollo Dress Shirt SPONSORED

With the weather finally turning, it's time to be active again. The Apollo shirt from Ministry of Supply is perfect for your warm weather lifestyle. The day-to-night dress shirt features 4-way stretch which allows you to move comfortably regardless of weather you're at your desk or riding your bike to the office. The fabric used is ideal for temperature regulation and wicking away sweat, and you'll never fall victim to sweat stains when you're wearing it. It's the dress shirt that won't hold you back. ... check it out
$98 buy

Tuesday Link Roundup

1 Rendezvous: Caroline - The Hundreds 2 Secrets of the Brooklyn Basement Domino League - Narrative 3 The Video Game You Can Only Die In Once - Kotaku 4 Mini Wooden Street Art From Joe Iurato - Colossal 5 Bauhaus the Internet - Bauhausify 6 6 Irish Whiskies to Drink Today - Cool Material 7 5 Daring ... continue reading
MORE: Link Roundups.

OnePiece: Comfort Brings Confidence SPONSORED

Inspired by lazy Sunday afternoons, OnePiece created the original Jumpsuit back in 2007. Today, the Oslo-based brand continues to reinvent the art of slacking with their line of innovative leisurewear. Their recently released Spring/Summer '15 collection was inspired by the diverse groups of people they met while ... continue reading
$59+ buy MORE: Videos, Clothing, OnePiece, Style.

Vinyl Me, Please Sends You Exclusive Album Pressings Every Month SPONSORED

Say hello to the best damn record club around. Vinyl Me, Please delivers exclusive album pressings right to your door that you'll actually want to hear. Each comes with original 12" x 12" album-inspired artwork and a custom cocktail pairing so you can enjoy a drink when you listen. Basically, it's Record Store Day without the lines and with free delivery. Past selections have included albums from War on Drugs, Madvillain, and more. Join the community of fellow music lovers and get your next favorite album delivered right to your doorstep. Request your invite today. ... check it out
$20+ buy

The Sunday Hangover

1 Aaron Feaver Photography (NSFW) - Aaron Feaver 2 Still NYC - Vimeo 3 Why Kanye Is like a Pro Wrestler - Youtube 4 10 Mouth-Watering Reubens - Cool Material 5 18 Bucket List Ramen Shops - First We Feast 6 Back-to-Back 1620s - Youtube 7 Chefs Read 1-Star Yelp Reviews - YouTube 8 Ultimate Roadtrip ... continue reading
MORE: Link Roundups.

EDC Toothpick Cases SHOP

If you’ve ever returned home after dinner to see a hunk of something between your teeth, you know the importance of the almighty toothpick. Problem is that not every restaurant or bar has a supply waiting for you so you don’t embarrass yourself. These Toothpick Holders either attach to your keyring or slip in your ... continue reading
$40+ buy MORE: Gear, Carry, EDC, Keychains.

Cobain: Montage of Heck – First Trailer

If you're of a certain age, Nirvana is your Beatles. They were that transcendent band that comes along once a decade or so. Now, some 20 years after his death, we're finally getting a documentary worthy of Kurt Cobain's story. Cobain: Montage of Heck debuts on HBO on May 4th, but here are 2+ minutes of the film that ... continue reading
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10 Irish Movies Every Guy Should See

Your St. Patrick's Day viewing guide should include more than just a parade. After the floats have gone by and you're a couple pints of Guinness deep, toss one of these movies on and ride out the rest of the holiday in front of your TV. Don't forget the platter of corned beef and to remove your cartoonish shamrock ... continue reading
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The Classic Nike Cortez in Nylon

Nike received overwhelming support when they decided to bring back the classic Cortez a few weeks back, and they're not stopping there with the iconic track sneakers. Coming for spring is the Cortez "Nylon" collection. The sneakers, which come in four different colorways, feature a blend of suede and nylon uppers ... continue reading
$TBD buy MORE: Style, Cortez, Nike, Sneakers.