Mike Newman

About: Managing Editor at Cool Material

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Climb a Mountain with Conrad Anker SPONSORED

Hemingway said that "auto racing, bull fighting, and mountain climbing are the only real sports ... all others are games." Sometimes lost in the excitement of action sports is the true danger they possess. Mountain climber Conrad Anker knows this firsthand because an avalanche killed his best friend while Anker ... continue reading
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Vinyl Me, Please Is the Best Damn Record Club SPONSORED

Thanks to modern technology, we've lost touch with our music. We've waved goodbye to sound quality and owning our favorite albums. To fix this, get a turntable. Then sign up for Vinyl Me, Please. Every month they'll send you exclusive pressings of albums worthy of your time. Each comes with original 12" x 12" album-inspired art and a custom cocktail pairing. Past selections have included 'Lost In The Dream' from War on Drugs and many others. Sign up now and start with an exclusive pressing of Father John Misty's latest. It's like Record Store Day with free delivery and no lines. ... check it out
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Gift Guide: Last Minute Amazon Prime

Gift Guide: Last Minute Amazon Prime Okay, so you didn’t do any shopping yet. Remain calm and take a deep breath. While you have the option of dealing with the mall and all the underwhelming gifts it has to offer, there’s still another way you can go: Amazon Prime. With a Prime account, you can still snag ... continue reading
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The Sunday Hangover

1 Victoria’s Secret Holiday Shots - Instagram 2 Rusty Rods on the Highway - The Guardian 3 A Flush Screw Is So Satisfying - Sploid 4 The Real Kenny Powers? - Vice 5 The Most Amazing Science Photographs of the Year - io9 6 Making a Paper Mache Dragon - Digg 7 The 50 Coolest Men of 2014 - Cool Material 8 ... continue reading
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Red Wing Work Chukka In Charcoal

Chukka boots were once worn by British forces in World War II. The desert boot was designed to be lightweight with a strong grip to stand up to the rigors of desert warfare. For a style with that kind of history, it seems a lot of it was forgotten in the name of style. Red Wing has brought durability back to the chukkka. ... continue reading
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Wear This: Home for the Holidays SPONSORED

It’s time to warm up the car, grab a bottle of something nice, and head home for the holidays. Before you hop behind the wheel, however, make sure you’re dressed the part. We’re not talking stuffy sweaters and pleated khakis like when you were a kid, we’re talking good-looking gear that’s holiday appropriate. ... continue reading
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American Sniper – Official Trailer 2

If the first trailer for American Sniper turned you into a ball of nerves, the second will do little to unknot that mess. Whereas the first look really focused on one scene, the second trailer takes you deeper inside the emotions of Chris Kyle throughout the film. We're canceling Christmas plans just to go see it.
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Johnnie Walker’s New Ad Was All Done in One Shot

Heads up True Detective episode 4, you've got competition. Okay, you don't really have competition for coolest tracking shot ever, but Johnnie Walker's new ad is still pretty impressive. All done in a single shot, it's an ode to the next step. The next step ... with Scotch in hand.
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The 50 Coolest Men of 2014

Cool can be an air of casual confidence. It can be the ability to always drop the perfect line. It can relate to courage, morals, or originality. A certain je ne sais quoi. It’s like porn. It’s hard to put your finger on, but you know it when you see it. No matter how you want to define it, these guys have it. ... continue reading
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Wear This: Bowl Game Weekend sponsored

Brought to you by Levi's®. Visit the Levi's® Holiday Gift Guide. While many are busy figuring out their holiday travel, college football fans are in the midst of setting up a more epic adventure, one that doesn't involve hideous sweaters and fruitcake. It's bowl season. The time of year when fans of teams still ... continue reading
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Gift Guide: The 1%

Gift Guide: The 1% You’re rich, they’re rich, holidays are a bitch. When your stocking stuffers include diamonds and car keys, your other gifts have to match. Even if you aren’t in the 1%, it’s just fun to dream about getting these things. Hey, maybe if you ask Santa nicely and leave a shit-ton of cookies ... continue reading
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The Dr. Dreidel

What do you get the West Coast rap lover for Hanukkah? You could go with an iTunes gift card so they can download some Kendrick Lamar, or you could give them something way better with the Dr. Dreidel. Okay, so you can't actually buy it (at least yet), but it's still pretty stellar. Each side features a Dre face that ... continue reading
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