Mike Newman

About: Managing Editor at Cool Material

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How Skateboards Are Made

There's been a rediscovery of craftsmanship in this country. We're no longer satisfied with anonymous faces and cold machines making our goods, we want the full story. This video shows you how each Chapman skateboard is made. There are no words, but you'll still emerge with a deeper appreciation for the steps involved ... continue reading
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Drinkwel Is The Multivitamin For People Who Drink SPONSORED

We down green drinks, work at standing desks and mess around with kettlebells to stay in shape, but that doesn't mean we don't enjoy knocking a few back at happy hour. Drinkwel is the multivitamin especially designed for guys who drink. The multivitamin was developed by two Berkeley grads to replenish nutrients, support liver health and process alcohol induced toxins so you can feel better about having those Double IPAs after you finish your run. Try it out, and if you aren't satisfied, they'll give you your money back, including shipping. ... check it out
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13 Summer Movies Every Guy Should See

There's a carefree attitude that pervades a great summer movie. That's not to say the plot can't be heavy, but there's a sense of freedom and effortless possibility that takes place under the summer sun. Often this lends itself to grand adventures and childhood scheming. Here are 13 we turn on when the temperature ... continue reading
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Steal: J.Crew Summer Sale STEAL

If you want preppy done right, J.Crew is the place to go and now is the time to shop. The J.Crew Summer Sale is going on with select items marked down 30% and some sale items marked down an extra 50%. We dug through everything to give you our 30 picks you can snag. Sale runs through 6/27/14 and you have to enter HISUMMER ... continue reading
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Patchnride Is The Easiest Way To Fix A Flat

Fixing a flat is such a nuisance that it's often easier to just carry your bike home. patchnride is a clever little device that makes the process much simpler. For starters, you don't need to even remove the wheel, you just find the hole with the included leak detector and insert the patchnride tool. It works with ... continue reading
$30 buy MORE: Bikes, Rides.
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Converse Releases Blacked-Out Jack Purcells

All black sneakers bring to mind bad fashion memories. Specifically, they remind us of working in a grocery store where we needed a pair to fit the dress code and our options were limited to hideous high tops. These would have been a welcome addition to our wardrobe at that time. Converse just released these all black ... continue reading
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This Timex Weekender Comes With a Handmade Oil-Tanned Leather Strap SHOP

The Timex Weekender is one of the most iconic watches ever created. What makes it even better is the fact that you can toss on a custom strap to change its appearance, which is exactly what we've done. We've paired the classic watch with an oil tanned leather strap that’s made in the USA. The 3 ring zulu strap is handmade out of 4-5 oz oil tanned pull-up leather and is hand saddle-stitched with waxed linen thread for added strength. For the times you want to switch it up, you’ll also receive the standard nylon strap Weekenders usually come with.

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Dry-Age Your Own Steak With The Steaklocker

Unless you're Ron Swanson, you probably aren't ready to invest thousands of dollars on a meat locker. Sure the dry-aged steaks would be silly delicious, but unless you're eating them every night, it would be much more economical to just buy dry-aged steaks when you want them. The Steaklocker wants to bring dry-aging ... continue reading
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Harley-Davidson Introduces An Electric Motorcycle

When you think of a Harley, you think of tattoos and ripped denim jackets. Masculinity. Perhaps it's most perfectly captured in the deafening grumble you get when you start one up. Taking a step toward the future and away from the past, the iconic brand has just announced an electric bike. Despite the weight of a battery, ... continue reading
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Amazon Fire Phone

If you're in the market for an upgrade or just want a new phone, there's another contender for your money. The long rumored smartphone from Amazon is here. The Amazon Fire Phone does include the much talked about 3D display that allows you to tilt, swivel and navigate menus with one hand. The dedicated Firefly button ... continue reading
$199+ buy MORE: Amazon, Phones, Tech.
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The Roomsafari Triangle Hanger

If you were forced to play an instrument in grade school but had no interest in learning the guitar, sax or violin, you're probably very familiar with the design of this coat hanger. Based on the triangle percussion instrument that haunted your formative musical years, the Roomsafari Triangle Hanger does away with ... continue reading
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Goods: Innovations in Hand Tools

The basic tools that go in a tool kit haven’t changed much over time. The toy set you had as a kid is probably remarkably similar to the adult version you have now. While the staples will always make sense, there are some innovative new versions that make your handy work a bit easier. Here a bunch we think should ... continue reading
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Pickpocket Alpha SHOP

In an effort to tame that mess of keys without adding to the bulk, consider adding the Pickpocket Alpha to your everyday carry. The titanium keychain offers multiple holes for different key rings, a bottle opener, and a pocket clip all in a slim package. ... check it out
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Motor Oil Designed For Your Classic Porsche

We're not trying to sound like the guy at Jiffy Lube who wants you to buy expensive oil you don't need. These new motor oils from Porsche are specifically designed for classic 356, 914, 911 and other models, and are actually worth the money if you have an old Porsche you drive on weekends. By using an alkaline-heavy ... continue reading
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