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Wear This: Music Festival

It doesn't matter if you're more into AC/DC or Action Bronson, there's a music festival lineup this year that you'll probably enjoy. When you already have to deal with trekking miles a day to catch your favorite acts, year long porta potty lines and astronomically priced beers, you don't want to have to worry about a lot of things. With a setup like this you'll be calm, cool and collected while still being on time, charged up (but good luck with the reception) and hydrated. Throw the rest of your essentials (sun screen, hand sanitizer, a flask?) into the bag, and you're set. Chuck Taylor Classic Colors Slip - $55 Timex Weekender Slip Thru - $36 Fjall Raven Greenland Backpack Small - $130 Boast Solid Court Polo - $76 Save Khaki United Linen Jeans - $160 Warby Parker Topper Sunglasses ... 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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Pocket Squares by Declan Clean Your Phone, Glasses, and More SPONSORED

The pocket square, while timeless, is useless. Yeah, it looks good, but that's about all it does. Declan has changed that. Declan is a pocket square, handkerchief, and cleaning cloth all in one. Keep it as a stylish accessory in your breast or back pocket, and pull it out when you need to clean your phone screen, glasses, camera, or other device. Declan's signature materials help actually clean your gear, not just spread smudges around like when you use your shirt. And with plenty of styles to choose from, Declan can truly go anywhere. ... check it out
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Inside The Handbuilt Motorcycle Show

With the goal of reviving old-school craftsmanship in the bike world, The Handbuilt Motorcycle Show invaded Austin this past weekend. On display were over 100 hand-built bikes in a variety of styles, a space for antique rides to give The Wall of Death a whirl, and a crowd of people who don't mind getting their hands ... continue reading
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Wear This: Kurt Cobain

It’s been 21 years since Kurt Cobain passed away, and, it could be argued, there hasn’t been a band as influential as Nirvana since. The grunge they pushed was more than just music; it was a lifestyle. And with the lifestyle came a look. It was relaxed and faded. You cared about looking like you didn’t. Here’s ... continue reading
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The Life of a Whiskey Barrel

In the dusty and dark Cooperage at Jameson's Midleton distillery, Ger Buckley tends to the casks that will shape the profile of so many classic Irish whiskies. And for all the distilling and blending that takes place on these grounds, it's in these barrels where that whiskey will spend the majority of its life. They're ... continue reading
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DIY: Coin Ring

Men's jewelry is far more popular these days than it's ever been before, but it's still a bit of a mixed bag for most guys when it comes to rings other than the one you wear on your left ring finger. It's a different story when your ring is made of an actual piece of U.S. currency. [Before you ask, yes, it's legal.] ... continue reading
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Happy National Beer Day

We live in a time when people can just create food-related holidays. Tomorrow, for example, is National Empanada Day, Saturday is Cheese Fondue Day. It's fucking ridiculous. With that in mind, today's a day worth celebrating: National Beer Day. And it's not just because some ad guy is trying to promote drinking, ... continue reading
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The Best Craft Beer Bar in Every State

The Best Craft Beer Bar in Every State A great craft beer bar simply needs great craft beer. Whereas a dive bar must, without any perceivable force, assume a certain personality to be stellar, a craft beer bar just needs the right taps. Good food and comfy seats are nice, but if your most interesting brew is a ... continue reading
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The Top Craft Breweries of 2014

Thanks to a change in the definition of "craft" beer—craft breweries can now use adjuncts in the brewing process—there's a new craft beer king: Yuengling. The nation's oldest brewery has claimed the top spot in this year's Brewers Association rankings which are based on 2014 sales volume. (D.G. Yuengling & ... continue reading
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Google Maps PAC-MAN

Well, say goodbye to your work day. Google Maps just transformed certain locations into playable PAC-MAN levels. All you have to do is go to Google Maps, figure out where you can play (there are clues here), punch in one of those locations and either hit the PAC-MAN pin or click the PAC-MAN button at the bottom left ... continue reading
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8 New Beers You Should Know

When you hit your local liquor store or brewery in search of some new beers to try, there are a few we’d recommend keeping an eye out for. Some of these are brand new, some are seasonals making their return, and some were just announced for future release. So next time you’re out scouting some potential fridge-dwellers, ... continue reading
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10 New Books You Should Know

Whether you read on a tablet, Kindle, or still prefer the smell of a freshly cracked paperback, finding your next great book is never easy. You could never read all the new releases each week, so it helps to know what's worth your time. Here are a handful of new titles we think deserve a space on your eReader or on ... continue reading
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