This is a 1938 Gibson Mastertone passed down from my father last year with a case that has been covered in Bill Monroe Bluegrass stickers and tickets since the mid 70's. My mother actually went into labor with me while they were at the show in 1979. I used to sit in the case listening to my parents jam at house parties ... continue reading
We Tested a Bunch of Whiskey Stones to See Which Were The Best
There are purists who will never allow a cube of ice to come in contact with a drop of their whiskey. We get it. Ice melts and dilutes your drink killing the flavor. Whiskey stones are supposed to offer a modern answer for guys who enjoy a cooler beverage ... continue reading
It's been dubbed the "world’s most comfortable" underwear, and priced at nearly half of its competitors ($16). After years of research and development and a "24 hour" stress test, MeUndies has created the perfect, contour fitting boxer brief that keeps its shape all day and never rides up. The first 500 Cool Material readers get 30% off orders larger than $75 when using code CM75. Not impressed? MeUndies offers a full refund and lets you even keep your first pair. Offer excludes packs and French Terry.
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We might not go to Napoleon Dynamite lengths and stash extra tots in our pocket, but that doesn’t mean we don’t love the little fried potato nuggets any less. Like most human beings, we normally eat them as a side or a snack, but there’s a whole other world of tater tot usability out there that we have just started exploring: Tater tots as an ingredient. Here are the best recipes you can cook up with your pocket of tots. ... continue reading
Instead of wading through the massive amount of new app releases searching for a diamond in the rough, check out some of these. This is a collection of our favorite new apps for both iOS and Android for your downloading pleasure.
Minibar Delivery - iTunes
Themer - GooglePlay
Sooshi - iTunes
PolyFauna - iTunes ... continue reading
My whole life growing up as a maker of things, I never really followed any rules or learned the right way of doing something. I would pick up a tool and not know what it was or what it was for, although I’d still use it in whatever way I could. This old chisel set handed down to me by my friends’ grandfather was ... continue reading
If you’re using a junky set of kitchen knives, stop and throw them in the trash. Stocking your kitchen with quality knives will completely change the way you cook. This doesn’t mean you need to go out and buy a dozen new ones, just invest in a few quality staples and your kitchen game will be changed forever.
Chef's ... continue reading
About twenty years ago I was at a car show and a vendor had one of these. I thought it was the coolest thing ever, but alas…. I was broke. It haunted me for years and once the internet became a resource, I started researching and learned a bit about it. Turns out that this German company made fleet truck chassis, ... continue reading
It was usually around 10 minutes into class when your teacher started waxing poetic on the Pythagorean theorem that you started sketching rock band logos in your notebook. Suddenly the bell would ring and you’d realize you listened to absolutely nothing during class and had a composition book full of doodles. Ah, ... continue reading
The 1960s were a time of change, confusion, and upheaval. The style and accessories guys carried reflected this sense of revolt. Marked by war and loss, personal style seemed to fight back. Here’s some of that gear. ... continue reading
Growing up in Cooperstown, NY, all I ever wanted to be was a baseball player. Players will say you never master the game. To play it well requires confidence earned through repetition, and trust in your tools. As a young ball player, the tool that I needed was the Rawlings PRO-T, Fastback Trapeze outfielders glove. ... continue reading
The Great Sriracha Shortage of 2014 was a tad overblown. With only a month's worth of shipment problems, you probably never even had an issue stocking your shelf. Still, the scare got us thinking, "Is the classic Huy Fong Foods rooster sauce really the sriracha you should be using anyway?" We gathered up nine different ... continue reading
I spent a good part of my growing up in Tennessee at my grandparents house beside the Tennessee river. My cousins and I lived like Tom and Huck, fishing, hiking, boating, and exploring. One thing I remember about my grandfather was he would spend time every day at his desk and he would open the mail with a paper cutter ... continue reading
As you hit your local liquor shop in search of some new beers to try, there are a few that are worth keeping an eye out for. Some of them are brand new and some are seasonal offerings just hitting shelves. So next time you’re out scouting potential fridge dwellers, keep an eye out for these.
1. Six Point Hi-res
Big ... continue reading
My father has always been one to impart wisdom to me in subtle ways he knows I will eventually pick up on. When I was 14, he gave me this trick lock that he picked up on a trip to India. I spent hours trying to figure it out - granted this was in the days before the internet when I could have just looked up the solution. ... continue reading
The men's trade shows in New York this week were filled with interesting trends to come, new labels to know, and a shit-ton of snow-covered boots. We made our way through a few of them to give you a glimpse of what you'll be seeing a lot of in the coming months.
There was a strong sense of Americana at Project, ... continue reading