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Heritage: Joe Sadler

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
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Nice Laundry Sock Drawer Makeover SPONSORED

After Nice Laundry launched their Spring/Summer 2014 collection, they sold out of things within 24 hours. Now that they're are back in stock, grab as much as you possibly can before they're long gone. Check out their "Sock Drawer Makeover", which is 18 pairs of fresh, high-quality socks for $99 with free shipping, a fraction of the price you'd pay elsewhere. Plus, they'll recycle all of your old socks for free--whether you're a Rebel or a Prepster, that's some Spring Cleaning you'll actually do this year. Cool Material readers can receive a special, limited-edition bonus pair with their first order. ... check it out
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Web’s Best: Recipes with Tater Tots

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
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8 New Apps You Should Know

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
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Heritage: Eric Singer

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
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Heritage: Johnathan Ward

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
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Heritage: Paul Cunningham

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
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Heritage: Mike Balitsaris

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
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8 New Beers You Should Know

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
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Heritage: Matthew Perlman

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
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Spotted At: Project NYC

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
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