What Your Girlfriend Wants You to Wear

What Your Girlfriend Wants You to Wear

A large part of the reason we try to look good is to impress the fairer sex. So it couldn’t hurt every once in a while to get a woman’s perspective on the clothing and accessories she’d prefer. We turned to our friends at Style Girlfriend to do just that. Here are the new ...

Aether's Ion Jacket Is a Modern Take on the Classic Bomber

Aether's Ion Jacket Is a Modern Take on the Classic Bomber

The bomber’s been around in one form or another since the 1920’s thanks to its mix of style and practicality. In that spirit, Aether’s created the Ion Jacket. The distinct look of the bomber’s definitely present, but they’ve done a bit of updating. The 800-fill goose down promises to keep you warm and the nylon and rib knit will keep the wind out. There’s also an audio valve for your headphones built into the pockets, so no weird MacGyvering with cords and zippers to listen to your music while staying warm. It’s a jacket designed to take you all the way through fall and winter.

How to Clean Your All-White Sneakers

How to Clean Your All-White Sneakers

White shoes are the best and worst things to ever happen to our wardrobes. When they’re fresh, clean, and crisp, they go well with just about anything—even after Labor Day. But the minute they get one scuff, or get a single drip of coffee spilled on them (or blood, depending ...

Tips For Taking the Worst Instagram Pictures

Tips For Taking the Worst Instagram Pictures

You know, we see tips and tricks articles for Instagram all the time. Usually, they have boring-ass titles like, “6 Super Duper Ways to Totally Crush it on the ‘Gram” or “10 Foolproof Ways to Kick Your Instagram Up a Notch” or “Here Are 10 Tips to Make Your Instagram ...

What to Give Her on Your Wedding Day

What to Give Her on Your Wedding Day

Every couple who walks into their wedding does so with the understanding that this will [hopefully] be the first—and last—time they do this. When the big day does arrive, everyone wants it to go off without a hitch. That said, weddings usually involve immeasurable amounts of ...

10 Art and Print Shops Every Guy Should Know

10 Art and Print Shops Every Guy Should Know

You probably have at least one naked wall in your home or apartment. If you've been searching for the right thing to slap on it, skip the crowded IKEA aisles and big box store selection. The problem with the prints from those shops is they're on the walls of so many people's home...

Wear This: Black Denim

Wear This: Black Denim

Whether you're looking for an outfit for happy hour cocktails in the city or something to wear to Riot Fest, it all starts with a quality pair of black denim. Pair those jeans with familiar sneakers, a quality wallet, disposable sunglasses, a sleek watch, and a trucker jacket to ...

10 Movies That Made Us Cry

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 ...

Beer Cans Too Good Looking to Throw Out

Beer Cans Too Good Looking to Throw Out

There is a fact flying around the internet at the moment which states that craft beer makes up 4% of the current US beer market. Now that sounds pretty low to us, but if we were sitting at, say for instance, around 0.5% sales a couple of years ago then things are going in the rig...

The Best Yoga Gear for Men

The Best Yoga Gear for Men

At some point in life, we all agreed with the sentiment that yoga for men wasn’t manly enough exercise, but all it takes to convince you otherwise is one Bikram session. Yeah, there’s a chance you might be the only guy in a class. But the benefits are too good to ignore. Re...

A Beginner's Guide to Franklin Barbecue

A Beginner's Guide to Franklin Barbecue

The concept of waiting in line for three, four, even five hours is a foreign concept to most millenials. We are the generation of instant gratification (at least according to our parents). However, in Austin, there is an experience that unites all: the line at Franklin Barbecue (...

The Foolproof Way to Beat Those Boardwalk Games

The Foolproof Way to Beat Those Boardwalk Games

We’ve all fallen for it at some point. You’re walking around the boardwalk, poundin' down some vinegar fries, and suddenly, you see it. Like a beacon in the night, a bright booth, lit by a flashing phrase. Something like, “Knock ‘Em Down, Win A Prize!” The portly fello...

The 10 Best New Things on Netflix This Month

The 10 Best New Things on Netflix This Month

September is another great month for Netflix subscribers. The world’s preeminent streaming service is easing up on the original feature films and heavy-hitter series this month (you've got Luke Cage, but we're skeptical after the trailer), but there are some real classics, some...