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Heritage: Andrew Payne

I'm a lucky man to have known my great grandfather, even for just a brief time. He was born in 1882 in Chapel Hill, N.C., grew up working on the railroad, and eventually became the Clerk of the Court. Not one to forget about the details, he most often wore a tailored black suit, crisp white shirt, bolero tie, black ... continue reading
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Mapped Out: Banksy’s Month in New York

Ask the average person to name a few street artists and you’ll probably be met with blank stares. At most, the average person could name one: Banksy. The world’s best-known street artist set up shop in NYC this past month to slyly tag the city with his clever work. Here’s a little map recap of his New York City residency. ... continue reading
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MeUndies Sale – 30% OFF SPONSORED

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. ... check it out
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Heritage: Anthony Lawson

When I was around 13 my grandfather handed me his old Buck knife and tells me "every man should have a knife." Years later I realized that the gift was less about the knife and more about the unsaid sentiment, which is why I cherish it. This also might explain my obsession with knives. I stopped carrying it years ago ... continue reading
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New Apps You Should Know

Since new apps get released at an incredible rate, we figured it only fair to keep you abreast of the best. Stop sifting through all the terrible games and little life helpers to find some gems and break out your iPhone, iPad or Android device and get to downloading some of these guys. ... continue reading
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Heritage: Bill Hovard

This magnificent German numerator (circa 1920) was found on the top shelf of a dusty cabinet in a Stockholm thrift store. Offering both a sans-serif and serif font selector, the numerator also offers four distinct font sizes. This object has become one of the Hudson Made essential tools and we use it to date the batch ... continue reading
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Current Obsession: Datsun 280Z

The mid to late 70s were not kind to sports cars. Combine the oil embargo and stricter government regulations on both fuel economy and safety and you have a recipe for the Mustang II or the AMC Gremlin or even the Chevy Monza. Basically we are saying style got tossed right out the f’ing window in favor of safety. ... continue reading
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Heritage: Chris Bray

My family (both sides) are 6 or 7 generation Americans and consequently we have a lot of stuff that's been passed down so choosing something to fit this "prized heritage" theme was not easy. I finally settled on something that was right in front of me all along, my father Thomas's pure coin silver baby cup. These ... continue reading
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Heritage: Russell Blackmore

I've got a bit of an obsession with sunglasses and it all stems from this Carl Zeiss pair that my Dad bought on Jermyn Street, London, in 1960 before being posted to Jamaica with the British Army (tough posting!) The thick stainless steel frames and brown solid optical glass make them very heavy compared to today's ... continue reading
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Heritage: Andy Forch

They say the best things in life aren't things. I'll drink to that. But if my house was burning, the first thing I'd reach for (after grabbing my wife) would be two pipes my uncle gave me while I was an undergrad at UVA. The pipes are totems of two different eras: my uncle's law school years when he broke them ... continue reading
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The Labels of Prairie Artisan Ales

Prairie Artisan Ales crafts some really, really good beers. If you haven’t had the pleasure, get your hands on some Bomb! or any of their farmhouse ales whenever you have the chance. One of the other reasons we dig the Oklahoma brewery is the artwork on their labels. We had the chance to talk with Colin Healey, who started the brewery with his brother Chase, about the design and direction of, not only what goes in the bottles, but what ... ... continue reading
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16 Great American Beer Festival Winners You Can Buy Now

Tickets to this year’s Great American Beer Festival sold out in 20 minutes. This isn’t shocking when you consider that over 600 of the best breweries in the U.S. were in attendance and that beer is delicious. The highlight of the event every year is the awards ceremony where breweries can snatch Gold, Silver, or Bronze medals in a plethora of categories. Some of the winning brews aren’t exactly easy to get your hands on, but a few end up ... ... continue reading
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Everyday Carry: 1920s

It may not have been called “everyday carry,” but men have always had a selection of gear they traveled with on a daily basis. Obviously, the items themselves have evolved over time and others have been added as they’ve become popular. In this series, we’ll take a look back at some standard everyday carry of years gone by. ... continue reading
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12 Music Documentaries Every Guy Should See

Musicians, whether successful or not, seem to live wildly crazy lives. Whether it’s the sex, drugs and rock n’ roll or the insane struggle to make it in the industry, we could probably watch a documentary about 90% of the bands out there. If you’re looking for some of the best, however, consider these 12 Music Documentaries Every Guy Should See. ... continue reading
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