Man against the odds. There's perhaps no storyline more prevalent in film history. But take it to the extreme, toss in a dash of Mother Nature, and you have the makings of a great survivalist film. Often with true stories as the basis, these films ignite something primal in us. Want to see the best of the best? These ... continue reading
Goods: The Season's Best Sunglasses
You've already stashed the sweaters away and tossed your jacket in the farthest reaches of your closet, now it's time for a new pair of sunglasses for the season. And if you're still using the $15 ones you bought at a mall kiosk, it's time for a pair a little nicer. Here are ... continue reading
Most dress shirts are incredibly uncomfortable and require lots of upkeep. Not the case with Ministry of Supply's new Gemini Dress Shirt. Featuring 2-way stretch material design, the shirt is made for your body in motion. And thanks to a custom fabric blend that combines the temperature regulating PCM from their Apollo shirt and some traditionally structured cotton, you won't feel stuffy and sweaty wearing it. It's also incredibly easy to care for—there's no dry cleaning or ironing necessary, and wrinkles come out as you wear it. You can look better, feel better, and ditch the standard dress shirt hassle. ... check it out
Every couple of weeks, we’re bringing you a roundup of vintage wheels on the auction block that we’re obsessing over.
1963 Land Rover Santana
In 1958, the now defunct Santana Motors company reached a deal to build Land Rover models in Spain. In essence, Land Rover sent them parts, or what they called "Complete ... continue reading
Commuting via bicycle combines transportation and exercise, along with being better for the environment and making you feel good about yourself. That said, it can also leave you looking like your dressed for the gym instead of the office or worse, feeling like a wet dog--if you're not prepared. With the right combination ... continue reading
You may have heard there's a little boxing match this weekend. But, since the glory days of boxing are behind us, it may have been a while since you've actually watched a fight. Before you shell out the money to watch Mayweather-Pacquiao, let's brush up on how the funky scoring works—because, let's be honest, ... continue reading
It’s been two years since we composed the first Beer Bucket List, and since that time, we’ve tasted thousands of other brews both new and old. Looking at the original list now, there are some changes we feel should be made. This is The Beer Bucket List 2.0. Included are 30 beers we think everyone should try once ... continue reading
Our Favorite Watches for Any Budget
Collectively, we have a lot of wrists at the Cool Material office. Unfortunately, we don’t have enough wrists for all the watches we want. Instead of asking each guy here for a list of all their favorite timepieces they’d buy if they grew more arms, we told them to select ... continue reading
At this point, if you've been checking out the Cool Material DIY section regularly, you could have almost half your place decked out with industrial pipe furniture and fixtures. The one thing we haven't really covered yet to tie the whole place together is iron pipe seating. Liz from Love Grows Wild is here with an
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Would you prefer a Guinness or a Murphy’s?
Until two years ago, that was your choice when you stepped foot in any Irish pub. Sure there were a few other big name lager choices and some Beamish on occasion, but, for the most part, you had your pick of two very similar creamy stouts. Like we said, that was a few ... continue reading
Instead of wading through the massive amount of new app releases searching for a few diamonds in the rough, just let us be your guide. This is a collection of our favorite new apps for both iOS and Android for your downloading pleasure.
Make My Day by Lonely Planet
Planning an itinerary when you're traveling ... continue reading
The nicest pen is of no use if you don’t have it nearby when you want to write. That Montblanc sitting on your desk will only be used, well, at your desk. For all the impromptu scribbling you’ll encounter on a daily basis, consider something small and portable. These are the mini pens that get our stamp of approval. ... continue reading
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 ... continue reading
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.
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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