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Wear This: Kurt Cobain

It’s been 21 years since Kurt Cobain passed away, and, it could be argued, there hasn’t been a band as influential as Nirvana since. The grunge they pushed was more than just music; it was a lifestyle. And with the lifestyle came a look. It was relaxed and faded. You cared about looking like you didn’t. Here’s ... continue reading
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The Life of a Whiskey Barrel

In the dusty and dark Cooperage at Jameson's Midleton distillery, Ger Buckley tends to the casks that will shape the profile of so many classic Irish whiskies. And for all the distilling and blending that takes place on these grounds, it's in these barrels where that whiskey will spend the majority of its life. They're ... continue reading
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Ministry of Supply’s Gemini Dress Shirt Never Has to Be Ironed or Dry Cleaned SPONSORED

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
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DIY: Coin Ring

Men's jewelry is far more popular these days than it's ever been before, but it's still a bit of a mixed bag for most guys when it comes to rings other than the one you wear on your left ring finger. It's a different story when your ring is made of an actual piece of U.S. currency. [Before you ask, yes, it's legal.] ... continue reading
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Happy National Beer Day

We live in a time when people can just create food-related holidays. Tomorrow, for example, is National Empanada Day, Saturday is Cheese Fondue Day. It's fucking ridiculous. With that in mind, today's a day worth celebrating: National Beer Day. And it's not just because some ad guy is trying to promote drinking, ... continue reading
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The Best Craft Beer Bar in Every State

The Best Craft Beer Bar in Every State A great craft beer bar simply needs great craft beer. Whereas a dive bar must, without any perceivable force, assume a certain personality to be stellar, a craft beer bar just needs the right taps. Good food and comfy seats are nice, but if your most interesting brew is a ... continue reading
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The Top Craft Breweries of 2014

Thanks to a change in the definition of "craft" beer—craft breweries can now use adjuncts in the brewing process—there's a new craft beer king: Yuengling. The nation's oldest brewery has claimed the top spot in this year's Brewers Association rankings which are based on 2014 sales volume. (D.G. Yuengling & ... continue reading
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Google Maps PAC-MAN

Well, say goodbye to your work day. Google Maps just transformed certain locations into playable PAC-MAN levels. All you have to do is go to Google Maps, figure out where you can play (there are clues here), punch in one of those locations and either hit the PAC-MAN pin or click the PAC-MAN button at the bottom left ... continue reading
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8 New Beers You Should Know

When you hit your local liquor store or brewery in search of some new beers to try, there are a few we’d recommend keeping an eye out for. Some of these are brand new, some are seasonals making their return, and some were just announced for future release. So next time you’re out scouting some potential fridge-dwellers, ... continue reading
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10 New Books You Should Know

Whether you read on a tablet, Kindle, or still prefer the smell of a freshly cracked paperback, finding your next great book is never easy. You could never read all the new releases each week, so it helps to know what's worth your time. Here are a handful of new titles we think deserve a space on your eReader or on ... continue reading
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Sneakers Turned Into Works of Art

Plenty of sneakerheads already consider certain footwear pieces of art. Phil Robson (aka FILFURY) takes the idea one step further. As highlighted by Quartz, the British artist snaps pictures of sneakers and then digitally mashes them up into something new and interesting. Robson starts by thinking of what each sneaker ... continue reading
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Driven: 8 Vintage Rides on the Block

Every couple of weeks, we’re bringing you a roundup of vintage wheels on the auction block that we’re obsessing over. .link {text-decoration: underline; color: #000 !important;} 1970 Ford Bronco Just as we’re ready to give winter the middle finger, here comes the perfect vehicle for summertime. Recently ... continue reading
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DIY: Wooden Beer Tote

We've featured a lot of different ways to get beer from point a to point b on Cool Material before, but never a DIY project about how to create your own wooden beer tote. You'll get a lot of points for having a sustainable, reusable way to get your beer to the party in style, but you'll get even more if you're the ... continue reading
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10 Award-Winning Homebrew Recipes

Every new homebrewer dreams of creating the world's next great beer. But before you craft a Pliny-level Double IPA on your own, you're probably going to want to try your hand at some recipes. Here are 10 award-winners that go down easy. a.linkhiglight { background: #9cc4cc !important; font-style: italic; ... continue reading
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