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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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Spotted At: Liberty Fairs 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. Liberty Fairs was a massive hodgepodge of different ... continue reading
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The Great Outdoors Sale SHOP

Real men don't spend their entire summer in air-conditioned comfort. The warm weather and abundant sunshine make this time of year the perfect to go exploring the great outdoors, and right now is the time to gear up to do so. From now until 7/28/14 you'll save 16% on all the outdoor gear we've rounded up in this curated collection. So ditch the couch for a weekend, lace up your boot and get outside. ... check it out
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Spotted At: Capsule 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. One of the things we like about (capsule) is the amount ... continue reading
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Current Obsession: Vintage Playboys

Playboy magazine is no longer a rite of passage. With the internet, a boy doesn’t really have to pull some covert op to snag his dad’s Playboy stash to get his first glimpse of a naked woman. There was a time, however, when the magazine was solely responsible for dropping the voices of millions of guys. This is a salute to those days. ... 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. Break out your iPhone, iPad or Android device and get to downloading some of these guys. ... continue reading
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CM’s Top 10 Videos of 2013

Not every post we put up is focused on a tangible object. As much as we love shiny new gadgets and delicious bottles of booze, we also enjoy anything that can entertains us, which is why we toss up videos every now and then. Here are the 10 most popular that we shared this past year. ... continue reading
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CM’s Top 20 Products of 2013

Another year has come and gone. We played with lots of gadgets, sampled plenty of beer, and drove some mighty nice cars all in the name of “research.” And while we stand by everything we’ve tossed up on Cool Material, there are always going to be certain items that go over better than others. We combed through all our stats and found the 20 items you guys checked out the most this past year. Here they are for your nostalgic ... ... continue reading
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Heritage: Jon Contino

Forget about getting a driver's license or graduating from high school; in my family, getting your own tape measure is the true rite of passage. When my father gave it to me he didn't sit me down by a fire and tell me how special it is to have your own tape, instead it was more of the “throw a sweaty jersey at a ... continue reading
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Brew Trip Vermont: Switchback Brewing Company

You can credit part of the success of Switchback Brewing Company to bologna. Yes, bologna. You see, it was in a bologna factory where Bill Cherry, the owner and brewmaster at Switchback, learned the importance of an efficient workplace. And as you talk to Bill and tour Switchback Brewing Company, you see it everywhere. The equipment he’s found/acquired, the thought out workspaces, heck, there’s even a control board in German. ... continue reading
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Brew Trip Vermont: Rock Art Brewery

With a wider distribution area than many Vermont breweries (VT, MA, NJ, PA and CT), Rock Art may already be a name on your radar or in your fridge. The brewery, which started up in founder Matt Nadeau’s basement, has grown considerably in its 16 years of existence and is one in a string of well-known Vermont breweries to open in ’97 (Magic Hat, Long Trail, Catamount, and Otter Creek did, as well). ... continue reading
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Brew Trip Vermont: The Alchemist

At 9 am, on the first truly bone-chilling day of the season, a line stretched around The Alchemist and out into a small parking lot behind the building filled with empty pallets. The reason these people were lined up is two-fold. First is the obvious: Heady Topper. And, while you may think waiting in line for hours for a case of one beer is insane, the double IPA is truly one of the finest that will ever cross your lips. ... ... continue reading
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The Guide to Collecting & Aging Beer

The Guide to Collecting and Aging Beer Just to be clear, no beer needs to be aged. In fact, lots of beer shouldn't be. Still, some finely crafted beverages out there can develop over time and really display different characteristics when you decide to crack them open. You may be well on your way to enjoying ... continue reading
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