The Backyard Games You Should Be Playing This Summer

The Backyard Games You Should Be Playing This Summer

With summer in full swing and the pungent aroma of BBQ and campfire in the air, everyone is looking for ways to have fun outside. We won’t turn our noses up at a good old-fashioned round of Flip Cup or Cornhole, but the same old stuff gets boring. If you’re looking for some a...

Introducing: MVMT Sunglasses

Introducing: MVMT Sunglasses

For too long, sunglasses have either been affordable but poorly made, or solid but so pricey you’d consider taking out a loan to buy them. It’s time for a better option. MVMT is proud to introduce their line of sunglasses that aren’t plagued by retail mark-ups and cheap manufacturing. We’re talking high quality, stylish sunglasses for far less than you’d imagine. By utilizing the same direct to consumer model as their highly successful watch line, MVMT is able to make their own sunglasses and offer them to you for as little as $70. Even better, as a Cool Material reader, you’ll save 15% on your first pair. The MVMT continues.

The History of Headphones

The History of Headphones

Surprisingly, not everyone wants to hear our music. When we were pumping our LCD Soundsystem mixtape, others in the office said they couldn’t “concentrate” and they “wished we were fired.” For this, and for many other reasons, headphones are an absolute necessity in our daily lives. It was long before Steve Jobs produced white earbuds and Dr. Dre jumped in the game, however, that people began getting tunes pumped into their ear canal. Here’s basically how it all went down.

The 9 Best New Things on Netflix This Month

The 9 Best New Things on Netflix This Month

July is going to be a pretty tough month for Netflixers everywhere. We’re losing some real classics: Cheech & Chong’s Up In Smoke, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, A Clockwork Orange, 2001: A Space Odyssey (the original!), The Perfect Storm, and quite a few others. Tot...

Wear This: Independence Day

Wear This: Independence Day

Ahhhh, Independence Day, one more long weekend to spend with friends, a cold one and hopefully some time by a grill or a lake... but this time there are also also explosives involved. Here's a festively patriotic getup filled with individual pieces that are still wearable through...

7 Videos of Fireworks Captured by Drones

7 Videos of Fireworks Captured by Drones

Why pack a blanket and venture out into the heat this Fourth of July when you can enjoy a spectacular fireworks display from the comfort of your own home? No, we're not talking about watching someone's crummy iPhone video laced with muffled oohs and ahhs, we're talking about some...

6 Summer Shirts That DGAF

6 Summer Shirts That DGAF

Make this the summer you step out of your stylistic comfort zone. Instead of only considering shirts in shades and patterns you're comfortable with, give one of those "I could never pull that off" shirts a try. You'll have a shirt that feels fresh, garners you attention, and look...

8 Whiskies as Smoky as a Campfire

8 Whiskies as Smoky as a Campfire

Summer is here and that means beers, wine coolers and tiki drinks, right? Well, those are all well and good, but serious whisky drinkers aren’t going to settle for a Mai Tai just because the conditions are a little warmer than usual. On cool evenings around the bonfire, they’...

The 7 Hottest Hot Sauces You Can Buy

The 7 Hottest Hot Sauces You Can Buy

When used appropriately, hot sauce is one of those accouterments that can take an ordinary dish to new heights. The right hot sauce can compliment damn near everything. But when hot sauce is used inappropriately, it can make you want to tear the roof of your mouth out. There are...

The American Ninja Warrior Workout

The American Ninja Warrior Workout

Like Liam Neeson in Taken, to compete on American Ninja Warrior you’ll need a certain set of skills. Push around all the weights you want, if you don’t train right, you probably won’t conquer one obstacle. We spoke with Aaron Himelright, a competitive rock climber and park...