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Brooklinen: The Sheets You Need

Brooklinen: The Sheets You Need

Great sleep starts with great sheets. That’s why our friends at Brooklinen have crafted a set of sheets that will make your whole bed feel like the cool side of the pillow. They’re a team of sheet experts that cut out the middleman and put their products through a rigorous R&D process to ensure the optimal balance of quality, comfort, and affordability. You can mix and match their sheets to make your bed look as good as it feels. Plus, as a Cool Material reader, you can get $15 off your first purchase with code COOLMATERIAL.

The Best Drones For Every Budget

The Best Drones For Every Budget

Technically speaking, the first drones were used in 1849 by the Austrians to drop bombs over Venice. By “drones,” we mean the Austrian army tied explosives to a bunch of balloons, floated them over Venice, and hoped for the best. Though the tactic is said to have scared the V...

Meet the Men of American Whiskey

Meet the Men of American Whiskey

These are the men behind the famous names on the labels. The iconic whiskey characters that helped make the spirits industry what it is today. These pioneers forged the path of whiskey in America. A path paved with corn and grains, distilled and matured in oak barrels. Most of th...

7 Japanese Menswear Brands You Should Know

7 Japanese Menswear Brands You Should Know

It’s been noted in certain circles that the Japanese do Americana just as good as the originates. Sounds crazy, but hear us out on this one. Our compadres across the Pacific Ocean are obsessed with American culture; be that with bourbon, grass-roots sports, TV shows, heck, t...

Ditch the Tonic: The 10 Best Gins to Drink Straight

Ditch the Tonic: The 10 Best Gins to Drink Straight

The Gin and Tonic is one of the most classic cocktails ever invented. First imbibed by British soldiers in the early 1800s, the G & T began as a way to choke down their daily dose of quinine tonic water. They quickly realized that the combination not only helped make the toni...

7 Great Vintage Watches That Won't Break the Bank

7 Great Vintage Watches That Won't Break the Bank

Men and watches go together like scotch and cigars; like fuel and spark; like bacon and freedom. It’s just how the world works. But many a misperception is founded on the pretense that good watches are always expensive, and that quality is best measured with a price tag. But t...

The 7 Best Cameras to Get You Back Into Film

The 7 Best Cameras to Get You Back Into Film

News Flash: Film is making a comeback, and in a very big way. You watched it happen with vinyl, and now you’re slowly watching it happen with film. But is it really that shocking? Just as people learned that analog sounds better with music, it also often looks better with photo...

The Enduring Appeal of the Iconic Zippo Lighter

The Enduring Appeal of the Iconic Zippo Lighter

First, sell an item only a portion of the population needs. Second, slap a lifetime guarantee on it—not the customer's lifetime, mind you, the lifetime of the product itself (aka forever). Finally, having ensured minimal repeat business, go ahead and launch your company in th...

5 German Beer Styles Every Guy Should Know

5 German Beer Styles Every Guy Should Know

Germany is a very regionally distinct country and exhibits that diversity in its beer. We've compiled a list of 5 distinct styles that best showcase German beer and are possibly the muse for your favorite American craft brew. German Beer laws are fairly restrictive (i.e. a Ko...

Our 10 Favorite Drives in the USA

Our 10 Favorite Drives in the USA

America is filled with amazing drives. Unfortunately, most road trips are filled with sleep-inducing highways and interstates. It's time for a different road trip. There may not be rest stops packed with fast food, but there will certainly be memories that will last a lifetime...

Beers That Taste Like Your Favorite Halloween Candies

Beers That Taste Like Your Favorite Halloween Candies

What was your prized candy during your trick-or-treating days? Reese's? Almond Joy? Stale-ass pretzels from the weird neighbor no one talked to? Or worse, Good 'N Plenty? Your candy hunting days may be over, but that doesn't mean you can't take your preferences over to somethin...

48 Hours In and Around Venice Beach

48 Hours In and Around Venice Beach

As the Pacific Coast Highway reveals itself, you put the windows down without realizing your hand is moving. You don't feel your left forearm burning, because, well, the view. When it comes to scenic drives in the good old U.S. of A., the PCH, with its stunning ocean views a...