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Corter Snap Key Case

We love carabiners, s-hooks, infinity clips, shackles and lanyards as much as the next guy, but they still lead to jingle. We hate the sound of key jingle. Corter Leather's new Snap Key Case aims to make that a thing of the past by Swiss Army knifing your keys into a single piece of Horween horse butt, or natural vegetable ... 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
$10+ buy
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Holiday Gift Guide: Exit Through The Gift Shop

We’d like to thank you for stopping by Cool Material. After you’ve perused the site, we’d like to kindly welcome you to stop by our gift shop before you go. Okay, this isn’t some lame museum with tasteful nudes, but we do have some gear in our shop that will make for solid holiday gifts. Here are a few of our favorite items that we stock. Sorry for the lack of tasteful nudes. ... continue reading
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Holiday Gift Guide: Made in the USA

Cue the The Star-Spangled Banner and breakout the apple pie, this is our 2013 Made in the USA gift guide. Not only are these gifts that people will dig, but you’ll get the warm and fuzzies knowing you’re supporting American jobs and more when you buy them. So get to giving Captain America. ... continue reading
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Self Defense Money Clip

Looking for a simple way to inform folks they shouldn't even think about stealing your cash? The Self Defense Money Clip should do the trick. The lightweight money holster doubles as a pretty badass self defense weapon when you pull your bills out. The aluminum piece measures 2" x 2" and weighs just one ounce so you ... continue reading
$12 buy MORE: Gear, Men's Wallets.
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Silo Mesh Card Multi-Tool

In your wallet right now, you probably have a slew of random business cards, gift cards with 30 cents left on them, and a ton of other stuff you'll never use. Why not take all that out and replace it with something you'll actually need? The Silo Mesh Card is an interesting new multi-tool that acts as a smartphone stand, ... continue reading
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Own Han Solo’s Blaster From Star Wars

Outside of putting Greedo's head above your mantel, owning this blaster is probably the sweetest way you can show your love for Han Solo's epicness. Used in both "The Empire Strikes Back" and "Return of the Jedi,"  this was the non-firing weapon Harrison Ford was seen with throughout the films (the live-fire version ... continue reading
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Holiday Gift Guide: Our 2013 Picks

Every year we try our darndest to bring you the latest and greatest gear out there. While we try to make sure every item we feature is worth your time, some are just more exciting and purchasable than others. This is a collection of some of our favorites from the past year. Each makes for a killer holiday gift for just about any person on your list… including you. ... continue reading
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Holiday Gift Guide: Outdoorsman

There’s been a rediscovery of nature over the last few years. Slowly, guys are looking up from their touchscreens and leaving the comfort of their couches behind on the weekends. Whether you’re buying for Paul Bunyan or just the man who enjoys a camping expedition now and again, these gifts should go over well. ... continue reading
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Apollo Technical Pen and Drafting Scale

Do we need another pen from Kickstarter? Probably not. Did we back the Apollo Technical Pen and Tri-Scale anyway? Of course. Why? We have a problem with gorgeous writing instruments. The Apollo has a lot in common with the first Kickstarter pen because of the pen/ruler combo, refills and materials, but it approaches ... continue reading
$59+ buy MORE: Gear, Pens.
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LL Bean Camo West Branch Duffle

This might as well be the bag equivalent of peanut butter and jelly. LL Bean stuff lasts forever. Camo is all the rage. Put the two of them together, throw on some handles and surprise, surprise, it's a bag we're genuinely ok paying for. All kidding aside, both of those statements are actually true. LL Bean products ... continue reading
$85 buy MORE: Bags, Gear.
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The Standard Memorandum SHOP

Inspired by pocket journals from the early to mid 1900's, The Standard Memorandum is designed to chronicle a year of your life. Word. has teamed up with designer and illustrator, Jon Contino, to create a modern version of this storied notebook. The Standard Memorandum is laid out so you simply jot down a line or two every day for a year and are left with a memento you can save or pass down. ... check it out
$11 buy
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Inkleaf Double-Cross Wallets

It's been a while since someone has completely re-imagined what we considered to be a truly "slim wallet." We're all probably guilty of getting a little too Costanza on occasion, but that doesn't mean you have to completely strip yourself of credit cards and cash if you want to slim down your carry. Inkleaf's new Double-Cross ... continue reading
$35+ buy MORE: Gear, Men's Wallets, Wallets.
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Everyday Carry: 1950s

Slick hair and the rise of rock-n-roll gave men in the 50’s a truly unique style. It was a combination of rebellion and corporate sophistication. As a man living in the 1950’s, here are a few of the items that would have been in your everyday carry arsenal. ... continue reading
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