Mott & Bow's New Shirt Is Made With Fabric From a 187-Year-Old Mill

Mott & Bow's New Shirt Is Made With Fabric From a 187-Year-Old Mill

To make the best shirt you need the best fabric. That’s why Mott & Bow turned to Albiate, a famous Italian mill that’s been in operation since 1830. The 100% cotton fabric they sourced for their slim button-down makes it light and ideal for summer and fall. It’s what the weather calls for. Cut to be worn tucked or untucked, it’s a dress shirt that moves beyond the office, allowing you to look sharp wherever your day takes you. And since Mott & Bow only stocks six staple colors, they can keep the price down, meaning neither you nor your bank account will be sweating.

Mission Belt: Fits Perfectly. Fights Poverty.

Mission Belt: Fits Perfectly. Fights Poverty.

We’ve never found a belt that fit exactly right. With holes every inch, they are always a bit too loose or a bit too tight. Mission Belt solved this problem, with a unique ratchet buckle that adjusts every 1/4″. That means a comfortable fit even when your weight fluctuates. There are plenty of styles to choose from but you can also go a la carte and mix and match buckles and straps. We’d be fans of Mission Belt even if that was all that was great about the product and the company, but the fact that a dollar from every Mission Belt sale goes to the “Mission” to fight global hunger and poverty is a huge plus in our book. By partnering with Kiva, Mission Belt has made over 67,000 microloans in more than 70 countries, totaling over $1.6 million in loans. Not a bad little bonus for buying a good-looking belt that will fit perfectly for years to come. And yeah… it’s the belt you saw on Shark Tank.

2015 Holiday Gift Guide: Tech

2015 Holiday Gift Guide: Tech

Guys and gadgets. It’s a pairing on the level of peanut butter and jelly. When you can’t think up a gift idea, a hot piece of tech is sure to go over well. Of course, separating the good from the cheap, poorly-made knockoffs is easier said than done. So let us help. Here are ...

2015 Holiday Gift Guide: EDC

2015 Holiday Gift Guide: EDC

When it comes to your everyday carry, we like to think the Cool Material Shop can fill every pocket with an item that will last a lifetime. We only stock EDC pieces we love and use. From wallets to keychains, and valets to store them all on at night, we’ve got your covered. For...

Holiday Gift Guide: Last Minute Amazon Prime

Holiday Gift Guide: Last Minute Amazon Prime

Well, this is it. You put off your holiday shopping for too long and now you're scrambling to determine what you can get at the grocery store that would make a decent gift. Pack of bologna? One of those helium balloons? Before you go and royally screw this up, you've got one last chance. Sign up for Amazon Prime and order this stuff before midnight on Sunday. It'll make it in time for the holidays and it won't reek of a total lack of effort.

Holiday Gift Guide: Under $100

Holiday Gift Guide: Under $100

It’s no surprise that your wallet comes out of the holidays looking like Rocky after a fight with Ivan Drago. The damn thing takes a beating with all the cash you’re dropping on gifts. While these items pictured will still put a dent in it, they won’t leave it bloody and beaten like some big ticket items. Best of all, they’re still awesome gifts.

Holiday Gift Guide: Exit Through The Gift Shop

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.

Holiday Gift Guide: Made in the USA

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.

Holiday Gift Guide:  The Workaholic

Holiday Gift Guide: The Workaholic

Even though he might only peel himself away from his desk for the time it takes to open your gift, you can rest assured The Workaholic will love anything from this list. Whether it’s to help him stay organized, get more productive, or just look cooler while he plugs away, you can’t go wrong with any of this gear.

Holiday Gift Guide: Our 2013 Picks

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.

Holiday Gift Guide: The Chef

Holiday Gift Guide: The Chef

Most people get so stuffed during the holidays that they can't look at food for the first couple weeks of the new year. The Chef is not like this. He hops back in the kitchen and starts the skillet right back up. If you're shopping for The Chef, here are some gift ideas he'll salivate over.