The Giveaways here at Cool Material show no signs of stopping. You still have seven whole days to enter to win a TSOVET CS130110 but here we go again (hopefully not on our own) with another giveaway. We've already given away watches, wallets, bags, and grooming products so since we haven't (yet) figured out how ... continue reading
If you haven't been keeping up with current news, it's about time for you to send that Fossil wallet your mom bought you in high school back to where you got it - 1980. You're a man of respectable taste, a fan of cool material, and a connoisseur. Why, as this man, are you carrying around so much baggage?
Consider ... continue reading
The higonokami knife was originally made in Japan starting in the late 1800s and is characterized by its lack of a locking mechanism and simple, protruding tang. The style was exceedingly popular in Japan until 1961 when blades were banned. Still, a few craftsmen carry on the tradition today. This is a collection of higonokami knives in a range of sizes that bring that tradition to your pocket. ... check it out
In case you haven't figured it out over the past few weeks, the only thing we like more than finding you cool material is giving it away for free. Seeing as how we struck out with the accountant already we see no reason to screw her by giving away more free stuff. This week we're doing J. Fold.
J. Fold is a ... continue reading
You can spend hundreds (if not thousands) of dollars on new shoes, a new suit, and a crocodile leather belt all you want, but it's not the clothes that make the man - it's the watch. Don't get us wrong, lapel choices are important, but when you get down to business the suit comes off and the watch stays on.
If ... continue reading
There is only one area where man conducts important business when he's not at the office - the bedroom. Unfortunately, with your collection of headsets, your phones, and your collection of iGadgets the night stand tends to get a little cluttered. We're not even going to get started on the fire hazard that your ... continue reading
With all the hype about the iPad, the JooJoo, and the Slate, the revolutionary technology the Kindle is built on kind of got lost in the shuffle. E-Ink is great for reading books, but it's analog technology in a digital world - mostly because porn looks really bad in black and white.
But the high-contrast, easily ... continue reading
Anyone that claims "you can't get more features in a package this size, period" - and isn't referring to a certain aspect of our anatomy - is going to have us feeling a bit skeptical. Package envy aside, Malcom Fontier may just be on to something with The Diplomat 13.
Canvas, linen, and neoprene complete this ... continue reading
Nothing beats the tactile (and sometimes emotional) response you get from physically writing something - write your lady friend a sexy letter instead of sexting her and you'll be a believer in tactile response. Writing in a Moleskine is all fine and good, but sometimes you just wanna get down with your bad self ... continue reading
In light of the fact that Movember and Mustache March are both long since forgotten, it's time to clean up that nasty follicular buildup on your face you used to be able to get away with calling a mustache - which means shaving.
The problem with shaving is that it's boring, tedious, and doesn't involve any cool ... continue reading
T-shirts are the go-to piece of clothing for any guy because we don't have the time to get ripped like Butler in 300 so we can walk around shirtless. When it comes to T-shirts, you have a lot of options: skulls, portraits of badasses, and cool imagery but most are generally not work appropriate.
Marine Layer ... continue reading
When was the last time you changed wallets? If the answer is anything more than a month, you're probably carrying at least four credit cards, an id, insurance card, frequent shopper cards, some cash, and a few "dinner" receipts you keep forgetting to expense. There's a name for that - Costanza Syndrome. Carrying ... continue reading
Here at Cool Material we fully support use of bicycles - so long as they're the ones with wheels that you ride and not ones you use for the one night a month you have away from the ball and chain drinking beer and gambling with the boys.
Sidepot Gaming understands your needs (good quality, with money left over ... continue reading
A man's junk is something he takes very personally so it's only fitting that his grooming regimen does too. Unfortunately, in a world of body washes, lathers, scrubs, exfoliates, moisturizers, etc., etc., etc., there weren't any products that took your junk as seriously as you did...until now.
Man Junk is the ... continue reading
Zontik Games replaces that cheap plastic rubik's cube you had on your desk as a kid with a stunning solid chrome version with gorgeous leather inlaid sides. Not simply a toy or a forgettable trinket, the Executive Rubik’s Cube holds a permanent and prominent place on your desk, declaring that you've already solved ... continue reading
Thrillist, a free daily email, sifts through the crap to find the the best of what's new or unknown in your ‘hood.
Each day, you'll get info on the one new restaurant, bar, event, or service you need to know about that day. Whatever it is, we promise it won't suck.
Recent discoveries include a secret speakeasy/sushi ... continue reading