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15 Classic Cars That Define Cool

15 Classic Cars That Define Cool

We've overheard guys say they don't care what kind of car they drive as long as it gets them from Point A to Point B. Those guys are liars. Who wouldn't want to own a car that turns more heads than a bikini car wash? Maybe these guys have only driven used jalopies and don't know anything else. Well, these are the cars they should. These are the 15 Classic Cars That Define Cool....

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.

Five Four Makes Style Easy

Five Four Makes Style Easy

Dressing well is an investment of money and time—or, at least it was before Five Four came around. Five Four is a men’s lifestyle brand whose mission is to make style easy and accessible. They do that by curating a monthly package based on your style profile and deliver 3-4 new items to rotate into your wardrobe. Plus, when you sign up today, you can save 50% on your first package with code COOLMATERIAL. Time saved. Money saved. Check out Five Four today and discover how easy it can be to keep your style on point.

10 Foreign Movies Every Guy Should See

10 Foreign Movies Every Guy Should See

We're not quite sure why, but when we think of foreign movies we immediately think of French romance flicks. Pass. This is dumb since there are a ton of solid foreign movies for dudes. In fact, if you don't mind a bit of reading with your movie watching, there are some kickass f...

Building A Men's Brand in the Digital Age

Building A Men's Brand in the Digital Age

If you wanted to build a menswear brand just 10 years ago, you’d have to attend countless tradeshows and shake thousands of hands to get your name out there. But today, with the power of the Internet and social media at your fingertips, you can grow a brand from behind a screen...

10 Food Documentaries Every Guy Should See

10 Food Documentaries Every Guy Should See

Before you sit down with any of these movies, it's highly recommended you get a bowl of popcorn, plenty of Milk Duds, and perhaps a ribeye steak or two. Basically, you're going to be hungry. But besides making you salivate, each film will spin the tale of some interesting corner ...

The History Of The Pocket Knife

The History Of The Pocket Knife

Every boy acquired a pocket knife at some point in time. Whether yours was a gift from your pops or you got it while working on your first badge as a Cub Scout, it no doubt became a trusty sidekick you relied on for a bunch of little tasks. The small folding knife has become ...

The 10 Greatest HBO Characters of All Time

The 10 Greatest HBO Characters of All Time

With True Detective ending and Game of Thrones just starting back up, we got into an interesting discussion around the Cool Material office: Who is the greatest HBO character of all time? This turned into a passionate debate. Hell, the network has been putting tremendously comple...

25 Books That Define Cool

25 Books That Define Cool

Let’s abandon the childish notion that reading isn't cool. We’re grown men here and reading happens to be one of the many ways we enjoy spending a bit of our free time. Of course, sitting down with just any book doesn't always make for a great experience. We want to read some...

Brew Trip: Vermont Week

Brew Trip: Vermont Week

Vermont has quickly become one of the hottest beer destinations in the country. It's not just that the state has the most breweries per capita, it's the fact that some of the beers they are churning out are world class. This week we're going to take you inside some of those brewe...

7  New Apps You Should Know

7 New Apps You Should Know

7-new-apps Since new apps get released at an incredible rate, we figured it only fair to keep you abreast of the best. Stop sifting through all the terrible games and little life helpers to find some gems and break out your iPhone, iPad or Android device and get to downloading some of these guys.