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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 a quintessential item in a man’s everyday carry collection. Here’s a bit of the history behind the iconic knife.
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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 complex characters on the screen for decades. ... continue reading
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Nice Laundry Sock Drawer Makeover SPONSORED

After Nice Laundry launched their Spring/Summer 2014 collection, they sold out of things within 24 hours. Now that they're are back in stock, grab as much as you possibly can before they're long gone. Check out their "Sock Drawer Makeover", which is 18 pairs of fresh, high-quality socks for $99 with free shipping, a fraction of the price you'd pay elsewhere. Plus, they'll recycle all of your old socks for free--whether you're a Rebel or a Prepster, that's some Spring Cleaning you'll actually do this year. Cool Material readers can receive a special, limited-edition bonus pair with their first order. ... check it out
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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 something with wit, masculinity, and a pervading ... continue reading
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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 breweries. We'll talk to the folks behind ... continue reading
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7 New Apps You Should Know

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. ... continue reading
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The World’s Highest-Paid Models

Forbes is on a tear when it comes to putting out lists that make you feel like shit. After they released the list of highest-paid DJs a few days ago and you realized you've made a horrible career choice, now they've come back with The World's Highest-Paid Models. Here's how much the top earners made from June ... continue reading
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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 foreign films you really need to see. Here are 10 to get you started. (Just as a note, we’re leaving off British films & martial arts flicks because there ... ... continue reading
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DIY: Speakers

Anything involving wires usually scares off about half the DIY population. As guys, it’s something that should be embraced rather than feared. We’re not saying you need to get knee-deep in computer parts, but some basic work would be good for you. When it results in a new set of unique speakers too, well that’s ... continue reading