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We’re Hiring New Writers

If you're an avid reader of Cool Material and have an interest in joining our team, now's your chance to do so. We're currently looking to add a few new freelance writers to our staff who can write in a style that fits the site. Writers will be responsible for feature articles on a weekly basis. We're looking for ... continue reading
MORE: Misc, Style.
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Cult of Individuality – Future Vintage Project SPONSORED

You know you're not supposed to toss your raw denim in the wash, but there's that breaking point when you just have to, right? Cult of Individuality wants to entice you to push those limits with the Future Vintage Project. If you can commit to breaking in a pair of raw denim from Cult as often as possible through April 30th without washing them, you could earn a $1,000 credit and your personal style even get produced. Throughout the process, your jeans will develop a signature fade and a unique wear that's totally your own. Document the extended break-in process, and you could score the $1,000 credit. We’re in, are you? ... check it out
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The Black Tux is The New Way to Rent a Tuxedo

Renting a tux is a flat out awful experience. You pay a small fortune for a poor fitting one and have to deal with getting it and returning it approximately 30 seconds after your event ends. The Black Tux is looking to fix a lot of the problems that come with tuxedo rentals. Besides paying less for a better tux, you'll ... continue reading
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This Copper Bracelet Features Real .22lr Bullet Casings SHOP

If you’re looking for a solid wrist accessory that will last you a lifetime and truly become your own, this BRZN bracelet is tough to beat. Handmade in Chicago using made in the US materials, each is crafted from solid polished copper and real .22lr bullet casings that were fired and tumbled. Each will look sharp right out of the box and develop a unique patina over time as it takes on its own personal character. ... check it out
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RPMWEST Launches More Japanese Selvedge Jeans

RPMWEST has a pretty solid business model. Excellent Japanese selvedge denim jeans, tailored to your needs, cut and sewn in California and sold direct to you. By taking all of these steps, they can produce a high quality product and get it delivered to your door for $95--which is a fraction of the cost of a comparable ... continue reading
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18 New Suigeneric Summer Watch Straps

100% hand waxed cotton watch straps in 10.5" length with stainless steel hardware is what Suigeneric has been doing for a while. There are other people that make replacement NATO style cotton watch straps, but no one does fun patterns like Suigeneric. They just released 18 new straps for Summer in eight different styles. ... continue reading
$45 buy MORE: Men's Watches, Style.
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Decked Out: Don Draper

Don Draper might be a fictional character, but he’s been influencing men’s style decisions for the better part of a decade. We can’t always live like he does with his three martini lunches, old-fashioned dinners and constant smoking, but that doesn’t mean we can’t look the part. Besides the suit and crisp ... continue reading
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Approved: Selvedge Denim Jeans

Jeans are much more than another pair of pants to most guys; they're a uniform. They're durable, comfortable, and they look good with just about every other piece of clothing. Selvedge (see also: Self-Edge or Selvage, they all mean the same thing) denim jeans are close to indestructible, which makes them worth investing ... continue reading
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For One Day Only, You Can Get Google Glass

The roll-out of Google Glass has been an odd one. Though not commercially available yet, you've no doubt seen the smart-eyewear around. On April 15, you can finally get your hands on a pair ... possibly. Google announced that starting at 6am on April 15, they would give anyone in the US a chance to purchase the futuristic ... continue reading
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Inside: Deus Ex Machina Milano

Deus Ex Machina is a name you're probably familiar with. They do everything from motorcycles to clothing and they do it all really well. What you might not be familiar with is the fact that Deus has physical outposts throughout the world filled with what we can only describe as testosterone filled shopping porn. You ... continue reading