50 Things Every Man Should Own

50 Things Every Man Should Own

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Since day one, Cool Material has been all about introducing you to the latest and greatest products. And while we can confidently say we’ve wanted everything we’ve posted, we can’t say we’ve needed it all. “Need” is applied to those timeless items that weave through our lives on a daily basis, sometimes in the background, sometimes front and center. Here we present the basic 50. These are the 50 things every man should own.

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1. A suit … that actually fits


2. One great coffee table book every guest will pick up


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3. A bottle opener you didn’t get for free at 2-for-1 night


4. Headphones

On-ear, over-ear, in-ear—just make sure they’re good

5. A do-everything bag


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6. A decent watch

It can be a vintage watch. It can be an expensive watch. It can be an affordable watch that has a special meaning to you. Just own a watch you care about.

7. A chef’s knife that wasn’t part of the knife set you got for your wedding


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8. A knit tie

It’s the tie that can be dressed up or down

9. A pen that didn’t come in a pack of five


10. A toolbox with no less than a couple of screwdrivers, a hammer, tape measure, and a set of pliers



11. A camera that doesn’t make telephone calls


12. A television that does the fight scenes in Game of Thrones justice


13. A secret ingredient you use in dishes to impress guests and lady-friends


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14. A coffee-making contraption that doesn’t involve pods


15. A do-everything navy blazer


16. Power tools

Because paying people to fix your house is expensive

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BTW: Our Men’s Gift Guide has a seriously good selection of hand-picked gifts for men
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17. A bottle of whiskey you only break out on special occasions with special people


18. A grey hoodie you can, and will, wear with everything


19. Proper beer glasses

If you don’t want to buy a collection for every different style of beer, may we suggest the good-for-almost-everything Teku.

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20. A classic Zippo lighter

Even if you don’t smoke.

21. A properly seasoned cast-iron skillet that’s seen its fair share of beef


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22. A cash stash

Because when emergencies strike, money helps.

23. A pair of jeans on their last thread


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24. A bathrobe to wear on Sunday mornings while fetching the paper


25. A comfortable-as-fuck pair of slippers to go with said bathrobe


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