Once upon a time, one of the Editors for a popular men’s blog decided he wanted to make jewelry for himself. He made a bunch of bracelets using recycled wire, paracord and spent .22lr shells. That popular men’s blog is Cool Material and that Editor is me, Ben. I never seriously considered making these bracelets for other people, but when enough people tell you to do something you listen. I went to the gun range, fired thousands of rounds and collected the shells. I found paracord in over 25 colors and got my hands on a 200lb roll of wire destined for the scrap heap. Countless days, drinks and failed iterations later, I arrived at BRZN (it’s a play on the world “brazen”). Each bracelet is rigid enough to maintain its shape, but flexible enough to fit just about any wrist–and they’re all handmade in Chicago. Make a statement. Be bold. Wear BRZN.
The Throttle Bottle Opener is a pint-sized beer popper that’s more clever than you realize. While its compact size make it ideal for tossing on a keyring, its miniscule build is only one of the benefits here. Outfitted with a powerful rare earth magnet, each Throttle Bottle Opener easily finds its way to your bottle’s cap. Not only that, you can keep it on the fridge so it’s on hand whenever you pull out a cold one. Then, use it with one hand to open that bottle. Clever, tiny, and incredibly useful.