There's no question women swoon over actors and rockstars, but ask the average girl what occupation she fantasizes of most and she'll probably respond: Firefighter. Now to be fair, she's probably not thinking about the one with the beer gut and Tom Selleck mustache resting in the station house amongst empty ... continue reading
There is something inherently cool about a license plate. It doesn't matter if it's from a Porsche, a 1967 Mustang GT or a Beetle - it's still cool. Ok, we lied; the first two are definitely cooler, but they're all cool on some level. Whether they're hanging them in the garage, decorating the man cave or spicing up ... continue reading
In an effort to conserve packing space, we like our gear to pull double-duty, and, when possible, triple-duty. Not only will this aluminum cylinder warm up in less than five minutes to keep your hands toasty, but it can also charge your phone and act as a pocket flashlight. It can stay warm for up to three hours to make winter excursions more bearable, and give your phone a little jolt or the path in front of you a little better lighting. Able to be recharged over 500 times, it’s the ultimate companion for cold months or late night expeditions. ... check it out
If you've heard of the skate/snowboarding/technical apparel company 686, you're probably wondering what they're doing making toolbelts. Slow your roll Bob Vila; we're not talking about that kind of toolbelt. The latest invention from the guys at 686 could very well be the most important piece of equipment in your boarding/blading ... continue reading
Long ago, cowboys decided to take a little piece of functional hardware--the belt buckle--and turn it into an accessory. We're not about to advocate you go out and get yourself a rodeo-ready belt buckle so big you could eat your eggs off it... unless you happen to ride in rodeos and have a sudden lack of tableware. ... continue reading
Belts are perhaps the most undervalued articles of clothing a guy owns. Think about it. Belts are rarely noticed--sometimes their buckles are (especially at Rodeos), but they perform the important task of holding your pants up. Sometimes it's good to have your pants around your ankles (the obvious situation that just ... continue reading
This just in: Cool Material has a new sponsor and it's (drum roll please) BeltBuckle.com. Why you ask? Because no man can ever have enough belt buckles. Don't believe us? Ask your grandfather how many he owns and then get back to us. These buckles definitely aren't the same Texas, American flag, or bald eagle buckles ... continue reading
B. Cooper Dalhart is a man that succeeded where most of us failed - he paid attention in shop class. As opposed to making tables and bowls (and not the type you give to your grandmother), he chose to weld and eventually turned his passion into a successful career. Now when he's not working for a high-end lighting manufacturer ... continue reading
Every once in a while, the only therapy that works is freeing your inner rock star. If you happen to be one of the few plagued with the inability to dust fannys, your only option is to upgrade your wardrobe. Try as you might, you'll never be able to pull off spandex or a shiny scarf, so you have to keep it minimalistic. ... continue reading
To go with your collection of bicycle inner tube belts check out Rebicyclist Tire Belts. Each belt made by environmentally conscious bike enthusiast Julien Jaborska uses different types of tires for unique looks. Choose a belt based on the type of bike you ride or based on the style, from completely smooth and tread-less ... continue reading
If you see hand grinders, machine tools and plasma cutters as art supplies rather than tools then you'll love the distinctive gritty style of Foster Weld Co Belt Buckles. No two look exactly the same because they are hand crafted, hand painted and hand distressed by creative guys who love playing with metal. Each belt ... continue reading
Get a sharp Italian belt without the usual sharp Italian leather price tag thanks to Jiro Belts. For what is apparently the going rate for bike tire belts, you can have a stylish one-of-a-kind bike tire belt that proudly shows off the scratches and logos from its previous life. No two belts are exactly the same and ... continue reading
We probably don't have to remind you that cool belts go a long way to add some character to your style. A simple pair of jeans with a black button-up shirt looks a bit bland but add a cool belt and you've got something noteworthy. Robert Graham offers an assortment of leather belts that work for different tastes. The ... continue reading
Collecting old license plates can be fun, but once you have them all, what the heck are you going to do with ‘em? One creative artist decided to create modern tiled belt buckles out of vintage license plates from all over the country. Each belt uses a variety of colors and patterns and retains the original texture ... continue reading
There might not be anything cooler than a gunmetal belt buckle shaped like a razor blade... unless of course it also doubles as a beer bottle opener. The Lowlife Razor Blade Bottle Opener Buckle is the epitome of awesome mancessories by letting you open beers with your belt buckle in style.
You don't have to celebrate Dia de lost Muertos to appreciate the Sugar Skulls Belt. The distressed leather and antiqued nickel buckle make this belt a cool accent for any outfit. The pattern features artwork inspired by the Mexican holiday Day of the Dead with detailed line drawings of sugar skulls.