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How Renard Created a Custom Single-seater with All the Style of a Cafe Racer, plus Modern Handling and Comfort

Renard, a European custom motorcycle company, added its own touch to the BMW R100 for an updated look and riding experience.

Black Book: The Cool Material Editors’ Favorite Things Right Now: February 2024

Classic Nike sweatpants, stylish rolling TV stands, and a pair of dive watches all make the list.

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This New Mood and Attention Booster Is Backed by Thousands of Years of Traditional Use

KA! promises to deliver a mood boost and increase concentration. We put it to the test.

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10 Perfect Valentine’s Day Gifts For the Woman in Your Life

There's always room for more flowers, but these gifts won't die after a few weeks.

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10 Perfect Valentine’s Day Gifts For the Man in Your Life

A well-curated selection of watches, travel blazers, thoughtful tech, and more to make Valentine's Day gifting for him easy this year.

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Black Book: The Cool Material Editors’ Favorite Things Right Now: January 2024

From organic wine memberships to new watches, these are the things that the Cool Material editors loved most this month.

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The 2023 Goose Island Bourbon County Stout For Each Type of Stout Lover

For many people around the United States, Black Friday means deals, deals, and more deals. For a large swath of beer lovers, the day after Thanksgiving means Goose Island’s annual Bourbon County Stout (BCS) release day has finally arrived. A little background: The series started in 1992 to celebrate Goose…

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Black Book: The Cool Material Editors’ Favorite Things Right Now

In the ever-evolving landscape of men's style, finding the perfect gift or item for yourself can be a thrilling yet daunting task. One one hand, there are more options than ever regardless if interests lie in clothing, watches, shoes, high-quality audio, or anything else. On the other, too many options…

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This New Water Chiller Makes At-home Cold Immersion Possible With the Touch of a Button

Over the past few years, cold water immersion has gone from the extreme niche of polar plunges to the hottest wellness trend. The market research company Transparency Market Research put the cold plunge tub market at $378 million in 2022, and it’s expected to grow to $550 million by 2031.…

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Las Californias Gin Highlights the True Flavors From California to the Baja Peninsula

Welcome to Add to Bar Cart, where Cool Material’s writers and editors recommend the spirits that they’re enjoying most right now. Few spirits can better showcase the location it’s made than gin. While gin lacks a legal definition that ties it to one region like, say, Scotch whisky or tequila,…

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Houseplant’s New Ashtray 3.0 is the Most Stylish Ashtray You Can Buy

Some form of cannabis, whether recreational or medicinal, is now legal in the majority of states in the United States. By population, nearly 50 percent of Americans live in a state with legal recreational cannabis. Progress on ending cannabis prohibition was slow, and then very fast over the past decade…

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How Hockerty Changed Clothes Shopping by Being a Technology Company First

I’ve never been one to enjoy shoe shopping. It’s not that I don’t like new shoes, but the whole affair just isn’t for me. This, combined with me not trusting shoes purchased online because I never know how they’ll really look on me, means that when I do get a…

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Laphroaig’s Latest Càirdeas Release Will Make You Want To Join the Friends of Laphroaig

Welcome to Add to Bar Cart, where Cool Material’s writers and editors recommend the spirits that they’re enjoying most right now. In the world of whiskey (and whisky), special releases are relatively common. They’re often expensive, usually hard to get your hands on, and, when all is said and done,…

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LALO Tequila: An Everyday Blanco Descended From Tequila Royalty

Welcome to Add to Bar Cart, where Cool Material’s writers and editors recommend the spirits that they’re enjoying most right now. Don Julio is an instantly recognizable name in the world of tequila. From the blanco to Don Julio 1942’s iconic bottle, the brand is, for many, a standard bearer…

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The Nixon Time Teller Solar Is the Perfect Everyday Watch With DYI Band Adjustments

There’s a certain type of watch lover who has a case of timepieces that they love and have gathered over time, but that sit languishing in a watch box in the closet. Maybe it’s a battery that went dead that still hasn’t been replaced after years of saying “next time…

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