It is surprisingly hard to find blogs and RSS feeds by, for, and about stuff dudes like. Here are a few of our favorite websites of cool stuff.
The Everyday Carry site motto asks, “What Are Your Everyday Carry Essentials?” If you didn’t know that this was a real concern, then you haven’t visited the site. Every post offers a close-up shot of the essential gear different people keep on their person- from pocket knives to notebooks to electronics. Does the site fetishize tactical gear? Yes. Does it make you want tactical gear? Yes.
Cool Material offers gear, insightful articles, and insider info on stuff for the gear-obsessed. The site has grown from the small hobby blog in 2009 to a daily selection of curated items. But the site also goes deeper, offering an insider’s look at workshops and stores, meets the craftspeople, and reviews new TV shows and movies.
Founder Michael Williams’ perfectly manicured beard is a good indication of the thoughtful masculinity found at Continuous Lean. Williams is a writer and creative strategist living in New York City who started the website in 2007 to look at small, under-appreciated companies, with an affinity for things made in the U.S.A.
Valet is an independently-published lifestyle website delivering daily news on style, grooming and culture tailored especially for the 21st-century gentleman. The site tends to frame its articles in a How-to format, telling readers how to dress, win arguments, and have a successful first date. They also solicit questions from readers, giving you a chance to get pro tips on your burning questions.
The Cool Hunting site visits innovative designers, tells you how to do things like build a better martini, and gives music and art recommendations along with reviews of the best new shows, gear, fashion, gaming tips, or food.
We hope you like the blogs, websites, and feeds we’ve picked. We hope this stuff will appeal to all genders and orientations, and look for plenty of new picks coming soon.
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