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Upgrade Your Wardrobe with an Extra 30% off Sale Items at Levi’s

Levi’s is a brand that requires no introduction. We’re not going to pretend that they don’t run quite a few different yearly sales, but right now the steals are particularly good with their recently launched Extra…

The Vollebak 50,000BC Jacket Was Designed with Prehistoric Man In Mind

If we were placed in a life or death situation and told we could pick one, and only one, brand to make us gear to survive, there’s no questioning that we’d call on Vollebak. From…

Get an Extra 50% off over 400 Reebok Sale Items If You Act Fast

In all of the hullabaloo of Nike, Converse and adidas releases and sales, we all forget that certified Dad brand Reebok also has quite a few sneaker options worthy of consideration. And since they just…

Save an Extra 20% on over 1,000 Sale Items at Nike

If you’re still waiting to update your spring wardrobe, now’s the time. Nike just kicked off an extra 20% off sale that runs until 3/6. All you have to do to capitalize on the sale…

Work Pants Made From Ultra-Durable Tuff Duck

Tuff Duck sounds like it should be a Looney Tunes character, not a super durable fabric. And yet it’s not hamming it up with Sylvester or Bugs Bunny.

It’s in Taylor Stitch’s workshop where it’s turned into a pair of incredibly comfortable and reliable Tuff Duck work pants. The San Francisco apparel brand just released an entire collection of work pants made from this material.

Tuff Duck is a combination of hemp, organic cotton, recycled polyester, and a drop of spandex. The result is an incredibly durable fabric that’s also very comfortable from the first wear.

Since Tuff Duck is primarily hemp, it’s super strong and more abrasion-resistant. Plus, the fabric is ultimately much better for the environment than conventional all-cotton options. Taylor Stitch made no sacrifice on comfort and mobility. The pants will soften with wear, are breathable, and will move with you.

There are two Tuff Duck pants styles to choose from: The Camp, and The Chore. Each come in two colorways: Dark Olive and British Khaki. But all share the same core style. There are two angled front slash pockets, plus two back patch pockets for good measure. Both are bar-tacked at stress points. You’ll also find a button-fly closure.

Sizes range from 28 to 38, with a pre-sale price of $98. Regular pricing is set at $128, so take advantage of the discount while you can. A percentage of sales goes to the Golden Gate National Park Conservancy, by the way.

Wear Tuff Duck pants whether you’re out in the field or in a boardroom — people wouldn’t be able to tell the difference.

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Photos courtesy of Taylor Stitch

This Massive Sale at Bonobos Is Worth Your Time and Money

If you haven’t already spent this month’s discretionary income on any number of early-January sales, let us tempt you with something new. Currently at Bonobos, you can save an extra 40 percent on a massive range of already reduced clothing and accessories with the code WINTER40. That means you can pick up a pair of chinos for under $30 and an Italian-wool suit for $300. Browse an impressive selection of pants, shirts, suits and more — this massive sale is worth your time and money.

Summer Weight Chinos by Bonobos $98 $29

Long Sleeve Jersey Tee by Bonobos $68 $29

Summer Weight Jeans by Bonobos $138 $35

Flannel Shirt by Bonobos $98 $47

Wool Cashmere Waffle Knit Scarf by Bonobos $128 $59

The Banff Quilted Jacket by Bonobos $248 $119

Jetsetter Stretch Italian Wool Suit by Bonobos $750 $300
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This Texas Brand Is Making Your New Favorite T-Shirt

With increasing frequency, sustainably-minded brands are focusing on wardrobe staples when developing new products. And that’s where Native Color — an Austin-based brand co-founded by Ted Muething and Jordan Bresler — planted its roots. “It started with trying to figure out how we could create casual clothing options that aren’t toxic, aren’t made with chemical dyes and don’t use fibers made with pesticides or microplastics,” Muething said. “So we wanted to start with the t-shirt.”

Organic cotton famers, the Oldhams, in Texas.

As the duo began developed the brand, they decided to source organic cotton locally and found a 7th-generation farmer named Gary Oldham from Samnorwood, Texas who has been growing organic cotton since 1992. “We were fortunate to get paired up with him and we learned a lot about the organic cotton industry and the best quality product — he’s just way ahead of the game,” said Muething. Oldham’s cotton is knit in a 5.75-ounce heavyweight, tubular construction and is then cut and sewn in North Carolina for his own SOS tees, which Native Color sources for its collection.

Kathy Hattori of Botanical Colors

Native Color then sends the tees to the Pacific Northwest where Kathy Hattori of Botanical Colors in Seattle dyes them in six distinct colors. “The natural dye art goes back thousands of years,” Muething said. “There’s this lost knowledge of natural dyes that exists around the world. If you look just under the surface, you can find places where natural dyes are still grown.” Hattori and her team source natural materials for dyes, host workshops and work with a variety of brands. For Native Color’s tees, the dyes are made from indigo, iron, pomegranate, fustic and madder.

Native Color’s first collection of tees.

The resulting six colors — red, yellow, grey, dark navy, green, and light blue — represent just a small portion of what natural dying is capable of. “Look, you can have the same colors you would get off the rack in a different store as natural dyes,” Muething said. And though commonly used synthetic dyes are cheaper and often last longer, they are notably bad for the environment. Natural dyes, on the other hand, are much more eco-friendly, but may not be as uniform or colorfast. So like a pair of jeans, they’ll fade and develop patterns unique to the wearer.

Native Color launched six unisex tees in September with the price of $55 for one, $155 for three or $300 for six. Though not cheap, the price reflects the thoughtful manufacturing and tasteful design. So if you’re in the market for some new wardrobe basics and are looking for something that’s a little better on all fronts, Native color is well worth checking out.

Bonobos Is Now Making Clothes That Every Guy Can Fit Into

It’s hardly a new complaint that brands on the higher end of the clothing spectrum don’t really cater to guys with bigger bodies. What’s newer is a mainstream label actually doing something about it.

On Monday, Bonobos announced that it would dramatically expand the number of sizes it offers. And that doesn’t mean the clothes are just getting bigger. They’ve also been carefully re-engineered to accommodate the needs of men with larger frames.

So while pant waists will go past size 40″ all the way to size 54″, the new extended-size trousers will also include an increased pitch. (The pitch refers to the back-to-front angle of how pants sit on a man’s waist; the increase in this angle accommodates guys who wear their trousers below their bellies.)

The same goes for shirts. The sizing can now fit guys with 22-inch necks. The new shirts have a lowered front drop, so they sit lower on the neck, and a feature two-piece sleeve that follows the arm’s natural curve. Suit jackets have proportionally larger lapels, but there’s also a dart underneath them to prevent the break that can sometimes occur with traditionally made blazers.

Everything has been considered. Suit pants have elastic in their waistbands to allow for weight fluctuation. Polos and sweaters now go up to size 4XL. The ties are longer and wider, and their new back loop had to be re-positioned three times before co-president Brad Andrews was confident they’d gotten it right.

He and the rest of the Bonobos team have poured a lot of time and energy into making sure they get everything right. The same goes for how bigger guys feel when they visit Bonobos stores. “The main goal in store is to make that experience feel the same for extended sizing shoppers as it does for guys who shop our current assortment; we want them to feel apart of the Bonobos family and not treated like an afterthought,” Andrews said. “As one of our main goals with this launch is to learn from and grow with the customer, we want to understand how customers are coming into the Guideshop to shop the extended size assortment. Based on those learnings, we will continue to innovate on how we merchandise this product in-store as well as roll out new styles and fit options.”

And from a brand obsessed with fit, what else would you expect?

Shopping the Nordstrom End of Summer Sale

If you thought you were done picking up summer clearance items and future fall favorites just because the Labor Day sales are over, you were wrong. Nordstrom just kicked off their End of Summer Sale…

Save an Extra 20% on These On-Sale Gitman Vintage Shirts

We are solidly within the so-called dog days of summer, that oppressive, sticky period between mid-July and early August when the last thing anyone wants to do is stand outside for any longer than absolutely necessary. And yet, there are barbecues and pool parties to attend, and long walks from one air-conditioned place to another to endure. Which makes the timing of Need Supply’s sale on lightweight cotton shirts from Gitman Vintage, a purveyor of well-made sport shirts, pretty perfect. The sale offers a variety of patterns and styles to choose from, but all the shirts have one thing in common: they’re made here in the USA. You can get an extra 20 percent off the already discounted shirts when you use the code TAKE20 at checkout. A look at some of our favorites below.

Multi Stripe Camp Shirt by Gitman Brothers Vintage $207 $144.99

Fuji Crane Print Camp Shirt in Brown by Gitman Brothers Vintage $173 $121.99

Indigo Barre Shirt by Gitman Brothers Vintage $196 $137.99

Rayon Camp Shirt in Pink by Gitman Brothers Vintage $196 $137.99

Rayon Camp Shirt in Pink by Gitman Brothers Vintage $161 $112.99
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Save Big on Deus Ex Machina Tees at Huckberry

This will come as a surprise to absolutely no one that’s been reading Cool Material for any period of time, but we’re big fans of anything bearing the Deus Ex Machina name. With no shortage…

Flint and Tinder Mill Pant

Combining heavy-duty construction with a modern tailored fit, Flint and Tinder’s Mill Pant can handle a hard day’s work while being able to transition seamlessly for a night on the town.

Made from 100% heavyweight cotton canvas from Tennessee, the durable pants feature reinforced pockets and front panels for double-lined knees that won’t wear down. The ruggedness continues with bar tacks at stress points, double needle stitching throughout, and a double rear belt loop, while half-lined back pockets ensure your wallet won’t bust through.

Complete with an EDC front pocket and custom shotgun shell hardware in tin and copper, each Mill pant is washed, cut, and sewn in Los Angeles. Available in olive, navy and gray.

Buy From Huckberry $128

10 Outdoor Clothing Shops You Should Know

When it comes to outdoor clothing stores, most of the traditional options are, well, a bit shit. You can have the outdoorsy flannel, hunting jacket or pair of all-weather pants built for everything from fishing…

LABFRESH Stain & Odour Repellent T-shirt

“Wash less, Wear more, Buy less”–That is what Amsterdam-based company LABFRESH is saying with their newly released stain & odour repellent t-shirt, the ultimate piece of garment for both dressy men and those who work hard and dirty.

Made of super soft, breathable 100% cotton, the comfortable tee has a liquid-repelling exterior that allows you to completely rinse off spills, including serious stuff like red wine or beetroot juice. Silver particles woven in the yarn kill odor-causing bacteria, while the interior wicks away moisture so it can evaporate easily through the fabric, which means no more visible sweat stains.

Otherwise, the t-shirt is designed slightly longer than traditional tees and features a soft rib-neck, non-itching neck label, and double stitching.

Preorder From Kickstarter $43

Flint and Tinder Waxed Trucker Jacket

Flint and Tinder’s Waxed Trucker Jacket is a sure way to add a touch of classic cool to any man’s wardrobe. This timeless piece of attire is ruggedly built yet soft on the skin so you can wear it only with a tee underneath. Add jeans and a pair of vintage boots and people might mistake you for Steve McQueen himself.

Made of weather-resistant Martexin 7 oz. sailcloth from New Jersey, waxed on both sides for warmth and insulation, the jacket will develop a handsome patina over time, unique to each wearer. Its interior is lined with soft 100% cotton herringbone flannel on both body and sleeves for a comfy wear. Complete with two button-flap chest pockets, two welt hand pockets, and antique metal buttons, this authentic icon of style is cut, sewn, and finished in Los Angeles. Available in four different earthy colors.

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Vollebak Planet Earth Shirt

Designed in collaboration with world record-holding adventurer and former elite military operative (and overall badass) Aldo Kane, Vollebak’s Planet Earth Shirt is the most advanced technical shirt out there.

The shirt is based on the concept of being ever-ready and being able to wear the perfect piece of clothing for whatever life throws at you. In other words, it’s built tough – with high-performance materials that stretch and breathe like sports gear but are also antimicrobial, water repellent, dirt & bacteria resistant, and fast drying. Jungle adventurers will be happy know that the collar on this piece of attire is anti-mosquito and can be worn in 4 different configurations, including turned up high and fastened tight.

Other noteworthy details of the Planet Earth Shirt include two-piece sleeves engineered for movement, 7 concealed air vents that work like in-built air-con for the desert, a hidden passport pocket, 8 gadget loops, stitching reinforced with welding, and shatterproof buttons made from the world’s toughest nuts (not Chuck Norris’ nuts, but corozo nuts). So, if you’re looking for a shirt that’ll take you from the office to the mountains to the jungle, and anywhere in between, this is it.

Buy From Vollebak $345

Image credit: Vollebak/Sun Lee