Tastemakers: Mike Newman

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Nov 27, 2013 | By HB HQ & Mike Newman

The third post in a series that's like a vulcan mind meld between us and the Tastemakers of today.

From ridiculously awesome rides to craft beers, our buds at Cool Material scout out the coolest gear on the internet. Below, we ask Cool Material Managing Editor Mike Newman to share a few of the things he's loving right now.

Last movie you watched and enjoyed:

Not sure why it took me so long to get around to it, but I finally watched “Moonrise Kingdom” and loved it. “Rushmore” is one of my favorite movies and I don’t think I’ve seen a Wes Anderson movie I didn’t like, so I’m not sure why I hadn’t seen it already.

Last song you had on repeat:

Fjogur Piano” by Sigur Ros. That song is perfect.

Go-to drink or beer:

I’m a beer guy. I like trying new beers whenever I’m out, but my safety net is anything from Firestone Walker or Founders.

App you can't live without:

Twitter. It’s the way I consume all of my news nowadays. 

Favorite vacation / getaway spot:

I’ve gone down to Cape May (NJ) every summer since I was a kid. That trip is what I look forward to every July or August. It’s not the Jersey shore made famous by MTV, but it is right near Wildwood, which is exactly the Jersey shore made famous by MTV.

What do you like to carry in your pockets? (and do you have a picture of a pocket dump?):

Wallet and phone, of course. I also have this keychain with a knife sharpener in it which comes in handy fairly often. I keep one of our Word. Notebooks with me as well.

One thing you can't live without:

Coffee. I used to do morning radio and would have to be at work around 4 am. I started drinking it out of necessity back then and now I can’t function without it.

Style/gear trend you hope will make a comeback:

Freezy Freaky gloves. And I’m only kind of joking.

Also check out our other Tastemakers, Foster Huntington and Brad Bennett.

Images ©Mike Newman.