Reading Materials and Product Recommendations

The Material Review is a simple bi-weekly digest of stories worth reading, things worth buying and people worth meeting. Expect updates to deliver to you on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

With TMR we wanted to create something easy to read but still full of interesting things to discover. Originally founded originally in 2010 as a product and inspiration site, it lives on today with a functional update on Substack. The newsletter format is perfect for this type of concise edit with a distinct menswear point-of-view. Welcome to the game.


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As an advocate for the things in life with enduring longevity, Michael Williams founded A Continuous Lean in 2007. In 2020 ACL began publishing as a newsletter. A native of Cleveland, Ohio he now lives in Los Angeles.