Nobody believes in the quality and integrity of “Made in USA” more than me. I come from a family that has never turned its back on American manufacturing – we’ve never even considered it. Since my grandfather established himself as a shoemaker in the 1960’s, we have made our shoes in Maine, and we always Read more
I’ve been preaching the Portland General Store gospel for a couple years now, and I don’t plan on stopping any time soon. Simply put, there is no other all-natural men’s toiletry-maker whose products are as varied, work as well, or smell as good. The brand is truly in a class all its own. I’ve joked Read more
Photos courtesy of NothernGRADE. One could say that the American menswear pop-up market is the #menswear anti-hero. No models, no runways, very few photographers, and no nonsense. Just people who make things talking about their goods, demonstrating how they’re made, and selling them directly to the people who share their passion.
In 1983, The Clash returned to England following a world tour in support of The Who. They were tired, road weary, their original drummer Topper Headon had just been fired, their fearless leader Joe Strummer was having trouble finding inspiration and spending more time arguing with guitarist Mick Jones than writing songs; the group was Read more
Chances are you heard about Gustin back when they were raising funds for their (re)launch on Kickstarter. The press was ample, and with good reason. What Gustin promised – top of the line, American-made selvedge jeans for well under $100 – was almost impossible not to get excited about. That the jeans also boasted a Read more
When my father first traveled to Japan in 1994, I was 10 years old. At the time, I couldn’t wrap my head around it. It seemed too far away, too foreign, too unlike anything I knew. “The flight takes 15 hours!?” I questioned incredulously. “They eat their meals with wooden sticks?” It didn’t make any Read more