Sanborn Canoe Co. J.A. Latsch Canoe

I’ve always made a point to make sure the products I highlight are attainable to my readers. There is nothing more frustrating than the magazine pitching a $200 t-shirt. But from time to time there are some grail level finds that, while pricey, are at least something to aspire to. This is one of those times. Continue reading

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The Five Best on East Dane: Levi’s

The Five Best on East Dane

Every couple of weeks I’ll take a look at the five best things on East Dane at the time, each time choosing a different theme. East Dane is one of the best shops on the web for clothing and accessories, compiling a wide variety of brands in one place. If you have Amazon Prime you can often take advantage of free, fast shipping as the store is tied in with the retailer. Continue reading

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J.T. Spencer Anchor Belt

At work it is safe to say that I have established myself as the guy with all the different belts. Apparently it is strange to have more than a simple brown belt to wear every day. I’ve always used belts (and socks during the colder months) to add a little personal flair to my work attire, since breaking out pants in all shades of the rainbow would be frowned upon. With that reputation to uphold, it might be time to grab another belt to add to the rotation and the Anchor Belt from J.T. Spencer is certainly on the short list. Continue reading

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Ledbury Willowick Plaid Shirt

While browsing the latest shirts from Ledbury, I was predictably drawn to the red, white and blue color combinations. Those three colors account for likely at least 75% of shirts I write about. So while I wanted to highlight the Davenport Plaid, I made the conscious decision to find a shirt that didn’t adhere to that combo. The Willowick Plaid is just the shirt to kick the habit.  Continue reading

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Short’s Treetops Shandy and Power of Love

When Short’s announced Heineken (through Lagunitas U.S. Holdings) had purchased a 19.99% stake in the Northern Michigan brewery on Thursday, I wasn’t the least bit surprised. Michigan always seemed like the next logical place for big beer to purchase its next craft brand and Short’s was the most logical target. In 2015 it produced just over 41,000, putting it right in the range of other acquired breweries. It also opened several new markets in the past year, a surprising departure from its “Michigan Only, Michigan Forever” approach. The brewery announced an expansion of its production facility last September. The signs were all there. Continue reading

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Chubbies Flat Front Fleets

Chubbies has always been a brand dedicated to maximizing fun. The wild designs, the short inseam and the clever marketing are all the evidence you need. The elastic waistband was further proof. But all of that fun tended to relegate the shorts to the most casual of situations. And while shorts are never going to be formal, the new Flat Front Fleets are a step towards a more serious Chubbies. Continue reading

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Mott & Bow Kent Oxford

Mott & Bow has had your bottom half covered for a few years now with its well-priced, quality denim. Now it has the top half covered as well with the launch of its Kent Oxford. Continue reading

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The Five Best on East Dane: Thomas Mason

The Five Best on East Dane

Every couple of weeks I’ll take a look at the five best things on East Dane at the time, each time choosing a different theme. East Dane is one of the best shops on the web for clothing and accessories, compiling a wide variety of brands in one place. If you have Amazon Prime you can often take advantage of free, fast shipping as the store is tied in with the retailer. Continue reading

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Mill City Fineries Amore Seersucker Bow Tie

Portland brought us the Trail Blazers and a history of blowing top draft picks. It brought us a sign of where craft beer could go. And ultimately it brought us one of the newest bow ties from Mill City Fineries, the Amore Seersucker. Continue reading

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Relwen Airtex Madras Shirt

Like so many brands these days, I discovered Relwen on Huckberry. Because Huckberry lives in just a slightly different realm than Great Lakes Prep, there are a lot of brands featured on the site that I don’t typically run across. It’s especially useful for finding Midwestern brands as the outdoor and blue-collar aesthetic that thrives on Huckberry is heavily rooted in the region. Continue reading

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