Category Archives: Kickstart

Kickstart: Sanborn Canoe Co. Merrimack Canoes

Sanborn Canoe Co. has been handcrafting beautiful wooden canoe paddles for six years now. Finally they’ll be making canoes to pair with them. But instead of creating their own line, Sanborn has instead took the interesting approach of preserving a … Continue reading

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Kickstart: Winston Watches

  I don’t often wear a watch. I like the concept of wearing a watch but the reality is that mine tends to sit on the nightstand more often than my wrist. However, there are certain situations where I do … Continue reading

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Kickstart: Fidelis Co. ALCON Backpack and GTG Duffel

I got spend some time with Tim O’Neil, founder of Fidelis Co., during the Locally Brewed stop in Minneapolis back in 2013. At the time Fidelis Co. was still really young but had gotten off to a great start curating … Continue reading

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Kickstart: Jack Donnelly – The Great Khaki Comeback

Kickstarter has served as a method to launch a thousand new businesses, but it has served equally well to help established businesses grow and expand. That’s the case for Jack Donnelly. The Georgia-based brand has been making khakis in the … Continue reading

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Kickstart: Hugh & Crye Fitted T-Shirts

Sorry for the slew of Kickstarter campaigns here this week but time is often of the essence when dealing with crowdfunding. Yesterday it was hybrid wooden sunglasses, today it’s a better fitting t-shirt. Hugh & Crye has made its name … Continue reading

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Kickstart: Yes Man Sunnies

Lately I’ve really begun to shy away from covering Kickstarter campaigns on the blog. Most pitches are mediocre, at best, and the ones that do end up funded often end up with lengthy production delays or products never being delivered. … Continue reading

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Concord Button Downs Subscription Program

I often find myself making clothing purchases in bulk. There will be a good sale or I’ll have some extra cash on hand and I’ll load up. Problem is that about a month or two later I start feeling like … Continue reading

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Mizzen + Main 0-5 Performance Blazer

When it comes to innovation in the apparel market, not many brands are doing as much as Mizzen + Main. Fresh off a pop-up shop appearance at Saks Fifth Avenue during Super Bowl week, Mizzen + Main continues to push … Continue reading

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Kickstart: Yes Man Watches

Alright, it’s time to introduce the first crowdfunding project of the year. We saw quite a few great ones during 2013 and 2014 is starting out just as strong. Yes Man Watches is looking to add a twist to the watch … Continue reading

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Kickstart: Articulate Wallets

Thick Constanza wallets are scary stuff. Not quite as scary as RFID identity theft, but close. Haven’t heard of it? That’s when thieves use wireless devices to steal your personal information from radio frequency enabled credit and debit cards. There’s … Continue reading

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