Category Archives: Midwest Monday

Lanona Shoe Co. Academic Boot

Despite our slight flirtation with springlike weather last week, we are still solidly in boot season here in the Midwest. Boat shoes are just going to have to wait for a few more weeks. And while the time is running … Continue reading

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Mill City Fineries Americana Plaid Necktie

Find a way to work a little red, white and blue into your outfit today. It is Presidents’ Day after all. There’s no easier way to do that than with a simple plaid tie like the Americana Plaid from Mill … Continue reading

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Mizzen + Main Hudson Shirt

We’re just starting to get glimpses of the coming spring here in Michigan. Temperatures are creeping up a few days at a time, reminding us that soon we’ll be more worried about battling sweat than snow and salt. Now is … Continue reading

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Austen Heller Peytons

After last night’s Super Bowl it seems a little disrespectful to feature a shoe called the Peyton. Brady and Manning were rivals for over a decade and perhaps the only shoe name to write about the day after that could … Continue reading

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Red Wing Heritage Iron Ranger Boot

So much for thinking that winter might be over and snow-covered streets were behind us. It’s not that I particularly dislike the snow. It certainly looks better than the dirty slush left behind as it’s melting. But I’m sick and … Continue reading

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Bird Dog Bay Bulldog Bonanza Socks

My Butler Bulldogs are having one heck of a season so far. They’ve knocked off number one, along with three other ranked teams, and climbed to number thirteen in the polls. Kamar Baldwin has emerged as a stud freshman that … Continue reading

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Flyover Press Midbest Sweatshirt

This November the rest of the country learned that ignoring the Midwest comes at their peril. I can’t say I’m particularly proud of the way the people of the Midwest have been stereotyped because of that, but I am optimistic … Continue reading

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Great Lakes Clothing Co. Highland Plaid

As we begin a new year, I’ll once again be doubling down on espousing all the good that comes out of the Midwest. Of the batch of upstarts that sprouted within the past few years, Great Lakes Clothing Co. is … Continue reading

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State Optical Co. Wolcott Sunglasses

State Optical Co. has an ambitious vision for the Midwest. Starting with its Chicago-based eyewear factory, the brand hopes to turn Chicago and the surrounding area into a world class eyewear producing region. The hope is that other brands join … Continue reading

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Thorogood Dodgeville Boot

Add another name to the canon of Midwestern footwear makers. The irony is that Thorogood certainly isn’t new, it’s just new to me thanks to, no surprise here, Huckberry. The Wisconsin-based company made its first pair of shoes back in … Continue reading

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