Tag Archives: Great Lakes Clothing Co.

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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Great Lakes Clothing Co. H.O.M.E.S. T-Shirt

Guess what? I just can’t come down off my American high. I love this freaking country and I love any time we can get a bunch of athletes together and prove just how great we are. Call it jingoistic or … Continue reading

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Great Lakes Clothing Co. Oxford Harriet Island Hat

Toss it on in the morning when you venture down to the lobby for breakfast. Pack it for the beach. Use it to shade your eyes while playing catch in the backyard. There’s a million uses for a hat this … Continue reading

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Great Lakes Clothing Co. Oars Crew

As you may recall, I found a superb Great Lakes sweatshirt a few weeks ago, but it also cost almost $200. That’s a little steep for a sweatshirt. Luckily there’s an alternative out there that costs far less and looks … Continue reading

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The Best of 2015: Midwest Monday

The goal of Great Lakes Prep from day one was to provide a Midwestern voice in an area often dominated by the South and the East Coast. That meant that I couldn’t just feature brands from those regions, that I … Continue reading

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Great Lakes Clothing Co. Winter Knit

Looking out the windows this morning created a sense of deception. Everything was glazed over with a wintery white hue, frosted like icing drizzled on a cinnamon roll. The frost was so thick that it appeared it had snowed last … Continue reading

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Great Lakes Clothing Co. Sunwashed Oxford

It’s tough enough to find a US made oxford. It’s even more difficult to find one made in the Midwest. We aren’t exactly a textile hotbed. Footwear, yes. But textiles typically come from North Carolina, closer to where the cotton … Continue reading

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Great Lakes Clothing Co. Bottle Opener

I have bottle openers spread conveniently throughout the house. There are two magnetic ones on the minifridge downstairs, one a souvenir from when my in-laws visited Italy and the other a cheap one procured in Las Vegas when we realized … Continue reading

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Great Lakes Clothing Co. Wood Flask

Anyone who has ever been to a wedding without an open bar (who are these people?) knows the value of a flask. Sure, stowing some beers in a cooler in the trunk isn’t the worst alternative, but a flask eliminates … Continue reading

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Great Lakes Clothing Co. American Loon Long Sleeve T-Shirt

The high 30’s on these Midwestern spring mornings quickly become the mid-60’s by early afternoon and then dip back into the 50’s in the evening. These temperature swings make dressing frustrating and layering essential. The long sleeve t-shirt is your … Continue reading

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