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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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Flint and Tinder Flannel-Lined Waxed Trucker Jacket

Flint and Tinder may sound like a new dating app for outdoorsmen, but it’s actually an apparel brand available exclusively at Huckberry┬áthat is dedicated to partnering with the best garment makers in the US to jump start American manufacturing. That … Continue reading

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Homage Welcome To Indiana Basketball Tee

The Hickory High uniforms the Pacers started wearing on select nights last year are my favorites in sports. Hoosiers is without a doubt the greatest sports movie, especially since Hinkle Fieldhouse makes an appearance. That the Pacers are honoring the … Continue reading

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The Cordial Churchman Blenheim

Bring on the cold. I’m ready to combat it with plenty of thick plaids and that includes what I’m wearing around my neck. The Blenheim Bow Tie from The Cordial Churchman will look just right around a crackling fire and … Continue reading

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Stock Manufacturing Co. Northwoods Down Parka

Here in the lower Midwest the Farmer’s Almanac is calling for a slightly warmer winter than normal. But from Escanaba to International Falls and all the points in between that make up the Upper Midwest, this winter is supposed to … Continue reading

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JT Spencer Harry Caray Belt

Remember when the Cubs winning the World Series was the most shocking thing that had happened in 2016? As strange as it may seem to say, I think the country as a whole needed that. It proved that, with the … Continue reading

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Korchmar Twain Waxed Canvas Weekender

Even though Korchmar is now based in Florida with factories in that state and the Dominican Republic, its roots lie in the Midwest. Founded in 1917 in Cincinnati, Korchmar has stayed family-owned ever since, even after the move down south. … Continue reading

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Hudson Sutler Winston Duffels

Recently Hudson Sutler made a few small, subtle changes to its web shop. The changes weren’t massive, just a few tweaks here and there to improve an already great shopping experience. One of the biggest changes is the ability to … Continue reading

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Pillbox Bat Co. Chicago Flag Bat

So this is what it feels like to still have a rooting interest in the World Series. I know my 28 years pale in comparison to the seven decades of suffering endured by some fans, but I’m certainly glad the … Continue reading

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