Shopping From The Present

Brand Admiration – Drift Eyewear

If given a choice, I’d rather have a pair of frames on my face than possess 20/20 vision.  As a teen, I would track down the most obscure vintage style I could source via my optometrist’s back catalog of frames.  In the last decade, I’ve brand hopped from Oliver Peoples to Paul Smith to ic! …

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Archival at NorthernGRADE – Chicago

If you’re in Chicago on Saturday, Oct 27th, come by and visit Archival at NorthernGRADE, a 100% made in USA, menswear pop up market.  AC friend and heritage clothing impressario. Brad Bennet (Well Spent) will be coproducing the Chicago edition of NorthernGRADE at Open Secret Studios, a new event space in Chicago’s West Loop neighborhood.  …

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Archival Field Trip

Archival Field Trip: Horween Leather Co.

Horween tour photos by Rick Gersbach Last week, Rick, Sara and I visited the Horween Leather Co. in Chicago, Illinois. Nick Horween directed our tour of the tannery, one of the oldest in the US. Horween produces highest quality leathers that are used for Alden shoes, NFL footballs, Russell and Quoddy moccasins, Altadena Works packs, …

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