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The details of the gentleman’s agreement between Cone Mills and Levi Strauss to exclusively manufacture Levi’s Shrink-to-Fit denim —The Golden Handshake as it became known— could almost qualify as fiction. It’s hard to believe that a deal like it could…
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In 1958 automobile importer and race car driver Luigi Chinetti created the North American Racing Team to promote the Ferrari marque in North America. Chinetti, who had raced a Ferrari in the marque’s first win at Le Mans in 1949, quickly established…
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The Rocky Mountain Featherbed logo reads “Jackson, Wyoming,” but these days it’s the Land of the Rising Sun, not the Cowboy State that RMFB calls home. Originally founded back in the late 1960’s, RMFB crafted puffy down vests with Native American inspired…
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We’re going to get a jumpstart on the anniversary celebrations for one of our most beloved American icons, the Ford Bronco, which made its debut as a 1966 model and thus will be turning 50 in the new year. The Bronco was initially billed as “a new kind of…
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Sid Mashburn extols the virtues of the navy blue blazer. [Sid Mashburn] [Pictured] Why we hate cheap things. [The Book of Life] [via Valet] A beautifully documented “barn find” by Icon’s Jonathan Ward. [Petrolicious] Club Monaco keeps the made in USA…
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If ever I made a purchase to dethrone the Smythson notebook, this could be it. On several occasions I tried to explain these shoes to my wife. Each would produce puzzled looks. “You what to get what?” She would ask. “Why Alligator loafers?” The idea to…
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At home in the Catskills with Best Made Co.’s founder. [Wall Street Journal] Bloomberg MADE: an entire series of stories devoted to craft. [Bloomberg] Big Sur the beautiful. [Cereal] Have we hit peak menswear? The New Yorker reports. [New Yorker] New…
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It’s steelhead and salmon season out West from Northern California up to B.C. and Alaska. The trout gear has been stashed in the closet until next May and we’re breaking out the heavy duty rods and reels in search of finicky anadromous fish. While modern,…
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Land Rover Documentary: A 50-year adventure. [Silodrome] [Pictured] How to wear white jeans all winter long. [Details] ACL digs into the Barneys Artisan Day. [The Window] Buy it for life. [Reddit] “Wrinkles suggest you’ve got bigger fish to fry.” [Wall…
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Atlanta has Sid Mashburn. Birmingham has Harrison Limited. Florence has Billy Reid. And this year Charlotte got its own destination men’s shop Tabor. The store has quickly made a name for itself both in the South and in menswear circles further afield. So…
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The Prix De l’Arc de Triomphe, held every fall at the Longchamp course in Paris, is one of the world’s longest running and most prestigious horse races and is rivaled only by Royal Ascot in terms of glamour, though it doesn’t get as much publicity. First…
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In one of the great pictures of Sean Connery he’s not portraying Bond, he’s not that young, he’s not even wearing a suit. His beard is saltier, the hair is starting to go, and he looks past the camera as if he’s addressing a friend. For a moment you can…
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A Continuous Lean serves as a way to find the good things in life that are worth investing in. Founded in 2007, ACL is the product of Michael Williams, a son of Cleveland, Ohio. Currently, Michael lives in New York City.