This past March while on location in Detroit, I had the good fortune of being invited to take a look around one of my favorite brand’s headquarters. Having been following the resurrection of the once ubiquitous brand since 2011, I was eager to see behind the curtain. Was Shinola in fact a company hell bent on restoring faith in American manufacturing or was it simply another attempt to capitalize on the “Americana” movement? My assumption was that no brand based in Detroit would survive if it were the latter and having a look at Shinola’s inner workings confirmed what I had hoped to be true – Shinola is the real deal.
Posted in Out & About
Tagged americana, Bicycles, Bikes, Brewery, Detroit, made in america, Michigan, Motor City, Shinola, Swiss, Travel, watches
Back in February I went to Detroit with some friends and shot a series of videos with Coors Light. Noted graffiti artists RISK and SEVER were on as well to add some flavor to our chosen urban zones. While there I got a chance to check out some of the best food Detroit has to offer like Vinsetta Garage and Star Deli as well as take a private tour of Shinola’s factory, more on that soon. Enjoy this video, which I had the pleasure of editing and make sure to pick up a 6’er of Coors Light, if that’s your sort of thing.
April 21, 2014 in Uncategorized
Tagged cam riley, coors, coors light, Detroit, graffiti, mason augirre, Michigan, RISK, SEVER, Snowboarding, urban decay, urban skiing, urban snowboarding
No question, this was the best commercial of them all. Imported From Detroit. Fuck that’s good. Kudos go out to whoever thought of that tag line.
Fuckin love 1990’s advertising especially for the ol redneck speed machine the Ford Taurus SHO. Now I would have put this under Vintagevertising but I did make the cutoff ad’s before I was born though some might say 1990 is vintage I’d say not just yet.
My friend Matt showed me this last night. He’s from Michigan so it’s extra funny to him but having been to Detroit I find it pretty fucking hilarious too. It’s also sad because he assured me this is not a joke. This is a real rap video made by real inhabitants of the D.