Shinola is a new company in Detroit, committed to manufacturing a handful of goods in their 30,000 square foot factory, with hand assembled watches, bicycles and leather goods.
The recent spat of sunny days has us here at Free/Man thinking a lot about spring, which means it might just be time to start looking into shorts for the coming warmer months.
Battenwear was launched back in 2011 by the surfing and outdoor aficionado Shinya Hasegawa, as a brand that primarily takes its influence around the surfing culture and lifestyle of the 60's and 70's.
Karl Thoennessen of Rogue Territory and Blair Lucio of General Quarters recently collaborated on this Moto-Vest, which is now available for pre-order.
Manabu & Keiko Okada have created a handsome brand with their hand crafted, detail focused, utilitarian bag and accessory line.
The Twin Track Jacket from Private White VC, arguably the quintessential item that best represents the Manchester based factory and brand, is back for Spring and Summer in a blue chambray.
Randolph does a superb job when it comes to making sunglasses and they are still proudly and entirely family run by third generation Waszkiewicz and Zaleski families.
Tender Co. is a brand that I continually look forward to each season, as William Kroll has carved out a specific niche with the overall design and focus of the brand.
While there's no denying that winter is beginning to lose it's grip, having a decent sweater is still key to keeping yourself warm on the grey days that the sun fails to show up.
Houston based shirtmakers, read: shirtcrafters Hamilton 1883, have been carefully and meticulously hand crafting shirts for over a century, using some of the finest components available.