When I feel like adding a little extra color to my wardrobe, I typically go with a colorful pair of socks. Allen Edmonds has gone a step further (pardon the pun) and added new colors to some of its classic shoe styles. While these might not be for everyone, they will surely add some flair to whatever you wear.The Strand now comes in 7 colors. Grey Calfskin Leather is shown above.The Cornwallis is shown above in Red Leather.The St. John’s Double Monk Strap in shown in Blue Calfskin Leather.
Don’t know about you, but we’re really getting socked by a big winter storm today so we figured it was time for a post on Made-in-USA snow removal.The first thing you need for snow clean-up is, obviously, a shovel. Bully Tools’ Snow Shovels and Ice Choppers are available in a variety of styles and sizes. When it’s time to clean off your car, the Innovation Factory IceDozer Plus 2.0, Made-in-USA, has a flexible blade and removable pocket dozer multi-tool.
The IceDozer MINI 2.0 with Brass Blade, “packs 360 degrees of ice clearing performance, including 13 flexiblade scraping fingers, and tenderizers for softening up the hardest ice that you will find on your windshield.”
The Sno-Dozer is an ergonomic design for clearing snow.
It’s important not to overload your roof with too much snow weight. This aluminum roof rake is from Cozy Winters.
Remove deep snow on and around your car with the Innovation Factory SnowMover 2.0 Snow Plow. It functions as a plow, ice scraper and snow broom.
You won’t want to drag that snow in the house with you. Waterhog Doormats come in a variety of styles and sizes and they are said to “drink up water and snow.”
Stay warm and be careful shoveling!
I’m always excited when I find a new (or new–to-me) company making clothing here in the USA. Wilson and Willy’s is the latest of these companies. In addition to their own brand of men’s pants, shirts, and outerwear, they also carry a well-curated selection of other American items from companies like Oak Street Boot Makers, PF Flyers,Duluth Pack, Faribault Woolen Mills, and more.
Here are some of our favorite items:Waxed Anorak in Tobasco.
The Raglan Trench Coat is made from Faribault Woolen Mills Military blankets in NYCThe Waxed Rambler Coat features a mid-weight, wind- and water-resistant 8 oz Martexin waxed-canvas and is lined with moleskin.
Manufactured by Hackwith Design House with material from Faribault Woolen Mills, the Madeline jacket is 100% wool.The Melbourne Pajama dress is made from 100% cotton and made in L.A. by Maison Du Soir.The flannel boxy tee is beautifully shaped.The Stephen Kenn Foot Soldier Sofa is made in CA. and features material from Faribault Woolen Mills.
For those in the area, Wilson and Willy’s has a brick and mortar store in Minneapolis, MN.
Today, we’re going shopping for Valentine’s Day presents at The Grommet, a place to find unique and imaginative gifts. This link takes you all their American-made items. Below are some of our favorites for sporty folks and those who love their sweets.
SPORTY:The Swurfer is a crazy-fun-looking swing developed by a surfer to prepare his kids for riding the waves. It can be used by kids and adults.This friendly mat makes yoga accessible, even to beginnersThis super-charged pogo stick can jump as high as 6 feet!
Bouy Ball is a perfect sport for the backyard or the beach and, because the bat has such a big, fat sweet spot, even the little ones as young as four can take a swing!
You can have the fun of paddle boarding even when you’re on dry land. Check out the Hammerhead! They are manufactured in Virginia Beach, with wood from Pennsylvania.The Spooner Balance Board is not only fun, but a source of exercise.
Rebrand Chocolates: They’re not only beautiful, they’re chocolate! How can you go wrong?
How much fun would it be to have a piñata cake that you smash open to reveal fine chocolates? You choose the message.
How about Peppermint Hot Chocolate for 12?Have you ever heard of Pavitica bread? It’s a Slavic treat said to be perfect for breakfast.
Red Kite Candy makes charmingly packaged sweets for your sweetheart.
You’ve never seen fortune cookies like this before! Flavors include: Milk Chocolate with Toffee Crunch and Dark Chocolate with Almonds.