You come and go so quickly here in Minnesota, don't leave us just yet!
This past weekend I took a trip to the true American town Red Wing, Minnesota. Red Wing Boots was having their annual sale so it only felt right. I have never been one to turn down new shoes, a beautiful drive, and some quality time with my wife! The midwest is filled with beautiful towns all over, so get out and explore!
Newest member of the Stewart James Wall of Fame is....Ryan Miller! Thank you Katie for sharing this wonderful picture of your Husband and his best bud!
On all of our new hats going forward each one will have our tags sewn in during construction! This was a change we needed to make to keep our promise of delivering the best and highest quality product.
1. Tell us about your position as manager of the Shinola Minneapolis store?
As manager of Shinola MPLS I love each and everyday. I get to work with incredible employees who were all willing to give up stable jobs to come work with me at Shinola. Everyday is exciting and new at the Store. Since my very first day with the company, I have been extremely passionate about the brand and the “made in America” story behind it.
2. What do you like best about your job?
Being able to meet new customers everyday. We get everyone from young hipsters loving the north loop vibe, to mature customers who love our products and want His and Her Shinola bikes! I love to hear customer’s unique stories about how they heard about Shinola and their passion for the brand.
3. We’ve also heard a bit about your company, Stewart James. Tell us more!
Stewart James was created from a vision of a nautical apparel clothing line, where all the pieces would only get better with age. Our first item in the collection was a collaboration with Ebbets Field; an anchor hat. The hat symbolized the classic, effortless feel that can be so hard to achieve. I wanted to bring the nautical feel back to the Midwest with the “made in America” added benefit.
Stewart James is an inspirational outlet where I can create great product made in America. Red, white, and blue are always a classic pairing of colors, which Stewart James tries to emphasize in each individual item.
4. How do you like to spend your weekends?
My wife and I both love to get up early to get coffee and explore the beautiful locations here in Minnesota. We live and hangout most of our time around the lakes, we enjoy biking on the Green Way, exploring new shops and trying out new restaurants (mostly pizza joints!)
5. How would you describe your personal style?
“Ivy Prep.” I love wearing oxfords, chinos, sneakers and chukka boots. I get inspiration on my preppy style from brands like; Grayers, Todd Snyder, Gitman Vintage, and Jack Spade.
6. What adds pep to your step?
Brand new sneakers. There is just something about getting a new pair of shoes that makes all my worries in the world disappear!
Please welcome the newest member to the Stewart James Family...
This is a Stewart James x Ebbets Field Vintage red wool baseball hat. The navy and off white stacked nautical anchors look clean sitting in front of a true American red wool. The closure on the back is genuine brown leather.
Made in the USA
Cruising around on my new Bixby in the Shionla MPLS store!
Here is our good friend Ben wearing our blue oxford anchor hat while getting ready to put the boat in up north!
The newest member of the Stewart James Wall of Fame is our good friend C.J Holmes. C.J is wearing our University Sweater on the rocks of the Grand Marais Harbor in northern Minnesota.
We can't wait to show you all what we have in store for Fall 2014!
Newest member of the Stewart James Wall of Fame is, Bros Wilson.
Our dream work shop/store front.
We love going to our local farmers market every weekend, so when we went to Santa Monica it was a must to try out there. Here are some photos of the best breakfast food we've ever had. Thank you Owen for the great recommendation!
While visiting California we knew there was plenty of places to hit up with having very little time to do it. The one store that truly made and impression on me was MILKMADE on Abbot Kinney. This shop seeks out the most relevant creators in lifestyle, fashion and style, carrying brands like; Apolis, Common Projects, Norse Projects, Reigning Champs. A perfect mix of styles/brands, beautifully merchandised and spot on customer service.
If your even in Venice make sure to check this store out.
Last night the Wilson family took to the bowling lanes, and lets just say no one will be recruited by the PBA any time soon. The good thing is we love being together and not matter what have fun throwing some heat! Thank you Pinstripes for the lanes, amazing food & drinks along with incredible customer service.