Tagged: History Lesson

The Origins of Eggnog

The Origins of Eggnog

I honestly can’t remember the last time I had eggnog. It’s most certainly been more than 10 years, and in no way am I ready to break that streak. But recently around the offices here, we’ve been asking ourselves where in the world this stuff came from and why is it so rooted into holiday […]

HISTORY LESSON: The Wayfarer

HISTORY LESSON: The Wayfarer

Since it’s creation in 1952, the shape of Ray-Ban’s Wayfarer has become an icon by itself. You can find it’s impostors hidden in the seas of other impostors. But when it comes to timeless style and design, the Wayfarer is a piece of fashion and history that transcends any fad. Click to read more.

History Lesson: The Oxford Shirt

History Lesson: The Oxford Shirt

When it comes to staples in any collection, having a classic worn-in oxford cloth button down, or OCBD as they call it on the boards is as essential as it gets. The shirt, whether worn by men or women can practically go with any dress to casual outfit. A light blue, red, or yellow oxford […]

History Lesson – The Plaid Cruiser

History Lesson – The Plaid Cruiser

Ah, the beauty of a plaid flannel with the strength and durability of a work jacket. Ladies and Gentlemen, we present a brief education on the cruiser, or the Filson Mackinaw Cruiser as it was originally named. It all started in 1850 with C.C. Filson who grew up in Nebraska, worked on rail roads, drank […]

History Lesson – Red Wing Boots

History Lesson – Red Wing Boots

I grew up chopping firewood in 10 inches of snow. At the age of 12 I was using a chainsaw and driving a tractor. I remember one time my dad took me into town, (please note that I lived half an hour from the nearest grocery store) we went to a store on Main Street […]