Poor Detroit. The once booming American city filed for Chapter 9 bankruptcy on July 18, by debt, the largest filing in U.S. history. Even though it’s a tough-as-nails city, encouraging people to stay in or move back to Detroit poses quite a challenge. But even if you won’t be visiting anytime soon, there is still a way to support Motor City. Buying a Shinola wallet is a good way to start.
For two winters, the Shinola founders asked themselves many questions. Why not accept manufacturing is gone from America? Why not just let the weeds take over and the abandoned buildings sit untouched? Because this is America dammit! They believe Detroit doesn’t just have a history but a future as well. They are defining American luxury through American quality, and it shows in their handsome, minimalistic designs.
What exactly can you buy from Shinola? Among bicycles and watches, the brand’s leather goods are some of the finest we’ve seen. What we’ll be carrying around this weekend? The individually-numbered Bifold Wallets are sleek, slim and get more handsome with age, just like you. Vegetable-tanned Horween leather and raw cut edges are the kind of characteristics that make these stand out from the rest. Perfect for yourself, dad, brother or friend, you can’t go wrong spending $125 on a piece that will last many years to come.
Show Detroit some love and visit Shinola at shinola.com.