2017/01/18

DOUBLE RL SPRING 2017 CATALOGUE













The Spring 2017 catalogue of Ralph's Double RL is completely inspired by the Double RL Ranch.
Ralph and his wife, Ricky, bought this breathtaking property in 1982. Parts of the original western classic True Grit, starring John Wayne, were filmed here.

Occupying some 16,000 acres beneath the snowcapped San Juan Mountains is the Double RL Ranch, the Colorado getaway of fashion designer Ralph Lauren and his wife, Ricky. "Colorado was for us an escape," he says. "It wasn't about being in fashion. It wasn't about saying, Wouldn't it be nice to have this cute ranch!' It was about a life that would be different, that would be freer—that would have nature and trees and animals and big sky."


2017/01/15

DETROIT MERCANTILE CO - GENERAL STORE














 "The Detroit Mercantile Co. is a store that celebrates our shared past while introducing our customers to new products. Like the mercantile and general stores of the past, we strive to find the highest quality products from our city, our state, and across the country."

Proprietor Robert Stanzler is a fourth-generation Detroiter whose great-grandfather migrated here from Poland to work at the Ford Model T assembly plant.
The creator of the original Made In Detroit logo and brand, current owner of Detroit Manufacturing – Robert has defined what it means to wear your heart on your sleeve, or back, or chest. His love of the City of Detroit is unequaled.
Authenticity is one of their main focuses for their shop. In which is something that I can appreciate. I instantly walked in and started drooling ( not really but for dramatic effect) at the amount of Pendleton products they had.  (pics by Wending & Boyd)