Known for its durability, canvas is one of the most rugged materials, ideal for use on boats, hiking gear and military equipment. Yet when applied not only for its sturdiness but also its versatile style, it can become something of an heirloom.
Patrick Woodyard was sitting at a rickety kitchen table in Trujillo, Peru, when he heard the pounding of a hammer coming from the next room. Patrick shared the table with a mound of financial documents and Dorris, a Peruvian woman who’d enlisted his help to manage the accounting of her bodega.
One step into Rhett Boyd’s surf shop in Charleston, South Carolina, and you might feel confused. His surf shop doesn’t carry Billabong, Roxy or Quiksilver. And forget beach music; Rhett prefers rock and roll.
Many holidays, birthdays and Father’s Days have been soured by a predictable and often unremarkable gift: socks. But they shouldn’t anymore.
The Oval Office isn’t the only presidential perk up for grabs next week. A lesser known, but also coveted, accessory (aside from the Pennsylvania Avenue address) is a custom, handmade pair of Johnston & Murphy shoes – something the company has proudly created for every U.S. president since 1850.
Upon hearing the frustrations of a railroad engineer with his clothing, Hamilton Carhartt seized the opportunity to make better wares for the working man.