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Stan Smith Style

Stan Smith Style

My first purchase of a pair of adidas’ Stan Smith leather tennis shoes happened in the early 70’s when I was in college. Since then, that pair of shoes has been a staple in my wardrobe. The Stan Smiths are a great example of how I like to define the difference between fashion and style.

“Family Celebration Day”

“Family Celebration Day”

This weekend is Fathers’ Day, which I’ve always felt was misnamed. It really should be “Family Celebration Day” in my mind. Let me explain more of what I mean, beyond the obvious of time spent together at a barbecue, on a golf course, on a boat, on a hike, at the shore — wherever families come together to enjoy each other’s company and summertime.

D-Day Reflections

D-Day Reflections

“War is Hell.”  That’s one of the very few sentences my dad, who served four years in World War 2, uttered about his Army experience.  An erudite and devout son of the Minnesota Prairie, he didn’t say four letter words so “War is Hell” was a incredible from him.

Why Made in USA?

Why Made in USA?

Less than 3% of the clothing purchased in the United States these days was made in this country.  It’s true — over 97% of the…