Yep, some things will definitely come in handy this week.
Oh, hey, this place has some really great ones...
Welcome to Shinola, a grand hall of watches, bikes, bags, leather goods and general covetables in Tribeca, open right now.
These guys started making watches a little while ago in Detroit (yes, that Detroit) after reviving the name of an old shoe-polish brand. Then they graduated to custom bikes and leather goods. Now they’ve got this downtown stunner.
It starts with a coffee shop with stuff like... coffee. Oh, and peanut-butter-and-jelly cookies from the Smile. Then it opens up into a 1930s-Mercator-map-adorned loft of glory. Let’s take a tour of what you’ll find...
—A collection of impeccable 11-speeds (these ones go to 11), along with leather-wrapped U-locks.
—Vintage Louisville Sluggers handle-wrapped in Horween leather (all the leather’s Horween here).
—Racks of Gitman Vintage button-downs and a smattering of Detroit Denim Co. jeans.
—A chromatically organized wall of footballs, watches and journals (leather, of course).
—A collaborative collection of navy Filson bags, including a backpack and a roll-top bag that don’t exist anywhere else.
—A set of shoeshine rags from a collaboration with the Hill-side.
... For old times’ sake.