Shinola is a great American story, or more specifically a story symbolic of Detroit, Michigan’s renaissance. Taking the name that formerly belonged to a noted American shoe polish, Shinola represent a bold move to reclaim the making of things that are made well. That’s the American spirit, of course, but it’s also bringing jobs back to Detroit.
Founded by Gerry Ettinger in 1934, Ettinger is still a family owned and managed company that has established a reputation around the world as one of the finest leather goods manufacturers in Great Britain. Known primarily for their wallets, the Ettinger style is timeless, elegant and imbued with typical English flair. These beautiful wallets are hand made and possess a classic but characterful design that feature some confident use of color not to mention great attention to detail.
It’s hard to believe right now, but any moment the winds of fall will begin to blow in. And in typical East Tennessee fashion, the cooler temperatures will arrive and the beautiful colors of the season will emerge. It will be a time of heading to the mountains, bourbon by a fire and a Saturday at Neyland. It will also be a time to think about sweaters, cords, flannels and these beauties.