It is that time of year when the real anticipation starts to take hold, anticipation for stuff that doesn’t come out for months. To that end, allow me to introduce to you to some nice looking (“tasty” as my buddy Mr. Aaron Levine would say) boots from the Red Wing North America AW11 collection. Just a little sneak peek of what’s to come.
Plus, a little something extra…
The first ACL factory tour was of Rocco Ciccarelli’s clothing shop in Long Island City, Queens which was posted to the site on April 11th, 2008. Seeing how things are made has long fascinated me. Maybe the spark came from the TV adventures of Mr. Rogers and his trips to pencil factories, but this curiosity is one of the things that has helped shape what ACL is today. Finally getting the chance to visit Red Wing, Minnesota and tour their famed “Plant 2” manufacturing facility has been something I have wanted to do since the day my dad drove a twelve year old me down to the Red Wing store in my Ohio hometown to buy my first pair of boots.
I know that some of you may have seen factory photos from the Red Wing Shoe Co. before, but because Red Wing is one of my all time favorite brands I can’t not post this stuff. It should also be pointed out that my marketing company does work for Red Wing, something we couldn’t be more proud of. This point is something I want to be clear about to you guys, full disclosure and all that good stuff.
Next up on my list of factories that I want to tour: the Airstream assembly plant, the Brooks Brothers shirt factory in Garland, NC and the M1A2 Abrams tank factory in Lima, Ohio. Something tells me that last one is gonna be a stretch.