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ACL & Co. Canvas Bags at SHIPS Tokyo

Sep 19th, 2010 | Categories: ACL & Co., Housekeeping, Japan | by Michael Williams

Our very own ACL & Co. canvas bags have landed in Tokyo at SHIPS, one of our all time favorite stores. The bags are for sale now (and in the window) at the Ginza outpost in you are in the area, check them out. [SHIPS 3-4-15, Ginza Chuo-ku Tokyo 104-0061 JAPAN]

Top 5 ACL Comment Clusterfucks

Aug 21st, 2010 | Categories: Housekeeping | by Michael Williams

Pretty self explanatory. With a spirit of amusement and lightheartedness I present to you the all time top five ACL comment clusterfucks. These are the super special threads when ACL commenters have distinguished themselves with their vigor and ruthlessness. Not specifically represented in the top five are any/all of the posts concerning anything I have made, written, sold or championed over the nearly three years of doing this site. I can’t think of a post where anyone has let me get away with liking anything. Thanks for keeping me humble! Enjoy!

#1 — Aaron Levine Street Style

#2 — $109 Notebook

#3 — ACL Redesign

#4 — Rogues Gallery SS09

#5 — Raleigh Denim

A note about comments. I close the comment threads for posts older than sixty days, so you will notice most of these are closed. I do this because people love to come back to and old post and act crazy. It took me about two years to figure out that the comments in old posts need to close after a while.

Men’s Journal Guide to Jeans

Aug 18th, 2010 | Categories: Denim, Housekeeping | by Michael Williams

The gents at Men’s Journal tapped me to write a nice, big, front-of-book denim package for their September issue. If there is anything I love to write about it is denim, and this story was a lot of fun. May I suggest you go analog and pick up a copy, it’s on newsstands now.

The Left Coast Swing

Aug 13th, 2010 | Categories: Housekeeping | by Michael Williams

A programming note: ACL will be broadcasting from the West Coast until next Friday. Posting may be sporadic, so please bear with us.  As always, you can follow the oft-intoxicated live action via Twitter. See you on the other side.

Photo via ElectroSpark

Comin’ into Los Ang-e-les

Apr 12th, 2010 | Categories: Housekeeping | by Michael Williams

Comin’ into Los Ang-e-les, not bringing in a couple of keys.

I’ll be out in California for a little more than a week to get some work done and to visit some ACL related things. Stayed tuned for what I hope will be regular updates and follow my sun-soaked and heavily-liquored thoughts as they happen via the ACL Twitter.

Download Arlo Guthrie, Coming into Los Angeles

Image via Shorpy.


Feb 15th, 2010 | Categories: Housekeeping | by Michael Williams

Work has me in Vegas for the better part of the week. I may or may not be posting from the desert. I will definitely be posting some things that I see out there upon my return to civilization. I sure wish Las Vegas still looked like these Kodachromes. See you on the other side.

She's a nice lady


Jan 7th, 2010 | Categories: Americana, Housekeeping, Random | by Michael Williams

A long awaited package arrived last week to my delight. The contents of which were a batch of customized promotional items that I have long loved — the diamond shaped motel key chain. A few companies still produce these things as cheap give-aways, but I managed to find a company in Wisconsin that still manufactures them for hotels / motels. I haven’t been to a motel with an actual key in like 20 years, so I’m not sure who is actually still using these things. All that aside I was happy to find them and quickly (some would say impulsively) had a batch of 500 made in ACL’s signature orange. It was funny, the form said “enter the room numbers that you would like to have made,” so apparently my hotel has 500 rooms!