An ACL Factory Tour…in a Van Down by the River

Allow me to take a brief pause from all of the exciting Italian things that are happening at the moment to share with you a little video that I participated in before fleeing the country. Thanks to Gilt, Josh and Tyler for including me. Also, a big thanks to Bushmills for the 16 year single malt we enjoyed during the taping. And remember friends, beer has a “born on” date for a reason.

Comments on “An ACL Factory Tour…in a Van Down by the River

    Brandon on May 2, 2011 6:53 PM:

    “The disciples”, I love it.

    Brandon on May 2, 2011 7:09 PM:

    By the way, love the old school locker setup inside the factory. That’s clever.

    Brohammas on May 2, 2011 7:34 PM:

    I take that “van down by the river” comment personally…. well done. on May 2, 2011 8:18 PM:

    Great interview. That blond guy would have been an awesome highschool bully for a 90’s flick. Anyone know his background, I doubt the traditional fashion route, I am guessing MBA, with a stint in banking or consulting.

    Chris Hughes on May 2, 2011 9:27 PM:

    Thanks for the mention! Your site is top shelf.

    Mitchell on May 2, 2011 10:05 PM:

    Well done, Michael. Really, well done.

    TA on May 3, 2011 1:11 AM:


    Alex Frankel on May 3, 2011 2:30 AM:

    There’s something so touchy about saying “men’s fashion” and I like that you hinted at that. Menswear is more than just clothes which is what the hollow term “fashion” lacks. Good interview.

    Shawn on May 3, 2011 4:47 AM:

    Nice work. Enjoy the fact you actually drank your Bushmills.

    Tyler Thoreson on May 3, 2011 7:51 AM:

    @fermelife, my accountant wishes I had an MBA and a background in banking.

    Jeremiah Simmons on May 3, 2011 8:47 AM:

    Fucking great man. Your ACL factory makes me jealous as does your working knowledge of the outskirts of menswear like that Artifact Bag waxed canvas lunch tote.

    jbjones on May 3, 2011 10:05 AM:

    glad you drank your booze. booze-as-stagedressing is just about as twee as it gets.

    L.A.S on May 3, 2011 10:38 AM:

    Great job, MW. One of my favorite “Manual Minutes”/”In The Closet” to date.

    Robert@AmericanAntler on May 3, 2011 10:56 AM:

    …inspiring, knowledgeable….top drawer.

    P on May 3, 2011 12:42 PM:

    Michael thanks for changing my life.

    Adam on May 3, 2011 1:15 PM:

    While the artifacts bag is very nice – and I love that you knew about it – I personally have a fondness (read nostalgia) for the simple brown paper bag for carrying my lunch – as long as the opening is folded closed and not scrunched closed. One bag can last weeks and one large box-store purchase of bags can become a heritage item you pass on to your grandchildren.

    Ramalhoni on May 3, 2011 2:16 PM:

    Being a men style blogger myself, I can only imagine what it feels like to touch so many people and to have such a huge audience like ACL and Michael do…
    Thanks for the inspiration, and keep it up!….

    Mike on May 3, 2011 3:06 PM:

    Jesus H, now I have to go buy a canvas lunch bag, damnit…

    Sandra Nygaard on May 3, 2011 4:21 PM:

    So many smokin’ men of style in one room! (PS: Michael, liked the Bushmills Blush on your face)

    Corey on May 3, 2011 5:00 PM:

    “one bag can last weeks and one large box-store purchase of bags can become a heritage item you pass on to your grandchildren.”

    Fucking hilarious, dude.

    TMH on May 3, 2011 6:26 PM:

    You’re the man. That was fun and informative.
    Got me right here man.

    CB on May 3, 2011 10:29 PM:

    What kind of jeans is Michael wearing in this video?

    Larry on May 5, 2011 11:50 AM:

    Great interview! Well done sir.

    C J Williams on May 5, 2011 2:39 PM:

    Nice tree stump table for the Bushmills.

    anothergloriousbattle on May 5, 2011 3:45 PM:

    Im guessing Michaels rocking a pair of selvedge denim APC new standards,Tellason or Apolis activism?

    Am I right or completely wrong?

    Is the shirt by Gant,Steven Alan,Gitman Vintage or other?


    Michael Williams on May 5, 2011 6:17 PM:

    ACL x Tellason jeans. Steven Alan shirt.

    Michael Williams on May 5, 2011 6:21 PM:

    Thanks for the tree stump, Dad.

    Skip on May 6, 2011 12:04 AM:

    This is great! My wife keeps trying to push this Potterybarn lunch bag on me. I gotta grab one of those waxed canvas bags.

    Ainsley Connell on May 6, 2011 11:51 AM:

    LOVE the Lunch Bag!! Gett’in me one of those. Oh yeah, and the tree stump too! Nice touch.
    The video’s a good look – keep em com’in!

    Guido Wongolini on May 15, 2011 6:15 AM:

    damn fine & honest laughs!

    mitch on May 16, 2011 1:38 AM:

    For lunch bags I prefer a small Bean boat & tote. Probably a fraction of the cost of the waxed bag.

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