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

    Brandonon May 2, 2011 @ 6:53 PM:

    “The disciples”, I love it.

    Brandonon May 2, 2011 @ 7:09 PM:

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

    Brohammason May 2, 2011 @ 7:34 PM:

    I take that “van down by the river” comment personally…. well done.

    fermelife.blogspot.comon 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 Hugheson May 2, 2011 @ 9:27 PM:

    Thanks for the mention! Your site is top shelf.

    Mitchellon May 2, 2011 @ 10:05 PM:

    Well done, Michael. Really, well done.

    TAon May 3, 2011 @ 1:11 AM:


    Alex Frankelon 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.

    Shawnon May 3, 2011 @ 4:47 AM:

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

    Tyler Thoresonon May 3, 2011 @ 7:51 AM:

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

    Jeremiah Simmonson 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.

    jbjoneson May 3, 2011 @ 10:05 AM:

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

    L.A.Son May 3, 2011 @ 10:38 AM:

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

    Robert@AmericanAntleron May 3, 2011 @ 10:56 AM:

    …inspiring, knowledgeable….top drawer.

    Pon May 3, 2011 @ 12:42 PM:

    Michael thanks for changing my life.

    Adamon 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.

    Ramalhonion 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!….

    Mikeon May 3, 2011 @ 3:06 PM:

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

    Sandra Nygaardon May 3, 2011 @ 4:21 PM:

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

    Coreyon 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.

    TMHon May 3, 2011 @ 6:26 PM:

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

    CBon May 3, 2011 @ 10:29 PM:

    What kind of jeans is Michael wearing in this video?

    Larryon May 5, 2011 @ 11:50 AM:

    Great interview! Well done sir.

    C J Williamson May 5, 2011 @ 2:39 PM:

    Nice tree stump table for the Bushmills.

    anothergloriousbattleon 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 Williamson May 5, 2011 @ 6:17 PM:

    ACL x Tellason jeans. Steven Alan shirt.

    Michael Williamson May 5, 2011 @ 6:21 PM:

    Thanks for the tree stump, Dad.

    Skipon 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 Connellon 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 Wongolinion May 15, 2011 @ 6:15 AM:

    damn fine & honest laughs!

    mitchon 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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