Michael Williams, the Americana-loving aesthete behind A Continuous Lean, is launching his ACL & Co. brand today and talks us through the process.
"The shop is doing its part to further American manufacturing, something I care deeply about, but we'll also be offering some other goods made outside the US. Mark McNairy's shoes, for example, are all made in this place called England. I think it is some province of China."
"Let me just say that I'm not by any means a designer. I think McNairy will attest to this—I probably asked him a billion questions about the canvas bags I made, which are pretty fucking simple things."
"The bag I did with Billykirk is one of my favorites. They're based on a WWII bag made for the U.S. Navy. For ours, we used Talon zippers and Horween leather for the trim."