Gone for Good

Shinola crafts a conscious consumer

Let’s just say Shinola watches are pricey enough that for many of us, a purchase wouldn’t be a spur-of-the-moment whim. But maybe that’s just how it’s supposed to be. “There is a shift in American consumerism that started in the food industry, has moved into men’s footwear and other product categories where people don’t want flashy.

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The Essence of Caring

A LOOK AT METRO DETROIT'S THRIVING FOOD TRUCK SCENE

Back in 2009, the only food trucks you would find were the less-than-glamorous types found in the predominantly blue-collar corners of the metro area with manual laborers as their main clientele. Now every week there seems to be a hot new food truck hitting the road. The newness has worn off, but the popularity of food trucks hasn't waned in the slightest. They have gone from a trendy novelty to everyday normality.

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Opening Doors

A MAN'S WORLD

The men who work, live and play in and around downtown Detroit just got a hip, new spot to get a hair cut, beard trim or straight-razor shave. Standard Barber Company officially opened its fire-engine red door in February, offering local businessmen and guys inspired by Mad Men and Boardwalk Empire a place to get a quick cut or to linger a bit to chat about guy stuff in a cool, eclectic three-chair shop that oozes character in the slender flatiron building on Cadillac Square.

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