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A New Journal Made In The USA

Discussion in 'Pens, Pencils, Notebooks, and Notebook Covers' started by Soappeddler, May 12, 2013.

  1. Soappeddler

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    A company called Shinola is dedicated to producing high quality, hand made items in Detroit. That's right, Detroit. Among their offerings are watches, bicycles, leather goods and journals. I have not yet had the opportunity to handle any of their products, but I am very interested in trying them. Has anyone here tried their journals?

    http://www.shinola.com/
     
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    They look nice, I'm intrigued.
     
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    Oooooh. Interesting. :)
     
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    I can't tell ****** from Shinola. :rolleyes_revamped:
     
  5. GG_Blaisdell

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    I don't think I'll be seeking out one of their wristwatches because of that quote. The marque is not my favorite. Same with Tawatec. :confused:
    Sent from my Nexus-6 (basic pleasure model)
     
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    I think I want one.
     
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    And then I will take it from you. :) haha! :p
     
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    You want one? To see if its good before I commit to buying myself one.
     
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    Seems a little $$ to me.
     
  10. mooshi
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    I would, but I know I wouldn't use it given the size. I quite like the Mini Composition sized ones. :)

    I don't know. haha I've been pretty tempted to pick up Field Notes, which are the same size as these.
     
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    They have multiple sizes, which one?
     
  12. mooshi
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    The cardboard cover ones are the same size, I believe.

    MmmMmm... if I had the monies, I would totally get in on a Field Notes annual subscription. haha :p
     
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    I would buy a product of theirs exactly because of that old saw. :) Weren't they originally in the floor finish business or something?

    Off to look at the catalog!
     
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    I will buy some of their products not only because they are producing a hand made product in Michigan, but also because of the name. The name does not come from floor finish, ut was something else.

    About 10 years ago my boss took me into an existing account to introduce me to the administrator because I was going to be the new sales representative calling on them. It went something like this.

    Administrator: (Looking at me with an appraising expression), "I have a test that will determine if you are the right person to call on us. Please answer this question. What is Shinola?

    Me: Doesn't is have something to do with not being crap?

    Administrator: (Looking at my boss with a very disappointed look on his face) I don't think he is going to work out. (Looking at me) 'm sorry, but it's nothing personal.

    After several very awkward seconds he and my boss burst out laughing and he pulled this out of his suit pocket.

    http://valetboy.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/shinola1.jpg?w=300&h=266

    I am still taking care of that account and that administrator works for our company today.
     
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    Nice journal. I just might buy one to try it out. I've used an alternative brand for my journal (Rhodia) so I wouldn't mind using this brand made in the USA.

    Sent from my DROID RAZR MAXX using Tapatalk 2
     
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    Right on! It's great to see an old company come back from the dead. And it's particularly gratifying to see it come back in America instead of China. :happy:
     
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    Wish I could get excited. But while watching their watch vid., it became clear that the watches are not made in America. Just assembled here by assembly workers. Sorry, but I'm not paying a premium for a watch that is simply assembled in America by line workers.
     
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    Mono, this thread was started in reference to the journals which are made completely in the USA along with the bicycles, and leather goods.
     
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    True enough. However, watches are part of the company's product line-up. It's clear that Shinola is trying to appeal to different groups with their varied line.
     
  20. Sachmo

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    I don't know, I think at those prices there are better American made goods to be had. That being said, I would welcome a chance to purchase goods from the Detroit area; they could certainly use the help.
     
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