Know shit from Shinola

2016-07-26 17:03:00

Shinola Leather Care Travel Kit

18montrose is one of the few places in the UK you can get your mitts on Detroit-based leather goods brand Shinola.

Combining the industrial heritage of the American midwest with contemporary quality, Shinola specialise in watches and all things leather; from bags to basketballs, each product is made with an exacting eye for detail and unparalleled levels of craftsmanship.

Today’s Shinola was launched in 2011 by Tom Kartsotis as a reboot of an American shoe polish brand which ceased trading in 1960. The original Shinola had left its imprint on the cultural lexicon of Detroit with the 1940s slang: "You don't know shit from Shinola" – an insult based on the colour and texture of the brown shoe polish.

Fast-forward to 2016 and we’re stocking the Shinola Runwell Chrono watch – classic aesthetic combined with the finest components, it’s guaranteed to run well… Add in leather journals, wallets and bags (all made in the States) and you’ll see that there is a pretty big difference between shit and the Shinola of today.

Check out Shinola...

Shinola Brakeman 40mm watch in black

Brakeman 40mm Watch in Black

Shinola Backpack

Runwell Horween leather backpack in black

Shinola Leather Cardholder

Leather 5 pocket card case in blue