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THE SHINOLA HOLE: One thing that I think might help in the discussion of the “shithole” controv…

THE SHINOLA HOLE: One thing that I think might help in the discussion of the “shithole” controversy would be to consider its counterpart… the Shinola Hole. Shinola, as you know, was a shoe polish until 1960. Not leather. Not rubber. Stuff to make dirty shoes look clean. […]
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Horween Leathers Bike Lock by Shinola & Map of Days in 3 Shades

Fashion / Men's Fashion : Selectism

Shinola and North Carolina leather company Map of Days provide us with a slick answer to the bike lock with this leather covered chain in three classic colorways. Black, natural and orange Horween Essex leather encases the metal lin...

Make Your Own High-Grade Leather and Shoe Polish

Lifestyle / Productivity : Lifehacker

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Why You Should Use Cream Polish on Leather Shoes Before Wax

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If you own leather shoes, taking good care of them will keep them in good shape for years. Wax-based polishes and shines are popular, but a cream polish may be better to keep the leather in good condition over the long haul. Read mo...

Meet the Company Helping Detroit Get Back Up and Fighting

Business & Finance : The Curious Capitalist

If the name Shinola rings a bell, it may be because of an off-color taunt. Founded in 1907, the brand-name shoe polish was a staple for American GIs, who popularized the expression “You don’t know sh-t from Shinola.” Over the past y...

Shinola opens West Coast flagship in Silver Lake

United States / Los Angeles : LA Times: Local

Shinola -- the brand of watches, leather goods and bicycles that adopted the name of a vintage shoe polish when it sprang to life in 2011 -- opened its first West Coast flagship on Friday.

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