Michael Williams

6 Flips | 1 Magazine | 11 Followers | @acontinuouslean | Michael Williams is a writer and creative strategist living in New York City. Originally from Ohio, he founded ACL in 2007 as a way to celebrate the well-made and often under-appreciated companies with an affinity for things made in the U.S.A. In addition to ACL, Michael is a partner in the Pop Up Flea retail marketplace as well as Paul + Williams.

Reason for Being

Most new clothing shouldn’t exist. It comes into the world promising something that everything you own already covers. Look through your closet and …

Men's Fashion

René Staud’s Ode to the Porsche 356

René Staud really loves Porsches. As well he might. The Stuttgart-born photographer hails from the heart of Porsche country, and published a …

Porsche

Better Than New.

My love of Red Wing began early one Saturday morning when I was thirteen years old. My father came into my room and woke me up and drove me to the …

The Century old Handshake Deal Between Levi’s and Cone Mills.

The details of the gentleman’s agreement between Cone Mills and Levi Strauss to exclusively manufacture Levi’s Shrink-to-Fit denim —The Golden …

North Carolina

Tudor Black Ops

People have strong opinions about watches. My friends and I frequently talk about what timepieces and brands we like, and it’s fun because everyone’s …

Men's Fashion

OLD GROWTH

Hiding in plain sight, embedded in the expansive spread of Century Link Field and Safeco Park in Seattle’s SoDo neighborhood (I had to look it up …

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