SHIN1Today’s find is a nearly perfect Lost Cowboy Find – Shinola, a Detroit-based manufacture of just about everything cool I like – mostly two of my most favorite things: watches and bicycles.

What’s more, Shinola is bringing back manufacturing quality products to the US and Detroit specifically, a backstory we fully embrace.

About Shinola of Detroit: “Because we don’t think American manufacturing ever failed for being too good. Our worst didn’t come when we were at our best. It happened when we thought good was good enough. It’s a tall order to return to form, but we’re up for it. We’re starting with the reinvigoration of a storied American brand, and a storied American city. Because we believe in the beauty of industry. The glory of manufacturing. We know there’s not just history in Detroit, there is a future. It’s why we are here. Making an investment in skill, at scale. Creating a community that will thrive through excellence of craft and pride of work. Where we will reclaim the making of things that are made well. And define American luxury through American quality.”

Shinola has a great line of watches like the Runwell 47 Sport Chron (above, right): “The only chronograph watch that tracks the return of American watchmaking with split second precision. Entirely hand assembled in Detroit, including the Argonite 5021 quartz movement that drives the hours, minutes, small seconds, date indicator and stopwatch function with one subdial.”

Shin2And then there are the Shinola bicycles, like the gorgeous The Bixby: “We love the easy style that a cruiser bike implies, but not the impracticality of the slack frame geometry and cumbersome handling. The Bixby–an Editors’ choice by both Outside Magazine and Bicycling Magazine–riffs off the fun look of the curved top tube, but improves on the fit and function with nimble frame geometry and a Shimano 3-speed internal hub. The American-made steel frame and fork are designed for comfort, utility and smooth urban riding, in dry or wet. The Bixby is offered in both a classic men’s and women’s frame design, with thoughtful touches like gender-specific saddle design and proportional geometry. Like The Bixby’s big brother, the Runwell, The Bixby frame has custom Shinola dropouts, fork crown, rack and fender mounts and internal cable routing. Style. Performance. Smooth. Efficient. The Bixby has it all.”

Learn more about Shinola and all their great products here.