10 months agoMan Utd fullback Luke Shaw: Jose won three trophies here

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd fullback Luke Shaw: Jose won three trophies hereby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United fullback Luke Shaw paid tribute to Jose Mourinho after victory at Cardiff City.Shaw, who had a turbulent time under Mourinho, also insisted the outgoing manager deserved more respect what he achieved at United.He said: “It’s not very nice when something as big as that happens at the club but we all as players and as a team need to show respect.”People might be quick to forget what Jose did for United, with the three trophies. He did a lot.“One of the trophies (Europa League) was one we hadn’t won before. He took us to three trophies in sort of one season.”So people need to respect him and remember what he did, not only for us as a team to win those trophies but for the fans as well.” last_img read more

10 months ago​Guendouzi lauds Arsenal striker Aubameyang as ‘Premier League’s best’

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say ​Guendouzi lauds Arsenal striker Aubameyang as ‘Premier League’s best’by Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal midfielder Matteo Guendouzi has admitted that he loves playing alongside teammate Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.The youngster has made a big impression at the Emirates Stadium club this season.Arriving from Lorient at 19, he has been a star in central midfield, turning in plenty of impressive displays.But he preferred to praise his teammate in an interview with Sky Sports.”He’s [Aubameyang] helping us a lot because he scores so much,” Guendouzi said. “For me he is the best striker in the Premier League this season and if he keeps scoring as much in the second half of the season, I know we will finish really high in the table.”As a midfielder it’s a pleasure to play with someone like him, it’s easy because he has so many qualities. “He can run behind, he’s in the box in front of goal but he can also link up play and play with his back to his goal. For a midfielder this is perfect because he offers so many solutions.” last_img read more

10 months agoJorge de Frutos trains with senior Real Madrid squad: Just 2 years after playing street football

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Jorge de Frutos trains with senior Real Madrid squad: Just 2 years after playing street footballby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveJorge de Frutos has been training with the Real Madrid senior squad this week.Suspension rules De Frutos out of Castilla action this weekend and, as a result, Santiago Solari allowed him to train with the first team as he made up the numbers.A Madrid fan since birth, the player was without a club until he turned 16, having spent his younger years playing futsal on the streets of his hometown, Navares de Enmedio.Rayo Majadahonda took a chance by signing him into the Castilian regional leagues before he moved on at 18 to play in the Segunda B for two season, helping the side achieve promotion last year.And there was no hesitation when his agent, Juanma Lopes, informed him of Real Madrid’s offer. last_img read more

a month agoTottenham boss Pochettino: Colchester were fantastic

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Tottenham boss Pochettino: Colchester were fantasticby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveMauricio Pochettino has given credit to Colchester United after the League Two knocked Tottenham out of the Carabao Cup on Tuesday.Colchester won on penalties after the game finished 0-0 in normal time.He said: “Colchester made a fantastic game, it was difficult.”We are so disappointed we could not score in 90 minutes.”They beat Palace on penalties too, that can happen. That’s the beauty of the competition, always something can happen.”We wanted to go further but we are out.” last_img

a month agoAdvisers urge Foden to stick with Man City

first_imgAdvisers urge Foden to stick with Man Cityby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the lovePhil Foden is being urged to stick with Manchester City.Foden feels a loan move away from the reigning Premier League champions would hinder his progress, despite his limited playing time.The family and friends of the 19-year-old are reported to be keen for the England youngster to continue his role at the Etihad under Pep Guardiola, in which he receives game time primarily in cup competitions.The Times says there is a feeling within Foden’s close circle that leaving City on loan could actually prove damaging to the teenager’s progression.And City have no intention of sending Foden out to another Premier League club on loan. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

16 days agoChelsea striker Tammy Abraham: Always England for me

first_imgChelsea striker Tammy Abraham: Always England for meby Paul Vegas16 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea striker Tammy Abraham insists it was always his “dream” to play for England.He was courted by the Nigerian FA but now has his sights set on a long and successful career with England.Abraham, who qualified for Nigeria through his father, explained: “For me, it’s always nice to be wanted by two nations – it clearly means you’re doing something well.“At the back of my head, I’ve always wanted to play for England. I was born and have grown up in England.“My dream was always to play for England. I love both nations but my head was just screwed on with England.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

Jim Boeheim On Post-Season Ban: “I’d Rather Take The Punishment And Let The Players Go To The Tournament”

first_imgJim Boeheim not happy with a call.DETROIT, MI – MARCH 18: Head coach Jim Boeheim of the Syracuse Orange reacts during the first half against the Michigan State Spartans in the second round of the 2018 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament at Little Caesars Arena on March 18, 2018 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)Syracuse’s self-imposed NCAA Tournament ban has helped spark a lot of debate about the efficacy of NCAA post-season bans, which almost always wind up punishing players who are not involved in the violations at hand. Many believe the punishment should be levied against coaches and administrators, including ESPN’s Dan Dakich, who believes that Jim Boeheim, and not Rakeem Christmas, Mike Gbinije, and company, should be the one banned from the tournament. Dakich had Boeheim on his radio show, and the legendary Syracuse coach agrees with his idea.Jimmy B on @dandakich “I’d rather take the punishment and let the players go to the tournament, I’ve been to the tournament” @BrentAxeMedia— Justin Hardie (@jhardie13) February 25, 2015While it is too late for this Syracuse team, last night’s win at Notre Dame gives the program two wins over Top 12 teams in the last week, and the Orange would probably be right on the bubble if they were eligible. Punishing a coach who was present, even if he may or may not have been aware of alleged violations, makes far more sense than taking this opportunity away from the innocent players.last_img read more

A Top 4-Star Recruit Has Flipped His Commitment

first_imgA general view of Mississippi State's football field.STARKVILLE, MS – OCTOBER 11: A general view of Davis Wade Stadium during the game between the Mississippi State Bulldogs and the Auburn Tigers on October 11, 2014 in Starkville, Mississippi. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)One of the top defensive back recruits in the country has flipped his commitment. He’s headed from the Big 12 to the SEC.Jarrian Jones, a four-star defensive back out of Mississippi, announced on Twitter late on Saturday that he was flipping his commitment. He had been committed to Oklahoma.The four-star recruit is now committed to Mississippi State.Here’s his full decision:Uno and Cino ? Back together again…………. pic.twitter.com/yRMVYjfi7I— Jarrian Jones • (@7reasons1k) June 2, 2018This decision does not come as a surprise to Oklahoma fans, who were expecting to lose Jones at some point during his recruitment. It’s extremely difficult to hold onto top recruits from SEC country.Jones is ranked the No. 18 safety in the class by 247Sports’ Composite Rankings. He also holds offers from Alabama, Auburn, Florida and Michigan, among other programs.Mississippi State’s 2019 class is ranked the No. 13 class in the country.You can view the full class here.last_img read more

Ohio State 4-Star Addresses Commitment After Brother’s Transfer

first_imgOhio State's players walking onto the field.COLUMBUS, OH – NOVEMBER 03: A general view as the Ohio State Buckeyes enters the field before the game against the Wisconsin Badgers on November 3, 2007 at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State defeated Wisconsin 38-17. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)Ohio State basketball was struck with disappointing news today, as Micah Potter announced he’ll transfer. It’s important to keep in mind that his brother, Noah Potter, is currently on track to play football for the Buckeyes.Potter is a defensive end from the class of 2019, and he’s an Ohio native. Although his brother will leave the Buckeyes after two seasons, the high school recruit is staying with his original choice.Just in case fans were worrying about his future intentions, Potter set the record straight on social media.He left this message on Twitter:For anyone wondering I am still 1000% committed to Ohio State.— Noah Potter (@noah_potter10) November 5, 2018Credit to Potter for sticking with his commitment to the Buckeyes. As for the tweet itself, it’s great to see him already engaging with his future supporters.The four-star recruit has several reasons to remain in Columbus, which should validate his decision.Moving over to Ohio State’s basketball team, losing the junior forward before the start of the season could hurt its overall depth. However, it’s hard to blame him for wanting more opportunity on the hardwood.last_img read more

Grandson Of Former Nebraska Great Will Play For Huskers

first_imgNebraska's flag waves in the wind.LINCOLN, NE – NOVEMBER 24: A flag of the Nebraska Cornhuskers flys before the game against the Iowa Hawkeyes at Memorial Stadium on November 24, 2017 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)The Nebraska Cornhuskers are bringing in a walk-on QB with ties to one of the greatest players in school history.On Thursday night, Riley Kinney – grandson of Nebraska legend Jeff Kinney – announced on Twitter that he had received a walk-on offer to Nebraska.247Sports has Kinney rated as a two-star, Dual-Threat QB from Loveland, Colorado.Unfortunately for Kinney, Nebraska already has a young, promising QB in Adrian Martinez – so even if he accepts the offer, it may be some time before he sees the field.Super excited to receive a walk on offer to the University of Nebraska…one of my favorite places on earth. Thanks @coachwilhite @coach_frost for the amazing opportunity. #GBR pic.twitter.com/4r972wDmIC— Riley Kinney (@riley_kinney012) December 7, 2018Kinney’s famous grandfather Jeff led the Cornhuskers in rushing in 1969 and 1971. He was a star player for the team in their national title campaigns of 1970 and 1971.Jeff Kinney’s college football career earned him a 23rd-overall selection by the Kansas City Chiefs in the 1972 NFL draft.However, in a five-year NFL career, Kinney would rush for just 1,285 yards and five TDs. He had only two 100-yard rushing games.last_img read more

Akron Busted Out A ‘Turnover Pencil’ Celebration During Today’s Game

first_img Just when you thought you’ve seen it all …Now you’ve seen the turnover … pencil? ✏️ pic.twitter.com/x5mejIL7ID— ESPN (@espn) September 7, 2019After intercepting the ball, the Akron player goes directly to the sideline and grabs the large pencil. He then stands up on the bench and holds the pencil over his head in celebration. The player then shows the camera the pencil which appears to have writing on it, but it’s hard to make out what it says.We must inform you Akron has a turnover pencil. pic.twitter.com/8B29gJRpCr— Sporting News (@sportingnews) September 7, 2019What could the turnover prop stand for? Could there by symbolic meaning in regards to the eraser? Or maybe “rewriting history”?Either way, there’s a mixed reaction from college football fans across the country. Some love the simplistic and fun prop. Others are questioning the use of it in the first place.What are you thoughts? Is the turnover pencil the best celebratory prop in college football? Akron busts out the turnover pencil.Celebratory props are becoming more and more popular with each passing college football season.First, Miami introduced the glamorous turnover chain for players to wear after forcing a turnover. Many similar props followed. Now, in 2019, we have a new prop going viral on social media. And the team utilizing it isn’t a team you’d expect.Against the UAB Blazers, the Akron Zips introduced the turnover pencil. Yes, the turnover pencil. You read that correctly.But the turnover pencil isn’t just your standard 7.5 inch writing utensil. The prop is several feet in length.last_img read more

Kirby Smart Criticized For Questionable Decision Late vs. Notre Dame

first_imgKirby Smart talking to one of his Georgia assistants.ATHENS, GA – SEPTEMBER 15: Head Coach Kirby Smart of the Georgia Bulldogs decides on a play call against the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders on September 15, 2018 at Sanford Stadium in Athens, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)Georgia Bulldogs head coach Kirby Smart made a questionable decision late in his team’s game against Notre Dame that ended up allowing the Fighting Irish to stay right in it.The Bulldogs, leading the Fighting Irish 20-10, opted to kick a field goal on a 4th and a half yard from Notre Dame’s 26-yard line.The field goal was good, but it ended up allowing the deficit to remain at two scores.Should Smart have gone for it? Maybe… Let’s go back to Kirby’s decision to kick the FG, WHICH ALLOWED NOTRE DAME TO STILL HAVE A SHOT TO WIN THIS GAME!— Ralph D. Russo (@ralphDrussoAP) September 22, 2019I can’t wait to see Kirby Smart kick field goals on fourth-and-1 again against Florida this year. Going up by 13 with a field goal on Georgia’s last drive is why UGA is going to get beat at some point this year.— Will Miles (@WillMilesSEC) September 22, 2019What in the world is Kirby Smart doing kicking a FG there?— Brad Rowland (@BTRowland) September 22, 2019Thankfully for Georgia, Smart’s decision did not end up costing the Bulldogs a win.Georgia ended up stopping Notre Dame on its potentially game-winning drive, beating the Fighting Irish, 23-17.The Bulldogs improved to 4-0 on the season, while the Fighting Irish dropped to 2-1.last_img read more

It’s always special to play for home team in IPL 2019: Ishant Sharma

first_imgIt’s always special to play for home team in IPL 2019: Ishant SharmaIshant Sharma will be playing for his home side, Delhi Capitals, after representing Deccan Chargers, Kings XI Punjab, Kolkata Knight Riders, Rising Pune Supergiants and Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL.advertisement Press Trust of India New DelhiMarch 15, 2019UPDATED: March 15, 2019 16:04 IST Ishant Sharma will be playing for his home side Delhi Capitals in IPL 2019 (Reuters Photo)Excited to play for his home team for the first time since IPL’s inception, India pacer Ishant Sharma said it is always a “special” moment for him to be returning to the iconic Feroze Shah Kotla stadium from where his journey started.Having represented various teams in the Indian Premier League (IPL), Ishant will represent his home team Delhi Capitals in the season beginning March 23.In the past, Ishant, who plied his trade in Deccan Chargers, Kings XI Punjab, Kolkata Knight Riders, Rising Pune Supergiants and Sunrisers Hyderabad.”For me, Kotla is something more than a ground. Right from the under-17 level, I have played all my matches here. I have a number of memories here,” Ishant said in a video post on Instagram.”Not only for me, but for all those who represent Delhi, Kotla is a memory for them because it is where it all starts. It is from here that we went ahead to represent our country.The 30-year-old pacer was bought by Delhi Capitals for Rs 1.10 crore during the auctions in Jaipur earlier this year.Ishant has scalped 58 wickets from 76 IPL games.”I have got this opportunity after 12 years to represent my home team and I feel very proud. I will try to deliver my best and I hope we win the trophy this year,” he said.Delhi Capitals will start their IPL campaign against three-time champions Mumbai Indians on March 24 at the Wankhede Stadium.Also Read | Shane Warne reveals how Rajasthan Royals signed up Ashton TurneradvertisementFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow IPL 2019Follow Delhi CapitalsFollow Ishant SharmaFollow Indian Premier Leaguelast_img read more

Cricket fan dies in Bihar while watching thrilling IND vs NZ match

first_imgCricket fan dies in Bihar while watching thrilling IND vs NZ matchThe victim’s family has claimed that the 49-year-old man died of “excitement or shock” while watching the World Cup semi-final match.advertisement India Today Web Desk New DelhiJuly 11, 2019UPDATED: July 11, 2019 19:51 IST The victim was taken to a hospital when he was unable to breathe. (Photo: ANI)A man from Kishanganj district in Bihar died of a heart attack while watching the cricket match between India and New Zealand on Wednesday. His family has claimed that the 49-year-old man died of “excitement or shock” while watching the World Cup semi-final match.The victim was taken to a hospital when he was unable to breathe. “He was rushed to hospital by his family when he was unable to breathe. The family says he was watching the match which caused an excitement. Maybe he got a shock,” a doctor of a hospital said.Bihar: A man from Kishanganj died allegedly due to heart attack while watching #INDvsNZ match y’day. Doctor (pic 2) says,”He was rushed to hospital by his family when he was unable to breathe. Family says he was watching match which caused an excitement.Maybe he got a shock.” pic.twitter.com/2akY6Fh26m— ANI (@ANI) July 11, 2019In two separate instances, India’s shock defeat against New Zealand in the Cricket World Cup’s semi-final claimed the life of a sports enthusiast in West Bengal, while another tried to commit suicide in Odisha.Unable to bear cricketer MS Dhoni’s run out, Srikant Maity apparently suffered a heart attack and died, police said on Thursday.The 33-year-old owner of a cycle repairing shop at Sekenderpur in West Bengal’s Hooghly district fell unconscious immediately after watching Mahendra Singh Dhoni being run out in the cricket match at Manchester in England, police said.Police said that MS Dhoni’s exit was the turning point of the crucial match, which Srikanta was watching on his mobile phone at his shop. He was rushed to a nearby hospital where he was declared dead.advertisementAnother man, identified as Sambaru Bhoi of Singhbhadi village, attempted suicide in Odisha’s Kalahandi district by consuming poison after watching the match on television along with his friends on Wednesday evening.Sambaru Bhoi was confident that India would win the semi-final match against New Zealand and had even argued with his friends about it, said Odisha police quoting the man’s parents.Also Read | Dutee Chand wins 100m Gold in historic victory for India. Proud of you, says BollywoodAlso Watch | Nobody can win 100 out of 100 matches: Sachin Tendulkar after India crash out of World CupFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byChanchal Chauhanlast_img read more

Moved on, ready for Manchester: Australia captain Paine upbeat ahead of 4th Ashes Test

first_img India Today Web Desk ManchesterAugust 31, 2019UPDATED: August 31, 2019 15:11 IST Ashes 2019: Australia take on England in the 4th Test in Manchester from September 4 (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSTim Paine said Australia have moved on from Leeds heartbreakAustralia lost to England by a run after a Ben Stokes specialThe Ashes rivalry resumes in the 4th Test, starting September 4Australia captain Tim Paine said the visitors have been able to put behind the disappointment of the crushing defeat to England in the 3rd Ashes Test in Leeds that robbed them an opportunity to retain the Urn.Australia had set England a target of 359 and were looking set to retain the Ashes Urn as early as the third Test. However, Ben Stokes came up with a heroic knock of 135 not out as he stitched an unbeaten 76-run stand for the 11th wicket with Jack Leach to help the team pull off a miraculous win. At the end of the thriller in Leeds, England survived and managed to keep their hopes alive.There was disappointment and heartbreak for Australia as they were scrappy and undone by the nerves even as Ben Stokes was taking England towards the finish line. Tim Paine wasted a DRS review and allowed Stokes to escape a straightforward decision for LBW in the penultimate over of the match bowled by Nathan Lyon.Joel Wilson, the on-field umpire, had given it not out but replays showed 3 reds. The chaotic situation continued as Lyon was also guilty of not handling the nerves as he missed a simple run-out chance in the following ball when England needed 2 runs for the miraculous win.Stokes hit the winning run in the following over, crunching a wide ball from Pat Cummins to the cover boundary to complete the stunning victory that leveled the series at 1-1.Speaking ahead of the 4th Test, starting September 4 in Manchester, Australia captain Tim Paine the team is in a good spot.advertisement”I think you’ve just got to address it, we had some honest conversations and we know we made some errors as a team and as individuals, but we can’t be holding onto that, we’re in the middle of a massive series and it can happen. We’ve moved on, we’re ready for Manchester, the group’s in a really good spot,” Tim Paine said.”If we were 1-1 I think most people would’ve taken it. Without Steve Smith playing I don’t think we were given any chance of winning that Test match, so without Steve Smith playing I think most people wrote us off in that Test, so we’re tracking ok,” the Australia captain added.Whom will Steve Smith replace in the playing XI?Steve Smith missed the 3rd Test after a blow to his neck by Jofra Archer in the 2nd Test. Smith was ruled out due to delayed concussion but the former captain is gearing up for his comeback. On Friday, Smith took the field and scored 23 runs for Australia against Derbyshire in a 3-day warm-up match in Manchester. In fact, Smith headed straight to the practice nets after the dismissal, showcasing he is hungry for more in the remainder of the series.In Smith’s absence, Marnus Labuschagne stepped in and delivered. In the second innings of the Lord’s Test wherein he became the first-ever concussion substitute in Test cricket, Labuschangne scored 59. He followed it up with back-to-back half-centuries (74 and 80) in the Leeds Test.With Smith returning, it will be interesting to see whether Australia persist with Labuschagne and drop a middle-order batsman or they will go for a direct swap.Addressing the issue, Tim Paine added: “Steve Smith is going to come back in and play. So obviously someone from the last Test is going to miss out. There’s no doubt about that. To be honest, I’m not too sure who might not be playing. I think we’ll know a lot more by the end of this game [tour game vs Derbyshire].”Also Read | Marais Erasmus, Kumar Dharmasena to umpire in remaining Ashes TestsAlso Read | ICC Test rankings: Virat Kohli likely to maintain lead in duel with Steve Smith for top spotAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Tim PaineFollow Ben StokesFollow Ashes 2019Follow England VS Australia Moved on, ready for Manchester: Australia captain Paine upbeat ahead of 4th Ashes TestAshes 2019: Australia, who let go off an opportunity to retain the Urn in Leeds after a Ben Stokes special, will be keen on making it count when they take on England in the 4th Ashes Test in Manchester from September 4. The return of Steve Smith is a big boost to the visitors who are involved in a 3-day warm-up fixture against Derbyshire.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

Catching up with Finlay & Co

first_img 10 Top Shelf Vodka Brands that are Actually Worth a Damn 14 Scandinavian Clothing Brands You Need to Know British sunglasses brand, Finlay & Co, produce forward-thinking handmade eyewear to die for. Since the brand was founded in 2012 by David Lochhead, Dane Butler & Tom Stannard, the innovative designs have garnered an impressive following – David Gandy is said to be one of their biggest fans. Intrigued, we caught up with founder Tom Stannard to talk laminated wood frames and James Bond. What inspired you to start Finlay & Co? Professional Nomads Show Off How They Renovated an Airstream Editors’ Recommendations center_img We couldn’t relate to existing eyewear brands, in terms of shape, design or lifestyle. We wanted to create a brand that pushed the boundaries, challenged what’s currently accepted to get people excited.Can you tell me about the inspiration behind the current collection?The wonder of working with wood is that every pair has its own unique grain and natural finish. This means we offer one of-a-kind products to every customer. The inspiration for the collection was not to feel inhibited by the material, but rather empowered to innovate to what wears and looks best. We’ve introduced laminated wooden frames with colour at the entry level and a combination of metal and hardwood frames at the premium end of the collection.Do you have a favourite design from the collection?The Beaumont is a fantastic piece, it has been our most popular frame. It suits many face types and embodies a contemporary expression of a classic design in a remarkable Ebony or Walnut finish.Who do you design for?We design for people who look for independent brands in fashion to stand out. People who appreciate a luxury experience at an accessible pricepoint.What’s the most iconic sunglasses moment in film?It has to be James Bond, Sean Connery wearing the classic wayfarers in Thunderball.Any exciting plans for the future?The collection is in its infancy. We have new designs in development, introducing new materials, new lens colours and we have just launched prescription sunglasses on our website. How 2 Noma Alumni Brought Their Flavorful Spirits Line to the United States Alcohol Brands and B-Corp Certification: Who Is Doing It and Why?last_img read more

70 years later, Minnetonka Moccasins are still superb slip-ons

first_img Native Shoes Jefferson Bloom Turns Algae Into Sustainable, Stylish Footwear 15 Best Subscription Boxes for Men Who Love Gifts Editors’ Recommendations 14 Scandinavian Clothing Brands You Need to Know You Won’t Believe the Price Tags on 10 of the Most Expensive Shoes For Men Offering product that is “Well Made to Be Well Worn,” iconic footwear brand Minnetonka, which is best known for its classic Minnetonka moccasins, is currently marking its 70th anniversary. Jori Miller, VP of Product Development and the daughter of CEO David Miller, recently caught up with The Manual about this beloved brand’s past, present and future and discussed it current styles, all of which blend timeless style with extreme comfort.What is the history and background of Minnetonka?Minnetonka is a fourth-generation, family-owned business headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Established in 1946, we are excited to be celebrating our 70th anniversary this year. As a company we’ve evolved over those 70 years from our early days as a purveyor of souvenirs to the gift market to a global brand best know for a full range of moccasins, boots, slippers and sandals for the whole family.Related: Hit the Road with Ventoso’s Classic Driving MocsWhat are your bestselling men’s styles at the moment and why are they popular?Our current bestsellers stand out due to their luxe materials, like deerskin and moosehide, hand craftsmanship and above all else extreme comfort combined with the classic Minnetonka look. Some of the current bestselling styles are the P.W. Driving Moc, Double Deerskin Softsole and Moosehide Classic.Please talk about the craftsmanship and materials that Minnetonka uses.We describe our products as “well made to be well worn.” All our of our products are expertly handcrafted using only the finest leathers such as premium deerskin and moosehide.Our newest style, the P.W. Driving Moc, is a great testament to the detail and craftsmanship we put into each pair. A single pair of P.W. Driving moccasins takes three days to construct and are custom-made to order. We partnered with Horween Leather Company to create a special natural shrunken leather using a proprietary blend of waxes, oils and tanning agents, that resulted in a rich feeling, beautifully textured leather that combines superior durability and feel.You recently launched the Custom Made collection. How has that been received and what makes those shoes special?Our custom P.W. Driving Moc has been very well received. It was originally designed as a tribute to Minnetonka’s founder, Phillip W Miller, and the craftsmanship of times past. We challenged ourselves to go back in time and craft a moccasin like it was done before modern equipment, using no electricity or machinery. We currently offer 14 different style variations and 51 different size options and each pair takes three days to construct and is custom-made to order.Who is the “typical” guy who wears Minnetonkas?The typical Minnetonka guy appreciates classic style, comfort and high quality hand-craftsmanship above all else.Tell me about the slipper collaboration you did with Opening Ceremony.We jumped at the chance to collaborate with Opening Ceremony on a six-piece capsule collection for Holiday 2015. For men, we were able to bring together the comfort and hand-craftsmanship of our Sheepskin Line Moose Slipper while adding a playful Opening Ceremony twist with checkered laces and silver chrome tips inspired by the look of classic aviator jackets.What sets Minnetonka apart from other footwear brands?Our 70-year history, attention to hand craftsmanship and quality details and overall commitment to our customer to create a product they will enjoy wearing for years to come.What can we expect from Minnetonka in the future?We are excited as we look ahead at possible new opportunities and collaborations to expand our men’s collection of moccasins, boots and slippers. With everything we do it’s important to continue to find new ways to evolve the product through design and assortments while keeping our customer top of mind and staying true to our Minnetonka DNA. If You Haven’t Visited the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, What Are You Waiting For? last_img read more

Review: Single Grain Canadian Rye, Eh?

first_img The Best Bottles of Whiskey You Can Buy For $20 or Less Editors’ Recommendations All the New Whiskies You Need to Drink This Fall Cigar Humidors 101: What They Are, How They Work, and the Best Picks How to Use a French Press Coffee Maker How to Choose the Best Organic Mattress for Greener Sleep We know. When you think Canadian Club, you’re thinking blended Canadian whiskey that you’ve picked up because the liquor store is out of what you really want. This is why we will admit that we were surprised when we got Canadian Club’s 100% Rye Whiskey. Made from a single grain, the rye helps to represent the rye component of what goes into Canadian Club blended whiskey.Follow us on this, though. At 40% ABV, this rye whiskey definitely needs to be considered when you’re thinking about your next bottle of rye.Nose:  Butterscotch notes predominate the nose, followed by hints of vanilla, almond, and toffee. A little bit of ethanol on the end, but it doesn’t really take away from the nose.Palate: Sweet again, mostly coming in the form of butterscotch and honey. Not what you might expect from a rye whiskey, as it is not as nearly as spicy as you would get from other ryes. The spice that is there is overcome by caramel, vanilla, and the slightest hints of cinnamon. Very little burn overall.Finish: Fairly short finish. Sweet honey notes that fade quickly into nuttiness and a little bit of grainy rye flavor. Very little burn, as the overwhelming feeling is syrup.Final Thoughts:  This isn’t what you might expect from other rye whiskies. It lacks the hallmark spiciness that most other ryes have. That being said, this is a good introduction if you haven’t had rye before (both for price and for flavor). Most importantly, though, is the price. Canadian Club Rye Whiskey retails for $18. When you consider what other ryes go for, you really can’t go wrong with this.last_img read more