BEST-GYM-BAGS-GEAR-PATROL-LEAD
10 Best Gym Bags
Workout gear comes in all shapes and sizes, so should the bag.
carbo-load-pasta-primer
9 Different Pastas
Know thy noodle.
best-canned-beer-gear-patrol-lead
10 Canned Craft Beers
The revival of the can.
SHORT-STORY-COLLECTIONS-GEAR-PATROL-LEAD
5 Short Story Collections
The art of short form.
skip to main navigation
jw-hulme-factory-tour-gear-patrol
Read More

Baggage for a lifetime

Canvas & Leather: A Visit to J.W. Hulme

It’s no secret that it’s boom time for American-made heritage products, and companies as diverse as Stormy Kromer, LL Bean and Randolph Engineering are making the most of it. Even within this resurgence of handmade Americana, there is a further niche: Minnesota-made. Maybe it’s the popularity of the urban lumberjack aesthetic or a just a fondness for Midwestern honesty, but there’s no denying that brands from America’s icebox are hotter than ever.

We’ve highlighted some Minnesota companies before — Red Wing Shoes, Duluth Pack and Faribault Woolen Mills — but we recently got a chance to visit another venerable company nestled right in the gritty urban heart of Minnesota’s capital, St. Paul: J.W. Hulme. We stopped in, hoping to see what this bespoke baggage maker is all about.

Style-Pick-JW-Hulme-Co-Laptop-Case-Gear-Patrol
Read More