Adventure photographer Daniel Colvin checks in from the Arctic Circle

AR: What inspired you to get into your business?

DC: Photography really caught me off guard.  I was 15 when I first started toying around with a camera, and within 6 months I was obsessed; it was the first activity I’d experienced that perfectly merged my long loves of art and technology.  Within a year I bought my first ‘serious’ camera, quit my job as a grocery store clerk, and began pursuing photography as a profession.  

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Travis Weaver from Manready Mercantile catches up with Ace

AR: What inspired you to get into your business?

TW: I came from a small farm in Texas in a town called Zephyr. I wanted to prove to people that you can make it and achieve your dreams if you just work hard, be honest, and never give up. I started making products in my apartment in Houston and went door-to-door selling them and never looked back!

 

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King of Cool : History of the T-Shirt

Even the t-shirt has a history. 

In 1910, the U.S. Navy started issuing them to sailors. They’d originated in New York from the “union suit,” a onesie with leggings and buttons down the middle that men wore as an undergarment.  By this time, men had already begun cutting the bottom part off their own union suits and wearing only the top. The Navy just cut to the chase. The T shape of the shirt made its name pretty inevitable.

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Rivington Family Aviation History

Ace Rivington was born into living life on the edge, here's the story why....
If one word defines the Rivington family, it's adventure.  Ace's great grandfather, Cornelius ("Corny") is the first we know about, but there are family legends going back to the middle ages (mostly due to a tiny French village called Raivington whose stone church dates back centuries, whose gravestones feature the family name).  Corny wasn't even born on land.  He came into the world in high seas

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