Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. plays 20th Century Theater on Friday, February 14th. Probably the best way you could possibly spend Valentine’s Day this year. Buy tickets here. Our conversation with Danny from DEJJ covers naming their band, made-in-USA products, and the influences behind the band’s style.
AMW – You probably get asked this in every interview – but where in the world did you guys come up with the name Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.?
Danny – We were just getting together and not really official, but kept making music... so we approached our name in the same way. I think at one point, we had a bunch of names and they were all so horrible – we said, we might as well name it Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. It's kind of interesting...
Back when Article was just a glint of hope, we were introduced to Chris Sutton - founder of Noble - at just the right moment. Our ideals lined up closely: provide the world with goods made the right way, genuinely presented, fulfilling to the customer, and with a foundation built in Cincinnati. We became fast friends.
As both of our brands have continued to expand, the ethos laid out in our first-ever conversation continue to resonate, which is why we couldn't be more thrilled with Noble's new manufacturing partners in Tennessee.
You owe it to yourself to watch this great video.
Our good friend Aaron Strasser - bartender-in-chief at A Tavola, part-time model, and all-around great guy, recently came by the shop to help us kick off the start of the holiday season, and he brought with him a cocktail that can only be described as legendary.
Here at Article, we love that Grayers is taking traditional workwear and bringing it back to life. In 1950's Britain, men dropped their three-piece suits in favor of grey flannel trousers. The resulting name, grayers, described more than just the pants. It defines a cultural shift into casual menswear that is still strong today.