Magical ‘man’ Soap

The Levis store in Malibu

A few weeks ago I was traveling thru southern California and stopped at the Levis store in Malibu. I would admit as much as I love bikes and riding dusty trails in southern Utah, I love denim just as much. Not just any denim, but denim that’s made one pair at a time with the care and love that goes into anything good.

While there I gawked at every pair of vintage denim they had…ahhhh the sweet history of the American legend! My dear wife and beloved business partner would probably have had me sleeping on the couch for weeks when I came home if I bought a few pairs, so I refrained, but I did see a pair of selvage chino’s that I put on my Christmas list!

After talking to the manager for a few hours and he gave me the complete history of the vintage line, he handed me a small bottle of this soap. I gave him that weird look that men give men when handed soap. I have to be honest, no man has ever handed me soap! It was a bit weird and I quickly left, but not without my notes for what I was putting on my Christmas list!

The Magical ‘man’ Soap

Its been a few weeks since I’ve had the soap in hand and I’m going to admit, it’s the greatest stuff I’ve ever used. Its total ‘man’. Smells like a man should smell, the outside, the woods, the trees, the perma-smell from a wind scorched face, flannel, the mountain air…need I go on?

here is the link to  Juniper Ridge…you should buy some…yes its all that in a bottle of soap.

~KT


the high country

I have been in the high country of Colorado the past few days, in Teller County. I have spent lots of time up in these mountains and every time I am here, it’s as if I am seeing them for the first time. The view of Pikes Peak is breathtaking, the green and brown tall strong trees that line the rocky crags and all a while being warmed by the bright and beautiful Colorado sunshine. Some people call this place God’s Country and I would have to agree with a hearty “amen!”  If you have never visited this part of the country then you are missing out! Come in the summer and make sure to bring your road or mountain bike to experience the beauty first hand.

 I am only here for one more day and then back to our office in Milwaukee to pack up and head even further west to California for the  NAHBS.

~AT