The Devil is In the Details
A few years ago we had a booth at the Minnesota State Fair in Saint Paul, Minnesota and while most people we so very impressed with our garments, there were a few people that would look at them and say, “wow, that price is crazy, I can buy that at (insert big box name) for half that.”
I would shake my head because they were just looking from a distance. Sure you can probably find something that looks like that at a big box store, but if you look closely, the devil in the details.
Made in America is not just something on a tag. Made in America means that the person sewing that garment could be your neighbor and so they put extra special care into handcrafting it.
Our garments are double stitched at most seems using the finest of fabrics. The buttons are hand sewn, and you can reach out to the guy that sold it to you.
Think twice before thinking you can buy a similar garment at a big box store, the devil is in the details.
Light Gauge Aluminum Shortage
Please note that there is a shortage of light gauge aluminum which may cause delays and cancelations with some of our outdoor property signs. We are working with our suppliers to remedy this issue and will let you know if it effects your order as soon as possible.
Summer in the Land of Lakes
I just got back from a wonderful trip to the North Shore of Lake Superior and was inspired to share the experience with you. From the minute you first see the largest body of freshwater in the world to each of the stops you make along the historic Highway 61, it is an amazing trip, one that every person should take at least once.
The little shops, like Tom’s Logging Camp, the cafes like Betty’s Pies, and of course the large collection of creeks, rivers, and waterfalls will surely take your breath away.
Hopefully you too will have the opportunity to make it up there before too long!
Greetings from the Land of Lakes,
The holiday season is here and with it cold weather!
Keep in mind that our American-made wool coats and flannel shirts are some of the warmest winter attire around, and they make great holiday gifts as well. We offer free shipping on orders over $100.00 and carry most garments in stock. If we don’t have something in stock we will let you know within 24 hours so you can plan ahead.
Thank you all for making a great year for Tradition Creek and happy holidays!
Between snow following and temps dropping we have had one heck of a winter here in Minnesota. It’s a great time to remind people to stay safe outside.
We get a lot of questions about the technical nature of the products we carry. Wool is a natural insulator. Sheep have been using wool to keep warm for quite a while! That said, dressing in layers, knowing your limits, and keeping dry are also important things to keep in mind when venturing into the wilderness during these cold, cold days.
As the weather is turning around the nation we are reminded once again at how comfortable a nice flannel shirt is. Our 8oz double brush flannel shirts are the perfect thing for those chilly fall and winter days. Our Longfellow flannel is one of the heaviest flannel shirts made, and it’s made right here in the USA.
We appreciate your continued support of American made products,
Shawn R. Murphy
I spent the weekend near Breezy Point Minnesota, camped on the north shore of big Pelican Lake this past Memorial Day weekend. It was almost 100 degrees out there. Crazy that just a month before it was -15 and 22 inches of snow, solid ice covered the lake.
It seemed like it was more of a July 4th type weekend up at the lake. Just glad summer is finally here.
From all of us at Tradition Creek, have a safe and happy new year! All the best to you in 2018!
We will be at the Hamms Maker event from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM at the City House in Saint Paul, Minnesota on April 29th 2017. This is an event focused on makers of Minnesota goods. We are honored to be included in this awesome event! Looking to come for free? Shoot us an email or give us a call, we have some complimentary tickets. First come, first served. Thank you!
As we travel around the country folks often ask us about what we do for fun up here in the winter. In addition to the regular stuff of ice fishing, snowmobiling, skiing, snowshoeing, and winter camping, we normally need to bring up the Winter Carnival.
Founded in 1886 in Saint Paul, the carnival hosts ice castles, skating, ice works of art, and more. It is truly something very unique to Minnesota. If you have never need a four story ice castle, you haven’t lived! The carnival has numerous parades and other activities for the entire family.
Last weekend saw our first 24 hours with temps below zero this winter. While it’s a little late in the season for this to come, it’s a nice reminder of how important wool and flannel is up here in the North country. The dry cold does bad things to exposed skin, water pipes, cars, etc. While this may sound hard, us Minnesotans wear it as a badge of honor.
We always tell folks it makes you appreciate the summers that much more! #SportingOn
As continue to grow our network of retailers around the world, we have appreciated the support of our friends here in Minnesota. From stores like Duluth Pack in Canal Park, to Steiger in Ely, and Rare Pair in Northfield, Minnesota, it is awesome to see what has become of the Outfitters for the American Outdoors.
In addition to our retail outlets, Tradition Creek saw a strong presence at the Minnesota State Fair this year, as well as trade shows in New York City, Dallas Texas, Chicago, and Minneapolis.
We continued our donations to organizations like the Superior Hiking Trail and Conservation Corps too, supporting great conservation minded groups that help project our wilderness.
We are looking forward to all of what 2016 has in store for us! Thank you for making this a great year!