Racked is no longer publishing. Thank you to everyone who read our work over the years. The archives will remain available here; for new stories, head over to Vox.com, where our staff is covering consumer culture for The Goods by Vox. You can also see what we’re up to by signing up here.
Last week on Newbury Street there was a meeting of two menswear minds in supporting US-made goods. Retailer Ball and Buck just launched an in-store "experience" with Randolph Engineering, the storied eyewear brand with roots in the armed forces. Oak shelving is peppered with unisex handcrafted sunglasses, primarily aviator styles, all made in the brand's nearby South Shore factory. Referencing Randolph's military roots, Ball and Buck installed a hand-painted WWII bomb above the display—which conveniently is one of the larger assortments from the brand, especially in downtown Boston.
· Here's Why Washington Inspired Ball and Buck's Name [Racked Boston]
· Want a US-Made All-Black Aviator? Randolph Has It [Racked Boston]