Wolverine has been working hard since 1883.
The boot and apparel company best known for its leather footwear exists in the most sought-after realm of style - the place where classic silhouettes intersect with fresh, up-to-date details of modernity. It only made sense for the brand to celebrate its 130th birthday by wrangling a trio of folks who work just as hard as the No. 1883 Collection's brogues and boots, while embodying that elusive space that connects tradition and innovation.
Meet the Kindred Spirits: craftsman Ryan Greer, artist (Wolverine's named her a "hand letterer," and apparently, that's a thing), Dana Tanamachi and the vodka distiller featured in the video above, Mr. Dave "Vodka Dave" Kyrejko.
Dave and his motley team of booze-makers, engineers and bio technicians at Industry City Distillery build their own machinery to create the most bare-bones, yet refined vodka you'll ever pour in a tumbler glass. Though not all their respective passions align perfectly - one dude is apparently a yoga instructor, another works as a fisherman on the side - there is one end they're all after: making great liquor.
Watch Dave and friends sit at a table and take shots together above. Just kidding, that's not what distillers do all day. Or is it?