Entries Tagged as 'Newsletters'

Levi’s Ad Campaign Uses Braddock, Pa residents. Promise 1 Million Dollars to Renovate the Community Center.

Levi's Ad Campaign

Just found another nice article about a company giving back to the community. Levi’s, the iconic jean manufacture, has pledged 1 Million dollars to Braddock , Pa. The community shrunk from an estimated population of 30,000 to around 3,000. The towns largest employer, UPMC Braddock Hospital, closed on Jan 31st, 2010.  As the article stated: “Levi’s may be one of the few companies out there really “making a difference”. On the way, they may even end up doing more for the town than several presidents and good intentions have been able to accomplish for decades.”. You can read the article here. You can also read the article after the jump in case the link gets broken.

Brian
Hanks Clothing
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Steel Toe Boots Can Sever or Amputate Your Toes So Your Safer Without Them. Fact or Myth?

I saw a search in our blog today for this and over the last 28 years of selling boots I hear this as the number one excuse for guys or girls that just don’t want to wear steel toe boots. I have one word for this myth:

HOGWASH

I have heard so many people who know a friend, who’s friend’s brothers, first cousin twice removed, lost his toes because of steel toe boots but no one has ever been able to actually produce the person, let alone any documentation, this happened to. Now I am sure it may have. Just like there is probably someone who would have lived if they didn’t have their seatbelt on, or someone who smoked 4 packs of Pall Mall straights everyday and lived to be 101. In reality you have a better chance of winning the lottery though. I hear of lottery winners in the news everyday but I can’t remember the last news story of someone who smoked 4 packs a day and just celebrated their 90th birthday.

The end result is your feet are always safer in steel toe boots than without by miles and miles. We’ve all stubbed our toe on the coffee table and it can bring tears to your eyes sometimes. Just imagine  if bumping your toe causes that much pain, how much would it hurt if you dropped a 20 lb block of wood on it?  If I had a 30 lb anvil and you had to have it dropped on your toes and I gave you three choices for your feet:

1. Barefoot 2.Regular work boots no steel toe 3. ANSI Approved Steel Toe Work Boots or shoes
which would you choose? That’s what I thought.

Adam and Jamie of the Mythbusters actually covered this one very well and the myth was totally busted. This was Mythbusters episode 42.  Their final result:

Mythbusted: They had to mount a blade in order to get amputation with the steel toe boot and all their other tests showed much more damage to the foot when regular boots are used.

I found a nice Annotated version of this episode here. I also posted it in full after the jump in case the link breaks. If after reading this you still think this myth is true then I say let you do what you want. Don’t wear safety shoes if you think you are safer without them with one condition… if you get hurt and can’t work and you opted out of wearing safety shoes then no disability, no workers comp, your on your own with the hospital bills, and you pay your employer for the cost of replacing you. I’m sure to catch some flack for this but wear your safety shoes and forget this stupid myth. If you believe this you probably believe the hook on the door handle story.

Brian
Hanks Clothing

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Dale Earnhardt’s Retro Wrangler #3 Car…This Weekend May Be It’s Last Run

Dale Earnhardt Retro Wrangler Car

Wrangler makes some great jeans and Dale Earnhardt Jr does a good job of promoting them.  Just came across an article where Dale Jr says this may be the last time he runs his dad #3:

“I’m pretty sure this will be the last time I drive the No. 3. It’s my dad’s number. We are borrowing it this weekend to honor him, and I hope the fans remember him when they see this blue-and-yellow car on the track.”

Be sure to tune in and watch. May be the last time we see that number car on the track.

You can read the article here. In case the link gets broken I have placed the full article after the jump.

Brian
Hanks Clothing

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Northerner Boots & Muck Boots Featured in Grit Article

USA Made Northerner Boots


Grit
, a 125 year old publication that focuses on rural life, recently ran an article entitled “Grit’s guide to rain gear“. The author described his love of Northerner rubber boots and also mentioned Muck  Boots. You can read the article here on their website.  Northerner Rubber boots are the last American Made rubber boot in the US. In case the link to the article gets broken I have posted the article after the jump and you can read it in full. Thanks for taking a look!

Brian
Hanks Clothing

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How To Care For Rubber Boots and Muck Boots

Rubber Boot care Is Simple

Rubber Boot care Is Simple

This is just a quick tip post on the basics of taking care of and storing your Muck Boots and Rubber boots. These boots require a few simple and critical rules for their care so you can get the most life out of them. Read on after the jump…

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