Sew & Tell

Premiere DateDec 13, 2013
Categories Media Talk
00:00 DJ Marie (Underneath: TIFF (Doc McKinney Remix) POLICA)
04:17 Interview with Eric Dayton of Askov Finlayson
11:16 DJ Marie
12:50 Untitled 101 Peter Wolf Crier
14:58 Organ Donor Jeremy Messersmith
17:46 Daydreaming Dark Dark Dark
22:25 DJ Marie
24:25 Interview with Eric Dayton
30:18 DJ Marie
31:56 Again Trampled By Turtles
35:06 The Windows We Are The Willows
39:24 10 100 Magic Castles
42:21 DJ Marie
44:13 Interview with Eric Dayton
48:24 DJ Marie
50:14 Dimitri Mendeleev Astronautalis
53:40 Finish

It’s Network Week on BTR, so I’m taking some fashion cues from a hot new addition to the style network in my hometown of Minneapolis, MN. Askov Finlayson is a craft and quality-focused boutique for men, opened in 2011 by brothers Eric and Andrew Dayton. The storefront stocks independent labels from MN, the USA, and abroad, and is part of a Minneapolis neighborhood trifecta of cool, sitting alongside the Dayton brothers’ other two businesses, farm-to-table restaurant The Bachelor Farmer and the elegantly laid-back Marvel Bar. On today’s show, we’ll hear from co-founder Eric Dayton about why he chose to invest in the Twin Cities culture scene, a few of the local and long-distance labels carried in Askov Finlayson, their newly developed in-house label, and the quirky story behind the boutique’s unusual name.

Plus, a playlist full of indie Minnesota music genius, including tracks from the Eastern European-influenced Dark Dark Dark, Jagjaguwar labelees Peter Wolf Crier, Paste Magazine favorite We Are The Willows, and more. So take a wintery trip up north with me to my hometown, and embrace some its rustically refined style here on BTR!

Selections from Minnesota’s Askov Finlayson, founded by Eric and Andrew Dayton
(Photos courtesy of Askov Finlayson)

Askov Finlayson Explorer Pants in Golden Khaki

The Askov Finlayson x Faribault Woolen Mills Zag Blanket

Red Wing Ice Cutter Shoes in Red Maple

Askov Finlayson x Bad Bags #3 Duffel

Askov Finlayson x Nyco Sports Hockey Puck

Askov Finlayson x Wear-a-Knit Winter Hat – Blue

Askov Finlayson NYC Pop-Up Shop:

*Open through Dec. 31st at Shinola Tribeca!

Shinola Flagship Tribeca
177 Franklin St., New York, NY 10013
Mon-Sat, 11am-7pm
Sun, 12-6pm
Take the 1 Train to Franklin St, or the A/C/E to Canal

Keep up with all the latest news & developments from Askov Finlayson on…
*The AF Blog

Odds & Ends
*Be sure to check out the work of photographer Alec Soth, and explore his independent publishing house Little Brown Mushroom. Lots of great photo & art books, including the quarterly LBM Dispatch publications, which feature photographs from Alec Soth and Brad Zellar as they travel the USA.
*Pop-up Shops galore! Hit some of these spots for unique holiday gifts (or just to treat yo self!) : Caron Callahan Shop @ Wythe Hotel (through 12/28), Refinery29 Holiday Bazaar (this weekend only!), Rebecca Minkoff’s Meatpacking Holiday Pop-up (through 12/22), and the recently launched ethical webshop Zady is currently located in LaGuardia Airport (through 1/4)!
*Stumped for stocking stuffers? Visit this Pinterest board to peep at a few suggestions for girls & guys, kids & adults alike (including a few items that Tim will be getting this year! Shhhhhh…)
*I’m asking Santa for this ring, these coasters, and some stylish organic cotton pjs!

(Photo by Colin Kerrigan)
Jan 5 – La Fleche d’Or – Paris, France
Jan 22 – Debaser Strand – Stockholm, Sweden
Jan 23 – BLA – Oslo, Norway
Jan 24 – VEGA – Copenhagen, Denmark
Jan 25 – Ubel & Gefährlich – Hamburg, Germany
Jan 27 – Heimathafen Neukolln – Berlin, Germany
Jan 28 – Kulturkirche – Cologne, Germany
Jan 29 – Ancienne Belgique – Brussels, Belgium
Jan 30 – La Gaite Lyrique – Paris, France
Feb 1 – Les Docks – Lausanne, Switzerland
Feb 4 – Melkweg Oude Zaal – Amsterdam, Netherlands
Feb 6 – O2 Academy Bristol – Bristol, United Kingdom
Feb 7 – The Arches – Glasgow, United Kingdom
Feb 8 – The Ritz – Manchester, United Kingdom
Feb 10 – All Saints Church – Brighton, United Kingdom
Feb 12 – Troxy – London, United Kingdom

Jeremy Messersmith
(Photo by Cameron Wittig)
Jan 15 – Lincoln Hall – Chicago, IL
Jan 27 – Off Broadway – St. Louis, MO
Jan 28 – High Watt – Nashville, TN
Jan 30 – The Basement – Columbus, OH
Jan 31 – Stage AE – Pittsburgh, PA
Feb 4 – Mercury Lounge – New York, NY
Feb 6 – World Cafe Live – Philadelphia, PA
Feb 7 – Jammin Java – Vienna, VA
Feb 8 – Brighton Music Hall – Allston, MA
Feb 11 – The Drake Hotel – Toronto, Ontario
Feb 12 – The Crofoot Ballroom – Pontiac, MI
Feb 13 – High Noon Saloon – Madison, WI
Feb 22 – First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN

Trampled By Turtles
(Photo by Dave Carrol)
Dec 21 – Papa Charlie’s – Lutsen, MN
Dec 31 – Riverside Theatre – Milwaukee, WI
Jan 25 – O2 ABC – Glasgow, United Kingdom
Jan 30 – Belle Mehus Auditorium – Bismarck, ND
Jan 31 – The District – Sioux Falls, SD
Feb 1 – The Venue at The Hub – Fargo, ND
Feb 3 – 7- Mountain Song at Sea @ Norwegian Pearl Cruise Ship – Miami, FL
April 25 – 27 – Stagecoach Country Music Festival @ Empire Polo Field – Indio, CA

Host Britt
Britt (formerly DJ Marie) has a passion for all forms of art, as well as for the creative process. She has a BA in Communications/Theater and a Post-Bacc in Photography from Maine Media Workshops. Britt began…