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The Steurer Story: A History Of Louisville Beer

We just love it when our local business associates use their products to tell a story! In this case, the lovely leather workers at Steurer and Co. used the story of their own ancester, Jacob Steurer, to inspire a leather beer koozie. “The most luxurious koozie you will ever own is named for our ancestor,…

‘The Mostest Horse’: Introducing Man o’ War With StoryWood Bowties

“He’s got everythin’ a horse ought to have and he’s got it where a horse ought to have it. He’s the mostest horse.” Those are the iconic words spoken by groom Will Harbut about Man o’ War, widely considered one of the best Thoroughbred racehorses of the 20th century. In an illustrious 21-race career, the…

Making Every Breath Count: Pastor Mike Olsen

There are undoubtedly a number of horrifyingly cruel diseases out in the world. The one affecting Louisville pastor Mike Olsen is robbing him of the breath he needs to keep on preaching, but he hasn’t let it slow him down. Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) was just recently recognized by the American Lung Association as one…

Boomsticks, Clams, And ‘A Thunder Egg’: Finding My Own Story

My extended family is from the rural part of Washington State, near Mount Saint Helens, so I’ve been searching for some wood that represents that area as a special gift for my mother. One of the first places I looked was a store called Second Use, a reclaimed lumber and salvage company based in Seattle.…

Hope: The Power To Change The Story

StoryWood Bowties is about stories – not only the stories of the historic wood we use to create our products, but also our efforts to help people reclaim their own life stories. One movement that has garnered a lot of attention on social media of late is modeled around the #metoo hashtag. It has been…

Fashion Show Preview: Louisville Bespoke, Lexus Of Louisville, And The Louisville Ballet

Buoyed by the phenomenal response to the 2017 fashion show, Louisville Bespoke is creating an even more spectacular event for April 13th, 2018! Louisville Bespoke is delighted to announce its partnership with Blessings in a Backpack for the Spring Fashion event. In addition to the highly-curated fashion show and shopping experience, local designers will be…

Working With Wood: Why Is The History So Important To Us?

There’s just something about the feel of the wood in your hands as you carefully sand and finish each bow tie… it’s more than just any old job. If you listen carefully, each piece of wood can tell you its own story with the marks along its edges and the knots and swirls that are…

History In Your Hands: Reclaimed Red Oak Stars In New ‘Kentucky’ Line

“Oh the sun shines bright on my old Kentucky home…” It’s time to launch a brand-new story line! With help from our friends at Kentucky Wisewood, StoryWood Bowties has created a new group of wooden bow ties crafted out of reclaimed red oak from barns across the bluegrass state. The wood primarily comes from the…

StoryWood Bowties Featured In The Courier-Journal!

If your guy digs the unique yet polished look of a bowtie but has a tough time getting it tied just right, he might want to try wood. That’s right, wood. Wood won’t wrinkle, lose its shape, end up stained with dribbles of spaghetti sauce and best of all, never requires you learn how to tie a perfect knot. And that’s not…