Put a little swank in your EDC organization. This Tech Portfolio from Detroit manufacturer Shinola features a zip closure and their navigator leather — an American leather with distressed variations that gets better with time. Inside, the fabric-lined pockets hold your tablet, a paper notebook, your phone and passport. You also get places to put your pens, ID, cards and earbuds. It’s a setup that will keep you organized, in the sharpest way possible, when a tablet is part of your daily existence.
Items like this is what Shinola is becoming known for — functional goods, from watches and leather goods, to bicycles and audio equipment, that are all made in Detroit and sourced from as many American-made components as possible. They say their goal as a company is to create meaningful American jobs, and while they’re at it, they’re making some pretty quality stuff along the way. – $395