Today we’re talking with the one and only, Eli Cox, founder of Berkeley Supply in Denver, Colorado USA. Can you give 50 BUILT readers some background on yourselves and the events that lead up to starting Berkeley Supply? I think I was just fucking sick of having to fly to places like Portland, SF, NYC, LA, or Boston just to find quality menswear, when in those towns for visits. If I wasn’t doing that, I was ordering everything online, which when it comes to this type of clothing, it can be hard, you want to be able to try things on. I had been talking about doing a shop like this for a few years, we were sitting around Pearl Velo one night drinking beers, and we came up with this idea to give me the 165 sq feet of frontage that was connected to Pearl Velo and Avery County…Continue Reading
Last week the North American Handmade Bicycle Show was on in Charlotte, North Carolina.  Team 50 BUILT took a roadtrip and met some super amazing people equally as passionate about all things made in the USA as we are. The theme of the trip was beautiful bicycles & awesome people.   STEVE POTTS BICYCLES, Point Reyes CA  Steve Potts Custom Titanium Bikes was a great booth to visit.  Mr. Potts was remarkably entertaining and after sharing dog photos and taking lots of pictures of his amazing bikes, we were honored to have met him.  All of his bikes are handmade in Point Reyes, CA by the man himself.  Very cool!   AVERY COUNTY CYCLES, Denver CO Josh Culbertson from Avery County Cycles out of Denver, CO is doing some amazingly creative things.  Remember 50 BUILT’s pal, Eli Cox from Berkeley Supply Co (pictured above, with me)?  Josh and Eli are good friends…Continue Reading
This week represents a huge part of what our country stands for, and was built upon. Freedom & Independence. Jack Daniels has been doing an American craftsmen series with designers and artists around the country to showcase freedom & independence in their own style and their unique crafts. It’s fitting since Jack Daniels is one of the most recognizable American brands and best selling Whiskey in the world with their sour mash Tennessee whiskey and iconic black label. Jack Daniels has been produced in Lynchburg, Tennessee by the Jack Daniel Distillery since 1875. The above video is of Derek McDonald, a traditional sign painter in Berkeley, California. He paints on wood and on the door of a vintage, 1950 pickup truck. According the Jack Daniels website, “The door was later removed from the truck and, along with the signboard, photographed to create the artwork for print ads, posters and large-scale…Continue Reading