I'm from just outside of Detroit (originally) and spent 4 years in the "D" during undergrad. I've always been fascinated by Shinola, having visited their flagship store a few times, but never pulled the trigger because I couldn't settle on one I loved.
A good friend of mine at work surprised me with a very nice Shinola watch as a congrats on a recent promotion. Wearing it today and love it. I realize it isn't in the "timepiece" category but they really do make nice looking watches. And I'm finally wearing something that says "Detroit" right on it...makes me feel good and nostalgic
Shinola Argonitz 1069 w/ blue face and tan band