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AMERICAN IDOL MATT GIRAUD IS BACK IN THE MITTEN STATE

December 22, 2011

AMERICAN IDOL MATT GIRAUD IS BACK IN THE MITTEN STATE

A little while ago, we met Matt Giraud backstage during a television interview.  We've been big fans ever since, especially because he's a Michigan guy from K-Zoo.  So while flipping through the channels this evening, we happened across him playing live at Fox 17's studio to promote his concert tonight in Grand Rapids and tomorrow night in his hometown.  

 

And what's he wearing in studio?  The Mitten in our super soft heather grey, of course. :)

 

Happy Holidays!

The Mitten State

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MICHIGAN IS THE SILICON MITTEN

December 20, 2011

MICHIGAN IS THE SILICON MITTEN

Forbes magazine recently listed Michigan as one of the country's hottest scenes for start-up companies.  Calling us The Silicon Mitten, places like Ann Arbor (clean tech), Detroit (manufacturing), and Grand Rapids (medical) are leading the way in innovation.  Go Michigan!

 

Love,

The Mitten State

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PETR KLIMA KNEW WE WERE THE MITTEN STATE BACK IN 1987

December 9, 2011

 

 

Even back in 1987, Petr Klima of the Detroit Red Wings knew that the real Mitten State is Michigan. In this vintage Vernor's commercial, he shares some sage advice about living in Michigan, including how to use his hand as a map to the Motor City. Because apparently, Klima was prone to getting lost in his new home state.

 

Love,

The Mitten State

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LOOKS MORE LIKE A HANGNAIL

December 8, 2011

LOOKS MORE LIKE A HANGNAIL

As you're probably well aware at this point, the local news in Michigan has picked up on the story that Wisconsin thinks it's The Mitten State.  What was that state's Tourism Board thinking?  We're not exactly sure...  We don't take personal offense to it; we think it's a pretty funny story.  But... why would you run an entire ad campaign that sets you up to look like a knock-off?  Michigan is very clearly shaped like a mitten; there's really no question.  Wisconsin?  Well, sort of... But that sliver of a thumb is a real stretch. Looks more like a hangnail. You're the poor man's version of a mitten, Cheeseheads!

 

Here are a few reactions (including one from TMS!), courtesy of WZZM 13:

 

 

 

On Fox 17, we joked with Lindsay Kus that news of this story caused us to punch a hole in our office's wall.  We told the Grand Rapids Press that the U.S.A. agrees with Michigan (obviously backed up by super scientific statistics and polls, of course!) and the ABC affiliate in Milwaukee, WISN 12, got in on the action, too.

 

Maybe team TMS should not cross over into Wisconsin's borders for a little while.  We're thinking the reception may not be so great for us.

 

Love,

The Mitten State

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MICHIGAN TECH 1975 CHAMPS

December 6, 2011

MICHIGAN TECH 1975 CHAMPS

 

On March 15, 1975, the Michigan Tech Huskies won their third national hockey championship against the Minnesota Golden Gophers. Under the coaching of John MacInnes, the Huskies won 6-1 in St. Louis Arena in Missouri.

 

Unisex here and Women's here.

 

Love,

 

The Mitten State

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FREE SHIPPING

December 1, 2011

FREE SHIPPING

We think online shopping should be the epitome of stress free living: you can sit comfortably on your couch, laptop or iPad in hand, wearing your favorite sweatpants.  You select what items you want, and we deliver them to your doorstep.  What could be easier?  Well, sometimes sizing can screw the whole thing up.  So to help take the stress out of figuring which size you need or worrying that you've ordered the wrong sizes, we offer FREE shipping and exchanges.  When you register an account with us, you're automatically eligible for free ground shipping anywhere in the United States.  And if you happen to in fact get the wrong size, we'll hook you up with a pre-paid shipping label.  Easy as pie!

 

As a TMS member, you'll also notice something you rarely see online: no surprise additional charges at checkout.  What you see on the main shopping pages are the final prices.  If our vintage t-shirt says $26, you won't pay a penny more when you make your order. :)

 

Love,

The Mitten State

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