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Named Lak Sainte-Clare by French Explorers in 1679 after Italian Saint Clare of Assisi, the Saint of Needleworkers, English maps later referred to it as Lake St. Clair, which endured. 

I spent many memorable summer days of my childhood at Lake St. Clair which is the connecting lake between Lake Huron and Lake Erie, just northwest of Detroit.

Every year my family would get together to visit my great godmother, Laura, and have a picnic at the lake. Stepping into her home behind the florist’s greenhouse was like stepping back into the 1950’s. She was the sweetest lady and her husband Carson is whom I can thank for my name. 

Along with my grandparents, parents, aunts, uncles, and cousins, these days were spent fishing, swimming and watching the freighter ships pass as they came up and down the Great Lakes to and from the Atlantic Ocean.

Being around these people helped shape my formative approach and understanding of style. It’s interesting to see how culture and society shape the way we dress from generation to generation. From my grandad to dad to me, there are aspects of our lives that couldn’t be more different yet there is a sense of style that links family and tradition that transcends time. 

So born is House of St. Clair, a brand with a mentality intrinsic to a kid who spent his childhood on the lake named after the Saint of Needleworkers. With a nod to family lineage, an emphasis on thoughtfully sourced, high-quality fabrics from around the world, and a considered mix of classic and contemporary silhouettes, House of St. Clair is built to last, and entirely made in the USA.