History

four men standing with golf clubs in 1930
STYLE

History of Men’s Golf Fashion

Picture yourself in the early 1500s standing along the green moors of Scotland with a golf ball at your feet. You hold a sturdy wooden club in your hands and pull your tweed jacket tighter as a strong gale blows up from the sea. As

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How Smoothie King Was Founded

Smoothie King has come a long way from the small experimental kitchen in Louisiana that it was born in. Its founder, Steve Kuhnau, created the smoothie business, pioneering and innovating one of the biggest markets in food. Under his leadership, and later Wan Kim’s, the

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Ingvar Kamprad and The Building of Ikea

Ikea is a staple for college kids like me across the globe. What started with cheap, easy to build furniture has become so much more. The company has gone global, driven by the dreams of the founder, Ingvar Kamprad. The native Swede came from nearly

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Henry Ford: Entrepreneurship, Leadership & Philanthropy

Henry Ford’s story is the classic portrayal of the American Dream. Nothing to Everything. He was a patriot; we see his love of America through his life and the legacy his company has continued to fulfill, even if that legacy is imperfect. Many know of

FINANCE

Can The American Dream Be A Reality?

The use of the phrase “The American Dream” was first coined by James Truslow Adams in his 1931 book Epic of America. He described America as  “that dream of a land in which life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity

TRAVEL

5 Smart Reasons You Should Move To Atlanta

Atlanta is quickly becoming one of America’s hottest cities. A cultural hub in the South, the city is home to many top artists, as well as corporations.
TRAVEL

Craft Brew, Pizza, And A Ghost (Part 2)

“I have always been told that if I do see Nina the Ghost, just to nod and move on”Joel Corcoran (Local Guide) Not many restaurants, pubs or businesses that I know can boast of an employee that never leaves, takes no pay and doesn’t talk

SOCIETY

The Soul of Craft Beer: A Brief History (Part 1)

“Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.”Benjamin Franklin With an impressive one million barrels of craft beer produced each year it’s no wonder why Portland has been called “Craft Beer Central”. What gave this amazing city its title

STYLE

The Unknown Scandal Behind White Tee Shirts

To quote, Sam Wolfson from the Guardian, “There is no such thing as a plain white T-shirt. Tiny, almost imperceptible differences between them can be life-changing. It’s also the last of the great men’s staples. So many of the sacred cows of trendy menswear have

Darryn Burrows, Tattoo Collector
SOCIETY

Are Tattoos Fine Art?

As museums, art auctions, and collectors begin attempting to invest and acquire tattoos, the debate over tattooing's legitimacy has intensified. Should tattoos be considered Fine Art? Do they even need to be?
STYLE

The Controversial History of Pockets

If you happen to look at women’s clothing these days, they’re loaded with pockets. To a man, this may not mean much. Hell, pockets have been around forever, you might think. But in reality, the story of pockets and its war in history, given its

SOCIETY

A Brief History of Opioids in America

With much of the national conversation revolving around the Opioid crisis, it may help to remember how this problem evolved.
SOCIETY

The Evolution of Tattooing in America

The history of tattooing stretches much farther back than the history of the United States. Native American, Polynesian, Egyptian, Japanese, and other cultures embraced the art form long before the Declaration of Independence. But, the perception of tattoos in the United States has gone through

SOCIETY

The Life of Vincent Van Gogh: Part 2

In our recent art appreciation series, GREY has been giving abridged versions of art history lessons. We’ve been focusing on different artists and styles that hail from different areas of the world in hopes that our readers will gain some artistic and historical wisdom. Besides,

Vincent Van Gogh, The Potato Eaters, 1885
SOCIETY

The Life of Vincent Van Gogh: Part 1

In our recent art appreciation series, GREY has been giving abridged versions of art history lessons. This week we’ll be focusing on Vincent Van Gogh's early life.
Japanese woodblock of ocean
ENTERTAIN

Woodblock Printing and Life in the Floating World

Here at GREY, we’ll be starting a series that gives abridged versions of art history lessons. Focusing on different styles that hail from different areas of the world, so you can gain cultural and historical knowledge, and also be able to show off the next