Askov Finlayson was founded in 2011 as a men’s clothing store in Minneapolis, MN. It began as a place for owners and brothers Andrew Dayton and Eric Dayton to feature brands they admired that weren’t available in Minneapolis at the time.
The store was built around a core appreciation for high quality and timeless design. The Shop’s name comes from two neighboring towns in Northern Minnesota. Askov and Finlayson share a highway exit that Andrew and Eric passed countless times growing up on the way to and from their family cabin, one of their favorite places on earth. On the way up, the sign reads Finlayson Askov. And on the way down, it reads Askov Finlayson. It’s fair, and that’s the best part.
In 2013, Askov Finlayson began offering its own clothing along with items produced in partnership with friends. They apply the highest standard to their own products because it carries their name. Askov Finlayson’s design offices are located above the store and most of products are made in North America. Their products are inspired by Minnesota’s traditions of exploration and year-round enjoyment of the outdoors, as well as the thriving design and artistic community in Minneapolis. It’s the combination of perseverance and creativity that we consider to be among the finest characteristics of America’s North.