Monthly Archives: October 2011

The President’s suit


Whatever your views on President Obama’s policies, I think Americans of virtually every stripe can agree on one thing:  the President is one sharp dresser.  And it isn’t a surprise since the President’s suits are made by members of our … Continue reading

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Something’s cooking


I love eating. And I actually like cooking as well. Which is somewhat surprising give the state of our kitchen. Our kitchen is so small that it wouldn’t be out-of-place on a sailboat. Despite its small size, my kitchen is … Continue reading

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What does American made mean to you?


For the last year, I have urging everyone I know to consider buying more products manufactured by members of our extended American family.  I have featured a lot of these products on this blog.  But what does it mean for a … Continue reading

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Come and get it


Ever since I became interested in buying consumer goods made by members of my extended American family, I have discussed the issue with friends and family.  I often get the comment, “yeah, I would like to buy more goods made … Continue reading

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Grandma Boo expects a card


Like most people, I love my mum.  My mum is Elizabeth Furse.  Her family is English, but she wasn’t born in England.  She was born in Kenya and grew up in South Africa.  When she was still a teenager she took … Continue reading

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Products from the Palmetto and Peach States


Two items of clothing are found in the closets of most American men: khakis and polos.  But alas, few of the occupants of all those closets hail from these shores.  Fear not.    You can buy khakis and polos made by members of your extended … Continue reading

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Don’t be blue, you can buy “Made in America” jeans


The first pair of jeans I ever bought were a pair of Levis button front jeans.  I thought they were very hip, and wore them for years.  You can still buy Levis made in this Country if you are willing to … Continue reading

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Will someone please sell me a pair of American soccer shoes?


Soccer plays too much of a role in my life, I admit it.  When Fox started broadcasting their Premier League and Champions League games in HD in September, their arrival was welcomed in the Briggs household with the ardor that … Continue reading

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To live and dye in LA


Manufacturing is big business in Los Angeles.  In 2009, over 669,000 people were employed in the manufacturing sector in the five county LA metropolitan area.  A significant part of that manufacturing sector in LA is apparel.  One LA apparel firm … Continue reading

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Great dress shirts made in New York


This week I am going to be featuring great American apparel manufacturing firms.  When I first found discovered White Dress Shirts, I was ecstatic to find a firm selling dress shirts that were manufactured by members of my extended American family.  I wanted … Continue reading

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