American made for the 1%


I’ll admit it.  I am cheap.  People who have never met me know how cheap I am.  So it is unlikely that I will ever buy any of the products featured on this post.  But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t.  They are all made by members of our extended American family and they all are amazing products.


My buddy’s wife recently purchased a Tesla model S and she absolutely raves about it.  She is not alone.  Its pluses are its made by Americans for Americans, it is electric and it is an absolute hoot to drive.  Its main negative is its monthly payment, which approaches my mortgage payment.

Fisher Voyage Bags

If a fella wants to buy a very snazzy and completely American made bag and money is no object, than the Fisher Voyage bag is for you.  It is completely made in America with American made components down to the thread.  But it also costs almost 10 grand.  Should anyone own a bag that costs ten Gs?  Only you can make that call.

RGM Watches

I currently don’t sport a watch, but I have been thinking I need to get one.  I came across RGM Watches a while back, but I am afraid their prices are a little rich for my blood.  But man, are their watches beautiful!  How about the Caliber 20?

A steal at $27,500 for stainless steel.

Ralph Lauren

Ralph makes a small percentage of his stuff on our shores, though it tends to be higher end things.  For the ladies, might I suggest the Black Label Sherling Pacey Coat?

Very nice and only five grand.  Or the beaded Danielson Evening Gown.  It really is very beautiful but rather expensive.  $9000

Ralph hasn’t forgotten us fellas and really, the prices for some of his men’s apparel isn’t that out of line at all.  Ralph’s Polo Olive sports coat is very stylish and not that expensive at $895.  And Ralph’s Faded Penny Loafer in green or tan are currently on sale for only $119, which is a steal for a pair of leather shoes made by members of our extended American family.

Though I think I will take a pass on the $145 t-shirt.

Now if you don’t have enough lolly to buy a Testla or a Fisher Voyage bag for your weekend getaways, don’t despair.  Over the last three years I have featured 100s of products on my blog that are made by members of our extended American family, but are far more reasonably priced then the items depicted above.  So just type in the American product you want to buy in the search function on the right hand side of my blog page, and you will probably find what you need.  Whether you are in the 1% or the 99%, you can join in an effort to rebuild the American middle class by simply purchasing the things are already being made on our shores.

Now get shopping!

About Simply American LLC

I live in Seattle and love telling stories about Americans, the places where they work and the things that they make. I have just published a book, Simply American, encouraging Americans to purchase American made products; the book can be ordered at
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