Category Archives: Apparel

One tough bird


American legacy firms are amazing.  I have written posts on a bunch of them.  Hart Schaffner Marx, Allen Edmonds, Wigwam, Crane and Lamson Goodnow to name a few.  Well I just found out about another member of this elite club of American … Continue reading

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Ya gotta start somewhere


  Three years ago I bought three Brooks Brothers Oxford dress shirts like the one pictured above.  A white one, a blue one and a blue striped one.  I bought the three for $140 during the Brooks Brothers Spring sale.  … Continue reading

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Your three for the weekend


Be like Citron! I came across an article last week that demonstrated that making all sorts of things in the States is not exactly rocket science.  The owners of the apparel firm Citron, Ricki and Aviva Wolman, decided in 2011 to … Continue reading

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Survivors


I came across a couple of pieces I thought you might like featuring a number of firms that help guarantee the continued survival of America’s textile and apparel industry.  The first is an article that includes wonderful images from textile firms around … Continue reading

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Oh, that’s how that works


It’s a pretty simple calculation.  Increased demand for American made consumer goods leads to more jobs for members of our extended American family.  To wit, the American Giant hoodie.  Since it was introduced in 2012, it has been flying off … Continue reading

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I feel so inadequate!


One of my most popular posts I have written over the past two years featured American made jeans.  Most every day around ten people who want to buy jeans made by members of our extended American family read that post.  I … Continue reading

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Oh they’re connectors alright!


As I have been documenting over the last two years, there is an American apparel manufacturing renaissance underway.  Firms like Jack Donnelly Khakis, White Dress Shirts, and Loggerhead Apparel, are producing amazing clothing we can all buy.  In speaking to the American entrepreneurs … Continue reading

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My nether regions were revolting


Over the past two years, I have transformed my wardrobe.  Most of the clothes I now wear on a daily basis are made by members of our extended American family.  I wear Wigwam socks, Allen Edmonds shoes, Jack Donnelly khakis and … Continue reading

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It’s all about the clicks


WordPress, the blogging platform I use, provides me with all sorts of statistics about how many people view my blog each day, what posts they look at, what country they are from, how they got to my blog, etc.  But … Continue reading

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For your reading displeasure


I read two great articles in the New York Times the day before yesterday that both have to do with my fascination with outsourcing and globalization.  The first discussed the dire environmental degradation of the soil in the Middle Kingdom … Continue reading

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