Tag Archives: Clothing

American made suits for you and me!


  In the past I have written about my two favorite firms making men’s suits in the U.S.: Hart Schaffner Marx and Joseph Abboud.  Well I recently found about another source of suits made by members of our extended American … Continue reading

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A tip of the cap to Ebbets Field Flannels!


I’ve written before about the amazing firm making vintage sports caps and apparel in Seattle, Ebbets Field Flannels.  Well, right now Jerry Cohen has a great deal going on his vintage baseball caps.  His “Ballcap Mystery Grab Bag” special gets … Continue reading

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I admit it, I’m a scaredy cat!


For the last few years, I thought I should open a shop in Seattle that would sell nothing but consumer goods made in America.  I would sell tools, boots, clothing, cookware, dog toys, you name it, all made by members … Continue reading

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Lost in Paradise


Sorry for the two-week radio silence, but I had the enviable task of spending ten days on the beach at Kaanapali, most of the time reclining at the Maui Sheraton pictured above.  While I mostly swam, snorkeled, ate and slept, … Continue reading

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Baaaaaaaaa!


Sheep and the wool they produce have been front and center with me over the last few weeks.  Two weeks ago I went to Oregon and visited two firms that are rather wool-centric. Dehen makes the most amazing sweaters and … Continue reading

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Simply American Black Friday Alert!


I would sooner have a root canal without anesthetic than plan a huge shopping trip to the mall on the day after Thanksgiving.  Today I am planning a series of naps and setting aside plenty of time to savor our … 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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The high cost of offshore clothing


You probably heard about the horrible tragedy at the garment factory in Bangladesh last month.  More than a 1000 workers died when the factory they were laboring in collapsed.  Some American brands that source their products from Bangladesh are scrambling to … Continue reading

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A timely article on apparel production in N.Y.


I just came across a great article in Time about the garment district in New York and the struggles people face making apparel in the States.  I urge you to read it.

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Better late than never


While U.S. athletes at this summer’s London Olympics will also be competing for the Chinese apparel team, at least in subsequent Olympics they will be outfitted in American clothing.  After the chorus of “Burn the uniforms!” over the last few … Continue reading

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