Tag Archives: Made in the US

I might branch out and buy this stuff


I recently found out about a cool American company making toys and furniture for kids. The firm is Twig Creative, and the camera allows budding photographers to shoot pictures to their heart’s content, though the images will be captured in … Continue reading

Posted in Children, Furniture | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Apparel, Men's Wear | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Cyber Monday Alert!


The intrepid Sarah Mazzone of the USA Challenge just posted a nice Cyber Monday list that I urge you to peruse if you still have any money left after buying all the stuff I suggested on my Simply American Black Friday … Continue reading

Posted in Apparel, gifts, Men's Wear, Outdoor Activities, recreation | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Say it ain’t so!


  As I digested my Thanksgiving dinner and watched the Seattle Seahawks demolish the 49ers on Thursday evening, I started seeing the first of the Black Friday ads.  I can’t remember what store was offering them for sale on Friday, … Continue reading

Posted in american made, Appliances, China, Made in America, made in usa | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in Apparel, cooking, Food, gifts, Kitchen, Men's Wear, shoes, shopping, socks | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

The Other Holy Trinity


No, I am not talking about the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost.  Not that I have any problem with the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost.  I am a Catholic after all.  No, the Holy Trinity I … Continue reading

Posted in gifts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Which coast is this again?


  My dad, Richard Briggs, grew up on the east coast.  Living in New York City, he took most of his beach vacations in Massachusetts.  Sadly, we didn’t get to take an East Coast beach vacation together before he suddenly … Continue reading

Posted in Appliances, Furniture | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

I hope you can follow the thread of this story


90% of the apparel that you and I buy is not made by members of our extended American family.  It didn’t used to be that way.  As recently as the 1970s over 70% of apparel sold in the U.S. was … Continue reading

Posted in Apparel, blogs, Reshoring | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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 … Continue reading

Posted in Apparel, Automobiles, cars, Luggage, Men's Wear, shoes | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Apparel, Men's Wear | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment