I'm not convinced that they are made in the USA. It doesn't say so on the product page, while the t-shirts do. Honestly, except for the buttons, pocket shape at the bottom, and pleat choice, the gray oxford looks eerily similar to my uniqlo one in both fabric and stitching.
This batch of OCBDs are made in LA. The next batch are made in China. We didn't mention made in USA anywhere for that reason.
The two main criticisms of Asian manufacturing are working conditions and quality, and we have taken steps to address both of those
- On the quality front, the China oxfords are going to be a step up. The construction in improved, we are doing more complex stitching patterns and QC will be better too.
- On the labor front, we have some connections at some luxury Italian firms (I can't name names but styleforum guys would recognize and respect them), and they have use this place extensively and vetted these guys very thoroughly.
We are all about transparency, and one of the site features we will be launching later this year is an interactive map detailing where all of our production facilities are and what items they make.
Ordered last night and got a tracking number this morning Located in the Bay Area too, so it should get to me fast.
Only ordered some tees and a black terry though. The oxford doesn't really appeal to me... I have so many from Uniqlo/Gitman/etc already. But if the reviews are decent I may consider one. It's really hard to beat Uniqlo oxfords at sale price though. Picked up 3 when they were $15 at the opening sale in SF.
Hope you like your order, if you are in SF and you are downtown, you are welcome to stop by the office some time and try on some samples. We always love it when customers come to visit.