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Made in USA a fashion statement?

post #1 of 21
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I saw this article in the NY Time: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/16/fashion/made-in-the-usa-has-a-new-meaning.html?_r=2

 

and I never really thought of 'Made in USA' as a fashion statement.  Some of the nicest things I have are made in either US, Italy, or Germany I guess.  

 

Are you biased to go for 'Made is USA' labels?

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Nobody cares about Made in USA?

post #3 of 21
I only import my goods from glorious Nippon.
post #4 of 21

^ come on, man.. its the most blatent and in your face trend in recent years.. im all for it, tho.. to make "made in usa" fashionable is a good thing, imo.. some people have always been conscious about products they purchase.. others will now become more conscious..others will just ride the bandwagon.. plus this isnt 2005, im not looking to europe for any of wimpy fashion advice..

 

btw, on tumblr i saw a shop in moscow that sells all made in usa goods.. tellason, baldwin, shit like that.. theyre blog was all americana'd the f' out.. lots of vintage picks of lumber jacks and and woodsman and stuff.. that shit is real cool to see. will link later..

post #5 of 21
For it to be a fashion "statement", people who wear US-made clothing would need to expect people (or at least people they want to communicate to) to recognize it's from the US, no? How does a label inside a shirt do this? This seems more personal than, say, selvedge jeans, which are pretty much always cuffed. Trend, yes, fashion statement, not sure.
post #6 of 21
I try for made in US stuff, but not as a fashion statement. Textile factory jobs aren't anything great, but it beats the shit $$wise out of working at Wal-Mart. I like to support that when I can. But I doubt that anyone notices my OCBDs are US made vs. whereever else made.
post #7 of 21
I'd probably be less likely to buy something marked "made in U.S.A"
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post #9 of 21
It's not a fucking fashion statement.

Lock threak.
post #10 of 21
I try to buy solely Made in USA goods. For some basics, it doesn't make sense for me (eg, AA tees do not fit me well), but I definitely go out of my way to buy well-made American products. My msot recent purchases have been a Filson bag and Raleigh jeans. It's more difficult to find American-made shirting that is not exorbitant (I am not rich, and do have to consider my purchases). But it's worth it to me, because I get an excellent product that will last me a long time, and hopefully I, in some small way, help keep some neighbor drawing a paycheck.
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Originally Posted by housie View Post

I try to buy solely Made in USA goods. For some basics, it doesn't make sense for me (eg, AA tees do not fit me well), but I definitely go out of my way to buy well-made American products. My msot recent purchases have been a Filson bag and Raleigh jeans. It's more difficult to find American-made shirting that is not exorbitant (I am not rich, and do have to consider my purchases). But it's worth it to me, because I get an excellent product that will last me a long time, and hopefully I, in some small way, help keep some neighbor drawing a paycheck.
Damn straight!!!
post #12 of 21

I'm all for rebelling against globalism and what not, but what irks me about this is that it often sounds like charity, and the shades of patriotism don't grab me either. If a good quality product happens to be made in America, that's cool, but it's hardly a factor in why I choose it. Like, I just want to buy shit, man, don't make me feel like a bad person because I don't support some cause or another with my petty consumerism.

post #13 of 21
Yeah if u want to dress like a lumberjack.
post #14 of 21
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I'm all for rebelling against globalism and what not, but what irks me about this is that it often sounds like charity, and the shades of patriotism don't grab me either. If a good quality product happens to be made in America, that's cool, but it's hardly a factor in why I choose it. Like, I just want to buy shit, man, don't make me feel like a bad person because I don't support some cause or another with my petty consumerism.

 

No, I completely hear you.  I like to buy quality no matter where it comes from. I find a lot of the styles and quality items I buy come from italy and germany.  Only recently have I noticed quality american products on the market and I also echo that I don't appreciate it when companies guilt trip consumers with buying US made is patriotic. 

post #15 of 21
americana is making big splash in Indonesia and Singapore recently, dont know about the other countries except probably Japan, which took americana and of course imbued their own imprint/ style. I doubt SE asia can reach that level. all i see now are skinny raw denims atop red wing vibram christies- epicly disproportioned- or duck pants atop new balances. and most of us here are not lumberjacks in height, weight, or girth, to put it politely.
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