Made In My Country

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by TimH, Feb 20, 2011.

  1. chasingred

    chasingred Senior member

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    This topic is has seriously been beaten to death. [​IMG] How about a thread on what products are made in China but still maintain quality? Now that would be interesting. Seriously, let the heritage Made in USA talk die already.
     


  2. changy

    changy Senior member

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    Sam Hober is American? I thought he's based in Thailand
     


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    This topic is has seriously been beaten to death. [​IMG]

    How about a thread on what products are made in China but still maintain quality? Now that would be interesting. Seriously, let the heritage Made in USA talk die already.


    If you get no value from this thread, you do not need to post in it or read it. The "Streetware" sub-forum is just a few clicks away if you want to be like that.
     


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    BBC, excellent start to a list!

    Off the top of my head, we would want to add the following:

    Work Boots:

    Wesco (RTW and MTM made completely by US hands) http://www.westcoastshoe.com
     


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    I noticed that Anderson Little blazers in the list. They are great blazers for the price point, and make amazing travel blazers. They're a blend, of course, but that helps them stay wrinkle free, which is great.

    I bought one as my beater "just in case" blazer, and I've come to really enjoy it.
     


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    I noticed that Anderson Little blazers in the list. They are great blazers for the price point, and make amazing travel blazers. They're a blend, of course, but that helps them stay wrinkle free, which is great.

    I bought one as my beater "just in case" blazer, and I've come to really enjoy it.


    As a bit of a road warrior myself, I will need to check these out.
     


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    Metlin Senior member

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    When you order, you can also order a set of silver buttons if you are not a fan of the brass colored ones. Although, even the default brass colored ones that they come with are quite muted.
     




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    E seconds are made in the U.S.

    I'm not sure about the firsts.
     


  9. emptym

    emptym Moderator Moderator

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    BBC, thanks for your list. Edit, you might edit it to add things as they come along. I suggest adding Glaser Designs, Goodhew socks, and Agave jeans.
    This topic is has seriously been beaten to death. [​IMG] How about a thread on what products are made in China but still maintain quality? Now that would be interesting. Seriously, let the heritage Made in USA talk die already.
    I don't think the OP specified which country. So feel free to add Chinese ones. I've been very happy w/ Chan for a suit and a sport coat and Peter Lee for a few shirts.
     


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    Here are some that I've had personal experience with, though not necessary dress-wear.

    Made in USA

    Shirts
    Taylor Stitch (http://www.taylorstitch.com/) - Pricey for MTM but customer service is excellent and they are always improving their already good quality. They offer full-custom shirt, as in any details can be adjusted and they'll accommodate personal designs outside of their generic variations.

    Measure-up Shirts (http://www.measureupco.com/) - Another pricey but quality MTM shirt makers. I've never dealt with them directly but rather through a store.

    Ties
    Pierrepont Hicks (http://pierreponthicks.com) - Unique selection of more casual ties.

    Shoes
    Danner Boots Company (http://www.danner.com/) - Boot makers that offer light and comfortable hiking boots. Excellent hiking boots for dry weather like California.

    Made in Japan

    Shoes
    Ando Seikutsu (http://www.ando-shoe.com/) - Maker of the toughest mountaineering boots out there. Not exactly in the trend with light & cheap, but construction wise, these boots are made sturdier than even Paraboot's mountain boots. (Waterproofed welt & stitch, triple insulation, triple stitching on the inside & outside of the ankle, etc.)

    Shoe maintenance
    Edoya Brush (http://www.nihonbashi-edoya.co.jp/) - Hand-planted brush makers. They make lint-brushes and shoe brushes as well as even pig-hair toothbrush o_O Never tried the toothbrush.


    Ganzo (http://www.ganzo.ne.jp/) - Makers of high-quality leather goods. Anyone looking for bespoke green breast wallet could hit these guys up if Hermes tells you "you're not good enough." (made BBBF shell cordovan wallets until they switched manufacture to the current crap)
     


  11. chasingred

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    I don't think the OP specified which country. So feel free to add Chinese ones. I've been very happy w/ Chan for a suit and a sport coat and Peter Lee for a few shirts.
    I think the thread was started as a "let's not buy Made in China" products. Or even products made in Asia. He wrote
    His post is half economic nationalism and half racism. So let's talk about quality MIC products. WW Chan and Peter lee are good starts. Here are some more: http://www.businessweek.com/news/201...na-growth.html http://www.savilerow-style.com/issue012/style03.htm http://thelondonlounge.net/forum/vie...t=9664&start=0 Also, some of the best cashmere in the world comes out of Northern China and Mongolia. These cashmeres - called long staple cashmeres - measure at least 1.4 inches in length, which make them some of the strongest in the world. Does anyone know of Chinese companies using this cashmere? Or maybe even foreign companies buying the highend cashmere from China?
     


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    Now I'm interested in getting my hands on a pair of Vietnamese goodyears.
     


  14. Sam Hober

    Sam Hober Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Sam Hober is American? I thought he's based in Thailand
    Changy, A good question: First, Sam Hober is Samantha Hober my 5 year old daughter. Next, Sam Hober is an American company, that pays American taxes with mostly American staff. We started In New York 50 years ago and have always been very international. As in using fabrics woven in Italy, India and America. Currently, we have a workshop in Bangkok, and farms in the Isan Thai countryside where we have grown mulberry and raised silk worms and we have a design studio in the south of France. Until a few years ago we made ties, pocket squares and scarves in Denver then we moved our workshop to Thailand. We no longer have factories in New York or New Jersey as we used to although we may very well be active again in America with some specialized aspects of what we do.
     


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