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Made in the Southeastern USA

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by strangedream, Oct 13, 2012.

  1. strangedream

    strangedream Well-Known Member

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    Dec 5, 2011
    Somewhere over the rainbow where you can get drunk
    It seems the number of "Made in the U.S.A." businesses has increased recently (especially from the apparel industry) and we are introduced to them thanks to blogs like Fuck Yeah Made in USA.

    However, I am curious how many of those businesses actually integrate manufacturing, branding, and distribution by themselves--in other words, bypass the middleman and straight to customers.

    I am compiling the list of companies based in the Southeast (because that's where I live) that manufacture their own products and sell them by themselves, primarily through e-commerce of their own websites. For this reason, I disregarded the companies like Raleigh Denim which makes great products but still distribute them through brick and mortar shops like Barneys.

    I was able to come up with the following short list through sources like Garden and Gun, but would like to add some more. I'm open for any businesses and it doesn't have to be a clothing company. Any suggestion gentlemen?

    (*I initially posted this thread on the General Chat but "moved" it here after FLMountainMan's suggestion.)

    Strong Boalt
    Palm Beach, FL
    -swim shorts

    Makr Carry Goods
    Winter Park, FL
    -leather goods

    Lumina Clothing
    Raleigh, NC
    -shirts & tie

    Baltz Fine Writing Instrument
    Raleigh, NC

    Peter Nappi
    Nashville, TN

    imogene + willie
    Nashville, TN

    Pointer Brand
    Nashville, TN

    Hugh and Crye
    Washington, DC (*technically not Southeast, but what the hack)

    P.S. Does anybody know where Dapper Classics is based? The review by Put This On describes their socks are made in North Carolina by a third-generation mill but I wonder if that means the business itself is based in NC. The website only states it's made in USA.
    Last edited: Oct 13, 2012

  2. ncdobson

    ncdobson Senior Member

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    Nov 6, 2011
    W. Illinois
    How about 2 bowtie makers in SC?:


    Cordial Churchman

    Hanauer is in the mill town where my family is from, & the Cordial Churchman is about 5 miles down the road.

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