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"Made in USA" clothing

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by iridium7777, Aug 29, 2011.

  1. iridium7777

    iridium7777 Senior member

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    what is still made in the usa, besides some quilted blankets and teddy bears in vermont?

    the things I can think of off the top of my head:

    AE shoes
    Alden Shoes
    New Balance (probably not even all of them?)

    Anyone in specific seek out things made in America? If so, please share...
     
  2. Gdot

    Gdot Senior member

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    Panta and Epaulet among the most notable of the style forum brands.

    Cego custom shirts in NYC

    I'm becomming a big fan of the idea of 'Made in the USA' these days.
     
  3. md2010

    md2010 Senior member

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    +1 . Since most made in Italy staffs are made by Chinese people in Italy.
     
  4. Robert Hall

    Robert Hall Well-Known Member

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    A fair amount of BB stuff - suits, sportcoats, belts, shoes, some dress shirts, an occasional sport shirt and TIES, lots of ties from Long Island City, New York.
     
  5. PipersSon

    PipersSon Senior member

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    In case this is not a troll - Filson (the twill stuff), Makr.
     
  6. David Reeves

    David Reeves Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    All my MTM and Bespoke suits are manufactured in the U.S.A. Its great for small businesses to make locally and good for quality control keeping those supply lines short. Cloth is always European of course and my shirts are made in England. I make the shirts in England because I could not find a good American factory for shirts.
     
  7. james_timothy

    james_timothy Senior member

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    I agree- it must have been two years misspent in cesspool.

    Try the Continuous Lean's American List.
     
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  8. TexasDan

    TexasDan Senior member

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    Southwick
    H. Freeman
    Mercer
     
  9. Saturdays

    Saturdays Senior member

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    Ralph Lauren has a number of items made in the US, across the board really.
     
  10. Ebichuman

    Ebichuman Senior member

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    Brilliant list - thank you very much!
     
  11. Cary Grant

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    A number of the SW&D sponsors here are small boutiques that feature a lot of made-in-america, especially denim, if you discount that much of the raw denim is first made in Japan.
     
  12. Beatlegeuse

    Beatlegeuse Senior member

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    +2 Especially for Panta and Epaulet.
     
  13. MikeDT

    MikeDT Senior member

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    As opposed to made by Mexican people in the US? ... or made by Polish people in England? Myself, I tend to favour things made by Chinese people in China.
     
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  14. chogall

    chogall Senior member

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    American Apparel. Made in Downtown LA by imported Mexicans?
     
  15. kellgy

    kellgy Senior member

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    Noble idea trying to support American jobs from the ground up. Buying American is really hard to do.

    Just try to buying a light bulb these days.
     
  16. MikeDT

    MikeDT Senior member

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    More than likely. Will Americans want to be working long hours sewing pants, jackets, shirts and living in a factory dormitory while receiving a near minimum wage? http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5368068
     
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  17. Mark Seitelman

    Mark Seitelman Senior member

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    Oxford Clothes

    Individualized Shirts

    Martin Greenfield Clothiers

    Adrian Jules

    Hickey Freeman

    Hart Shaffner & Marx
     
  18. MalfordOfLondon

    MalfordOfLondon Senior member

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    Might as well hijack this thread rather than make a new one...

    What is the quality of RL made in USA stuff? I couldn't resist this vintage 3 piece...
     
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    noob in 89 Senior member

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  20. james_timothy

    james_timothy Senior member

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    Nah, it is pretty easy. Just not if your only criteria is price.


    Can't help you with that exactly, but a pair of RRL pants I got recently were amazingly well made, in NYC.
     

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