"Made in USA" clothing

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

  1. 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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    Oxford Clothes

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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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    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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    My apologies for not participating more, but I'm not trolling. I did do a search on "made in USA" last night and came up with 700 pages of stuff, nothing on the first 5 showed a full dedicated thread.

    The curiosity came when I started to look around and how few items are actually made in full in the USA. Seems like smaller boutique places specialize in American made stuff as opposed to large companies.

    Few thing I found, Beau Ties make awesome looking bowties and ties, some are a little too Hermes looking, but nice non the less. Hellbrand Leather makes some things, more accessories though. A local jeans shop in downtown Hartford sews their own, but not sure where the actual denim comes from.
     
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  7. james_timothy

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    Well Tellason, among others, makes purely made in America jeans. There is only one US denim mill, Cone in North Carolina.

    Panta (pantaclothing.com) sells awesome made in New York ties, though I'm sure the fabric is outsourced.

    There are lots of in the US leather makes: Tanner Goods in Portland is a SF favorite, as is Zissou, he who made me an awesome key/remote fob.

    Mostly, you have to be prepared to spend a bit more.
     
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    Filson factory in Seattle.
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    Yeah, but our Chinese are better than their Chinese.
     


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    But the point isn't so much where the workers are from. The point is that they are living, working, and spending here in the States. And the corporation is based here as well. All of this stimulates our economy.

    We do, of course, have immigration issues to address - but that's a bit of a separate topic.

    For me the point is that for those of us who can afford to spend a little bit more for quality American made goods perhaps at this point in time we should. As our economy needs the boost. Sort of a 'vote with your wallet' sort of thinking.
     


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    Which also means we should seek out the better US producers; there is plenty of US made junk out there.

    I just sent in an order for a pair of Individualized Shirt, in fact. New Jesery made to measure, through a local mens store.
     


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    Some Brooks Brothers apparel.
     


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    I have some Hickey Freeman pants that were made in Italy, and Hart Schaffner Marx pants made in Colombia and China so be sure to check the label. I will add:

    Gold Toe Windsor socks (out of 20+ Gold Toe varieties at Macy's I was mildly surprised there were any made in USA)
    Martin Dingman belts
     
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    Agree, at this point, if I like the product I would gladly spend the $ on an all American made. This is a quest to seek out things of quality that are still made here. I appreciate all the replies.
     


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