We all like to be able to say we’re supporting American businesses. Sure, American Apparel is the classic example, but many disagree with their ethics and think the quality of their clothes is sub-par. Here is my collection of the best quality American-made clothing.
Flint & Tinder
(PA) is a company which recently completed Kickstarter funding and will start shipping in late August. Using SUPIMA cotton, a solar powered facility in Orwigsburg, Pennsylvania is making the boxers, briefs and boxer-briefs now. The business also also sells white t-shirts and v-necks.
[AL] (CA) sells t-shirts aiming to compete with designer brands for a reasonable price. Made in Los Angeles, these shirts are composed of 100% combed cotton, pre-shrunk. The company also sells tote and weekend bags, along with belts and bow ties.
makes button down shirts in California. While some might suggest a slightly different route pursuing custom dress shirts with a company like Blank Label or Indochino, neither of those state where the products are made.
Leather Goods & Accessories
(OR) makes belts, dog leashes, lanyards, wallets, and some other items. Kaufmann Mercantile
(CA) makes a leather tool pouch
in California. Artifact
(NE) makes some neat bags, and CYDWOQ
(CA) makes some equally interesting shoes. Here’s a handcrafted leather flask
made in North Carolina by Fleet Co
(NC) who also makes a large variety of other handmade leather products. Makr Carry Goods
(FL) makes iPhone and eyeglass cases along with other products like keychains, wallets, and bags. Wood and Faulk
(OR) makes watch straps along intricate silk screened handkerchiefs, camping stools with the usual suspects (bags & belts) also in attendance. LAYERxlayer
crafts pouches, bags, and a quirky wooden tree for hanging items. Capital
handmakes their sunglasses in California. Ugmonk sells a handmade, premium leather wrap-around journal. F R E E / M A N
makes bags, dress shirts, shoes and pocket squares. The Hill-Side
has a nice collection of USA made clothes as well.
The one thing I really wish I could find is plain white cotton socks. Or black ones for that matter. A solid color, American made sock that wasn’t poorly made.