Monthly Archives: December 2013

That’s a bright idea!


I love to read and am always struggling with my dim table lamps.  Well it appears the answer to my problem is at hand, and it just happens to be made by members of our extended American family.  I recently … Continue reading

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An American Icon


If you follow my blog at all, you know I love American legacy brands like Allen Edmonds, Wigwam Mills, Hart Schaffner Marx, Crane Paper and Homer Loughlin China.  Well I recently discovered another iconic American firm that has been producing … Continue reading

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I hope he has one of Steve’s dry suits!


I have a friend, Sean, who is absolutely mad about whitewater kayaking.  I have the ability to kayak on a very calm lake, but if I ever attempt anything even remotely approaching whitewater kayaking, make sure the fellows on the … Continue reading

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He hit it out of the park again!


A while back I did a post on Ebbets Field Flannels, a labor of love that Jerry Cohen founded  in Seattle in 1988.  Ebbets Field Flannels features 450 historical baseball jerseys from the Federal League, the Negro League and the Pacific Coast League … Continue reading

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Nice selection!


I came across a great website today.  It’s called Modern Fellows, and it has a really wonderful list of apparel made by members of our extended American family as well as interviews with the makers.  While no one can top the … Continue reading

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Das is aber ein guttes idea!


I came across an article in the New York Times this weekend that I thought you might like to read.  It concerns efforts in South Carolina to promote apprenticeship programs to train young people for jobs in manufacturing such as … Continue reading

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