Category Archives: Luggage

Ten! Hut!


I recently came across an amazing American firm that I felt compelled to tell you about.  Sword & Plough is the brain child of two American sisters, Betsy and Emily.  Born into a military family, Betsy and Emily grew up at West … Continue reading

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American made for the 1%


  I’ll admit it.  I am cheap.  People who have never met me know how cheap I am.  So it is unlikely that I will ever buy any of the products featured on this post.  But that doesn’t mean you … Continue reading

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It’s all about the clicks


WordPress, the blogging platform I use, provides me with all sorts of statistics about how many people view my blog each day, what posts they look at, what country they are from, how they got to my blog, etc.  But … Continue reading

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It’s like visiting China without ever getting on a plane!


We were at Macy’s this weekend to buy a new mattress for my son’s bed.  Thankfully, almost all the mattresses being sold at Macy’s were made in the U.S.  The same cannot be said for the lions share of the goods … Continue reading

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Four stalwarts of American manufacturing


There are certain products that are quintessentially American. Wigwam socks. Hart Schaffner Marx suits. Allen Edmonds shoes. Subzero Refrierators. Beginning on September 11th, I will be visiting each of these iconic American manufacturing firms in preparation for including them in my … Continue reading

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It’s in the bag


Being the casual kind of guy I am, most of the bags I have featured on the blog have been of a casual style:  Tom Bihn and Red Oxx come to mind.  But what if you want more formal leather … Continue reading

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Come and get it


Ever since I became interested in buying consumer goods made by members of my extended American family, I have discussed the issue with friends and family.  I often get the comment, “yeah, I would like to buy more goods made … Continue reading

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