Category Archives: Men’s Wear

The high cost of offshore clothing


You probably heard about the horrible tragedy at the garment factory in Bangladesh last month.  More than a 1000 workers died when the factory they were laboring in collapsed.  Some American brands that source their products from Bangladesh are scrambling to … Continue reading

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A timely article on apparel production in N.Y.


I just came across a great article in Time about the garment district in New York and the struggles people face making apparel in the States.  I urge you to read it.

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We can take care of our own


In 1978, I went to my first Bruce Springsteen concert.  It was at the Arena in Seattle.  I had just gotten back from a trip from Europe and lucked into a second row ticket.  The show was just before Christmas, … Continue reading

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They are slightly older than me


As you know, I had the great good fortune to visit the Allen Edmonds Shoe Company in September during my Mid-West research trip for my soon to be published book, Simply American, Putting Our Extended American Family Back To Work.  When I … Continue reading

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A little of this, a little of that


I like writing in-depth posts on great firms where members of our extended American family are making useful products we can use. I like writing in-depth posts on subjects like outsourcing. But sometimes I just want to unload a few little … Continue reading

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What well dressed American men have been wearing for more than 100 years!


Chicago is a hell of a town. Amazing buildings, great food. And members of our extended American family making beautiful suits. I flew into Chicago on Monday and spent the afternoon just wandering around town.  I must have walked ten miles … 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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