Tag Archives: Hart Schaffner Marx

Do as I say, not as I do


I came across a post on one of my favorite blogs about American made things, Made in the USA Challenge, about Martha Stewart’s American Made Awards.  It seems Martha and her minions have been holding a competition in each of … Continue reading

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I hope you can follow the thread of this story


90% of the apparel that you and I buy is not made by members of our extended American family.  It didn’t used to be that way.  As recently as the 1970s over 70% of apparel sold in the U.S. was … Continue reading

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My nether regions were revolting


Over the past two years, I have transformed my wardrobe.  Most of the clothes I now wear on a daily basis are made by members of our extended American family.  I wear Wigwam socks, Allen Edmonds shoes, Jack Donnelly khakis and … 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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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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The “Bring It Home” campaign


I came across an article the other day about a firm attempting to bring production of its products back to the U.S. from China.  Dansko, a company based in this country, makes 80% of its clogs in China and 20% of its … Continue reading

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Welcome to the party.


Lands’ End apparel company has recently put their corporate little toe in the water of Made in the US.  The Lands’ End “Durable Goods” collection is a rather small collection of 5 pieces of apparel: tee-shirt, long sleeve tee-shirt, sweat shirt, sweat … Continue reading

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