Hucklebury is an American-made crowdsourcing company for men that strives to bring premium quality, better-fitting dress shirts at affordable prices. By allowing customers to choose what gets made through crowdsourcing, Hucklebury can price high quality luxury dress shirts that normally retail between $215-$550, for just $69. Quality is key for Hucklebury and ‘Made in the USA’ is an integral part of that quality. They have partnered with a 100-year old American factory that makes clothes for high-end retailers including Saks Fifth Avenue and John W. Nordstrom. Each shirt is made from the finest 100% Egyptian cotton, collars that do not collapse, San Francisco sourced labels, and organic mother of pearl buttons. Further, they have removed sizing hassle for the consumer with the use of Styku’s FIT technology for sizing and fit recommendations. As only American Made goods can usually offer, these premium shirts come backed with a 365-day guarantee unheard of in this category. There is nothing to lose for the consumer, so go support them now on Kickstarter.
In Yonkers, NY, an extensive collection of piano cases, keys, pedals, bridges and strings reside in the Cantabile Piano Arts warehouse. Each part is waiting in queue to be utilized by a passionate team who work to repair, refinish and reconstruct vintage pianos. We spoke with Ivan Brunner, a piano-tuner who works on each instrument in its final stages—giving each piano its very own unique “voice.” Through Brunner’s intricate and precise artistry, CH had the opportunity to see the complexities at work beneath a piano’s lid.
On December 9, 1942, after the start of World War II, KA-BAR submitted a knife to the United States Marine Corps in hopes that it would become general issue to that branch of the military. Working with the Marine Quartermaster Department the original design was revised and production began of an improved fighting and utility knife for the Marines. As the War escalated, the USMC KA-BAR knives became so well recognized for their quality and so abundant in number that “Kabar” became the name by which many referred to this knife pattern, regardless of whether the knife was manufactured at the actual KA-BAR facility. The USMC KA-BAR was adopted by not only the Marines, but also the Army, Navy, Coast Guard and Underwater Demolition Teams. Years after World War II, many KA-BAR knives were unofficially reactivated in the Korean, Vietnam, Desert Storm, and Iraqi Freedom conflicts. Today, the original USMC Fighting and Utility Knife remains the first choice for many men and women of service who carry it as their personal knife option. It is also a favorite of adventurers, survivalists, outdoor sportsmen and, of course, knife collectors who know that this knife deserves a place in their collection.
Striving for 100% American Made UPSTATE STOCK was born out of simple fact that American manufacturing of the highest quality is still out there, the same manufacturing from decades ago that is both at a standard that very few countries can match, but also affordable. At Upstate Stock they are to attempting bring these goods in to a market that they have never had access to in the past. The manufacturer they’ve partnered with, located in upstate New York, has been making knit accessories since 1946, and has made items for both for the military and NYPD. It is their goal to bring these amazing products to the contemporary market, giving the factory a new avenue for sales, and our customers access to quality USA made goods. Go support them on kickstarter here.
We at Polaris Effect have been wanting to do our part and create a USA Built product, and at last, we have done it! We proudly present to you The Ameican by IRONTHREAD. For the past few years during my hunt for a new American made wallet, I never quite found what I was looking for, so I thought… Why not make it myself? So here it is. A cash + card friendly slim wallet that is made in the USA! This wallet is constructed from the best HH leather we could get our hands on, and we are using NOMEX thread to stitch it all together. Nomex is the trusted thread that race car drivers, firefighters,and even astronauts use on their suits! We thought anything made here should be THE BEST, so we built it to that standard. Go to http://kck.st/1aZtkM9 to become apart of the story, get a wallet, and please share this video with your friends!
Warning: By watching this video you WILL strongly desire to buy a Greenfield made suit. Believing in what you produce is what Martin Greenfield has proven, is a key element in manufacturing the best in the world. As Style Ledger takes us inside the Martin Greenfield factory in Brooklyn New York, they show us what passion is in the American Dreamers, and the possibilities that can happen when people pursue it. Quality never left the U.S.A… God Bless America! Remember, BUY AMERICAN = buy items that last, create more American jobs, and protect the one’s we already have!
Proudly made in Massachusetts since 1972, Randolph Engineering has supplied sunglasses to the US Military and Air Forces world-wide since 1982. Famed for their extreme durability and classic American styles, these sunglasses are meticulously handcrafted using only the finest materials. In the late 1970′s Randolph Engineering started manufacturing Mil-Spec Aviator sunglasses for the United States Air Force as a subcontractor producing in excess of 200,000 sunglasses annually. Led by Jan’s sons, Randolph won the government bid to become the prime contractor in 1982. By the late 1980′s Randolph had expanded into the commercial sunglass market after civilians learned about the quality of its sunglasses and prescription frames through military channels.Today Randolph remains an iconic brand accelerated by a growing demand for genuine, well-made products with a strong American heritage. Tried and true manufacturing methods are maintained using the machinery and tooling created by the founders. Randolph Engineering, Inc. is still owned and operated by three generations of the Waszkiewicz and Zaleski families along with a highly skilled and dedicated American workforce.
At Duluth, they’re a band of hellbent tinkerers and taunters. They’re fussers, futzers and fine-tuners. They don’t take workwear, or too much of anything for that matter, for what it is. They see things for what they could be and what they should be. Then they find a way to make them exactly that. At Duluth, they get their jollies from prodding all things expected with a big pointy stick. If you like the sounds of all this, you might just be the perfect next addition to their team. We’re growing fast, and taking care of business through our catalog, web and retail stores. And that means we need great people with all manner of skills and one singular commitment to outthink, outsmart and outcraft average in everything we do.
This is a very different outtake on manufacturing within the USA. The positive outlook is enjoyed, although with our unemployment rate being so high still, and with U.S. manufacturing jobs at an all time low in over 50 years I struggle to agree with what PBS conveys. Just look at the tags on the goods you purchase, and see how difficult it is to find “Made in the USA” on a product… I look at tags every day and it is not easy to find goods still produced domestically. Kudos to the car manufactures that have come over to the USA to build cars within our nation, it is something us car enthusiast very much enjoy, and know the quality goes up with these moves. In this final episode of America Revealed, PBS host Yul Kwon takes a look at American manufacturing, which has undergone a massive revolution over the past 20 years. Despite all the gloom and doom, PBS claims America is actually the number one manufacturing nation on earth. Yul crosses the nation looking at traditional and not-so traditional types of manufacturing.
TONY PATELLA and PETE SEARSON had been friends for two decades and have always had an affinity for all things well crafted and authentic. After working in the apparel industry for 20 years, it was time they took things into their own hands and made something of their own — something that stood up to their personal waterline, so to speak. A proper pair of men’s jeans was the answer so they took it from there and went out to make a jean that mattered. What they came up with was a range of jeans anyone can be proud of: great fits, beautiful fabric from Cone Mills’ White Oak plant in Greensboro, North Carolina that is cut and sewn in San Francisco, California. They had their eyes on the best denim shops in the world and their happy to say that many of them have found a place in their store for Tellason!