Trendy made in America brands

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It’s a great time to be an American—especially when it comes to menswear. Recently, there’s been a resurgence of Americana brands specializing in everything from duck boots to cotton ties to key fobs, all made the U.S.A. way.

Illustration by Jon Han

 

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1. Pendleton Woolen Mills
Pendleton, OR

Est. 1909
Best known for its vibrant blankets, but no slouches in the way of plaid shirts, either.

2. Filson
Seattle, WA

Est. 1897
These outdoorsy goods are a staple of urban woodsmen nationwide.

3. Red Wing
Red Wing, MN

Est. 1905
Iconic producers of resurgent, Rust Belt-ready work boots.

4. Alden
Middleborough, MA

Est. 1884
Stalwart of respectable brogues and loafers; rare company with legit claim to having never gone out of style.

5. Quoddy
Lewiston, ME

Est. 1909
Its handmade moccasins are so popular that they're often on back order.

6. L.L.Bean
Brunswick, ME


Est. 1912
The iconic mail-order outfitter's duck boots are ubiquitous, and with good reason.

7. Billykirk
Lancaster Co., PA

Est. 1999
Amish-made leather shoulder bags, wallets, and key fobs.

8. Gitman Bros.
Pilot Mountain, NC

Est. 1978
Some of the most solid (and, uh, patterned) ties around, made in a county known for its quarries.

9. Hamilton
Houston, TX

Est. 1883
The dress shirts are from the Lone Star State, but they're classy enough for offices on the coasts.

10. Tony Lama
El Paso, TX

Est. 1911
Because you don't want cowboy boots that were stitched anywhere but the Wild West.

11. Levi's
Los Angeles, CA

Est. 1873
If you're an authenticity junkie, you're after Levi's Cali-born, archive-based Made & Crafted line.

 

 

 

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