Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Velva Sheen sweatshirt

Nothing says comfort like a good sweatshirt. But, this all made in USA sweatshirt from Velva Sheen also crosses into the fashion world. What started in the 1930's in Cincinnati eventually got saved and resurrected by the shallow world of California. But do not despair, these are truly worth it, and when your friends see that white and blue hand sewn label, they'll know you mean business, and if they don't - I suggest you start looking for some new friends.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Phil Wood Track Hubs

If you're an avid fixie rider, poser or just someone that likes bearings, chances are you've Phil Wood hubs on your must have equipment list. For all the others, the all American company out of California that decades ago got started by Mr. Wood because he couldn't find a suitable sealed bearing hub or his own ride is today the USA equivalent of Campy and Shimano parts - and then some. The hubs come in variety of applications, the track ones shown here come in either high or low flange and you coup also go for NJS certifies Ti variant. I can't recommend these strongly enough.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Sierra Designs Vintage Parka

If your only solution to the upcoming winter was to bulk up, I've got fantastic news for you: the all-made in USA Sierra Designs vintage 60/40 parka. This jacket will not only keep you warm, but the nylon blended material also keeps you water repellent.

So what's so awesome? Well, besides that it looks amazing, every aspect of this jacket is American made:

We started by re-creating the classic 60/40 line, now called the Vintage Heritage Collection. We are proud to say this whole line of high quality jackets and vest were made in the United States. Oakland, Ca was where Sierra Designs was founded in 1965, so we thought it fitting to bring the production and assembly home. The fabrics were milled woven in the original factory mill on the East Coast and the designs were re-created in our current Boulder, Colorado headquarters. We can truly say these products were made in the USA.

So there you have it, no longer is lard your only mode of insulation for the upcoming weather, your significant other will thank you.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Case Pocketknife

"That's not a knife, this is a knife..."; well, we all can't carry a mini- machete in our back pocket, but a gentleman can and should carry a nice discrete pocket knife around. What started in 1888 as a traveling company is today an institution for made in USA, made by hand cutlery tools.

Whether you're going hiking or you pull one of these out at the next board meeting and start carving your name into the table, rest assured you will be getting looks that are nothing short of envy and admiration. And with the variety of styles available, you can rest assured that you won't see the same knife in the hands of your poser hands.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Psycho Bunny ties

I was really surprised by this tie as it came as a surprise gift. Not only is it stylish, designed by Robert Godley under his Psycho Bunny bran but it's also hand made in the USA. The silk is from England though, and is 100% silk. The style of the tie is your typical East Cost prep with a little fun, which you really have to look for to notice. A true classy item that will give you years of style if properly taken care of.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Wagner Custom Skis

OK, so we have discussed custom skis before, especially this week, so where do Wagner's fit in? Well, if you want custom, they're pretty much the going standard - but, what makes them truly special and really worth it is that Wagner is also a green company. So, if you care about how your ski is going to be custom made, you might as well pick the one that will have the least environmental effect. Check out Wagner and know you're contributing to something bigger than your run of the mill consumerism!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Hart Skis

What started in St. Paul, Minnesota in 1943 as a cribbage boards making company today is one of the most prevalent ski companies in the world, and what's better than American made? Hart makes skis and boards for the pros, but rear assured that you will look like one even if you're on the bunny slope, and you actually might get confused for and American Olympian since all they ride on are Harts.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Dale Ski Boots

For over 40 years now the good people at DaleBoot have been making custom ski boots for their customers out of their shop in Salt Lake City, Utah. Literally every part of this Made in USA boot can be specifically made for your feet, so even if you have that slight case of elephantiasis on your left foot, rest assured that you will still be able to ski not only in style but comfort too.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Ruwe Pencil Co.

Even if you're not a real engineer or drafter but just play one on TV, you can still appreciate a good pencil; and what's better than an American made pencil? One made in Greenwich, CT. That's right, the humble little town o millionaires, billionaires, Hedge Fund CEOs, more Ferraris per capita than Dubai - is also a manufacturing center. This specific Ruwe pencil is for drafters and allows you to make notes an corrections on polyester drafting film, but rest assured that they also make a fine selection of your run of the mill #2s.

Monday, October 3, 2011

New Balance 1400

These news sneakers from New Balance come in a variety of flavors, but one thing remains constant, they're made in Maine.

The more stylish one with suede, pictured, are made specifically for J. Crew, while other models resemble more modern running shoe are available thorough a variety of sporting goods retailers. So no matter what your goal: looking good or running well, these will walk all over China-sweatshopmade Nike.

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