Category Archives: men’s accessories

The Red Wing Heritage Chelsea Boot: New and Made in USA

I’m always on the lookout for great American-made shoes and boots – and I’ve got my eye on something new.

Disclosure: We’ll get a small commission if you buy through the links in this post: Please do!I’ve been looking for something a bit more dressy, but not formal, and I really like Red Wing’s new Slip-on Chelsea Boot, which is Made in the USA. It’s available in three different finishes: Black, Copper and Olive Mohave Desert, to complement any wardrobe.I am a huge fan of the brand. I own three pairs of Red Wing Iron Rangers, which work great with my typical casual style, but I think the new look would fill a gap in my wardrobe. Like many of the Red Wing products, Chelsea boots are designed to be resoled so you can get quite a bit of life out of them.

I also like is how Huckberry paired the boots with a care kit so you can keep the finish looking sharp with just a little elbow grease.

Regards,

Paul

1968’s Hot Sneakers Back on the Shelves: Made in USA

If you were a kid back in the late 1960s, chances were high that you owned at least one pair of these sneakers. Now you can buy them again – and they’re made in the USA!

Disclosure: We’ll get a small commission if you buy through the links in this post: Please do!PF Flyers Windjammers in canvas and suede for men and women are the latest designs to be called back from the company vault.  First released back in 1968, they are  now part of the new Made in USA collection.  Proudly made  in Boston, MA.

 

Big Savings on Filson’s Scout Watch

Product designs come and go and sometimes you can pick-up impressive deals on discontinued models.

Disclosure: We’ll get a small commission if you buy through the links in this post: Please do!Today’s tip : Head over to Sierra Trading Post to see Filson’s Scout watch, which originally retailed for more than $800, but is now on clearance for $299! Inspired by classic pilot watches, This design has  dual-time displays, illuminated hands, a date window and a stainless steel case.  It is hand-assembled in Detroit using parts from various countries.

Regards,

Paul

 

Triple Aught Design: Duffel Bags and Backpacks Made in America

I keep finding cool, American-made bags and backpacks online. The only problem is that each design has something I really like and it keeps me from making the all-important decision: which should I buy?

Disclosure: We’ll get a small commission if you buy through the links in this post: Please do!My latest discovery is Triple Aught Design, a California-based firm that designs gear for the adventurist. According to their website, the name Triple Aught Design comes a unit of measurement: “Engineers and machinists use 000 (triple aught) as shorthand for a thousandth of an inch, which has been the high standard of precision tolerance for over a century.”The Azimuth pack, above, is made with weather-resistant material, has 33 liters of storage and can pack in its own pocket.The Fast Pack Litespeed, left, holds 22 liters and the Azimuth Packable Backpack on the right holds 19 liters.

Another thing I like about the company is their transparency about which products use domestic or imported fabric.

Regards,

Paul

 

Korchmar Leather Goods: Made in USA for 100 Years

Today, we’d like to celebrate an American family firm that has passed an important milestone: 100 years in business!

Disclosure: We’ll get a small commission if you buy through the links in this post: Please do!We’ve mentioned Korchmar before in a discussion on Made in USA dopp kits. This time, we decided to look a little further into this fourth-generation family business that started a century ago in Cincinnati.From the stylish Dunbar valet tray above to the Garfield Bomber Bag shown at the top of the post, the range of leather goods offered by the company is impressive and the prices are relatively affordable compared to other high-end leather goods.

I pride myself on traveling light and I would love to see just how many days worth of gear I could pack into the  beautifully-styled Lux Twain Weekender. The Twain is lined with a 6.4 oz. twill pattern fabric and features brass hardware.If a full leather bag is not your thing, you can always opt for the  waxed canvas/leather combo offered on the Sawyer Briefcase.

Please shop carefully as not all Korchmar items are made in America. The link at the beginning of the post will bring you to  items that are.

To see an inspiring video produced to celebrate Korchmar’s 100th anniversary, go here.

Regards,

Paul