Category Archives: Jackets

The Good Acre Collection by Taylor Stitch: Made in USA

Quite a few companies are grouping their menswear into “lifestyle collections” and one of my favorites is Taylor Stitch. I love the fact that you can buy a complete outfit that has a story behind it; even better if that story fits your own narrative. Take the Good Acre Collection, which is currently in the funding phase. The collection is geared more toward those that work with their hands rather than those sitting behind a desk but, truth be told, it works for both.The Chore Pant is better looking than the worn jeans I tend to wear to work everyday. It features a double knee and is made from 100% cotton Duck Canvas.The Utility Shirt is a slightly heavy fabric, so I see it as a Fall garment or as a light summer jacket worn over a colorful tee. The Cone Mills fabric alternates between twill and plain weave to achieve the “corded” affect.
The collection features two different jackets: The Project jacket, above, is constructed from a 10-oz Beeswaxed Army Duck Canvas, so it is water repellent.The second design is the Chore Jacket, which is on my short list to replace a foreign-made coat I’ve worn for years. The combination of a cotton, dry-wax canvas shell and a 100% cotton blanket stripe lining will be perfect for chores during the New England Fall when the leaves start to change.The shirt that Taylor Stitch chose for ths collection is made in Portugal, so I took the liberty of selecting my own, American-made replacement, the Moss Mechanic Shirt.Finally, there is the all-important footwear. There is only one choice here and that is the Mark Boot, made for Taylor Stitch by Rancourt of Maine.

Taylor Stitch is a crowd-funded site, so you need to act when items are offered. However,  there are plenty of items in their Essentials Collection that are kept in stock. It’s a very well-curated collection.

Regards,

Paul

New For Summer at American Giant: Made in USA

If you know American Giant, it’s probably because they manufacture the garment that has been called “The Greatest Hoodie Ever Made.” What you may not know is they have lots of new items for both men and women that are worth checking out.

Disclosure: We’ll get a small commission if you buy through the links in this post. Please do!Newer items from American Giant include summer-weight versions of their most popular items.Three new styles of pants for her: The Kick Flair, the Pant and the Cropped Pant.The Anorak and the Coach’sJacket are two new outerwear options available in Black, Blue and Pine.For the guys, there is the Heather Baseball T, Classic Muscle T and Warm-up T.

And several new dresses for women.Finally, the Weekend Short is new.

So head on over to the American Giant if you need to freshen up your summer wardrobe.

Regards,

Paul

10 Spring Jackets for Men: Made in USA

Last week, we did a post on spring jackets for women. Now it’s the guys’ turn. Check out these fashionable items made in America.

Disclosure: We’ll get a small commission if you buy through some of the links in this post. Please do!The Remy Hi-Density Jacket is made of weather resistant microfiber with a leather collar. There are multiple light jackets from Rag & Bone this season.
Helmet Lang denim and “destroyed denim” are both available.
How about these denim jackets from Frame?
This Filson waxed canvas jacket comes from a well-known American heritage brand.The Sodo moisture-wicking zip-up jacket comes in two colors.Need a rain slicker? This one’s from American Trench.

Two New Denim Jackets on the Made-in-USA List

‘What’s New Week’ continues with an update to our post “25+ Denim Jackets for Men and Women: Made in USA,” which you can read here.The two jackets we added are from California-based RPMWest, which has been turning out new products at an incredible rate. Available in raw denim and stone-washed denim, this design features two breast pockets, hand warmer pockets, alloy hardware and a leather patch.The RPMWest Denim jacket in a stonewash finish.The denim jacket in raw denim.

If you want to learn a little bit more about RPMWest you can check out the interview we did with them 2 years ago here. They’ve come a long way since then and, having purchased a few items from PRMWest I can tell you that the materials and quality of the product they build is excellent.

Regards,

Paul

Meet Wilson and Willy’s: American Made

I’m always excited when I find a new (or new–to-me) company making clothing here in the USA. Wilson and Willy’s is the latest of these companies. In addition to their own brand of men’s pants, shirts, and outerwear, they also carry a well-curated selection of other American items from companies like Oak Street Boot Makers, PF Flyers,Duluth Pack, Faribault Woolen Mills, and more.

Here are some of our favorite items:Waxed Anorak in Tobasco.
The Raglan Trench Coat is made from Faribault Woolen Mills Military blankets in NYCThe Waxed Rambler Coat features a mid-weight, wind- and water-resistant 8 oz Martexin waxed-canvas and is lined with moleskin.

Manufactured by Hackwith Design House with material from Faribault Woolen Mills, the Madeline jacket is 100% wool.The Melbourne Pajama dress is made from 100% cotton and made in L.A. by Maison Du Soir.The flannel boxy tee is beautifully shaped.The Stephen Kenn Foot Soldier Sofa is made in CA. and features material from Faribault Woolen Mills.

For those in the area, Wilson and Willy’s has a brick and mortar store in Minneapolis, MN.

Regards,

Paul