Men: If the Shoe Fits and it’s Made in the USA, Buy It!

Shoes make the man right?
Well, at least they protect your feet and make a great fashion statement. Like many other items we’ve covered on this blog, my goal is to slowly replace my shoes that wear out with Made-in-USA choices. There are at least two or three pair in the post that I have my eye on.
Remember, with good quality-made footwear there’s also the fact that proper care will make your investment last for years. Just get a new heel, sole or recrafting service as offered by some manufacturers.
Here are some of my favorite styles:

Rancourt & Co.

Rancourt is one of the manufacturers offering shoe restoration and recrafting services.

Eastland Shoe Company

Alden is one of the manufacturers offering shoe restoration and redrafting services.


Allen Edmonds

Allen Edmonds is one of the manufacturers offering shoe restoration and redrafting services.

Perry Ecolino

Perry Ecolino is one of the manufacturers offering shoe restoration and redrafting services.

Robert Matthews, Custom Shoemaker

Ralph Lauren


Adler Shoes

New England Outerwear Company

The Incredible Ties of the Cyberoptix Tie Lab – Made in USA

Detroit has brought forth yet another impressive Made-in-America brand. The Cyberoptix Tie Lab produces fascinating, quirky, whimsical and downright wonderful ties. Their graphics are inspired by odd sources like antique nature books or old technical manuals, but the results are modern and inspiring. Take a gander:

apollo cockpit tie
Bermuda Triangle Tie
Brainstorm Tie
Coffee + Cigarette Molecules tie
Coffee Bean Tie
Flying mustaches bow tie.
Pork-a-Dot Tie
Stag Party Tie
Weapons of Mass Construction

10 Places to Buy Short Sleeve Sport Shirts: Made in USA

The warm weather is finally here and it’s time for short sleeves. Here’s where to find the American-made variety.
Blackland Clothing Co.’s Pearl Snap Shirt in 100% cotton. It has a straight hem on the bottom so you can wear it untucked and not have shirt tails hanging out. Collar stays are woven-in so the collar won’t curl coming out of the dryer.

Some of the beautiful Hawaaian shirts at Kahala, such as the two shown above, are made in the USA.CoalatreeCoalatree Organics has several good-looking shirts, some of which look to be inspired by 1930s workwear..SteveAlan Sad to see Steven Alan’s line of American-made short-sleeve shirts down to just two, but here they are.

Mister California asks you to imagine “The year: 1966. The place: Modesto, Ca. The man: Your dad, cruising the halcyon streets in his Chevelle wearing a plaid short sleeve just like this one.” Shirts are a cotton/poly blend.

O’Connell’s Clothing has some of the most colorful short sleeve shirts we’ve seen – perfect for summer fun.

Mercer & Sons will make your custom short sleeve shirts, in the USA, any way you want them. 

In God We Trust carries a few good looking 100% cotton, Short Sleeve Button Downs.gitmanGitman Brothers’ short-sleeve shirts are made in the USA from imported fabric.

Discounted shirts come and go at Sierra Trading Post.

Motor Trend Names 2014 Vehicles with most USA and Canada-made parts.

2014 Avenger

According to Motor Trend Magazine, the Dodge Avenger holds the top spot when it comes to cars with the largest percentage of parts made in the USA and Canada. Here’s the rundown on the top ten.

1. Dodge Avenger – 76%
2. SRT Viper, Chevrolet Corvette, Chevrolet Impala (fleet), Toyota Avalon, Toyota Camry – 75%
3. Chrylser 200 Convertible – 74%
4. Chrylser 200 Sedan – 73%
5. Dodge Charger – 71%
6. Chrylser 300, Cadillac CTS, Chevrolet Camaro, Honda Accord – 70%
7. Dodge Challenger – 69%
8. Buick LaCrosse, Buick Regal, Chevrolet Impala, Chevrolet Malibu – 66%
9. Ford Mustang, Ford Taurus, Cadillac ATS, Cadillac CTS (Premium), Honda Civic – 65%
10. Dodge Dart -62%

One couple's search for a Made-in-USA lifestyle