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:
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.Coalatree Organics has several good-looking shirts, some of which look to be inspired by 1930s workwear.. 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.Gitman Brothers’ short-sleeve shirts are made in the USA from imported fabric.
Discounted shirts come and go at Sierra Trading Post.
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%
This snazzy, collegiate-style bowtie in orange and navy comes to us from a company called Collared Greens. They are handmade in New York from imported silk. Love the packaging.
These cute bunny totes would have delighted my daughter when she was little and couldn’t get enough of Benjamin Bunny and Peter Rabbit. These Eco-friendly bags are made from recycled and misprinted banners and fabric scraps. They are machine-washable and very durable. From Scrappy Products.
Mifland Leathers Standard rucksack (shown here in orange) is built for durability, and the Mifland company says it is made to last a lifetime.
The handy Saunders DeskMate II is a clipboard with storage space and a solar & battery powered calculator. And with that bright color, it won’t be easy to misplace either.
Check out the beautiful shape on the American Modern Pitcher by Russel Wright. Wright’s designs led to the sale of 250 million pieces of dinnerware in the 40s and 50s. Now the Bauer Pottery Company continues Russel Wright’s iconic designs.
The A-Frame Overnighter bag
from Utility Canvas is “the perfect bag for a short getaway. Zip closure, inside and outside pocket and adjustable shoulder strap.
The Jean box clutch from Edie Parker was inspired by the style of 1950s showgirls. The acrylic body is hand-poured and the clutch snaps opens to reveal a vanity mirror inside.
Jean Orange Slice Acrylic Clutch Bag