Tag Archives: American-made

Women’s Dress Coats On Sale at Nordstrom

Just in time for the cool weather comes a coat sale for lovers of high quality, American-made outerwear.

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The coat-maker Fleurette was founded in 1949 and is known for its high-quality, tailored styles. All Fleurette coats are designed and manufactured in New York City.As they say on the company website, Fleurette “harkens back to the time when quality was the norm, when output was measured in hundreds, not thousands. Manufactured in a large modern facility, our coats pass through the hands of as many as seventy people before leaving the factory floor. At Fleurette, each coat is still finished by hand …one at a time.”

Regards, Kathy

Flannel-Lined Trucker Jacket: Made in USA

What could be better on a Fall day than a flannel shirt or a good-looking lightweight jacket? How about combining them both? That’s what Flint and Tinder has done with their Flannel Lined Trucker Jacket.

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Martexin 7-ounce sailcloth from New Jersey is waxed on both sides for water resistance.It’s fully lined with 100% cotton flannel in a herringbone pattern.It makes for a really stylish jacket that is fully functional with two hand-warmer pockets and a button-down chest pocketThe jacket is made in Los Angeles.

Regards,

Paul

Rare Sale at The Grommet: 20% Off Sitewide September 15 Only!

We’ve been writing about The Grommet for a long time because of the large number of fun, unusual American-Made products they carry. One thing they don’t have: a lot of promotional discounts, so you’ll want to jump on their one-day Thank-You Sale on Friday, September 15. You’ll get 20% sitewide and you won’t need a coupon code. Here are some of our favorite products:

Disclosure: We’ll get a small commission if you buy through the links in this post: Please do!repast3 The hand-crafted Repast Ravioli Rolling Pin produces perfect little pillows of pasta that won’t break open during cooking.Whether towing it behind a canoe or floating it in the pool, you will love grabbing cold drinks and food from the CreekKooler.Do you have a special place in your heart for a certain waterside location? The lake house you played in as a child, the site of the bayside cafe where you got engaged, the harbor where your family arrived in the USA? Now you can get a customized topographical artwork that beautifully maps these special bodies of water. We saw one of these in person and it is even more beautiful than it appears in pictures.If you appreciate your beer, The Cap Trap line of products will let you show it off. These laser-cut wooden maps of the USA, individual states and a variety of other fun shapes, are designed to be filled with the bottle caps of local brews. They are made in Tampa from Baltic birch plywood.imageThe Swurfer and is a crazy-fun-looking swing developed by a surfer to prepare his kids for riding the waves.imageThey’re colorful, they’re rugged and they let your kids assemble giant-sized dinosaur skeletons! What could be better? Check out these Boneyard Pets.These fish-inspired knives and corkscrews are perfect for the outdoorsy person.Motorcycle riders love these little Guardian Bells, since they are considered good luck charms.The New York Times Commemorative Book is always a fun gift, since it compiles the items that were in the news on Dad’s day if birth.This Maine-made Brahm’s Mount herringbone blanket is great for snuggling and is rugged enough to pass to the next generation.And finally, Cutting boards from Brooklyn Butcher Block will make your cooking and grilling even more enjoyable.
Regards, Kathy

Hand Blown Drinkware: Made in USA

I don’t know about you, but sometimes it seems like my enjoyment of a drink can be enhanced by the glass I choose to drink from. I  will typically go for the glass with a little bit of heft to it; something sturdy. I also appreciate unusual drinkware, so when I saw these glasses from the New Orleans-based artist and glass-blower Ben Dombey of Glassblower Ben, I knew I wanted to share them with you.The slanted whiskey glass

Ben started out trying to make the perfect whiskey glass after a trip to Scotland. Each glass is custom-blown with lung power and is 100% made in America. An appealing feature of his designs is that you can get them stamped on the bottom with custom text or an image. So, while you sip your favorite beverage, there is a little something special to catch your eye as the glass empties. Unlike etching, this stamp is never going away so choose your words wisely. Having just made my first-ever purchase of mead at a placw called Melovino Meadery, I like the Honeycomb stamped glass. Okay, so maybe you don’t want to see this at the bottom of your glass, but isn’t it cool?The mixing glass pitcher is both elegant and beautiful.The Classic Large Dombey Glass looks like something I’d like to sip from in front of the fire.

Whatever you choose, enjoy your favorite beverage responsibly.

Regards,

Paul

Minuteman Watches: Call To Arms.

Much of the joy of writing this blog comes from all of the wonderful products we discover and the people behind them. Occasionally we find ourselves getting sad news, like an American manufacturer closing down or struggling.

We received such a notice from the owner of Minuteman Watches, who has found himself in the “struggling” category but will be able to recover with a little more support from the “Buy American” crowd.

Like many people in the American-Made field, Thomas Carey creates his very good-looking watches as a part-time labor of love, while maintaining a full-time job. He has always donated a portion of his profits to veteran groups. To date those funds have supported: The Gary Sinise Foundation, Special Operations Warrior Foundation, Mercury One, and Fisher House.

I realize that watches are a very personal choice where style sometimes beats functionality and low price often beats quality and workmanship. The purpose of this blog is for us to bring things to your attention that are made/assembled in America and put American people to work. So if you are in the market for a watch, you owe it to yourself to at least check out the offerings from Minuteman. In buying from them, you know that you are supporting  a good small business and some important charities.Most of the watches offered by Minuteman feature: double-domed sapphire crystal, screw-down crown, water resistant to 200 meters and a Miyota 9015 automatic mechanical movement.Not many people will ever see the back of your watch but you will know what is there: this is cool graphic of an original Minuteman.You will also find on the site a very nice selection of American-made knives. The Red, White and Blue model shown above features:1/8 inch thick 154CM stainless steel blade, a red white and blue Kirinite handle and a neck sheath made of Kydex.

Regards,

Paul