We share an affinity for a few things

Our beloved doggo Buddy is a Chocolate Labrador.  He has never been much of a swimmer and has never retrieved anything more substantial than a shoe.  But he is the most loveable dog I have ever known.  The other day, a fine fellow, Bryan Horn, commented on one of my posts and we later had a long conversation about what we have in common.  Bryan and I share two passions:  Chocolate Labradors and putting members of our extended American family back to work.  Bryan is so passionate about the two subjects that when he began his business, Over Under Clothing, he decided to adopt the Labrador as his firm’s trademark and ensure that only products made in this country would ever carry that trademark.

Bryan hails from Georgia, graduated from UGA and his firm reflects his Southern roots.  The cotton in his shirts is grown in Mississippi and Georgia,

the authentic choice bridle leather for his belts and wallets comes from Texas steers,

while his custom laser engraved buttons are produced in the Volunteer State.  Bryan is convinced that America is a perfect place to make the best products money can buy.  I share his sentiments.

Bryan and Miss Hayden

The bravery of business people always impresses me.  I have always been an employee, never an owner.  Bryan and people like him are willing to lay it on the line in the hope of building a business that they can be proud of and a business that reflects their values.  Over and Under Clothing reflects Bryan’s values in two important ways.  First, he uses only American raw materials in his products and those products are only made by members of our extended American family.  Second, he wants his business to give back to the community, specifically by helping dogs in need.  That is why Over and Under Clothing donates a portion of each sale to at risk dogs in need in your local area. Bryan’s old companion Miss Hayden would certainly approve of Bryan’s commitment to help doggos that are in need of assistance.  I encourage you to visit the Over and Under website, find your favorites and then order them online.  Buddy has his eye on the Over and Under “Finest Field Collar”, but sadly he lacks a credit card.  But then again, his birthday is just around the corner.


About John Briggs

I live in Seattle and love telling stories about Americans, the places where they work and the things that they make. I have just published a book, Simply American, encouraging Americans to purchase American made products; the book can be ordered at www.simply-american.com.
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1 Response to We share an affinity for a few things

  1. Labrador: loyal, trustworthy and honest. Love the idea.

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