Tag Archives: Allen Edmond

I hope you can follow the thread of this story


90% of the apparel that you and I buy is not made by members of our extended American family.  It didn’t used to be that way.  As recently as the 1970s over 70% of apparel sold in the U.S. was … Continue reading

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An American Icon


If you follow my blog at all, you know I love American legacy brands like Allen Edmonds, Wigwam Mills, Hart Schaffner Marx, Crane Paper and Homer Loughlin China.  Well I recently discovered another iconic American firm that has been producing … Continue reading

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Come all ye procrastinators!


So, a trifle late, I present you with the Simply-American 2013 Holiday gift giving list.  This list is for independent Americans who did not rush to the shops like lemmings on Black Friday.  No, you decided to bide your time … Continue reading

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Now you don’t have to wear out any shoe leather finding American shoes


I know what you are thinking.  You’re thinking “what a beautiful shoe!”  And you are right to think that.  It is a beautiful shoe.  It’s an Allen Edmonds shoe made by members of our extended American family in Port Washington, … Continue reading

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They are slightly older than me


As you know, I had the great good fortune to visit the Allen Edmonds Shoe Company in September during my Mid-West research trip for my soon to be published book, Simply American, Putting Our Extended American Family Back To Work.  When I … Continue reading

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