Tag Archives: Hart Schaffner Marx

Do as I say, not as I do


I came across a post on one of my favorite blogs about American made things, Made in the USA Challenge, about Martha Stewart’s American Made Awards.  It seems Martha and her minions have been holding a competition in each of … Continue reading

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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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My nether regions were revolting


Over the past two years, I have transformed my wardrobe.  Most of the clothes I now wear on a daily basis are made by members of our extended American family.  I wear Wigwam socks, Allen Edmonds shoes, Jack Donnelly khakis and … 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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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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What well dressed American men have been wearing for more than 100 years!


Chicago is a hell of a town. Amazing buildings, great food. And members of our extended American family making beautiful suits. I flew into Chicago on Monday and spent the afternoon just wandering around town.  I must have walked ten miles … Continue reading

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How about a do over?


There is a lot about the Olympics I love. And a few things I don’t. Despite the possibility of being forced to endure synchronized swimming, dressage and rhythmic gymnastics, I was getting excited about the onset of the London Olympics. And then … Continue reading

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