Tag Archives: Made in the US

A Beacon of Hope in My Home Town


  A lot of junk flows into my email inbox on a daily basis and most of it gets discarded. But when I received an email about The Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc. with the picture above, I was intrigued. … Continue reading

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American made suits for you and me!


  In the past I have written about my two favorite firms making men’s suits in the U.S.: Hart Schaffner Marx and Joseph Abboud.  Well I recently found about another source of suits made by members of our extended American … Continue reading

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A tip of the cap to Ebbets Field Flannels!


I’ve written before about the amazing firm making vintage sports caps and apparel in Seattle, Ebbets Field Flannels.  Well, right now Jerry Cohen has a great deal going on his vintage baseball caps.  His “Ballcap Mystery Grab Bag” special gets … Continue reading

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American pens for the New Year


Writing implements have changed greatly over the centuries.  The first “pens” were made from reed straw or bamboo.  The Ancient Egyptians were writing with ink on papyrus as long ago as the 4th century BC.  It is thought that the … Continue reading

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I might branch out and buy this stuff


I recently found out about a cool American company making toys and furniture for kids. The firm is Twig Creative, and the camera pictured above allows budding photographers to shoot pictures to their heart’s content, though the images will be … Continue reading

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Lost in Paradise


Sorry for the two-week radio silence, but I had the enviable task of spending ten days on the beach at Kaanapali, most of the time reclining at the Maui Sheraton pictured above.  While I mostly swam, snorkeled, ate and slept, … Continue reading

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Cyber Monday Alert!


The intrepid Sarah Mazzone of the USA Challenge just posted a nice Cyber Monday list that I urge you to peruse if you still have any money left after buying all the stuff I suggested on my Simply American Black Friday … Continue reading

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