Category Archives: Made in USA

Oak Street Bootmakers Navy Suede Red Brick Sole Trail Oxford

When something good happens in Chicago my mind usually immediately jumps to Oak Street Bootmakers for my Midwest Monday post. The brand has established itself as the Chicago clothing company in my mind. Today I’ve got Chicago on my mind because Northwestern finally … Continue reading

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Hudson Sutler Sconset Wayfarer Duffel

It looks like I’ll be squeezing in a few more trips before my daughter is born in May, so luggage is top of mind. My Hudson Sutler Weekender always accompanies me on my journeys, whether it’s my carry-on or tossed … Continue reading

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Lanona Shoe Co. Academic Boot

Despite our slight flirtation with springlike weather last week, we are still solidly in boot season here in the Midwest. Boat shoes are just going to have to wait for a few more weeks. And while the time is running … Continue reading

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Topo Designs Baseball Tee

And just like that baseball is back. Pitchers and catchers reporting and the start of spring training means warm weather isn’t too far away. But while I’m elated to enjoy a season where the Cubs are the defending world champions, … Continue reading

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Mill City Fineries Americana Plaid Necktie

Find a way to work a little red, white and blue into your outfit today. It is Presidents’ Day after all. There’s no easier way to do that than with a simple plaid tie like the Americana Plaid from Mill … Continue reading

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Best Made Co. Canvas Field Pant

I’ve always found the look of khaki pants to be a great one for adventuring. Perhaps it’s how they look next to the vibrant greens of forests or the deep blues of a mountain lake. There’s just something about them … Continue reading

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Castaway Clothing Birdseye 1/4 Zip

I’m all about the originals, but when you can find a quality riff on an original and it’s made in the USA while the original is produced overseas, well I can make an exception for that. And the Birdseye 1/4 … Continue reading

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Red Wing Heritage Iron Ranger Boot

So much for thinking that winter might be over and snow-covered streets were behind us. It’s not that I particularly dislike the snow. It certainly looks better than the dirty slush left behind as it’s melting. But I’m sick and … Continue reading

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High Cotton Champagne Royal Oxford Bow Tie

Here’s a classic bow tie that retains all the advantages of cotton while masquerading as a formal silk bow tie. Yes, the Champagne Royal Oxford Bow Tie from High Cotton pulls off a rare feat. 

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Flyover Press Midbest Sweatshirt

This November the rest of the country learned that ignoring the Midwest comes at their peril. I can’t say I’m particularly proud of the way the people of the Midwest have been stereotyped because of that, but I am optimistic … Continue reading

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