Tag Archives: Made in USA

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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Great Lakes Clothing Co. Highland Plaid

As we begin a new year, I’ll once again be doubling down on espousing all the good that comes out of the Midwest. Of the batch of upstarts that sprouted within the past few years, Great Lakes Clothing Co. is … Continue reading

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Chubbies The Dashers

Who says that sweaters should have all the fun? We should be having Ugly Christmas Shorts parties as well. And if you actually happen to be going to one, Chubbies has a complete line up ready to satisfy all your … Continue reading

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State Optical Co. Wolcott Sunglasses

State Optical Co. has an ambitious vision for the Midwest. Starting with its Chicago-based eyewear factory, the brand hopes to turn Chicago and the surrounding area into a world class eyewear producing region. The hope is that other brands join … Continue reading

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Thorogood Dodgeville Boot

Add another name to the canon of Midwestern footwear makers. The irony is that Thorogood certainly isn’t new, it’s just new to me thanks to, no surprise here, Huckberry. The Wisconsin-based company made its first pair of shoes back in … Continue reading

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Flint and Tinder Flannel-Lined Waxed Trucker Jacket

Flint and Tinder may sound like a new dating app for outdoorsmen, but it’s actually an apparel brand available exclusively at Huckberry that is dedicated to partnering with the best garment makers in the US to jump start American manufacturing. That … Continue reading

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Homage Welcome To Indiana Basketball Tee

The Hickory High uniforms the Pacers started wearing on select nights last year are my favorites in sports. Hoosiers is without a doubt the greatest sports movie, especially since Hinkle Fieldhouse makes an appearance. That the Pacers are honoring the … Continue reading

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The Cordial Churchman Blenheim

Bring on the cold. I’m ready to combat it with plenty of thick plaids and that includes what I’m wearing around my neck. The Blenheim Bow Tie from The Cordial Churchman will look just right around a crackling fire and … Continue reading

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