3sixteen - 3sixteen was founded in 2003, and has evolved to become one of the premier denim focused brands. Co-owners Andrew Chen and Johan Lam meet serendipitously at a wedding where they discovered they had similar clothing tastes. 3sixteen has a bi-coastal presence in both NY and LA. 3sixteen works with Kuroki Mills in Japan to develop denim specifically for the brand, making them one of the very few American denim brands to have custom fabric.
Eat Dust - Based in Belgium, Eat Dust was founded by friends Rob and Keith over beers and motorcycles. Their mission was to create a brand based off high quality, good design, and functional clothes made for the Easy Rider
Ebbets Field - Ebbets Field might be located in Seattle, WA, but its story began in Brooklyn back in 1988 when Jerry Cohen went searching for an original, wool uniform. One bolt of fabric at a time, he founded his company, recreating the beauty and magic of sports from a bygone era.
Faribault Woolen Mill Co. - As the name suggests, Faribault Woolen Mills Company is from Faribault, Minnesota. My home state doesn't mess around when it comes to durable, timeless goods. Beautiful blankets to keep you and your loved ones warm for many years and many Winters to come. We love these blankets so much, my wife and I used these as wedding gifts for our wedding party. What better way to thank our friends and family, then to give them a warm and enduring "thank you".
Freenote Cloth - There is something to putting on a pair of selvedge denim that fit you perfectly from the start. That’s how I felt when I tried on the Rios fit. In fact, just about everything they make fits spot on. Freenote Cloth, started in San Juan Capistrano (The O.C.) by brothers Matt and Andrew Brodrick in 2013, is creating timeless American, vintage inspired, clothing with a rock and roll feel to it. Committed to using the highest quality fabric and creating tailor-like fits, Freenote has continued to create stand out seasonal collections in addition to their limited releases using deadstock fabric.
Indigofera - Taking the namesake of the core ingredient in what makes denim (and more specifically jeans) such a classic staple in everyone's wardrobe might seem ambitious, maybe even arrogant. But the guys at Indigofera couldn't be anything but. Humble, unassuming and genuine, these guys aren't just good people, they also happen to make some of the most amazing products we've ever seen, and felt. Perfectly capturing that sweet spot in denim history from the 50's and 60's, these guys have created every day products that will work for just about anyone and everyone. Vintage inspiration meets modern fit and details. All in all, indigo in is good hands with these guys.
Iron Heart - "Over-engineered is our starting point." This pretty much sums up the Iron Heart ethos. Everything they do is with purpose and intent. Through ethical manufacturing and relationships with family-run mills and workshops, Shinichi Haraki and Giles Padmore have created a brand that represents the best of "slow fashion". Beautiful, durable clothing that takes inspiration from historical workwear, but constructed to meet the demands of a modern life.
Knickerbocker Mfg Co. - If there's a company who views American manufacturing and community focused business the way we do, it's the Knickerbocker Manufacturing Company. Founded in 2013 by Andrew Livingston and his partners, Kyle Mosholder and Daniel Rickard Guy, Knickerbocker MFG Co. started out doing private label manufacturing, but has since grown into so much more. Continuing a generational story of manufacturing in America, Knickerbocker is committed to making some of the best products out there.
Left Field NYC - Queens-based Left Field NYC is one of the OGs of the current made-in-America movement. Founder Christian McCann has roots in Philadelphia, where he grew up and cultivated his love of American vintage through flea market and thrift store shopping. Inspired by the Japanese obsession for Americana, Christian began creating vintage inspired clothing. After a short stint at Anthropologie, Christian moved to Brooklyn, where Left Field was created in 1998 and took off. Left Field has a level of quality, consistency and attention to detail that is second to none.
Merz B. Schwanen - The Accidental Find. The humble beginnings of Merz b. Schwanen began with a random, surprising flea market find. One garment. An authentic worker's shirt from 1911 with its washed and worn-in fabric, a relic from another time, would now become the the piece that Peter and Gitta Plotnicki would use as inspiration for their unrivaled line of knitwear. Featuring organic cotton knit on original loopwheeler machines, Merz b. Schwanen is recreating history one garment at a time.
Mister Freedom - Founded by French expatriate Christophe Loiron, Mister Freedom has been churning out vintage inspired goodies since 2003. The patterns are all originals and reflect the story of fictitious characters set in a historical background resulting in a collection of clothing that is not reproduction, but rather historically plausible.
Railcar Fine Goods - The first time we talked with Railcar Fine Goods founder Steven Dang, it was immediately apparent he was extremely detailed, with mechanic-like precision in the construction of his denim. Turns out Steven used to work at the Los Angeles Metro repairing passenger trains. He has taken this attention to detail, construction, and precision to a more creative outlet with Railcar Fine Goods. Based in Monrovia, California, Railcar designs and manufactures everything in-house.
Red Wing Heritage - Talk about heritage. Red Wing Shoes have been around since 1905, hailing from Red Wing, Minnesota. Founded by Charles Beckham, Red Wing boots have been part of the country’s legacy ever since. The company has outfitted soldiers in both world wars, and are strongly associated with the workwear aesthetic. The Red Wing Heritage line is still made in the U.S., using Goodyear welt construction that allows for the shoe to be resoled and recrafted time after time.
Rogue Territory - Andrew and I first discovered Karl Thoennessen in 2009 shortly after he launched Rogue Territory. We were somewhat new to the denim world at that time, but Karl had been cutting his teeth at American Rag for a couple years prior to launching RGT. To this day, the neatest, most functional, most unique pair of trousers I've ever bought were from RGT: their signature work trouser. I'd honestly never seen anything like it and I was hooked on RGT. Luckily, the attention to detail and functionality applies to everything they make from jeans to shirts to jackets, you simply can't go wrong. We're proud to be working with Karl and excited to share his craft with you.
Shockoe Atelier - Just down the road from us in Richmond, VA, Anthony and gang are churning out some of the best jeans you'll ever put your hands on. The front of their building serves as their retail shop, but all of the magic happens in the back. This is where Anthony and his father, a master pattern maker and tailor, employ a small, dedicated and skilled team of workers who will convince you that jeans can be just as tailored as a suit.
Shoes Like Pottery - Kurume, Japan is home to some of the best sneakers in the world. Making every pair by hand, Shoes Like Pottery create sneakers that are simple yet durable, understated yet beautiful. Using a process known as ka-ryu, the shoes are fired in a kiln for 70 minutes in a process very similar to that of Japanese Pottery. The vulcanization causes the sulfur in the natural rubber outsole to react, thereby returning the natural rubber to its original state, creating a shoe that is as flexible as it is durable.
Stevenson Overall - Stevenson Overall started out in Portland, Indiana and made high quality workwear featuring flat felled seams all throughout the 1920's and 30's. A fortuitous meeting in 2005 of Zip Stevenson - a relative of the original owner - and Atsusuke Tagaya resulted in the relaunch of the brand with the same focus on high quality workwear. They mesh old time construction details like single needle construction and flat felled seams with modern fits and fabrics to create clothing and accessories that pay homage to an era of manufacturing that just doesn't exist anymore.
Studebaker Metals - Founded in 2014 by Michael Studebaker and Alyssa Catalano, Studebaker Metals creates beauty through traditional means: Hammer, anvil, and fire. Michael and Alyssa were both trained at University of the Arts on Broad street in Philly, and many of the tools they currently use were originally made in Philly in the 1800's. Their small team of four continually creates some of the most beautiful, yet durable goods we've ever seen. The metals they use are bare metals so every piece will evolve and patina over time, each one unique to its owner.
Tanner Goods - Worth Holding Onto. This is the philosophy behind Tanner Goods and it couldn't be any simpler or more appropriate. Everything they make isn't just designed to get better with age, it does get better with age. Each product telling a story unique to its owner, holding stories and a life of its own.
Topo Designs - Classic. Mountain. Modern. These three words embody both the ethos and the design of everything Topo Designs makes. You can sense their roots in the mountains and the outdoors, but their love of the urban landscape is just as apparent. Topo Designs backpacks have enough functionality to get you through even the most complicated hiking adventures, yet they're minimal enough to fit seamlessly into your every day urban life. Combining modern technical fabrics, simple designs and bold colors, these are the packs you've been waiting for.
Velva Sheen - My first introduction to Velva Sheen was back in 1996 when I enlisted in the Army. Pulling them out of my oversized duffle bag, and ripping open the two pack of t-shirts in that special brown color that every U.S. soldier will recognize. 20 years later I still have those t-shirts, every moment absorbed, cotton faded and worn, some with holes, some without, yet every single shirt still fits the same as it did when I first put it on. It’s often said, “They just don’t make it like they used to.” Velva Sheen still does.
White's Boots - White’s Boots started in 1853 and flourished making boots for loggers, firefighters, and the forest industries. White’s Boots is true American heritage, handmaking boots with the finest materials with skill that has been passed along from generation to generation. They make both their lifestyle and work books with the same craftsmanship in the same factory, all in Spokane, Washington.