Craftsmanship and quality are at the forefront of the American-made labels. While some of them have been around for decades, others are just starting their fashion empires, and they all have a few commonalities, including a “Made in America” label. Whether you are looking to pick up fresh denim, dress shirts, boardshorts or accessories, you can now do so easily, and with plenty of options from American-made brands.
Birdwell Beach Britches is at the top of our list (partially for the fantastic name) but also because we truly appreciate the nostalgia in the production of these throw-back boardies and the style.
If you’re looking to get snuggly in some new sweats, or better yet warm up after a quick morning surf or swim in the local body of water, American Giant is the purveyor of 100% cotton activewear. Touted by many as the greatest hoodie ever made, we’re instantly impressed by the collection of athletes and athleisure activists rocking the new brand.
Meanwhile, if sports or relaxing aren’t in your near future, and all you really need is good garb to wear to work, American-made apparel is not going to let you down. Dehen 1920, founded in (you guessed it) 1920, has been making the heavyweight items for nearly 100 years, and all manufacturing is right here in Portland, Oregon. Wear a classy, very cool Dehen 1920 cardigan with some battered and over-worn denim, like the Henley in MB01 by Baldwin.
French Terry Sweatpants, $59, by American Giant, are made with midweight french terry cotton fabric, with nice attention to detail like tipped drawcords, front pockets and have a straight fit but ankle tapper.
The P3 by Randolph, $180, is a style originally designed for use inside of naval submarines. Upgraded with modern improvements like 100% UVA/UVB protection and Mineral Crow Glass lenses, these are advanced shades in a vintage silhouette.
Baldwin designed the Henley in MB01, $300, with individuality in mind. These jeans get an awesome look without having to wear them for years.
If your looking for a bag that's going to outlast you, then turn to the Wilderness Rucksack, $350, from Tanner Goods. This rucksack is made of a combination of 18OZ twill canvas, premium wool felt, and vegetable tanned Cambara English bridle leather.
Made in San Francisco and sourced from material in North Carolina, jean jackets don't more American than the Tellason Stock Jean Jacket, $159.
The Sansom Shirt, $195, by Mission Workshop, is a classic work shop, except one that will keep your mobility unrestricted, with a little bit of stretch in the fabric, and customized sleeves for optimal movement.
The Navy Liberty Splatter Ball Cap, $48, by FairEnds, is a classic baseball snapback, made of 100%, with colorful spatter-print throughout.
The Varsity Cardigan, $295, from Dehen1920 embodies that 50's cool guy vibe. Made of 100% Worsted Wool, and featuring three varsity stripes on the left sleeve.
Boardshorts by Birdwell Beach Britches are made with ultra-durable and naturally water repellant SurfNyl fabric, and carry a lifetime guarantee. Try the plain & simple 305, for $68, or design and customize your own.
Wether you've had a long day hiking and need to carry your muddy boots, or just need to carry anything the Boot Duffel, $380, from Duluth Pack has got you covered. This duffel features burly 15Oz Canvas, YKK zippers, premium leather trim and enforcements, and it's Guaranteed for Life.
Retro-ly styled from a postage keychain of the past, the Key Tag by Elm Company, $4, is a statement maker on your set, and made in America.