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Made In America

DESIGN
Shinola's First Single Speed: Detroit Arrow
Ever since its renaissance in 2011, Shinola has become synonymous with exceptional American design. And with bicycle culture rising in popularity throughout metropolitan areas across the country, it's no surprise that Shinola has committed itself...
DESIGN
Lo​u​ise Gray Quilts for Modern Interiors
Louise Gray, ​a Minneapolis-based ​homeware brand, is seeking to reinvigorate quilting with motifs designed to complement modern interiors. Co-​f​ounder Alexandra Gray Bennett invoked an old family name to bring new life​ to​ a traditional American...
STYLE
The Quarter Century Pant
Few things are more frustrating than finding that perfect pair of pants, only to have them shrink, rip or fray within months of first putting them on. Californian company RPMWEST has decided to take action; with the idea of rugged, long-lasting American...
DESIGN
Test Drive: All-New 2015 Ford F-150
Until just a few days ago, the only people to have driven the all-new 2015 Ford F-150 were employees and select dealers of the storied American automaker. In fact, few outside of Detroit had even laid eyes on the truck. This fact helped make sense...
DESIGN
Carbon Steel Utility Knives from Civilware
Wandering through the wilderness, far from civilization, has both inherent benefits and risks. The more remote you get, the more you'll want gear that's sure to perform no matter what you come up against. Inspired by his own experience in the desert...
STYLE
March + Held Co. Shirts
For all the ink that's been spilled over the Made In America movement, the reality is still a little grim. True American-made goods remain hard to come by, and most still use foreign materials. So what does it take to make an American product? For...
STYLE
QC // WC Leather Bomber Jacket
The leather jacket is one of the single most iconic pieces of clothing in history. Though unlike a pair of denim jeans, the leather jacket is not always for everyone. An alternative—and an equally stylish one at that—is the new leather bomber jacket...
STYLE
Cool Hunting Video: Shinola Leather Factory
During a trip to Detroit's Shinola headquarters, we got a first-hand look at its recently opened leather factory and design studio—another step in their continued quest to revive American manufacturing. The brand has commenced operations with the...
DESIGN
Daniel Emma Magnifier
While the monocle is of course the magnifier of choice for the Scrooge McDucks of the world, the simple bronze magnifier by Australian design studio Daniel Emma is certainly the one for the creative class. Designed to be used both for enlarging...
STYLE
Voices of Industry
According to the American Apparel & Footwear Association report released last week, 97.5% of apparel sold in the United States is made internationally. For the past two years, this number has been in decline (albeit in the decimals) as the Made in...
DESIGN
Off Piste: Westcomb
Commonplace in innovative markets like the tech industry, the term "early adopter" is generally used to describe influential individuals doing just as it sounds; taking a leap of faith with a new product or technology. While often attributed to...
TRAVEL
Truce Designs
Dry suit fabric and sailcloth are among mankind’s sturdiest manufactured materials, designed to hold up under some of the wildest conditions the ocean has to offer. So what happens to all the scraps that don’t end up in a Coast Guard airman’s kit...
DESIGN
Danner Factory Tour
Like many heritage brands, the Portland, Oregon-based boot manufacturer Danner Boots has enjoyed a recent surge in popularity. Danner was founded in 1932 as a manufacturer of top-of-the-line work and logging boots, but when Japanese footwear retailer...
STYLE
Blissoma
The Blissoma line of 100% vegetarian skincare products (most of which are also certified vegan) raises the bar for the term "natural skincare." Herbal chemist Julie Longyear started Blissoma in 2005, but it's been flying under the radar as an underground...
TECH
Five iPad Air Cases
Today the iPad Air hit shelves, and many sleep deprived loyalists will head home happy with a lighter pocket book and a hardly heavy bag in hand. The new, impossibly lightweight tablet is as appealing as ever, and you probably want to keep it that...
DESIGN
Interview: JAQET
Many of us have experienced the rush of finding the perfect wallet—only to discover one feature that breaks the final decision, whether it's an ostentatious logo or machine-stitched threading, promising to unravel. When a car designer decides to...
SHOPS
Berkeley Supply Company
Just down the street from Pearl Velo is Berkeley Supply Company, a menswear store and one of the design-savvy forces defining the Highlands as one of Denver’s most creative neighborhoods. Berkeley Supply Co. has a refined selection of gear for the...
STYLE
Pierrepont Hicks Unisex Parkas
When newlyweds Mac and Katherine McMillan started Pierrepont Hicks in 2009, their mission was to make the perfect tie. Now that they've achieved that goal—evidenced by the loyal following they've garnered—the duo has expanded their line bit by bit...
STYLE
Fischer Clothing
Operating out of her apartment in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, Kristina Angelozzi is a firm believer in quality over quantity. Sewing since she was a child, she started her own label almost four years ago with the goal of "making sartorially classic, American...
DESIGN
The Thing Quarterly: Issue 20
San Francisco-based conceptual publication The Thing Quarterly commissions artists, writers and other creative types to create a useful everyday object that incorporates text, sending epistolary shower curtains, onion cutting boards and more to subscribers...
DESIGN
Homestead by Found Goods Market
Homestead is a new three-piece collection from candlemakers Found Goods Market. Like their debut collection, Fairfax & King—which drew inspiration from historical American apothecaries—Homestead rouses nostalgic memories from the South, which makes...
FOOD-DRINK
Upslope Brewing Company
Cracking open a cold one in the great outdoors shouldn't mean lowering your standards. While many favorite brews are bottle-bound, the crew at Upslope Brewing Company of Boulder, Colorado knows good things can come in cans. CH tested three of Upslope...
STYLE
Levi's Vintage Clothing and Made & Crafted Fall 2013
While we're enjoying the warm weather here in NYC, we've been thinking about fall fashion since seeing the heavily textured FW13 collections for Levi's sub-brands Levi's Made & Crafted and Levi's Vintage Clothing earlier this past spring. And now...
CULTURE
RESQ/CO Rope Dog Leash
From print journals dedicated to dogs to digital sensors for monitoring your pooch's activity and health, we've seen some pretty spectacular products aimed at canine culture. And so, handmade accessories don't seem like that far of a stretch. Using...
STYLE
Lemongrass Body Oil by S.W. Basics
If you glance over the label on any skincare product sitting on your shelves, you'll most likely find a long list of chemical or synthetic ingredients. Resolutely taking the opposite approach is Brooklyn-based S.W. Basics. To simply label them "all...
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