A FACTORY IN BROOKLYN

Warning: By watching this video you WILL strongly desire to buy a Greenfield made suit. Believing in what you produce is what Martin Greenfield has proven, is a key element in manufacturing the best in the world. As Style Ledger takes us inside the Martin Greenfield factory in Brooklyn New York, they show us what passion is in the American Dreamers, and the possibilities that can happen when people pursue it. Quality never left the U.S.A… God Bless America! Remember, BUY AMERICAN = buy items that last, create more American jobs, and protect the one’s we already have!

RANDOLPH ENGINEERING

Proudly made in Massachusetts since 1972, Randolph Engineering has supplied sunglasses to the US Military and Air Forces world-wide since 1982. Famed for their extreme durability and classic American styles, these sunglasses are meticulously handcrafted using only the finest materials. In the late 1970′s Randolph Engineering started manufacturing Mil-Spec Aviator sunglasses for the United States Air Force as a subcontractor producing in excess of 200,000 sunglasses annually. Led by Jan’s sons, Randolph won the government bid to become the prime contractor in 1982. By the late 1980′s Randolph had expanded into the commercial sunglass market after civilians learned about the quality of its sunglasses and prescription frames through military channels.Today Randolph remains an iconic brand accelerated by a growing demand for genuine, well-made products with a strong American heritage. Tried and true manufacturing methods are maintained using the machinery and tooling created by the founders. Randolph Engineering, Inc.  is still owned and operated by three generations of the Waszkiewicz and Zaleski families along with a highly skilled and dedicated American workforce.

DULUTH TRADING CO.

At Duluth, they’re a band of hellbent tinkerers and taunters. They’re fussers, futzers and fine-tuners. They don’t take workwear, or too much of anything for that matter, for what it is. They see things for what they could be and what they should be. Then they find a way to make them exactly that. At Duluth, they get their jollies from prodding all things expected with a big pointy stick. If you like the sounds of all this, you might just be the perfect next addition to their team. We’re growing fast, and taking care of business through our catalog, web and retail stores. And that means we need great people with all manner of skills and one singular commitment to outthink, outsmart and outcraft average in everything we do.

MADE IN THE USA

This is a very different outtake on manufacturing within the USA. The positive outlook is enjoyed, although with our unemployment rate being so high still, and with U.S. manufacturing jobs at an all time low in over 50 years I struggle to agree with what PBS conveys. Just look at the tags on the goods you purchase, and see how difficult it is to find “Made in the USA” on a product… I look at tags every day and it is not easy to find goods still produced domestically. Kudos to the car manufactures that have come over to the USA to build cars within our nation, it is something us car enthusiast very much enjoy, and know the quality goes up with these moves. In this final episode of America Revealed, PBS host Yul Kwon takes a look at American manufacturing, which has undergone a massive revolution over the past 20 years. Despite all the gloom and doom, PBS claims America is actually the number one manufacturing nation on earth. Yul crosses the nation looking at traditional and not-so traditional types of manufacturing.

TELLASON

TONY PATELLA and PETE SEARSON had been friends for two decades and have always had an affinity for all things well crafted and authentic. After working in the apparel industry for 20 years, it was time they took things into their own hands and made something of their own — something that stood up to their personal waterline, so to speak. A proper pair of men’s jeans was the answer so they took it from there and went out to make a jean that mattered. What they came up with was a range of jeans anyone can be proud of: great fits, beautiful fabric from Cone Mills’ White Oak plant in Greensboro, North Carolina that is cut and sewn in San Francisco, California. They had their eyes on the best denim shops in the world and their happy to say that many of them have found a place in their store for Tellason!

SOULCRAFT

Crafted in Petaluma, California, Soulcraft Top Notch Bicycle Frames is setting the example for the industry with detail and quality. “I’ve seen a lot of trends come and go over the 20 years since I began working in frame shops and building frames, and over the 10 years since starting Soulcraft, the industryís increasing emphasis on aesthetics and paint seems to have overshadowed engineering and craftsmanship. It’s high time we returned to embracing the bicycle for what it is; a simple and efficient tool. Our focus is making better frames; built to be ridden rather than idolized, not something to be coveted for what they are, but for what they can do. The goal is always “build it quicker, build it better”, and we achieve it by investing in machinery, fixtures, materials, and by designing new construction processes and more accurate fitting methods. Then we move the goal post and start all over again, constantly moving forward. All so your bike can do whatever it is you ask of it, and do it well.”

DANNER BOOTS

Since 1932, Danner boots have been proving themselves time, and time again, by the pickiest individuals in the industry of footwear, AKA the experts. Danner’s sole aim is to satisfy the footwear needs of experts in the industry, military, law enforcement, hunting and outdoor recreation. Danner does this by putting more into their product than any normal person would expect — in a word, Danner overbuilds. Overbuilding improves performance. Overbuilding shows value. Overbuilding separates their brand in an overcrowded marketplace and sets the tone for their entire company. For to overbuild is to overserve — an approach that directly affects how someone is greeted by customer service, how a boot feels in the field and how Danner aid their partners at sporting goods, hunting and workwear stores. This focused commitment has allowed their brand to accomplish what few can claim: instead of simply being viewed as a product, the Danner name today serves as a badge of self-expression for those at the top of their vocation, as well as those who aspire to be.

FRANK CLEGG

Made in Fall River, Massachusetts, Frank Clegg Leatherworks crafts some of the finest leather goods on earth. Each product is crafted by a highly skilled team who share the pride of creating handmade products of unparalleled quality. They not only produce exceptional products, we also develop and design our goods in-house. Every bag, wallet, and accessory has a story behind it. They use only the finest leathers, hardware and workmanship, resulting in a collection that can be recognized by even the untrained eye as being of superb quality. They also state with pride that every piece of their collection is designed and Made in America. As a proud maker of heirloom-quality goods Frank Clegg have always avoided outsourcing production from our workshop and never allowed overseas production to enter my mind.

MILLION AMERICAN JOBS PROJECT

IT IS HAPPENING! I was so excited to find this. Just as our book says, and just as this man with the Million American Job Project says, we can make a difference! Every time we consume a product, it makes a tremendous difference when we buy American Made. Please check out of instagram page as well for more Made in USA goods. Also, read the book, you can click on the cover to the right to go buy a copy.

SHWOOD

SHWOOD

A simple American-Made dream, experimenting with nature. Born from the limb of a Madrone tree, a rusty pair of cabinet hinges, and lenses from the corner store, Shwood has been a curious endeavor from the beginning. An endeavor to create a product that encompasses the individuality and uniqueness that can only be found in natural surroundings. A desire to experiment with design, materials, and aesthetics in the search for something that works. Free from passing trends, the brand’s focus remains that of its roots, innovation and creation. Long live creativity. Shwood’s in-house manufacturing process merges precision technology with classic skilled craftsmanship to create a timeless art form. Every step from veneering and precision lens cutting, to shaping and finishing is conducted in our their Portland-based workshop to promise an entirely handcrafted piece of wooden eyewear. Wood manipulation is kept to a minimum in order to showcase the medium’s natural and unique splendor. All models are accompanied by 100% UVA/UVB protection Carl Zeiss lenses imported from Italy. Polarized lenses are also available. Check out there shop HERE.