All clothing is made in Los Angeles. Clothes made for men and women and sometimes unisex. Largest retail supplier of underwear made in the U.S. Multiple stores across the U.S
Review of American Apparel
Review: I visited American Apparel at the Valley Fair Shopping Center in San Jose, CA on 08/31/2011. I found this as part of a directed search – I needed to find underwear made in America, as I had been unsuccessful in my quest for the previous nine months, plus a directed internet search: I googled ‘underwear made in usa’ and American Apparel was one of the hits. As I entered the store, a moderate sized space, easy to find on the first floor, I noticed that the women’s clothes were on the right side, and the men’s stuff on the left. The store itself is geared towards slightly younger, teens and early twenties, the clothing material and style more like The Gap, as are there prices, so not “high end”. And it is true, everything, that’s right, everything is 100% All- American clothing, all made in Los Angeles, CA.
As I look closer at the men’s clothing, I am finding something a little odd. In the pant sizes, there are many with waist sizes of 30 inches, which once upon a time I used to wear, and they were terribly difficult to find. As I peruse closer, I see waist sizes of 25 and 26 inches. And this is not the junior section. Then the light bulb lit up. These pants are unisex. In fact they have a picture which is clipped on to the display hangers, of a guy wearing the jeans, and then a few inches over, a picture of a girl wearing the same pants. And that goes for the dress shirts, and shorts. Regarding the shorts, they were quite short. Okay for young ladies, not so great for women over 25. And certainly not in fashion for today’s men, who tend to wear their shorts so long that they are actually capris. Not a big seller for men, I bet, unless you want to be featured on the TV show Reno 911 or doing a Halloween 1970’s retro costume.
What did I find in the store? I found a gold mine in the underwear department: boxers, briefs, boxer-briefs, and all sorts of colors, even some neon colored ones. The retail price was $18 per pair, but they were running a promotion which brought in down to $12.50/pair. I purchased six pairs of boxer briefs in assorted colors. I, also purchased a very nice and reasonably priced mustard colored polo shirt. Definitely worth a trip.
“I see that fashion wears out more apparel than men.” – William Shakespeare