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J. Crew – Made in USA

J. Crew like many stores is trying to increase its presence of US made products, due to public pressure. When I had surveyed their stores for U.S. made goods two years ago, the only “Made in USA” items were a pair of New Balance shoes and a belt. Well, since that time, J. Crew has contracted several American manufacturers that previously had been internet only and have added them into their stores and catalogs/websites. These companies include Hill-Side, Ebbets Field, Billykirk and Quoddy shoes.

Ebbets Field Flannels

Ebbets Field Flannels

The brand that makes J. Crew seem serious about “Made in USA” clothing is Wallace and Barnes. Wallace and Barnes is made exclusively made for J. Crew. In 2011, the head of J. Crew, Frank Muytgens started Wallace and Barnes as an upper end clothing line based on vintage clothing styles as described in this GQ article on November 10, 2011. Wallace and Barnes makes selvedge jeans. Be aware that not all Wallace and Barnes clothing and bags are made in the USA. J. Crew still has a much smaller allotment of US made clothing than some stores (and more than other mega chains like the GAP), but it is still an encouraging sign that they keep increasing the amount of “Made in USA” clothing.

Wallace and Barnes selvedge jeans

Wallace and Barnes
selvedge jeans

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3 Responses to “J. Crew – Made in USA”


  1. January 15, 2014 at 7:16 pm

    Thanks for the info about J. Crew Jack!

    All the best,

    John

  2. 3 Mike in Florida
    February 22, 2014 at 4:40 pm

    Just now finding your blog so I havent had time to go thru everything yet. Another good pair of quality, affordable Made In USA jeans is Texas Jeans. They make them right here! http://www.texasjeansusa.com and the prices are cheaper than Levi’s and they are better and last longer. It is the only jean I buy now.


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