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17
Jan
14

Orvis Made in USA

As I reported two years ago, Orvis has made a real commitment to making Made in USA apparel. They have a very nice assortment of outerwear, especially leather coats, as well as a few other coats, all made in the USA. The merchandise and the American manufacturers have changed since my last entry (actually the original entry was from A Continuous Lean on October 8, 2010). Whereas, the original collection of “Made in USA” for Orvis was more of a hodgepodge, this year’s collection has a more classic and vintage look.

Orvis Denver Leather Jacket

Orvis Denver Leather Jacket

Orvis Naval Wool Peacoat

Orvis Naval Wool Peacoat

Orvis Varsity Jacket

Orvis Varsity Jacket

These are a couple of great sports coats from Orvis.

Orvis Harris Tweed Roadmaster jacket

Orvis Harris Tweed Roadmaster jacket

Orvis Langholm Sports Coat (Houndstooth)

Orvis Langholm Sports Coat (Houndstooth)

And these two jackets are on sale.

Orvis A-1 Light Leather Bomber Jacket

Orvis A-1 Light Leather Bomber Jacket

Orvis M-51 Field Jacket

Orvis M-51 Field Jacket

This last article of clothing had me intrigued. It is a pair of pants that are used by the California Highway Patrol motorcycle cops (remember CHIPS?). These pants are extra thick, rugged and durable. Yet they are soft and comfortable.

Orvis Highway Patrol Pants

Orvis Highway Patrol Pants

Even though Orvis is thought to be predominantly a man’s store, Orvis does carry some Ladies apparel “Made in the USA” as well. They have some blouses, dresses, pants and socks.

There are also Made in USA accessories such as , caps, gloves, multiple belts and shoes/boots made by Wolverine and Gokey. The Orvis website list 14 different American companies where they get there merchandise from:

  1. Gitman Oxford Shirt – Ashland, PA
  2. Traveler’s Hopsack Blazer – Cleveland, TN
  3. American Steerhide – Lynville, TN
  4. Engraved Brass Luggage Tags – Verona, WI
  5. Cotton and Leather Surcincle Belt – City of Industry, CA
  6. American Bison Thin Fold Leather Wallet – Littleton, NH
  7. Invisible Extra Socks – Northfield, VT
  8. Cotton Submariner’s Sweater – Fall River, MA
  9. Gokey Classic Double-Sole Mocs – Tipton MO
  10. World’s Finest Shearling Coat – Los Angeles, CA
  11. Packable Panama Hat – Fall River, MA
  12. Orvis Dress Chinos – Haverhill, MA
  13. Braided-Leather Bracelet – Littleton, NH
  14. Orvis Denim Carpenter Pants – Cadez, KY
17
Feb
12

Newslink: Orvis U.S. Patent Collection / Bringing Back US Made Clothing

Hands On | Orvis U.S. Patent Collection | A Continuous Lean.. Orvis has added USA made clothing to their stores since late fall, 2010. Orvis has added such companies as Taylor Supply, Grown and Sewn, Stronghold, Schott NYC, Filson, Temple Bags, Wolverine 1000 mile, Rising Sun, and Gitman, all US clothing manufacturers. Since that time, they have also added Fall River, Gokey shoes, Sandanona Boots, Danner boots, Canvas wagon and Churchill. Some of these will have their own labels, but some will be made under the Orvis name. I hope to see more of these products, when I visited the Santana Row store in San Jose, CA, in November, 2011,  I was disappointed in the relatively small number of U.S. made products. I hope that there will be a continued increase in these products, plus increased sales for Orvis.

Orvis has joined companies like Levi’s, L.L. Bean, Eddie Bauer, and Ralph Lauren that have brought “Made in the USA” clothing back to their stores.




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