Posts Tagged ‘Nordstrom’s

29
Aug
18

Mizzen and Main Shirts

Mizzen and Main Shirts

Why are these shirts so comfortable AF?

They’re made out of performance fabric. Yeah. Performance fabric.

These aren’t the shiny, polyester shirts your weird uncle wore in the 1970’s. This is 22nd century level.

Our shirts breathe, stretch, and wick away moisture. They require no ironing, no dry cleaning, and are machine washable.

We are not cotton. We are better than cotton.

That’s right. No ironing. No dry cleaning.

Why did we do this?

We saw a guy on a hot day in Washington D.C., probably with aspirations to become POTUS, go into a meeting drenched in sweat.

How can you become the President going into a meeting looking like you just walked out of a pool? You can’t. You’ve got to look good, and you’ve got to feel good. Cotton blocks you from all of that.

Find a Retailer Near You

5231 MONOHANS | FORT WORTH, TX

HOURS: 10–7 M–F, 10–8 SAT, 12–6 SUN

900 Battery Ave SE, Suite 1010, Atlanta, GA 30339

HOURS: 10–8 M–F, 10–8 SAT, 11–6 SUN

Mizzen and Main was started in 2012. It was initially started being self-funded. It eventually attracted other investors. Now, Mizzen and Main shirts are found at Nordstroms and have even opened their own Mizzen and Main stores. The difference about Mizzen and Main shirts is they are made of stretchy polyester material. This is maybe the only company in America that makes polyester shirts for men. Check them out, I have two of them – nice fit, great patterns.

 

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01
Jul
15

Fourth of July Apparel

Independence Day is just around the corner. Here are a few ideas for the Fourth of July, items all made in the USA.

Classics Floral American Flag Cropped Top

Classics Floral American Flag Cropped Top

 

The above picture is from Love The Classics.

 

July 4th T shirt from American Giant

July 4th T shirt from American Giant

The above picture is from American Giant.

Chaser American Flaf T shirt from Nordstroms

Chaser American Flag T shirt from Nordstroms

Don’t forget to check out Nordstroms.

American Flag Thong by Bodyzone Apparel

American Flag Thong by Bodyzone Apparel

This thong can be bought through Amazon.com, suit by Bodyzone apparel.

Fleece jackets by Fleece corner

Fleece jackets by Fleece corner

Then there is the Elvis look – a fleece jacket with the American Flag and USA on it. It looks like it was made somewhere else, but no, it is made here in the USA by Fleece corner. Buy American for this Fourth of July.

07
Jun
15

SODO – Men’s Athletic Wear

SODO is a company that makes athletic apparel for men and it is all made in Seattle. Called SODO after the district in Seattle. SODO’s team is dedicated to high quality fabrics and working with professional athletes to make certain that their clothing performs as it was intended.

NO ONE IN THE WORLD IS MAKING GEAR LIKE WE ARE.

 

SODO 206 Zip Jacket

SODO 206 Zip Jacket

SODO has a great selection of moisture-wicking shorts, compression shorts, Moisture-wicking sweat pants, compression T Shirts, work-out long sleeve shirts, zip jackets, hoodies, and even a hat with your choice of different colors, different colored bills or logos.

SODO "Go To" shorts

SODO “Go To” shorts

SODO is looking for athletes to be testers of their prototypes – maybe you can become a tester.

SODO "Go To" pants

SODO “Go To” pants

SODO Stadium Hoodie

SODO Stadium Hoodie

Sodo Snapback Hat

Sodo Snapback Hat

Check out their website at: sodoapparel.com. SODO can be found at several stores in Seattle, the REI in SODO and now available at Nordstroms as well.

 

14
May
15

blouses made in usa | Nordstrom

blouses made in usa | Nordstrom.

Nordstroms, family owned, Department stores continue to be one of the best places to find Made in USA clothing. Their inventory of Made in USA clothing is about 2-3%, but it is still better than the national average and at least twice as good as any other department store chain. Each season they update their offerings and add new brands made in the USA. Here are few of the Made in USA blouses found at Nordstroms.

Pleione Split Neck blouse

Pleione Split Neck blouse

Karen Kane Half Placket Floral

Karen Kane Half Placket Floral

Komarov Print Chiffon

Komarov Print Chiffon

Jason Wu Silk Fil Tunic Blouse

Jason Wu Silk Fil Tunic Blouse

Nordstroms has a great assortment of blouses for women at any price range. Check them out at the link: shopNordstroms

Of course you can do it yourself, search Nordstroms, then under search: type in blouses made in usa and voila, you are there. Buy American.

26
Nov
14

Black Friday – Made in USA – Nordstroms

Made in USA | Nordstrom. Black Friday is almost here. If you are looking for products made in the USA and you want to go to a department store, then Nordstroms is your very best bet. (Nordstroms is still family owned, not owned by venture capitalists like Macys). The above link will get you to the Nordstroms website – and it is all set for Made in USA products. There are 121 pages of items, so you might have to narrow them down. For example, in the search grid, if you were looking for women’s coats, one would type in “women’s coats made in usa”. Alternately, one can click on the left side of that page to visit the category you want.

Black Friday

Don’t forget Saturday, November 29, 2014, which is Small Business Saturday. Your small independent clothing store will have, many times, a much higher percentage of clothing made in the USA. Here is a repeat of last year’s article: “What is Small Business Saturday, and why does it matter?”

As for Cyber Monday – where people shop on-line, don’t forget there are many “Made in USA” businesses on-line. For instance, if you are looking for clothing check out my link: “Listing of Brands of Clothing Made in the USA via Internet.” As far as shopping for other items – I might suggest: “Listing Made in USA Websites“.

When you buy outsourced products what you are saying in effect is I am firing American workers. Buy American and hire your neighbor. Happy Holidays.

 

22
Oct
14

Oscar de la Renta, NY based fashion designer, dies at 82

Oscar De La Renta, NY based fashion designer dies at 82  link from the New York Times October 20, 2014 by Cathy Horyn and Enid Nemy

Oscar de la Renta

Oscar de la Renta 7/22/1932 – 10/20/2014

 

Oscar Aristedes de la Renta was born in Santo Domingo on July 22, 1932. He came to America in 1961 to try his hand at fashion in 1961. His peers in New York City included Bill Blass, Roy Halston and Geoffrey Beene – they defined “American style.” However, of these famous American brands, it is only Oscar de la Renta that still makes clothing made in the USA. In 1993, he became the first American to design an important couture collection in Paris since World War II.

Oscar de la Renta loved the glitz of Hollywood and he loved to be around powerful women. His name became linked to celebrity events like the Oscars. Amy Adams, Sarah Jessica Parker and Penélope Cruz were among the actresses who wore his dresses.

Amy Adams wearing an Oscar de la Renta dress at the 2013 premier of The Master

Amy Adams wearing an Oscar de la Renta dress at the 2013 premier of The Master

Recently his biggest coup was to make the ivory tulle gown that Amal Alamuddin wore to wed George Clooney in Venice.

Amal Alamuddin Wedding Dress

Amal Alamuddin Wedding Dress

Oscar de la Renta is also known as being the dress designer for the First Ladies, starting with Nancy Reagan. He had designed dresses for four of the First Ladies and had once chided First Lady, Michelle Obama, for not wearing a dress “Made in the USA”. Mrs. Obama, however, recently remedied this by wearing one of his designs earlier this month.

Michelle Obama in a Oscar de la Renta dress

Michelle Obama in an Oscar de la Renta dress

Full view of the same dress

Full view of the same dress

Oscar de la Renta had an extraordinarily long career in the fashion industry. Considering how fast fashion changes and how fast designers come and go, it is truly amazing that someone who was designing back in the 1960’s could still be relevant in 2014. He did have to re-invent himself (twice). Oscar de la Renta can be found at high end department stores like: Nieman Marcus, Nordstroms, Bergdorf-Goodman, and Saks Fifth Avenue. All of the following links demonstrate Oscar de la Renta dresses “made in the USA, of imported fabric”, except Saks which has many Made in Italy dresses as well. Be prepared to gasp, if you are not used to shopping for high end dresses. For more information about the man, Oscar de la Renta, please read the excellent article by the New York Times (it is the top link).

20
May
14

Outerwear Made in the USA

Outerwear is defined by clothing that one wears outdoors, such as coats, jackets, windbreakers, outdoor vests, outdoor sweaters and hoodies. I was asked a couple of weeks ago, where one can find outerwear made in the USA. That was a good question and it took a little bit of research. So, I decided to list a few companies by alphabetical order accompanied by some photos.

Aether

Aether is a company that specializes in outdoor wear, however only a small amount is Made in the USA.

Aether Flatlands Hoodie

Aether Flatlands Hoodie

 

Aether Andorak (Canada)

Aether Andorak
(Canada)

 

All American Clothing

All American Clothing is an internet clothing company that makes all of its clothing in the USA. All American Clothing also carries some USA makers like Carhartt.

All American Clothing Cumberland Duck Jacket

All American Clothing
Cumberland Duck Jacket

 

 

All American Clothing Darby fleece jacket

All American Clothing
Darby fleece jacket

All American Clothing Fairview Polyester Pullover

All American Clothing
Fairview Polyester Pullover

 

American Apparel

American Apparel is a large company with numerous stores across the USA. All clothing is made in Los Angeles. If you can’t find something, made in the USA, this is often your best choice.

American Apparel Houndstooth Flex Jacket

American Apparel
Houndstooth Flex fleece Jacket

American Apparel Petite Unisex Long Wool Coat

American Apparel
Petite Unisex Long Wool Coat

American Apparel Fleece Lined Parka

American Apparel
Fleece Lined Parka

 

American Giant

American Giant is an internet company that specializes in sweatshirts, based in San Francisco.

American Giant Full zip mock neck sewatshirt

American Giant
Full zip mock neck sweattshirt

 

American Giant Varsity Jacket

American Giant
Varsity Jacket

 

 

 

Ball and Buck

Ball and Buck is an internet company which just opened a brick and mortar store in Boston. Ball and Buck specializes in hunting clothing. All clothing is made in the USA.

Ball and Buck Premium Rain Jacket

Ball and Buck
Premium Rain Jacket

Bills Khakis

Bills Khakis is an internet clothing company that probably has one of the most extensive selection of any Made in USA collection.

Bills Khakis Quarter Zip Vest

Bills Khakis
Quarter Zip Vest

Bills Khakis Reversible Windbreaker

Bills Khakis
Reversible Windbreaker

Empire Wool and Canvas

Empire Wool and Canvas is an internet only company. They specialize in outdoor wear. Everything is made in the USA, however, there is a limited selection.

Empire Permafrost Parka

Empire Permafrost Parka

 

Filson

Filson has been making outerwear since 1897. All made in Washington.

Filson Wool Packer Coat

Filson Wool Packer Coat

 

Filson Mackinaw Cruiser

Filson Mackinaw Cruiser

 

Guideboat Company

Guideboat Company is an internet store with an eclectic mix of clothing and outerwear made in USA, France, Sweden and England. there are some Chinese made items as well. This is a fun website.

Whisper Nylon Vest

Whisper Nylon Vest

 

Waxwear A-Line Coat

Waxwear A-Line Coat

Seattle Clipper

Seattle Clipper

 

Hickorees

Hickorees is an internet only store. There are many brands of U.S. made clothing, that are hard to find otherwise.

Battenwear Windstopper Jacket

Battenwear Windstopper Jacket

Dehen 1920 Cadet Jacket

Dehen 1920 Cadet Jacket

Nordstroms

Nordstroms, as you know, is one of the large department store chains. It is one of the best in finding “Made in USA” clothing in regards to all of the department stores, but it is still only about 2% of all of their clothing. The link sends you to Made in USA outerwear which has brands like Myra Pac, Rag and Bone, Band of Outsiders, Remy and Laundry.

Orvis

Orvis is a store specializing in outdoor gear and clothing. Only a small amount of clothing is made in the USA, but it is of excellent quality.

Orvis Naval Wool Peacoat

Orvis Naval Wool Peacoat

Orvis Reversible Lineman Jacket

Orvis Reversible Lineman Jacket

Pendleton Portland Collection

Pendleton Portland Collection is a long standing apparel manufacturer, the Portland Collection is mainly made in the USA.

Pendleton Portland Collection Reversible Oregon Dunes Silk Windbreaker

Pendleton Portland Collection Reversible Oregon Dunes Silk Windbreaker

Pendleton Portland Collection Alder Springs Parka

Pendleton Portland Collection Alder Springs Parka

 

Pop Outerwear

Pop Outerwear is an internet company in San Francisco that specializes in outerwear. They were featured on my blog in March, 2014.

 

Pop Women's Full Zip Fleece

Pop Women’s Full Zip Fleece

Poppy Von Frohlich

Poppy Von Frohlich is an internet company only, based in San Francisco. Limited editions.

PVF Lumbar Jane in Steel Blue Canvas

PVF Lumbar Jane in Steel Blue Canvas

REMY

Remy makes leather coats all in the USA. They are excellent coats, superb quality and great designs. They are found only in brick and mortar stores, like Nordstroms.

Remy Glam Charcoal

Remy Glam Charcoal

Remy Peat Noir

Remy Peat Noir

Shop Union USA

Shop Union USA is an internet only company that makes apparel. Their selection of outerwear is fantastic and the prices are incredible reasonable. They have vests, pullovers windbreakers, jackets and coats.

Shopunionusa Microfiber windshirt Pullover

Shopunionusa Microfiber windshirt Pullover

Steamhorse Dry Goods

Steamhorse Dry Goods is an internet only company that specializes in workwear. Everything is made in the USA. See my recent article about Steamhorse Dry Goods.

Steam Horse Sawmill Paul Wool Sweater

Steam Horse Sawmill Paul Wool Sweater

 

Stock Manufacturing Company

Stock Manufacturing Company is an internet company that specializes in men’s clothing. Everything is made in Chicago. Stock Manufacturing Co. was a former Kickstarter project.

Stock Mfg Nylon Trench Coat

Stock Mfg Nylon Trench Coat

 

 

St. Croix

St. Croix is an upper end men’s clothing line found in brick and mortar stores. All of their sweaters are made in the USA.

St. Croix Summer Wool Lite Sweater

St. Croix Summer Wool Lite Sweater

Taylor Stitch

Taylor Stitch makes clothing for both men and women. They are based out of San Francisco, found in brick and mortar stores. They have one store in San Francisco. All clothing is made in California.

Taylor Stitch Olive Telegraph Jacket

Taylor Stitch Olive Telegraph Jacket

Triple Aught Design

Triple Aught Design is a company specializing in outdoor gear. Based out of San Francisco. They have one store in San Francisco.

Triple Aught Design Ranger Jacket

Triple Aught Design Ranger Jacket

Triple Aught Design Pathfinder Jacket

Triple Aught Design Pathfinder Jacket

 

Conclusion

There is lots of outerwear out there made in the USA, but it does take some effort. I hope this is helpful. Happy hunting!

 

 

 

 

 




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