A resource for buying American
SUITING & Outerwear
Shirting & Sweaters
Shoes & Socks
Ties & Bowties
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What is this site for?
We wanted to create a resource for shopping for products for men that are exemplary in quality and style and that are made in the USA. There are many lists out there of “Best Fashion that’s Made in the USA” but few lists bring them all together in this way—a one-stop collection that’s curated and categorized. There are also lists of "Best American Brands,” though that doesn’t always mean their products are produced in the U.S. We focus on the best “Made in the USA” menswear, although there are excellent brands producing womenswear in the States as well.
How doEs a brand qualify to be listed?
We look for brands that produce at least one of their product lines in the USA. We only place a brand’s name in a subcategory if those products are produced in the USA and note, where applicable, the products that are created in the USA. In the case of New Balance we have linked to the specific USA-made line. To be listed, the brand must also offer direct sales to consumers via their website. We plan to include brands such as Keystone Tailored Manufacturing or Southwick separately as you cannot directly purchase product from their site.
How Do you define “Made in the USA”
The goal of this directory is to highlight brands that support American workers. Products should be produced or manufactured in the America. Even products that are manufactured in the USA but with imported materials qualify, though we would like to highlight products that are completely manufactured from start to finish with USA-made materials. In the case of a technical garment such as Mizzen and Main, it is extremely difficult to get the raw performance fabrics sourced in the USA but the materials are used in American factories for final cutting, sewing, and distribution.
Are American-Made products always better?
No. Products made in the US are not always the highest quality or the best products in their category. Many times they will be higher priced as a function of higher manufacturing and labor costs. However, brands that recognize that they will demand a higher price tend to invest in the best raw materials. Allen Edmonds is a great example. They make incredibly comfortable and well-made shoes, but there are better shoes available in the same price bracket. By purchasing Allen Edmonds, though, you are supporting American workers, manufacturing, and traditions. Supporting products made in the USA also results in considerably less environmental impact as the global supply chain is not as engaged with overseas shipping of goods, especially when a brand sources raw materials in the US.
Why isn’t (XYZ) brand listed?
This is the best list we are able to compile while considering online product availability. We’re always looking to discover and highlight new brands to update this directory. Drop us a line using the contact button at the bottom of the site.