Tuesday, May 27, 2014

American threads

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There's a movement right now that caters to those who want quality craftsmanship, things made in small factories or local studios, and things that will last. Classic pieces that will wear in, not out. The general offerings are abundant, but the choices for clothing and accessories made specifically for women are a bit sparse. They are out there, but they're just more difficult to track down. 

I'm rebuilding my wardrobe from the ground up, and in doing so have leaned more and more towards clothing I can live in and wear in. I'm not looking for the trend of the moment, I'm looking for the classics and quality that comes out of true American made clothing. 

This blog will follow that search, with reviews, outfits, features, and more. If you know of a brand or maker that would be a good fit, I'd love to hear from you. 
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25 comments:

  1. Hi, Solanah! I really loved your other blog, Vixen Vintage, and I understand the feeling of rebuilding a wardrobe, especially since style, particularly personal style, is always changing. It's obvious that the quality of clothing is not the best these days, so it's really great that you're trying to find brands that take pride in making quality pieces, especially for women. I will be looking forward to future posts!
    Have a wonderful day!
    xx Tessie

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    1. Thank you so much for your support!

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  2. I'm currently doing this myself and if I can think of any companies, will drop you a comment here about them. Good luck with your search. I'll be watching to see what items you give a thumbs up or down to.

    The Fictionista
    {sean-mackenzie.blogspot.com}

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    1. Awesome, thank you! I spent all afternoon searching for companies, it's a long list and I'm excited to get started!

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  3. Exciting! I'd like to incorporate more American-made items in my wardrobe, too. Can't wait to see what you find.

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  4. I love this idea. Thank you so much for doing this project- I'm going to use it as a resource!

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  5. Exciting, poignant, wonderful journey to embark on, Solanah dear. I sincerely look forward to following along and seeing where you'll lead and inspire all of us.

    ♥ Jessica

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    1. Thank you so much Jessica, your words are always so encouraging :)

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  6. You should check out Iladora: http://www.iladora.com/. SF-made fashionable AND comfortable cycling apparel for ladies. I backed their Kickstarter and got the most amazing pair of work-appropriate, super comfortable, bike-commute-friendly slacks that have magnets to keep your cuff from falling down!

    There's also The Paraders, a vintage-inspired (and vintage) clothing company based in my Chicago neighborhood: http://theparaders.com/

    Looking forward to more of your finds!

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  7. I absolutely love this idea! Here are a few Tennessee companies...

    Pointer Brand Workwear - Made in Bristol, TN since 1913 - https://www.pointerbrand.com/

    Emil Erwin - Stunning leather goods made in Nashville, TN - http://www.emilerwin.com/

    Allegiance Footwear - Made in Mountain City, TN - http://www.afboots.com/


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    1. Bookmarked these, thank you!

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    2. You are very welcome! Check out 'A Continuous Lean' for a wonderful list of USA made clothing, accessories, footwear, and other goods.

      http://www.acontinuouslean.com/the-american-list/

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    3. Oh that'll be a nice afternoon going through those, thanks!

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  8. I'm just thrilled for what you are beginning here. Lately I've been feeling so down and out about "fashion" as we know it now. I have never been much of a trend follower, and I am absolutely sick and tired of buying clothes that fall apart. Simple and classic fits the bill. As does American made. I'm looking forward to discovering some new and wonderful people to buy my closet staples from. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. I hope I can help you find some new favorites! Denim will be a big one, but I'm hoping to find a good amount of tees, blouses, outerwear, and boots. Thank you for reading!

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  9. This is genius. I look forward to your findings because I want to dress just like you...which is why I gave you my vacuum cleaner once. Ha!

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    1. I still have it! I think about how perfect that timing was whenever I use it, you're a live saver!

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    2. Great! I'm glad it's still kicking. It's nice when the universe sends stuff at the perfect time... I'm happy to have been the vehicle for that one.

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