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Footwear / Pisgah Range Ltd. (Laces- Made in USA)
« on: June 09, 2016, 10:57:03 pm »
Made in the USA with US military Paracord.

Here: http://www.pisgahrangeltd.com/

Other Brands and Shops / Columbiaknit (Portland, Oregon)
« on: March 28, 2016, 08:29:50 pm »
Found one of these recently.... Love it.
Website: http://usa-wear.com/
The company has excellent ethos.

Super thick poly stitching:

Love this fabric.... Really soft and shiny with 2-ply yarns.

It's this shirt: http://usa-wear.com/ostore/index.php?route=product/product&path=64_59_60&product_id=69
Really great shirt; only drawback is the sizing is big.

Other Brands and Shops / Vermont Flannel Co.
« on: December 20, 2015, 06:03:01 am »
Just found this company called Vermont Flannel.
Website: http://vermontflannel.com/
All their clothing and accessories are cut and sewn in the USA from the finest European flannel; presumably flannel from Northern Portugal. From what I've read, this flannel is made from a special variety of cotton with nice super long hairy resilient fibers. Supposedly the characteristics of the cotton resists pilling, adds durability, and enhances softness. Some flannels become uncomfortable after just the first wash, however this kind of flannel is supposed to retain its softness and hairy finish very well over time. There is a good chance it will even get more comfortable with wear. I'm seriously considering getting one of their shirts just for the fun of it. It's so cool that they are made in Barre, Vermont. Barre is such a great little town.
Love these colors:

Anyone here have any experience with this company? Thoughts?

And let the thread begin! :)

General Chat / Hot Peppers
« on: September 27, 2015, 10:05:35 pm »
Peppers, peppers, peppers..... :-* Lets talk about them...

Just tried a different variety of pepper called lemon drop. It's got a very nice citrus flavor to it and a great mild heat just above a red jalapeno. It's really good in sandwiches, in spaghetti, in salads, and with crackers. It's about the perfect snacking pepper.
Needless to say we've got about 4 pounds of them and are going to get at least few more pounds for winter snacking.

Here's what's in the current rotation:

- Trinidad scorpion

- Ghost chili

- Red savina habanero

- Orange habanero

- Lemon drop

- Thai chili

- Cayenne

- Jalapeno

- Serrano

- Hungarian wax pepper

- Goat horn
(probably left something out...)

If right now I had to pick only four to live off of on a desert island I'd say: Trinidad scorpion, Red savina, Lemon drop, and a big crinkly juicy red Jalapeno.

Other Brands and Shops / John Smedley
« on: June 10, 2015, 03:07:13 am »
John Smedley is a British company that makes knitwear of the finest quality in Great Britain and has been doing so for more than 200 years. It is a family business for and has been for 8 generations; it still owned and operated by members of the Smedley family. The machines they have are awesome and they use some really great materials my favorite of which is Sea Island cotton which is world renowned for its sheen, softness, extra long staple, fine fiber, and durability.

Some great and awe inspiring videos about the John Smedley factory:


I ordered a fabric color card to go over the different colors; it has arrived. So far I am impressed with the overall presentation and quality. I have seen sea island cotton before and even have picked up a couple of Sea Island cotton shirts over the years, but I'm really blown away with the quality of the dyes and the sheen and softness of cotton in swatches I received...

So naturally I had to snap some pictures including some macro shots... Enjoy!

Anyway, I am absolutely in love with these fabrics so now I just have to select which colors to get then it's just a matter of time.

The Sea Island cotton collection: www.johnsmedley.com/us/mens/material/cotton#
The homepage: www.johnsmedley.com/us/

Other Brands and Shops / Macro Shots of Other Brands
« on: June 09, 2015, 07:09:42 am »
The IH macro thread is so awesome that I thought I'd start one for other brands.

Lee 23oz






Cheers :)

Footwear / Insoles
« on: February 20, 2015, 08:26:24 pm »
Ever find yourself needing some insoles quick and not knowing which ones to get so just picking up something cheap locally or robbing some insoles from one of your other pairs of shoes?...

Now we have a thread to find good insoles.

For starters I have been trying to source good american insoles and this has been fairly difficult, but I have by accident found something rather amazing hiding away in a pair of Thorogood shoes I saw a while back...
Union-made in Wisconsin insoles:


Also, Allen Edmonds has some decent looking insoles as well:


Wesco inserts:

and let the thread begin!

What Are You Wearing Today (WAYWT) / WAYWT - B&W Edition
« on: February 19, 2015, 06:51:06 pm »
It is a simple fact that everything looks cooler in B&W... 8) Everybody knows that… So, here is a thread to take that premise to its logical extreme.
Just snap a picture, make it black and white, then post it!

IH Superblack
Burlap Wesco Jobmaster

Other Brands and Shops / PuraKai
« on: February 03, 2015, 08:17:34 pm »
This: http://www.purakai.com/
There supply chain looks pretty impressive. I’m no surfer, but it’s really great to see a surf inspired clothing company being involved with current relevant surf related issues. I’m thinking about rolling the dice and buying a shirt or two and I’ll let you guys know about the quality and fit when I get them.

Other Brands and Shops / Hepville
« on: January 18, 2015, 06:51:28 pm »
Thought some people here might take interest in the work of this German bespoke tailor.
Here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/Hepville

Other Brands and Shops / Ciano Farmer (Denim from Texas)
« on: October 15, 2014, 03:10:42 am »
Ok, so I just came across this new Kickstarter and at first I was thinking their stuff looks like nothing special, but then I saw these 20oz jeans with some pretty nice details and hidden rivets.
Anyway, here they are...

The site: http://www.cianofarmer.com/index.html
The fully funded Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1183519153/ciano-farmer-selvage-denim-personally-handcrafted

Other Brands and Shops / Ramblers Way
« on: October 06, 2014, 03:26:04 am »
Ramblers Way makes high quality wool and cotton clothing in the USA.

General Chat / Denim Retirement (The AfterLife Of Denim)
« on: September 07, 2014, 07:21:51 pm »
When denim gets to a certain point we stop wearing it, this is called denim retirement. The question is what happens next?

Do you: frame them, burn them, have them put in a museum, sell them on eBay as “butlered”, donate to charity or other good causes, use for patches, chuck them in the attic and forget about them, or make them into something else, etc..?

This could be the ultimate thread for recycling, transforming, disposing of, and honoring retired denim.

Footwear / Drew’s Boots
« on: July 24, 2014, 09:25:52 pm »
Drew’s Boots:
Made in USA, owned by Baker’s of Eugene, Oregon. The people at Baker's are wonderful to work with so you can expect excellent customer service and ease of ordering custom boots.

Here: http://drewsboots.com/brand/drews-brand

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