Made in the USA

Stetson Hat - The Open RoadClint Eastwood’s “Halftime in America” Super Bowl ad for Chrysler made my day — not that I’m necessarily advocating blanket auto industry bail-outs and only slightly because I’m a little afraid to disagree with a man the LA Times calls “America’s most virile octogenarian.”

No, the reason I liked the ad is because I know the economic importance of the Made in the USA label and have been doing my bit to offer American-made products on my site since day one.

From the “Made in America” Stetson Open Road shown above to New York City-based designers Eugenia Kim (whose rise to millinery fame started when one of her own hats she was wearing to hide a bad haircut was spotted by boutique owners in Soho) and Makins (who started in a fourth floor NYC walk-up more than 35 years ago, and still makes the hats one at a time, using wooden blocks and live steam), you’ll find enough US-made hats and caps to fill your hat rack.

You can also buy made-in-America hats and caps at Hartford York by an alliance of artists and hat designers located in the heart of San Francisco, called 1333 Minna. Some of the hats offered by Scala are also made in the USA, like The Justin, for instance, a very popular leather newsboy.

I could go on, but now I’m kind of thinking that I should have done a Made in the USA Super Bowl commercial. Oh, well…I guess it’ll have to go straight to YouTube.

Thanks for reading,
Steve Singer
(also made in the USA)
CEO Hartford York

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Published in: on February 9, 2012 at 6:55 pm  Leave a Comment  

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