Category Archives: Made in USA

Post O’all Blues

I’m wearing two different pairs of Post O’alls denim at the moment. The first pair (these guys) are being washed once a month or so, and the second pair are not being washed at all. Just seeing how different they both wear. These are a lightweight 12-13oz Cone Mills natural line selvedge denim that have been perfect for the south around this time of year. The signature Post “O” embroidery is my favorite. The custom hardware isn’t bad either, though. Thanks for keeping it simple, Takeshi.

If you haven’t already checked out Mr. Ohfuchi’s blog, please do so here.

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New Balance 998 Daytripper

Although I am always out of the loop on sneaker releases, I saw these via Cork-Grips and was really stoked to see some USA made 998’s. A simple color way made up of two shades of grey with some orange to keep it interesting Not only are these super comfortable, but they work well with the stuff I wear everyday. If you’re looking for a well made, simple, American made sneaker – these are a pretty good place to start. The whole Daytripper collection has sold out rather quickly, but Need Supply Co. has a few of this color way still in stock if you dig ‘em.

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The Fieldsman Boot

So, I couldn’t go the whole trip without doing some photos of my favorite New England Outerwear model, the Fieldsman Boot in oxblood chromexcel. We were visiting an old granite quarry, and I decided to bring a pair along to snap some photos of since the scenery seemed so fitting. Enjoy the photos, and keep a close eye out for what’s coming next.

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I’m dyed.

So I took the plunge, and decided to risk ruining this organic cotton Engineered Garments coat. I just find myself not really digging the off white color, it didn’t seem to blend with everything else I was wearing. One scarlet red coat, and one dark brown coat later – I got pretty close to the color I was looking for: “barn door” red. Ever since I dyed it, it seems to be worn a lot more. I really love how it did not dye the stitching due to the threads not being 100% cotton, but probably a cotton/poly mix. Just as a forewarning, I got a little dye crazy and tried dyeing something else and ruined it… so me posting my process would be useless, because I did not do it the right way by any means. This is definitely a neat way to switch up some garments you may not be wearing, and hopefully make them wearable again (or ruin them, in my case.)

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Redwing 8114 Iron Ranger

First of all, I’m sorry for the hiatus. I wanted to take some time to figure out what direction I wanted Simple Threads to head in, and I feel like I know what I’m doing now. Thanks for still reading and all of the e-mails asking me if I was still alive. It’s super awesome to have kept in contact and spoke with so many people from all over the globe and I’m eternally grateful for that. So, anyways… I am alive, and it feels really good to be starting Simple Threads back up again.

So all of that being said, I finally got around to picking up a pair of 8114 Iron Rangers’. I think I waited so long because I heard such bad stories about people not being able to properly size them due to the last being different than models like the moc-toes, etc. I went with my normal Redwing size (10.5) and I have to say they fit wonderful right out of the box. The boot itself has a different silhouette than I’m used to wearing, but I think that is why I like them so much. Construction of course is top notch: Goodyear welt, Nitrile cork sole, and a double-layer toe cap.

 

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From The Back of My Closet: Engineered Garments Fall/Winter Workshirts

Soon enough I’ll be able to wear these gems. It’s been way too long. Without a doubt the nicest flannel I’ve ever laid hands on, and super comfortable. Hopefully one day I’ll live somewhere that allows these to be worn year round, but until then I’ll enjoy these next few months.

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In Detail – 9/5/2012

 

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