As its name clearly states, All American Clothing is, well, all-American. Founded in 1992, the USA-based brand creates closet staples like t-shirts, jeans, and activewear. Founder Lawson Nickol was passionate about creating a brand that was durable and high quality. It also provided jobs to the local community and practiced ethical manufacturing within the United States.
Nickol also wanted to make sure that All American Clothing was a positive work environment for employees and that customers’ opinions were valued. These are essential values for any brand. The best seller of the brand is, without a doubt, their Blue Jeans, which initially got the company going.
Made in the USA: Stetson
Another long-standing brand, Stetson, was founded in 1865 by John B. Stetson in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. What began as a wardrobe staple to shade travelers’ eyes from the sun has become an American icon, invoking images of the rugged, Western United States. Today, Stetson has branched out from cowboy-style hats to include fedoras and knit caps, as well as their own clothing line.
Such American pieces can only have an American producer, so we can understand why these goods are still made near home. Today, Stetson ( the man, not the brand) is known as the fellow who invented the cowboy hat, and without him, cowboying would have looked completely different.
Made in the USA: Round House Jeans
Round House Jeans has technically been around since the year of 1903 when it began as Round House Workwear. Named after the railroad repair station, the brand has transformed over the years but has a rich history, including creating khakis for U.S. soldiers during World War II.
Today, Round House Jeans still make workwear and jeans along with hats and kids' clothing. Manufactured in Oklahoma, they still claim to be the largest manufacturer of American-made work overalls and jeans. The affordability and the ruggedness of the jeans are what made them so successful and demanded by rail workers and construction guys.
Made in the USA: Gibson Guitars
Gibson guitars have embodied the rock n' roll soul for over 100 years. And for those 100 years, the guitars have been made in the USA. Highly recognizable electric models, like the Les Paul and SG, are produced in the custom Gibson shop in Nashville, Tennessee. Their semi-acoustic models (like the Gibson ES series) are also made in America.
Truly an all-American instrument, Gibson guitars have been played by famous musicians like Sheryl Crow, Joe Perry, and members of Aerosmith. Gibson Guitars is known for its warm sounds, which are unique to the brand. They truly are a part of the American soundtrack.
Made in the USA: Lay’s Potato Chips
A staple for nearly every barbeque, holiday, or family event, Lays potato chips have become one of the most American snack foods. Owned by Frito-Lay, the chips are made from potatoes that are sourced from 120 different farms. The brand can be found all over the world, from Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. They are a truly American product in flavor and in style (we love the XXL bags).
Lay’s doesn't favor a particular region of the U.S. as the potatoes come from Florida, Texas, North Carolina, Wisconsin, North Dakota, Washington, Maine, and California. So next time you open up a bag of Lay’s, you know you're biting into an all-American chip.