Aviator-style sunglasses have become synonymous with classic American cool since General Douglas MacArthur sported the first pair during World War II. Now everybody wants to look like a pilot, even if what they do for a living mostly involves sitting at a desk and typing.
Though their signature style is the aviator design, Randolph also creates other frame styles, including pieces crafted in 22k and 23k gold! Today there are a few brands to choose from, but Randolph Engineering designs and handcrafts each pair of their sunglasses in Massachusetts, which makes this brand stand out and distinguish itself from others.
Made in the USA: Darn Tough
Based in Northfield, Vermont, Darn Tough creates high-quality socks that are made to last. The thick socks are available in colorful patterns and are made for those who love to exist in nature, go hiking and camping, and do more outdoor exploring.
The company is committed to overseeing the entire creation process, including designing, testing, and manufacturing their socks, rather than having these steps take place outside of the United States. The uniqueness of these socks is their knitting technique which reduces bulkiness but increases comfort and fit. Without a doubt, these are one of the best socks on the market.
Made in the USA: Hickey Freeman
Nothing complements a man more than a well-tailored suit and it doesn't get any more well-tailored than Hickey Freeman. Born and based in Rochester, New York, Hickey Freeman began making fine, tailored suits in 1899. Along with its high-quality style, the Hickey Freeman brand strives to produce suits that are especially comfortable and that flex with the body.
Especially in the 21st century, when comfort comes before anything, the goods must preserve their initial quality so the production remains inland. All of the processes that go into creating each suit take place in their Rochester factory, from sleeves to collars.
Made in the USA: The Things We Keep
A rather modern, all-American brand, The Things We Keep, started in 2011 in Brooklyn, New York. The brand prides itself on creating one-of-a-kind items that are made by hand. The Things We Keep encompasses both minimalistic, geometric jewelry (rings, necklaces, etc.) as well as a handful of houseware items.
The items are meant to be made with individual attention to create maximum durability that will last for years — hence the brand's name. Being handmade, the company could never move its production site outside of the United States, turning this into one of the few jewelry brands that are still 1001% all-American.
Made in the USA: Allen Edmonds
Allen Edmonds began creating handcrafted shoes in 1922 in Belgium, Wisconsin. (Yes, there is a Belgium in Wisconsin too, not just in Europe.) The brand stood out almost immediately for creating shoes that were remarkably comfortable, stylish, and durable. Allen Edmonds features many classic and contemporary styles that suit both simple and ornate tastes.
The goods are considered expensive. They are not a pair of shoes that you ware out very fast, and for quality, one must pay. When a product, be it a shoe, clothing, or device, is made in the United States, it automatically becomes more expensive than anything made outside.