Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Tuesday Links

Jeans for men, jeans for women farmers, Woolrich's new store (yipee!), Target's new American-made collaboration, NYC's hidden factories, made in Detroit, more things grown in New York, keeping the Fiesta line alive, light bulbs made in the USA, the US-made sweatshirt with a cult following, fashion for the guys that's inspired by motorcycle culture, custom New Balance, and the 2014 winners of the Martha Stewart American Made contest.

Here are 14 articles, audio, and videos you need to see if you haven't already:

Monday, October 20, 2014

Company Spotlight: Glass House Shirt Makers


Today's post is another from my friend, Xochil. She's got a killer fashion sense and is deeply committed to American clothing manufacturing, especially in her hometown of Chicago. She has some great insight as an insider in the fashion industry and will likely be contributing every now and then.

Finding clothing I love and that my husband loves is a hard task on its own, no matter the item. He’s picky about colors and how things feel, and I’m into the styling, quality, and of course the fit. If I can satisfy the checklist for both of us, plus find something that is both Made in USA and sustainably made, it’s a match made in heaven.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Emerson Fry, Fall 2014

Dear Emerson Fry,

You nail it every season with design and styling. I love the knits, the coats, the textiles, and the sleek silhouettes of this fall collection. You deliver on neutral-palette staples, make pieces that layer effortlessly, brought back some old favorites, and then surprise me with a few new colors and prints for good measure. Thank you for your commitment to production in NYC. Please send me one of everything.

XOXO, Amy

Here are some of my faves from the Fall 2014 looks and pieces:

Monday, September 29, 2014

Batting (Not So) Average



Baseball fans are either disappointed or excited this time of year. The post-season can be a roller coaster. Locally, New York Yankees fans are mourning the retirement of Derek Jeter. Los Angeles is getting a double dose of playoff mania. These bats are so design-worthy, I personally think they'd be a hit even in the off-season.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Baseball Season and Summer End


A couple of weekends ago, my family met up in Baltimore. To go to one of the Yankees v. Orioles game, one of Jeter's last. To go to some of the festivities for the 200th anniversary of the Star-Spangled Banner. And, of course, to eat, drink, and relax.

Some highlights: