The United States’ federal holiday observed on the first Monday in September was inaugurated in honor of the social and economic contributions of workers. Due to industrial outsourcing, those contributions aren’t as big as they used to be, and the holiday is more likely to now be spent honoring a BBQ instead. But there are still brands who endeavor to make sure their products are designed and made in the USA. Heritage brands that have been around almost as long as Labor Day itself, and still going strong, this Weekly Outfit is in honor of those guys.
Carhartt WIP Chore CoatCarhartt needs no introduction, but I’ll give you a small one anyway. They were founded in 1889 in the U.S. producing work clothes. Still going strong today, all of their designs follow a utilitarian style and their Work In Progress line pairs it with a streetwear edge. This Chore Coat is typical of Carhartt WIP – it’s water-repellant with a 3M Thinsulate insulation, in an appropriate ‘Labour Blue.’ You can buy it now from the source.
Levi’s 1947 501 JeansLevi Strauss & Co was founded in 1853 when Levi Strauss arrived from Bavaria to San Francisco, which is where the headquarters are still based to this day. 1947 was the year the 501 jeans became the pair we know now, with the cinch back removed and the addition of the double-stitch pocket. Slim fitting with a straight leg, this rigid style is based on a version from the Levi’s archives and is left raw for that classic feel. You can cop a pair from End Clothing.
Woolrich Woolen Mills Stripe Raglan Shirt
There seems to be a strong correlation between garments that are made in the USA being constructed as a garment with a purpose. This shirt from Woolrich Woolen Mills unites the best industrial standards with assembled and functional details, with raglan-style sleeves, two front chest pockets with button flap closure, pointed collar, and rounded hem. You can pick it up now from Need Supply Co.
Vans Vault OG Sk8-Hi LX “Mickey” SQ
Founded in the ’60s, Vans are the go-to skate shoe for skaters and non-skaters alike. Their classic Sk8-Hi style has been paired with Disney‘s first character, Mickey Mouse, for the meeting of two iconic OGs. The classic silhouette has been constructed using a printed upper featuring Micky Mouse; Vans originally created the design in collaboration with Disney back in the 1980s and this is the first time it’s been reissued. Buy a pair now from hanon.
Miansai Woven BraceletMiansai‘s aesthetic lays in vintage American style, traditional craftsmanship and New England. Their popular fishhook rope bracelets have become iconic of the brand, but it’s not all they offer. This woven leather bracelet is a step up in terms of luxury, crafted from red leather that wraps twice around your wrist. Pick it up from MR PORTER.
Epperson Mountaineering Day Pack
Founded in California in 1973 by Mark Epperson, who had the vision to combine high-quality materials, artisan craftsmanship and innovative functional designs in a range of backpacks. All of the bags today are made in their factory in Libby, Montana, under rigorous standards of quality. The Epperson Mountaineering Day Pack is designed to equip you with everything you need, whether it be for a day in the mountains or your urban commute, the heavyweight Cordura construction will see you through. Get your hands on one now from End Clothing.