Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Advertures in the Closet

Like many people who live in post-Walmart, small-town America, if I don't want to buy my clothes at Walmart (and I don't feel like going out of town), I have to get them by mail order. Looking through my closet yesterday, I noticed that the places my mail order clothes (from American companies) were made looks like a set of destinations on a travel guide for Asia.

Then I noticed the clothes I have from TravelSmith (the home of the best travel concert clothes as well the green sweater I seem wear almost every day, and wear in most every photo) . . .

were made in the U.S.A.

When I bought this vest from L.L. Bean nearly thirty years ago (and I still wear it) . . .

just about everything you bought at L.L. Bean was made in the U.S.A.

What's in your closet?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

In my closet is music made by Americans, Germans, Frenchmen, Brits and so many more. The worry about "made in the USA" isn't an issue from this perspective. Amati and Stradavari, Bechstein and Yamaha -- and the list of instrument makers and publishers can go on.

There is only one way to make a closet or library full of "made in the USA," and that is prohibitvely high tariff barriers. These of course are met on the other side with "ditto."

Adventures in the closet can be interesting, but to what end?