March + Held Co. Shirts

A study on crafting a truly American garment, made entirely stateside from "soil to sale"

For all the ink that’s been spilled over the Made In America movement, the reality is still a little grim. True American-made goods remain hard to come by, and most still use foreign materials. So what does it take to make an American product? For Philip Mershon of March + Held Co.—whose oxford shirts are now on Kickstarter—that meant following a “soil-to-sale” philosophy, ensuring that …

QC // WC Leather Bomber Jacket

The traditionally military jacket gets a luxe upgrade

The leather jacket is one of the single most iconic pieces of clothing in history. Though unlike a pair of denim jeans, the leather jacket is not always for everyone. An alternative—and an equally stylish one at that—is the new leather bomber jacket from Brooklyn’s QC // WC. “I always wanted a leather jacket, but I’m not badass enough for Schott Perfecto,” QC // WC …

Cool Hunting Video: Shinola Leather Factory

Continuing their quest to revive American manufacturing, the Detroit brand brings their leather work in-house

During a trip to Detroit’s Shinola headquarters, we got a first-hand look at its recently opened leather factory and design studio—another step in their continued quest to revive American manufacturing. The brand has commenced operations with the making of leather watch straps, right next door to where the popular watches are themselves constructed. This clever move for Shinola will help streamline their manufacturing across products, …