I love origin as a company and support a lot of their products(their leather wallet is awesome). I hate to admit it though, but I prefer Fuji for my gis.I highly recommend Origin USA, their core product is BJJ gear (gis, rash guards, etc) but they also sell jeans, work boots, workout/casual wear, belts, nutritional supplements, a bunch of other stuff. Everything they sell is 100% made in the USA including the sourcing of all components, and the company itself was started with the express intent of bringing manufacturing back to the US (Jocko Willink is one of the co-owners). I also had the opportunity to tour their factory in rural Maine a year or two ago and every other work station had some sort of pro-Trump sign/sticker/etc displayed. Some of their items are a bit pricey and others are surprisingly cheap (BJJ gis are their specialty so that's probably the most reasonably priced thing they sell for the quality), definitely worth taking a look and their jeans in particular are the best I've ever owned. Do take caution if you buy jeans from them as they have 2 lines, the original line is fairly heavy and the Delta 68 is quite a bit lighter, buy whichever is more appropriate for the climate where you live (I live in the southeast so can only vouch for the Delta 68s, but I'm sure the others are great as well).
Origin USA is a manufacturer of products for Jiu Jitsu, MMA, BJJ, Grappling and Lifestyle Athletes. Handcrafted in America... No Exceptions.originmaine.com
Allen Edmonds is another good quality dress shoe brand, made in Wisconsin and reasonably priced (more expensive than the stuff you get at a department store but much less than the fancy designer brands).
You can save $100-200 per pair on Alden shoes if you buy factory seconds. I would generally say the better UK brands (e.g. Church's, Crockett & Jones) are superior in quality to Alden if you are looking for dress shoes.One of the best men's shoes companies is Alden. American made - hand made - the highest quality materials possible.
Whats the catch? $600 for a pair of boots. I bought a few pairs used on ebay. My first pair I bought used off a Buy / sell / trade for men's clothes forum. I have a couple pairs that cost me $150 a piece because I bought them used from a wealthy guy who buys shoes, tries them for a while, then flips them.
I know it might seem crazy to spend $200 for a lightly used pair of leather boots, but they will last another 20 years easy, with a couple resoles along the way. Will be the most comfortable pair of boots you ever own because they will entirely conform to your feet.
MCusta also makes high quality and stylistically unique knives. Like many Spyderco models, they are made in Seki City, Japan.Knives: Buck (the made in USA ones), Spyderco, Victorinox (kitchen knives too), and Case. For kitchen knives and spatulas Rada Cutlery--their "slotted turner" is one of the best spatulas I have ever used.
I'll keep that in mind for when I buy some livable land out in the country. Thanks for the tipFor you guys with drilled, deep water wells, Franklin still makes the best pumps. Being hundreds of feet down a hole, difficult to retrieve yourself and expensive to contract out, spend the money for a top of the line pump. If you go cheap, you'll be pulling it out in 5 years or less... It'll last 20 if you get a good one.
These guys also make very good quality ties at decent prices. Customer service is excellent. They're based in Hong Kong, so I assume the ties are Chinese made though.For Ties try a boutique named Seigo. They’re handmade by an old Japanese dude, and are better than Hermes/Ferragamo for a third of the price. Catch is they’re a boutique so you’d need to call them up.