Quality brands with quality materials for men's purchasing power

Deusleveult

Woodpecker
Trad Catholic
Any hunters or military guys here?
I'm looking for quality brands available in Europe with durable clothes that can withstand a lot for the outdoors and will last a long time.
I have bought hiking clothes and gears but I found that you have to be really careful with it, if not it's going to tear and rip easily as it's made with light and fragile fabric. For the price you pay I think it's a rip off.
 

Hell_Is_Like_Newark

Kingfisher
Gold Member
Sleep is important. This is by far the most comfortable mattress I have ever slept on. Made in USA

 
Any hunters or military guys here?
I'm looking for quality brands available in Europe with durable clothes that can withstand a lot for the outdoors and will last a long time.
I have bought hiking clothes and gears but I found that you have to be really careful with it, if not it's going to tear and rip easily as it's made with light and fragile fabric. For the price you pay I think it's a rip off.
Duluth Trading Co. makes quality work/outdoors clothing. We all wore their pants back in the day when I was on a tactical team.
 

Bitter End

Woodpecker
Orthodox
Stumbled upon this website. It seems very useful, especially for you Americans.


I find the majority of the tech appliances brands do have a certain percentage of their manufacturing done in Europe. Usually the slightly more expensive and durable models.
 

The Resilient

Ostrich
Orthodox

They're japanese ? I didn't know that. I always thought they were a decent Walmart watch for the price. Huh... Didn't know that.

Anyhow

I've heard good things about these guys from a snow mexican friend . Too bad they only make commercial grade ones down here in the states. I'm not dropping 20k on a washer and dryer commercial combo for personal use. Heard they make extra good quality machinery... But you're gonna pay a bit more
 

Intuitive

Sparrow
I have a G shock tough solar that's been beat up pretty good and it's still going strong after 5 years without a battery change.

Aldens and Crockett and Jones as already mentioned are a great value in welted footwear. CJs are the better of the two in my opinion.

Fujiwara Kanefusa Japanese kitchen knives. High quality knives that hold an edge forever for around $100.

Glock pistols.

Amish furniture. There is a network of middleman dealers throughout the US. They can be found in any decent sized city.
 

bucky

Hummingbird
Other Christian
I have a G shock tough solar that's been beat up pretty good and it's still going strong after 5 years without a battery change.

Aldens and Crockett and Jones as already mentioned are a great value in welted footwear. CJs are the better of the two in my opinion.

Fujiwara Kanefusa Japanese kitchen knives. High quality knives that hold an edge forever for around $100.

Glock pistols.

Amish furniture. There is a network of middleman dealers throughout the US. They can be found in any decent sized city.
My G-shock Tough Solar had been going for over 8 years now. Kind of dread the day it stops working because a few hundred USD for another might be hard to spend.
 

Bitter End

Woodpecker
Orthodox
I always checked with the shopkeepers. Here it is warm and dry most of the time so I got "MS Lite Train" and have had them for 4 years now. I think "MS Vultur" is the one for the the heaviest expeditions in the new model range.
 

Bird

Pelican
Catholic
Well, here in my area, I need something like all-season boots, I do my hikes in temperatures between -5°C and 30°C. Hm, should I buy a pair for winter and one for summer? Maybe all the sweating in summer is not good for the shoes.
 

Jacob Robinson

Woodpecker
Catholic
Chapman screw drivers. Got a set the other day, and the quality is tops. They come with bits and a driver and a small ratchet. The bits are perfectly shaped (milled, and not mushed together powder metallurgy) and of good steel. Those sharply milled bits will be much less likely to strip screws. Slotted bits are hollow ground. Made in USA. The company has a website, and appears to sell direct. Also, here is one distributor.
 

Jacob Robinson

Woodpecker
Catholic
Chapman screw drivers. Got a set the other day, and I can not imagine how the quality could be any better. They come with bits and a driver and a small ratchet. The ratchet can be used with the driver for extra leverage, or by itself for screws in tight places. The bits are perfectly shaped (milled, and not mushed together powder metallurgy) and of good steel. Those sharply milled bits will be much less likely to strip screws. Slotted bits are hollow ground. The bits have detents in them to stay in place in the driver. Made in USA. The company has a website, and appears to sell direct. Also, here is one distributor.
 

bucky

Hummingbird
Other Christian
If I'm not mistaken, can't you find those in Zog-Mart these days pretty much ?
Probably, especially the lower-end models with conventional batteries that are still pretty good and cost around 100 USD. One of the very high-end watch shops at the nicest mall in my city, one that carries Patek Philippe watches that cost over 50k and things like that, also carries G-Shock, the nicer solar powered ones that cost 500 USD or more and have a ton of useful features.

The one I have just keeps working though, so I haven't really been looking. I only found out about the luxury watch shop selling them because the plastic band broke a few years ago and it was the closest place that sold replacements.
 

The Resilient

Ostrich
Orthodox
Probably, especially the lower-end models with conventional batteries that are still pretty good and cost around 100 USD. One of the very high-end watch shops at the nicest mall in my city, one that carries Patek Philippe watches that cost over 50k and things like that, also carries G-Shock, the nicer solar powered ones that cost 500 USD or more and have a ton of useful features.

The one I have just keeps working though, so I haven't really been looking. I only found out about the luxury watch shop selling them because the plastic band broke a few years ago and it was the closest place that sold replacements.
Hot dang
 

MKE-Ed

Woodpecker
Catholic
Casio G Shock watches have a wide variety of models that range in price from about $100 all the way up to $3000. The majority fall under $1000. They are accurate and very robust watches that will last years. If looking for a solar powered watch, Casio G Shock are a good option.
 

presidentcarter

Ostrich
Protestant
Gold Member
Casio G Shock watches have a wide variety of models that range in price from about $100 all the way up to $3000. The majority fall under $1000. They are accurate and very robust watches that will last years. If looking for a solar powered watch, Casio G Shock are a good option.
If you're going with G-Shock and want solar powered, I'd go with this one, $100. There are some variations but that's the best overall pick imo. I also prefer the G-Shock 'squares' over the round ones although I do have a round solar version also.


Probably, especially the lower-end models with conventional batteries that are still pretty good and cost around 100 USD. One of the very high-end watch shops at the nicest mall in my city, one that carries Patek Philippe watches that cost over 50k and things like that, also carries G-Shock, the nicer solar powered ones that cost 500 USD or more and have a ton of useful features.

The one I have just keeps working though, so I haven't really been looking. I only found out about the luxury watch shop selling them because the plastic band broke a few years ago and it was the closest place that sold replacements.
I would advise against spending that much on a G-Shock. The expensive models are usually no different than the cheaper ones aside from aesthetics and sometimes unnecessary extra features like Bluetooth connectivity.

There's no need to spend much more than $100 on a solar powered G-Shock unless you want to look blinged out.
 
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ph80

Sparrow
Orthodox Inquirer
It's a luxury brand, but Porsche still makes extremely well-engineered cars, in Germany and not overseas like a lot of German automakers.
 

john_Jea

Robin
Other Christian
Bumping this thread.

Do you guys know of any durable sock and underwear brands? I have a pair of Merz B. Schwanen underpants that are great, but I'm not sold on the company.

I bought some clothing by Buzz Rickson and Whitesville after seeing them mentions in this thread and its on another level, best T shirts I've ever tried. This is an under rated thread.
 
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