My dad was pretty bad-ass in his day….and his old Army shirts are the evidence.
There was a time that all of the clothing we wear was made in America. Sadly that is no longer the case. The talent still exists and the companies that have remained are exemplary and capable of meeting those demands, but the connections have to be made. They need a product to make and a company willing to help them make it. Lands’ End took that step.
We had to find just the right vendors and just the right manufacturers and these companies had to meet the exceptionally high standards to which we and our customers have become accustomed. This wasn’t corporate meetings being held over conference calls, this was actual LE designers speaking to actual companies, shaking hands and building relationships from the ground up. Special care had to be taken.
The results are more than just examples of classic American style…they represent classic American work ethic.
Good people, making great products…in the USA. Snowgrade was last weekend and it was a blast. I got to see and meet people that make belts, jeans, ties all in our country.
On top of all of that….I met a fellow Delaware’ian.