Flint & Tinder: Made in the USA Underwear Kickstarter

Jake, the owner of a new underwear company called Flint & Tinder, sent me a nice note about a Kickstarter he’s running to get the business off the ground. He’d like to make Supima cotton underwear, from all-American materials, in the US of A. His goal to get the lines rolling is $30,000, and he’s well on his way already.

Currently the only folks making underwear in the US are American Apparel, and while it’s great that they make domestically (here in Los Angeles, in fact), there are numerous issues with the company that make me a bit hesitant to recommend them. The underwear market is otherwise focused on licensed brands (if you think the big fashion brands make their own underwear, think again) being made by commodity companies in low-cost third world nations.

Flint and Tinder sounds like an interesting alternative at a reasonable price point: $15 for a single pair, $36 for three or $75 for seven. Options like this can only improve the marketplace.

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The Louis Vuitton Don’s taste is a little more designer-y than mine,  but he almost always pulls it off with aplomb.  There are those who are  always looking for what he’s doing wrong; I am  not one of those people.
He looks absolutely wonderful here.  Like a graceful advertisement  for America.

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The Louis Vuitton Don’s taste is a little more designer-y than mine, but he almost always pulls it off with aplomb.  There are those who are always looking for what he’s doing wrong; I am not one of those people.

He looks absolutely wonderful here.  Like a graceful advertisement for America.

2010 LET’S DO THIS THING

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Trouble in Cooperstown
For many years, I’ve been a customer of The Cooperstown Ballcap Company.  There’s no more quintessential American accessory than the baseball cap, and nobody does it better than these guys.  Their hats are hand-made to your specifications (bill length, crown depth) with almost any logo in the history of organized baseball, not to mention beautiful wool felt and a leather sweatband.  I own four and would be happy to own more - they are a dramatic step up from the New Era stuff at the mall.
But I just got some bad news in my inbox — it appears things are changing in Cooperstown.  They’ll be producing their typical huge variety of custom caps until the end of the year.  Then they’ll be largely shutting down their custom business (making only 20 custom caps a week), and offering only a selection of pre-1960 logos.  They say this is due to a combination of the impending retirement of their head of production and legal issues.
So what can I say?  Make someone’s Christmas dreams come true right now, even if they’re your own.

Trouble in Cooperstown

For many years, I’ve been a customer of The Cooperstown Ballcap Company.  There’s no more quintessential American accessory than the baseball cap, and nobody does it better than these guys.  Their hats are hand-made to your specifications (bill length, crown depth) with almost any logo in the history of organized baseball, not to mention beautiful wool felt and a leather sweatband.  I own four and would be happy to own more - they are a dramatic step up from the New Era stuff at the mall.

But I just got some bad news in my inbox — it appears things are changing in Cooperstown.  They’ll be producing their typical huge variety of custom caps until the end of the year.  Then they’ll be largely shutting down their custom business (making only 20 custom caps a week), and offering only a selection of pre-1960 logos.  They say this is due to a combination of the impending retirement of their head of production and legal issues.

So what can I say?  Make someone’s Christmas dreams come true right now, even if they’re your own.