We first asked ourselves that question during the 2008 financial crisis. Back then, we wanted to manufacture a USA-made, luxury trench coat but in a way that involved as many of our fellow Americans as possible.
Today our centerpiece trench coat is made in New Jersey by an Argentine family with deep Italian roots. The family-owned factory manufactures our coats by sewing waterproof Ventile fabric, made from cotton that is grown and spun in the United States and sent to the Switzerland to be woven into fabric. The coat also includes a cotton plaid lining fabric that originates from North Carolina, and a wool warmer whose cloth is woven in Connecticut. The success of our trench has allowed us to venture into accessories, with socks knit in Pennsylvania and North Carolina making it into GQ and Esquire, and our knit cashmere hats (made in Texas) making it onto the heads of Americans coast to coast, in addition to our ever-growing international audience.