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u/rmangaha · 2 pointsr/NavyBlazer

One of the big "gimmes" in this type of discussion is that things made in China are crap. This is not true simply because things are made in China, it is true because manufacturing companies make things according to specifications. If the specifications allow for a large margin of error (usually to keep up production demands), you will inevitably end up with crap. The big X Factor in any manufacturing, is quality control. If there is little to none, there will be quality issues.

At this time, I would like to admit there are definitely a world of other issues in Chinese manufacturing, but for the sake of this discussion, I don't really want to get into it right now. For those interested in further reading, take a look at (Poorly Made in China)[]

Now, to bring it back to America, how many of you have purchased Allen Edmonds Seconds? Odds are you took a look at the shoe and thought "Damn, I don't see a single thing wrong with it!". And yet, it still failed a particular standard of quality control that it was not sent out for normal sales.

Three of my favorite examples of quality control are Budweiser, McDonald's and Levi's. This is not intended to say they're examples of awesome products, but they know what they're doing when it comes to production.

Budweiser is the third most popular beer brand in the country. Yet you can buy a Bud anywhere and it will taste exactly the same. They produced 16 million barrels of beer and you don't have to worry that what's about to enter your mouth was going to taste like Budweiser.

McDonald's has restaurants all over the US and the world, and I have eaten at various locations (US, Asia, Europe, Mexico) and the exact same food items taste the same everywhere you go. McDonald's has food scientists to ensure every local area has access to the ingredients that will make sure the food tastes the same. I believe I read that for Moscow, they had to find a particular type of cow and genetically bred a particular type of potato.

Levi's I am specifically including because much of their manufacturing is outside the US. Although there can be a bit of a swing in consistency between sizes, for the most part, I can safely walk into ANY store selling Levi's, pick up my size and cut and buy it without trying it on (depending on how picky I am feeling about fit that day).

I have no doubt there will be naysayers to these examples, and that's fine. I believe they're examples of excellent quality control. And ultimately, I think that's where the fault lies. In certain Made in America products, the level of quality control is just higher.

And just for the sake of making a list here is a generic wardrobe one could make using things made in the USA.


  • Oak Street Boot Company
  • Alden
  • Allen Edmonds (most of my collection)
  • Rancourt
  • Quoddy
  • Walk-Over


  • Darn Tough (personal favorite)

  • Thorlo

  • Zkano


  • Duluth Trading

  • American Apparel

  • Union House

  • Body Aware


  • Bill's

  • Alex Maine

  • Jack Donnelly


  • Gustin

  • Round-House

  • The Stronghold

  • Left Field

  • a billion others


  • Gitman Vintage

  • New England Shirt Company

  • Hamilton Shirt Co

  • Mercer

  • Many others


  • American Giant

  • Good Wear

  • TS Designs (completely vertically integrated, as the company says "from dirt to shirt")


  • Anderson Little

  • Brooks Brothers (not all of them)


  • Hardwick

  • Hickey Freeman

  • Hart Schaffner Marx


  • Gitman Brothers

  • Robert Graham

  • Collared Greens

  • Jetset threads


  • Columbiaknit

    Anyone else can feel free to add on to this list
u/itsonlyastrongbuzz · 7 pointsr/NavyBlazer

Reading: Ben Hogan's Five Lessons: The Modern Fundamentals of Golf I've always been all arms in my swing, but want to (need to) bring my game in the next level.

Hit a new indoor spot this past weekend and Jesus does that make a difference.

Using a shitty old banged up Wilson driver (still haven't pulled the trigger on my Cobra F7) and bringing rotation into it, I was hitting 240-270yds reliably and straight, which is about 30 yards better than my best drives. Felt great too.

Can't wait to get comfortable with it and pair it with a new driver and some decent soft balls and really drive the green.

u/twosoon22 · 2 pointsr/NavyBlazer

If you're interested in a deeper understanding of Buddhism, I highly recommend Practicing Wisdom.

The book was written by the Dali Lama. It's a heavy read and goes very in depth into a crucial chapter of Shantideva's Way of the Bodhisattva. It focuses on key verses from Way of Bodhisattva and analyzes them through the lenses of two differing schools of Buddhist thought with the Dali Lamas thoughts interjected. It's fantastic.

When I was in my early twenties I took this book everywhere with me. I've read it from a cafe in Amsterdam to a tent on the plains of the Serengeti. It deserves to be read thoughtfully and thoroughly. I read it in small bits and would reflect on passages for days at a time before moving on or rereading parts I wanted to understand more. This turned into a little longer than just a book recommendation, but anyway.
its p good lmao

u/heysinned · 3 pointsr/NavyBlazer

Just opened Homer Simpson Goes to Washington: American Politics through Popular Culture. Not bad so far.

Watching Better Call Saul and VERY excited for tonight's premier.

u/cavaliere_JSC · 3 pointsr/NavyBlazer

Yes, and not just in Africa, the British did a fair bit of hunting in the American West as well. I read this book a few years ago and would highly recommend to the members of this sub ;

u/VerbalSiegeEngine · 3 pointsr/NavyBlazer

Hello! I assume you are looking to read Plato, unfortunately Socrates left us no written material himself. Stanford University maintains a brilliant and well documented encyclopedia of Philosophy where you can read about both the historical Socrates and the Socrates as presented in Plato's dialogues. If you'd prefer something written the most popular translation is John Coopers Plato the Complete Works.

Socrates -
Plato -
Cooper's Plato Complete works -

u/fearsclave · 2 pointsr/NavyBlazer

Listening to Elgar’s Enigma Variations on a rainy autumn day. Lately I’ve been watching Meat Eater on Netflix; gorgeous show, even if the gear is not terribly trad. I’m currently reading The Complete Practical Encyclopedia of Bonsai, by Ken Norman.

u/Threeliterchronicles · 1 pointr/NavyBlazer

I've been reading my buddy's book Finale and it's great so far (I'm roughly 100 pages in). Listening? Re-discovered Boingo's "Dead Man's Party," v hooked on Help Me. Also discovered Turandot, without realizing that it included this Chinese folksong I used to sing in choir as a kiddo.

u/Kaos_Rob · 0 pointsr/NavyBlazer

Frye boots and shoes are made in Arkansas. I like the look of the Sully

u/waspycreole · 1 pointr/NavyBlazer

Thanks for the recommendation.
I read Sugar Barons earlier this year.

The Sugar Barons: Family, Corruption, Empire, and War in the West Indies