Wear And Share
Remember the days when it was common for a man to get out the hot rod for a Sunday drive?
Cruising on a Sunday was once a very popular tradition in the United States. Men and their classic cars would take their girlfriends, wives, and/or families on a car ride each Sunday. This really was a manly thing to do! The goal was to not go anywhere particular, but to drive around and share time together. Maybe they would stop to get a milk shake or share a few laughs. Some would take a drive after church on Sundays. Sunday drives became popular around the time that the automobile was becoming an item in every household. Well-paved roads were starting to become more readily available. It was really a fun time. Nowadays, you may see folks with classic cars doing this but anyone can take a Sunday drive in any car.
We recommend trying in made in USA clothing items! It is quite fun... and comforting!
The AA 101 jean is our most popular jean for a reason! Not too tight, not too loose - 101`s are the perfect relaxed fit blue jean.
Here are three reasons why!
The 101 is not just any pair of jeans. This jean is handcrafted with a 14.5 oz. denim fabric, making it tougher than a $2 steak! The 101 also features 7 belt loops, giving it the waistline super strength. Any jean with less than 7 belt loops is un-American! This jean was built for manly men. It will give you super-manly capabilities like: growing a longer beard, building tree houses, working on cars, playing with power tools, digging holes, carving an entire tree with just a knife, talking and listening to animals, starting a fire barehanded, brewing your own beer, and carrying heavy stuff *. None of this is possible without wearing this manly American made jean.
When it comes to All American Jeans it is all about comfort. The hard working, fixer upping, barbecue mastering, man has got to bring home the bacon! And, he`s got to bring it home in comfort! The 101 has a gusset, which is a diamond shaped piece of denim sewn into the crotch. This eliminates 4 seams coming together in one place adding comfort with more freedom of movement.
So enjoy that delicious bacon, relax, enjoy a cold beer, and prop your feet up in that old manly chair. The one with holes in it that your wife wants you to throw away but you just can`t let it go… THAT CHAIR. You may even fall asleep wearing these jeans only to wake up and wear them again the next day. All because you enjoy good ‘ole fashioned American comfort… Merica!
The gusset gives you the American freedom that you deserve. Your crotch will thank you!
3. Made in the USA
That`s right, real American workers handcrafted this jean with the highest quality fabrics, stitches, and materials made in America. None of that foreign made, sweat shop, unfair, penny paid labor here. This jean keeps people working in the United States. It supports USA families with a standard of living in different communities across the country. Knowing this will make you stand tall and proud in these jeans like the statue of liberty as you listen to the sounds of freedom!
Don`t just take our word for it. Try a pair for yourself! If you aren't 100% satisfied you can return your jeans within 60 days for a refund or exchange.
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*Our jeans don't actually give you super man powers...
‘A person or thing not within an enclosure or boundary.’ – Definition of an outsider
Meet Eric Church. Eric is a guitar picking, whiskey drinking, country singing, Carolina native who continues to change country music. This guy really has no boundaries.
His choices in lyrics and sounds are fearless. His approach has helped to achieve multi platinum successes with the album ‘Chief’ (2011) and again with ‘The Outsiders’ (2014), which ranked at No. 1 on the Billboard Country Albums chart.
Church says, "I've always felt like an outsider, and I still feel that way. That feeling is something that you never lose, no matter how much acceptance you get. When you've been burned enough, you carry that feeling with you, and it becomes a part of you. That chip on your shoulder becomes a source of strength, and it drives you to push forward."
With his chip on his shoulder, Eric Church is no outsider to the country music charts with singles such as "Drink in My Hand," “Give Me Back My Hometown,” “Creepin,” "Homeboy,""Springsteen," "Smoke A Little Smoke" "Cold One," "Talladega" ,"Guys Like Me," and many more.
“They’re the in crowd, we’re the other ones. It’s a different kind of cloth that we’re cut from. We let our colors show, where the numbers ain’t. With the paint where there ain’t supposed to be paint.”-The Outsiders, Eric Church
Despite having great success, Church has not forgotten about those who have supported him throughout his journey. It is not a coincidence that Church chose his recent title song as his latest album's lead single, “The Outsiders.”
Church affirms, "It's outsiders, plural, because it's not just about me. If you look at the cover art, it's me and my band. And in the video, we're coming through the gates, and the fans are coming through behind us. Those people that have always been a part of this journey, and this is where we all get to stand up and say, 'We're here now. You could close the doors on us and brush us off before, but now we're coming through.' "
He has also helped others on their journey. From small acts of allowing a small town kid write about him (that`s me) to larger causes such as founding a non-profit, Church has continued to break boundaries. He and his wife launched the Chief Cares Fund which aids underprivileged families and children throughout Tennessee and Eric’s home state of North Carolina, as well as to help an orphanage in Nepal get beds, clothing, and offer schooling to children that would otherwise never get the chance; deliver bibles and aid to Haiti, and help fund the Humane Society’s no-kill animal shelters with funds that go towards operational costs.
Outsiders have no boundaries. If there`s a lesson we can all learn from Mr. Church, it`s to break a few boundaries in your journey because there`s no telling where it may take you. For Eric Church, his approach with no boundaries in life and music has led him to major success.
He is the sudden change that country music needed. I cannot wait to see what he does next.
Catch Eric Church live on The Outsiders World Tour 2015.
Do you enjoy patriotic quotes like we do? Here are just a few of our favorites!
1. “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” – Thomas Jefferson, Declaration of Independence, 1776
2. “Where liberty dwells, there is my country.” - Benjamin Franklin
3. "... ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country." - John F. Kennedy
4. "Terrorist attacks can shake the foundations of our biggest buildings, but they cannot touch the foundation of America. These acts shatter steel, but they cannot dent the steel of American resolve.” – George W. Bush
5. "I love my freedom. I love my America." - Jessi Lane Adams
6. "A thoughtful mind, when it sees a Nation’s flag, sees not the flag only, but the Nation itself; and whatever may be its symbols, its insignia, he reads chiefly in the flag the Government, the principles, the truths, the history which belongs to the Nation which belongs to the Nation that sets it forth.” - Henry Ward Beecher
8. "My country owes me nothing. It gave me, as it gives every boy and girl, a chance. It gave me schooling, independence of action, opportunity for service and honor. In no other land could a boy from a country village, without inheritance or influential friends, look forward with unbounded hope." -Herbert Hoover
9. "Patriotism is easy to understand in America; it means looking out for yourself by looking out for your country." - Calvin Coolidge
10. "I like to see a man proud of the place in which he lives. I like to see a man live so that his place will be proud of him." - Abraham Lincoln
11. “True independence & freedom can only exist in doing what`s right.” – Bringham Young
12. “He loves his country best who strives to make it best.” - Robert G. Ingersoll
13. “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.” - Ronald Reagan
14. “America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand.” - Harry Truman
15. “The American, by nature, is optimistic. He is experimental, an inventor and a builder who builds best when called upon to build greatly." - John F. Kennedy
16. "If you are ashamed to stand by your colors, you had better seek another flag." - Anonymous
Do you have a favorite patriotic quote? Please feel free to share in the comments below! Thanks for reading!
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Thank you ABC 22 Dayton & Mike Kallmeyer for speaking with us!
Investigating the rise & fall of the once promising American denim industry
By: Logan Beam
For the American denim industry, the loss of jobs has remained a common theme for the past couple decades. Today, denim giants continue to outsource production, denim mills continue to shut down, and many Americans continue to lose jobs in the American denim industry.
Outsourcing and shut downs have been going on for years in the American garment industry. Since the early 1990s this once promising industry has lost 85% of it`s labor force (Source: United States Bureau of Labor Statistics). So much of the American garment industry has been outsourced that only 2% of the clothing purchased in the USA is even made in America (Source: ABC World News).
Jeans were once an American icon. Throughout the 1950s and 1960s, high school kids would begin wearing blue jeans as a status symbol of rebellion towards their adult parents because their parents did not wear jeans. In the 1970s, jeans started to become iconic in culture thanks to celebrities such as Neal Diamond, who sang the famous hit ‘Forever in Blue Jeans.' Blue jeans had arrived. They were a national phenomenon.
Through the 1980s, blue jeans were still in high demand throughout the United States. Many remember the cover of the famous Bruce Springsteen album ‘Born in the USA,’ which was the first compact disc to be made in America. Jeans had now been established as a major part of popular culture. El Paso was now considered the blue jeans capital of the world, where it manufactured an estimated 2 million pairs of America's favorite pants each week (Source: San Antonio Express).
Throughout the 1990s, things would begin to change. American jean giants would begin to move production elsewhere. Their buildings would become vacant, local economies became ruined, and people have been left without jobs. A denim industry that once supported over 900,000 USA jobs hardly supports 100,000 today.
Many believe that made in America jeans no longer exist. Despite this, there is a group of hard working companies making jeans and supporting jobs in the United States today. Many utilize the same resources and support the same jobs in their supply chains, making this group of made in America jean makers unique. Together, they continue to keep the denim industry alive and support thousands of USA jobs because they believe it`s the right thing to do.
Made in USA: It`s In Their Jeans.
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Is there a made in America jean company we have missed? Please let us know and we`ll get them listed.
ABC World News reports that $64 spent on a USA Made item by each American can create over 200,000 new jobs. Watch as ABC World News traces clothing back to farmer who grows cotton. #MadeInAmerica
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About All American Clothing Co:
Founded in 2002 by Lawson & BJ Nickol due to a previous employer`s decision to outsource jeans and jobs to Mexico, the father and son team started the All American Clothing Co – A USA made jean company of their own that vows to never trade USA jobs for foreign profits. The father son duo and their All American Clothing Co. has been featured on ABC World News with Diane Sawyer, CNN Living, Huffington Post, Fox Business, CNBC, Sirius XM, Forbes, Inc., and many more.
Yeah, yeah, yeah… another year, another bouquet of flowers and a box of chocolates right? She`s no Forest Gump, she knows what she`s going to get!
Especially when it`s the same thing year after year. This year, you need to throw her off a bit!
Here are 7 Valentine`s Day gifts made in USA you SHOULD get her instead.
1.) Beef Jerky – She`ll never expect it! And she will love it! She may also share. We recommend searching Jerky.Com. They have the widest selection of made in USA jerky.
2.) Lodge Cast Iron Skillet or Dutch Oven – This could end up being a gift in disguise for you as well. She may cook you breakfast with it!
3.) Two fishing poles – Check out Bob`s Made in America Fishing Rods and take her on a fishing trip this Spring. Don`t forget the tackle and worms!
4.) A Fire Pit – Who doesn`t enjoy a nice campfire? Look for a made in USA fire pit at Ohio Flame.
5.) Chocolate covered bacon – Search recipes online and make a batch for her. She`ll love the effort… and the taste!
6.) Go crazy with a white water rafting trip! They are always fun!
7.) A gift card from All American Clothing Co. is always a good addition to any gift! Sorry, we couldn`t finish without a selfless plug… ;)
Did we miss any good gift ideas? Please share your ideas in the comments below!
Phil says winter is coming. Six more weeks of freezing temperatures with snow and ice will continue. The mornings of getting up early to scrape off your car windows until your hands get frostbitten will carry on. Driving on frozen roads, falling on ice, failing to open frozen car doors, higher gas bills, having cabin fever, wearing no shorts, no flip flops, no swimming, and potential house floods, oh my!!! Ice cream will be less fun to eat because it`s too cold!
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Phil has seen his shadow. The Punxsutawney Groundhog Club even says Phil has a 100% accuracy.
Yep, we are doomed.
Or are we? Should we believe a furry expert named Phil?
Let`s look at the real track record. According to Storm Fax, Punxsutawney Phil has made 118 prognostications of an early spring (no shadow) 17 times (14%). As of 2014, his correction has been right about 39% of the time.
This could really go either way, so at All American Clothing co. we are preparing you for both winter and spring. This week we will introduce a new made in USA hoodie for winter featuring an all new koozie pocket. The koozie will keep you warm and your favorite beverages cold! We also have the finest American made cargo shorts stocked and ready to go, to help you plan for spring!
Do you prefer a long winter or an early spring?
Click here to get ready.