Memorial Day

Freedom Is Not Free

Remembering all of our fallen Veterans this Memorial Day weekend.

To all the brave hearts who have served our nation past and present, Thank You. We owe you a debt that cannot be repaid.

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Making It In America: KettlePizza

We are proud to be 'Making it in America' today with our friends Al Contarino and George Peters, who both co-founded KettlePizza, which gives you the opportunity to turn your grill into a wood fired pizza oven!

Please tell us a about yourself.

Al Contarino and I are inventors. Our passion is to create and develop products that can make people's lives fun, safer or easier.

Why is 'Making it in America’ significant at KettlePizza?

Right from the beginning when Al had the idea for the KettlePizza we knew it could be Made in America. We wanted to help put more people to work, here at home, rather than send jobs overseas. We knew it may be hard but so what, hark work, commitment and passion for doing things the right way will always win out in the end.

What challenges has Kettle Pizza overcome throughout history in order to continue Making it in America?

When you develop a product that no one has seen or used before, finding suppliers that can do custom work was difficult. We overcame that problem because as we grew, more and more people would send us information about companies in the US that we could source materials. Quality materials, that American companies and people are known to produce can never be taken for granted.

How have you personally expressed a passion for American manufacturing?

The strength of our country has always been developing new ideas into viable high quality products the rest of the world wants to own. Anyone can make JUNK, we don't make junk in America, Al and I will never make junk at KettlePizza. FYI, I bought a belt at All American Clothing Co. that is so well made that besides holding up my pants, it could be used to tow a car!

There are many places one could enjoy KettlePizza. What is your favorite?

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George Peters (left) with Al Contarino (right)


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The Big Package

Some things can only be handled in All American Jeans...

What is a Gusset?

Okay, we get asked this question ALOT.

I was recently asked the ‘what is a gusset?’ question by my father in law and let me tell you, it was so difficult to explain cleanly that I eventually resorted to pointing at my crotch in my All American Jeans and said ‘That is a gusset! It gives you more room and comfort!’ If you were not there for the show, I apologize. You will have to receive the proper definiton here.

A gusset is a diamond shaped piece of denim sewn into the crotch of our USA Made jeans. This eliminates 4 seams coming together in one place. We sew this ‘gusset’to help disperse stress around the crotch area to create a more comfortable fit and provide freedom of movement. Blue collar workers such as a roofers, plumbers, and farmers typically enjoy the extra space our gusset provides. When having to crouch down and work on your knees, a gusset keeps you out of a pinch.

When it comes to our American made jeans it is all about COMFORT! Don’t believe us?? Try a pair….If you aren’t 100% satisfied you can return your jeans within 90 days for a refund or exchange.

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Logan

 
 
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Time To Work On Your Short Game

Summertime is here, which means it`s time to work on your short game in the all new All American Casual Shorts!

This short is comfortable, awesome fitting (Yes, we did just say awesome!), and made in the USA. Our Founder says they are a perfect for a cookout or a golf outing, so we had to take them out for a test run. Turns out, the new shorts allow you to relax in your golf swing. The 10 inch inseam sits just above the knee to provide the necessary range of motion. If you are a golfer, this short just may improve your overall score, making it your new favorite pair!

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*Special thanks to Darrick Barga of the Judge Pulling Team for testing our new shorts out on the course!

 

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American Pastimes: Taking A Sunday Drive

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!

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Eric Church: Cut From A Different Kind Of Cloth

‘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.

Logan

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16 Quotes That Illustrate American Pride

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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How To Wash Your Jeans

A pair of All American Jeans will last you a very long time but if you want yours to last longer, remain shrinkage free, and even keep other clothes from being damaged in the wash, please stick to the following...

-Read the care label inside your All American jean.
-Empty the pockets.
-Turn your jeans inside out.
-Set the washing cycle to delicate.
-Only load All American Jeans with other jeans in the washer. Make sure the load setting is on heavy.
-As our tag reads, ‘machine wash warm with like colors.’ You can also wash with cold water. Do not use hot water.
-If you like softer USA made jeans, add fabric softener during the rinse cycle.
-Remove your jeans right after the washing cycle is complete.
-Turn the jeans right side out and proceed to dry them.
-You can dry your jeans in a number of ways:
-Hang them on a clothes line or rack to air dry. If you are indoors, lay some towels down to catch the dripping water.
-You can put your All American jeans in the dryer. Be sure to turn the dryer on the lowest temperature setting. NOTE: Jeans that are air dried are less likely to shrink and fade than jeans in a dryer.
-After drying, hang your jeans instead of folding to avoid wrinkles and creases.

WARNING:

Hot water and jeans do not mix.
Hot dryers and jeans do not mix.
Other USA made clothing items and jeans do not mix. They turn blue.
Light blue jeans and dark blue jeans do not mix.
Never try to shrink your jeans on your own. They will shrink unevenly. Contact us and we will have the sizing altered.
Black jeans shrink more than blue jeans. Keep warm temperatures and time cycles lower than usual when washing and drying.

If you have any questions about washing and drying your All American Jeans, please feel free to contact our customer service department by phone or email.

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