Life Lessons in American History: The Declaration of Independence

Our founding fathers stood up for something they believed in. Will you?

From 1750 to 1775, American colonies were forced to follow unjust laws passed by King George III and the British Government. During this time British troops abused and mistreated citizens of British American colonies alongside unpleasant laws passed by King George III. The 13 colonies were growing tired of the unjust laws and mistreatment. They wanted to be free from the rule of the British government with the beliefs of freedom and basic human rights. In order to achieve this, they had to take a stand for something they believed in. So our founding fathers met time after time with the goal to write an all important document—the Declaration of Independence.

The document was written, the goal acheived, and the final version of the Declaration of Independence was approved on July 4 1776. This day is now celebrated as the American Independence Day.

It`s amazing to think how a group of people that stood up for something they believed in can affect so many people. They did not take a stand for just themselves. They took a stand for a whole body of Americans for years to come. I hope you too will decide to stand up for something you believe in for not only yourself, but for others as well. After all it is your right.

Logan

All American Clothing Co.

Baseball: Is the game still America`s pastime?

The game of baseball was and still is referred to as ‘America`s pastime.’ The game was a gateway for many great players like Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb, Willie Mays, Jackie Robinson, Ted Williams, Hank Aaron, Cy Young, Lou Gehrig, and many more legends. Fans would come from all over to watch them play as they would fill up ballparks from city to city, watching their favorite teams and players leave their mark on the game for generations to come.

Baseball has not changed much since its first recorded game during June 19, 1846 in Hoboken, New jersey. Very few rules have changed. Like the fact that a game was decided based on who scored 21 runs first under the “Knickerbocker” rules that were in place until 1872. Games were capable of lasting all night under the system. Today, we are accustomed to a game of 9 innings in which each team has a total of 27 outs to score as many runs as they can. The team with the most runs wins. Pitchers used to also pitch the entire game and bat. There were no designated hitters and it was rare to see a pitcher like Cy Young come out of a game. Today, there are multitudes of pitchers like mid-relievers, long- relievers, starters, set up men, and closers. It is also common to see a designated hitter at bat in place of a pitcher from time to time, especially in the American League. These are among the few changes baseball has undergone in its existence. For the most part, baseball is played much like it used to be. While there may not be many changes in the game since its start, the one change I have in question is, “Is baseball still America`s pastime?”

Some of you may have an answer for the question. I encourage you to share your thoughts. Here are mine: As a Cincinnati Reds fan, I have found myself constantly watching the currently NL Central Division leaders who are experiencing a great year to date with a record of 38-27. I enjoy watching them on television during most nights of the week and try to go to games when I can. However, while watching the Reds and the teams

they play on television, I am seeing a lot of empty seats during the games. Despite having a 1st place lead in their division the Reds are ranked  in the lower half of the league in attendance, ranking at 19th with an average of 27,312 fans per game (source:mlb.com). This ranking supports up my initial thought on having empty seats. If a division leader like the Reds, who have a history of success and a great fan base cannot fill their seats then how can the game be phrased ‘America`s Pastime’ if Americans will not come and support their teams play like they used to? Open for thoughts!

Logan

All American Clothing Co.

New Website: What do YOU think?

Last week, we announced the launch of our new website! We hope that you have checked it out to see the many new features it has to offer. We have incorporated PayPal, a new shopping cart, product image zoom and product search among many other features to the website!

The main goal of these changes was to make the website easier to use for our customers! We want to know what you think about the new website. Do you enjoy the new features? If so, which ones? Do you feel it is easier to use? Are there any problems with it?  Please share your comments with us in the section below.

Logan

All American Clothing Co.

A Father`s Day, Made in USA:

With Father’s Day just over a week away, there is still enough time to find that perfect gift for Dad. Better yet, there is enough time to make it a Father`s Day, Made in USA!  With that being said, here is a list of items that Dad will enjoy and feel proud wearing Made in USA clothing.

All American Freedom Tee: ON SALE!

All American Skyline & National Polos: ON SALE!

All American Carpenter Jeans Dark: NEW!

All American Cargo Shorts:

Carpenter Short:

Having trouble deciding? Give dad the gift that keeps on giving,  An All American Gift Certificate!

Logan

All American Clothing Co.

All American Clothing Co: Bringing ‘American Made’ Back to Its Roots

The sign above Lawson Nickol’s desk, co-owner of All American Clothing Co. reads “Make Something Happen Today.”  To him, that ‘something’  means  job creation, manufacturing growth, sales growth and sustainability of all mentioned as the company is building a foundation for today’s employees and future generations.

The company carries only clothing made in USA, giving back Americans a traditional product and economic environment that seems to have been slipping away since the greatest job explosion era called the Industrial Revolution. Nickol says, “During the Industrial Revolution, American jobs were created because passion and hard work was necessary in order for the survival of the company and the employees.” Like the companies that built America during that era, the employees with the All American Clothing Co. carry the same passion and work ethic necessary for us to bring back ’American Made’ to its roots.

All American Clothing Co. is expecting to create more products and more jobs during 2012. In 2011, the company experienced an increase of approximately 60% retail sales. This is a promising number indicating that many Americans are beginning to realize the benefits of buying USA made clothing. Beau Nickol (co-Owner) says, “there is a healthy growth of patriotism spreading through the retail consumer market”.

About All American Clothing Co:

All American Clothing Company is a genuine story of a small company trying to make a difference in today’s economy. The company’s employees believe in “USA made matters” as they strive to foster loyalty among customers. To find out more about the passion and success of All American Clothing Co., follow us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/AllAmericanClothing, or Twitter at http://twitter.com/#!/AllAmericanJean for updates.

Logan

All American Clothing Co.

“Stop”

Stop the cookout, party, and shopping spree

To remember those who were brave enough to keep America free.

Stop to remember the ones who took the battlefield with pride.

And never forget the reasons for which they have died.

Reasons of patriotism, sacrifice, and love for country that ring so true.

Stop and be thankful they gave up their lives for you.

Memorial Day 2012

Logan Beam

All American Clothing Co.

A Week of Recognition for our American Heroes,

In recognition of Memorial Day, we will be giving away a number of our Freedom tees every day this week to commemorate those who have fallen while serving and protecting the freedoms that American citizens can enjoy today. The saying “Freedom is not free” serves as a reminder to the acts of honor, sacrifice, and valor our servicemen and women have given for their country.

To take part in the weeklong event simply join our newsletter for a chance to win a “freedom is not free” tee shirt. You can also thank a veteran in the comments section of our facebook page to enter. This gives you an opportunity to thank a veteran on a large scale with a large community while having the chance to win a free tee shirt.  Please feel free to personalize your message to the veterans of your liking.

In addition to this, the All American Clothing Co. will be donating $1.00 to the Wounded Warrior Project in accordance to the amount of orders we receive from May 22 through May 28.The ultimate goal of this event is to recognize our servicemen and women with a big ‘thank you’.

Honor our heroes today and enter for your chance to win a freedom tee! The winner—along with their hero will be announced and thanked each day on our Facebook page. You will also receive an email confirmation from us.

Thank You American Heroes,

–All American Clothing Co.

United States Flag Flown at U.S. Capital Building Commemorating ‘American Made’ Manufacturers:

Speaker of the House John Boehner helped the All American Clothing Co. fly the American flag to commemorate the rise of ‘American Made’ Manufacturing to create jobs for Americans in today`s economy:

The sign above All American co-owner Lawson Nickol`s desk reads “make something happen today.” Lawson and his company have been living up to their mantra with their latest success. The USA Made clothing company recently flew a commemorative American flag with the help of Congressman John Boehner and his representatives at the U.S. Capital building on May 3, 2012. The flag was flown to commemorate the hardworking ‘American Made’ manufacturers who, like the All American Clothing Co. give their most gallant effort towards the creation of American jobs.

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To motto “make something happen today” has led to much progress for Lawson and the All American Clothing Co. Currently, the American Made clothing company is in the midst of growing exponentially–a great sign for American Made manufacturers. The company is currently expanding their warehouses and main offices due to their growth. The new building will be finished in the month of September and will also create a respectful amount of new American jobs in both their headquarters and the manufacturing factories the clothing company works with.

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That same American flag that was flown at the U.S. Capital building will be raised at a ceremony in September when the USA Made clothing companies` new building is in place. The ceremony will include many leaders and promoters from the American manufacturing industry and potential political figures. The All American Clothing Co. hopes to spread the message that progress has been made and that there is much hope for American Made Manufacturers in the future.

Logan

All American Clothing Co.

Why Buying American is Smart:

 

America would not be the land of opportunity without American Manufacturing:

This country was built based on the ideals of buying American through the American manufacturing that took place during the days of the Industrial Revolution. This made our country an economic powerhouse and a land of opportunity. Every American citizen could find a job that supported their family and promised the American dream.  American manufacturing has been going away in recent years on account of business owners wanting to make an extra dollar in sending their efforts overseas throughout the years. This is threatening the ‘American dream’

Buying American Creates Jobs, Period.

If every American cared enough to purchase one USA Made garment per year, the impact would be $9 billion in profits. That creates an amazing amount of jobs for USA citizens.

American Manufacturing Creates Secondary Jobs.

For example, if All American Clothing Co. manufactures blue jeans we supply jobs to Americans to sew patches, pack and ship products, market them, etc. There are also manufacturing companies that create our materials like our denim, thread, buttons, zippers, etc.  These companies supply American jobs as well. In essence, American Manufacturers not only create jobs for their own companies, but for other American companies.

American Made products are made with better quality and are built to last longer than foreign made products:

In the short span of things, it makes sense to buy a cheaper foreign made product. But in the long run, it makes even more sense to buy American.

For example, when you buy a pair of foreign made jeans for $20, they may only last a year so you have to buy another pair each year. A pair of All American jeans at around $50 will last you at least 3 years. If you do the math over 3 years—it makes sense to buy American.  It is an investment worth making. You will also feel great and have the satisfaction of wearing a comfortable, quality, job creating pair of jeans made in USA.

Conclusion:

It’s smart to ‘buy American’ because American manufacturing is what made our nation the land of opportunity. It creates jobs so our citizens can enjoy the American dream. Without jobs, Americans would not be able to buy that first home or take the family on that ‘memorable’ vacation. Losing the American manufacturing base will not only continue to result in federal budget deficits, but it will result in the decline of the American lifestyle for our citizens. ‘Buying American’ will help ensure that American citizens can enjoy the American dream for generations to come so that our children and our grandchildren can have the same American dream that we once had.

Logan

All American Clothing Co.