Made in USA - "The Greatest Hoodie Ever Made" At $108, It Had Better Be.

Posted by freedomforall 3 weeks ago to Business
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Whoooo! a $108 hoodie? That's definitely a product of silicon valley thinking, selling to the sons and daughters of Wall St, not Main St.

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  • Posted by  $  Thoritsu 2 weeks, 5 days ago
    My brother and I are big advocates of Buy American. We roughly have a 3:1 hurdle we’ll accommodate in price, sometimes higher.
    The quality of US made stuff (not just clothes) is much higher. Cheap Chinese stuff is just junk. They can make some good stuff, but it is hit/miss and hard to judge if it is just cheap junk.

    I just bought a professional carpet cleaner. We had an older one consumer that finally gave out (after we lent it to all our friends and family). The one we bought was over $300, versus $150 for a good consumer version. It is made in the US, and very very ruggedly built. Very happy with this decision. 2:1 price for US made and MUCH better quality is worth it.

    We have to get back to domestic manufacturing. China is waging economic war on us, attempting to kill our industries. We are just letting it happen.

    $180 for a hoodie is not the answer, but letting China abuse their own people and control their currency price to wipe out alternate sources is not either.
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  • Posted by ycandrea 2 weeks, 5 days ago
    I have clothes that are 10-20 years old that still look great!
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    • Posted by 2 weeks, 5 days ago
      Same here, ycandrea, and almost all of mine are greatly discounted off the rack retail and comparable in prices to what I have seen in the 3rd world.
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      • Posted by ycandrea 2 weeks, 5 days ago
        Mine too! I have relatives that are rich and they waste so much money on high cost ritzy brand name clothes. I do not get it. I buy a blouse for $20 and they get the same blouse from one of those companies and spend $100! Nonsense!
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        • Posted by 2 weeks, 5 days ago
          Those $100 blouse purchases are greatly increasing the fedgov's tax revenues. Every consumer dollar that changes hands gets taxed again. Then the people who made the products get paid and it's taxed again and they spend their net earnings and the cycle repeats forever. Income taxation is constantly repeating theft.
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  • Posted by  $  allosaur 2 weeks, 6 days ago
    Garments that are supposed to last decades is great advertising if true. Can't recall consistently wearing something for being out of the house in public that lasted half a decade unless it was put someplace where it was forgotten about.
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    • Posted by 2 weeks, 6 days ago
      The American Giant return policy doesn't promise decades of use. It was a solid guarantee but was changed a year ago (probably due to people taking advantage of it.)
      Was: "If anything you purchase from American Giant doesn't live up to your highest standard, please return it to us for a full refund. Any item, any reason, any time."
      Now: "Purchases from American Giant may be returned within 90 days. The item(s) must be unworn, unwashed, and undamaged."

      I have lots of clothing that I wear frequently and they are most more than 10 years old. But I don't wear the same thing every day (and my clothes don't look like I just got them from Macys.) Hardly anyone in America wears the same thing every day, and those that do aren't going to pay $108 for a hoodie. In my case, the only things that I wear out sooner than a decade are socks, shoes, and underwear. All my clothing are purchased at large discounts to "normal" prices and by my experience the prices aren't a lot higher than what I see in the far east where most are made. The only ones that wear out sooner are things I bought in the street market in Thailand; they are sometimes of lower quality.
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      • Posted by  $  allosaur 2 weeks, 6 days ago
        Me dino does not buy that many clothes due to that fact that fatty me has to drive on two interstates to the other side of Birmingham to reach the only pricey DXL store.
        As many fat people I see in Walmart, you'd think they'd sell less expensive clothes that would fit them there.
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    • Posted by Russpilot 2 weeks, 5 days ago
      I have clothes that I wear fairly regularly, including concert t shirts that I have had since the 80's. I'm pretty sure that they weren't using the best quality they could find for those.
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  • Posted by  $  CBJ 3 weeks ago
    Manufacturing is not where America's competitive advantage lies. I wonder how successful his business will be in five years.
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    • Posted by  $  WilliamShipley 2 weeks, 6 days ago
      The concept of competitive advantage implies that players in a market each concentrate on what they are good at. I'm not sure that analysis is appropriate when dealing with a county of over 300 million people and the wide range of resources available. There is no reason that we should not be able to compete in manufacturing.
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    • Posted by term2 2 weeks, 5 days ago
      Actually, I think China is losing its competitive advantage in manufacturing, given that they are going to automation big time to cut costs. We could do the same right here in the USA and cut costs. We can start with getting rid of the low IQ cashiers at fast food places and replace them with kiosks instead of raising minimum wage to $15 and keeping people employed in jobs they arent good at.
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