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I want to introduce you to Bullet Blues, an up-and-coming brand of premium designer jeans for men and women that is on the cusp of becoming the next great American denim brand.

What sets Bullet Blues apart from the stiff competition in the denim jeans industry is the extremely high quality of their product and their unwavering commitment to using American labor as well as American-made materials to construct their clothing.

Let’s face it, in this era of global supply chains and rampant outsourcing, there aren’t many clothing brands left that can make that kind of claim. 

Many iconic American brands of jeans that were once proudly made in the USA – think Tommy Hilfiger, Polo, and countless others – are now made in factories overseas.  And while clothing made by brands like these are often adorned in red, white, and blue – suggesting American patriotism in every way – when it comes to investing in American workers, most brands check their patriotism at the door in favor of heftier bottom lines.

Not Bullet Blues.

As the rest of the denim jeans industry continues to move toward outsourcing, Bullet Blues is moving in the opposite direction. They currently make every pair of their jeans in the USA, and as they ramp up production, they are committed to keeping every pair made right here in America.

As Bullet Blues Founder Isabelle Benoit explains it, their brand’s two best selling points – superior quality and American construction – are closely related.  It’s not just that Bullet Blues happen to be extremely well-made and constructed in the United States; they are extremely well-made because they are made in the USA.

When Isabelle was establishing the Bullet Blues brand, she decided early on that her clothing would be made in the USA.  But as she began to sample fabrics and make prototypes of her designer jeans, she quickly realized that she simply could not do the kind of quality control she demanded from half-way around the world.  The quality of her product depended on her close oversight of the entire production process and quality American construction.

The end result was spectacular.  Bullet Blues are true designer jeans.  That means they have superb design, superior construction, and a great fit.  Just the qualities you would want in your new favorite pair of jeans.

Let me make this clear: When I talk about Bullet Blues, and what great pair of jeans they are, I’m speaking from my own personal experience. 

I’ve owned a pair for about six months, and they are the best pair of jeans I own by a long-shot.  They look great, which makes them my go-to jeans for a night out on the town. But they are also very comfortable.  They are quite simply the best pair of jeans I have ever owned.

If you are looking for a great pair of designer American-made jeans, give Bullet Blues a try.  Ladies can buy a pair of Bullet Blues from M.i.U.S. Collection, a wonderful online boutique featuring a superb collection of American made clothing and apparel for women, by clicking here

If you try these jeans, I’m sure you’ll love them, and your purchase will be helping a small business that is committed to growing and creating jobs in the United States.

That’s the kind of company I want to support.

Until next time, here’s to doing what we can to support our country by buying American.


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There’s nothing more American than blue jeans, right?  Well, not really.  Sadly, the vast majority of denim jeans purchased in this country are made somewhere else.  Levi’s, which used to be my favorite brand of jeans for many years, moved their production out of the U.S. several years ago, so now I don’t buy them.   Most other major brands of jeans are made overseas as well.  But thankfully, there are some notable exceptions.

In the past year, I have purchased two pairs of jeans from companies that continue to make jeans in the U.S.  Around Christmas time I picked up a pair of 7 For All Mankind jeans.  This company makes designer jeans for woman and men and is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.  While not all of their jeans are made in the U.S., a significant portion of them are made here.  These are some really high end designed jeans that can cost over $100.  I got mine the day after Christmas at half price though.  I have to say that I love my “7” jeans.  They look and feel great.  They are more of a straight-leg fit with boot-cut  bottoms.  They have been my go-to pair for a night out, but I don’t usually wear them around the house when I just want my jeans to be loose and comfortable.  Overall, I would highly recommend them, but be sure you get the American-made 7s if you decide to go with this brand.

I got a second pair of American-made blue jeans just a couple weeks ago when I purchased a pair of Lucky Brand jeans.  I’m actually wearing these right now as I type.  Lucky Brand jeans are made in the U.S. and abroad, so you have to make sure you get the right ones with this brand as well.  All Lucky Brand jeans manufactured in the U.S. are made in Vernon, California near downtown Los Angeles.  Lucky Brand’s USA-made jeans are all hand-made, and have detailing, like the famous slogan “Lucky You” sewn into the fly, done by hand.  I got my pair of Luckys at Filene’s Basement, an off-price retailer in my area, for under $30.  These have quickly become my favorite pair of jeans.  They’re super comfortable and they look great, though they are a looser fit than my 7s.  I highly recommend American-made Lucky Brand jeans.

I mentioned 7 For All Mankind and Lucky Brand jeans because I have personal experience with them and they have wide distribution, making it likely you can find them in your local department store.  Of course, these are just two of the many brands that still make their jeans in the U.S.  Here is a link to site listing over 30 brands of jeans still made in the USA: http://www.stillmadeinusa.com/jeans.htm.  My thanks to StillMadeInUSA.com for the info.

Although most blue jeans sold in the U.S. are made elsewhere in the world, some of the best are still made right here in the USA.  Next time you are in the market for blue jeans, consider buying a quality American brand that is creating good American jobs.

Until next time, here’s to doing what we can to support our country by buying American.


P.S. If you are looking for a great American made clothing brand, check out Made in USA Threads!

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