I grew up with a carpenter for a father and spent many winters tromping through knee high Chicago snow falls. More times than I could count, I raided my father’s closet for his pile of Carhartt coats and wide selection of thermal wear. Growing up I appreciated the garments in his closet a bit more than my own because how his clothes weathered beautifully with time and how well they held up even in the harshest of conditions. Every cold winter morning he would simply remind me how much a Carhartt coat could make a difference in my sure to be below freezing temperature day. He was right and it has stuck to me ever since. Duck canvas has been a second skin to me for most of my life.
To be honest, a large part of my sense of style and fashionable appeal has been completely molded by my own dad’s profession. I’m incredibly grateful for that because today I take a lot of consideration and care into the things and people that I take into my life.
Flash forward to me age 25 and my undying search for Made In USA denim,. I’m ogling and salivating at every cut and finish companies throw together for it’s very small market. What I’m not salivating about is the high price for the denim jeans I’m finding. I come across a menswear forum and by the suggestion of a fellow forum member, I’m directed to the Bristol, Tennessee based manufacturer L.C. King Manufacturing Company and their flagship Pointer Brand. The prices are affordable, the quality garments are made in the USA and the company have a modest belief about what they offer:
Pointer Brand is for everyone and for every age. It is the best fitting, most comfortable clothing made. Our loyal customers trust the quality workmanship, classic styles and great prices. Our employees are committed, dedicated and deliver on time. We represent the phrase Made in America.
It’s a belief and objective I hold myself to when I have my own line of products.
Since discovering Pointer Brand and the incredible collection of clothing they produce, one particular item that I have deeply desired is their Pointer Duck Canvas Chore Coat. It’s a garment reminiscent of what I wore during my own childhood and a coat I hope to carry well into my growing adult years.
Crafted and doubled stitched for durability with 100% domestically sourced lightweight cotton canvas, iconic Pointer branded polished nickle buttons down the front of the coat and at wrists, four large patch pockets with a wide variety of storage uses, a Pointer patch logo and a pencil pocket are the small beautiful touches sewed into this simple but wonderfully manufactured coat.
It’s lighter than I thought it would be when I received it. It fits a tad large but being born and raised in the Midwest, it’s always a healthy reminder it was made so you can layer up during those chilly winter months! I absolutely love this coat and it will be carried with me for the years to come and have a haystack of memories to go along with it.
Expect to see me photograph and recount the experiences I have in this coat. I want to give my greatest gratitude and appreciation to the L.C. King Manufacturing Company for generously assisting me in acquiring this beautiful coat. Their company and the Pointer Brand are the roots of what makes manufacturing in this country essential, they deserve to be supported and their products deserve to be worn everyday. Their quality products and the company itself truly do make a difference.