Tag Archives: made in the us


Here at Secret Forts, we are unabashed and long time fans of Engineered Garments and Mr. Daiki Suzuki, so with the recent showing of EG SS14 at Nepenthes NYC, seems only fitting to highlight two recent videos on the subject, … Continue reading

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When OSB‘s George Vlagos set out to create the Trench Boot, based off an old beat up pair of GI’s boots from the 40′s he’d picked up years before, it turned into a design process that would span five years, … Continue reading

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Remember when you first “discovered” Quoddy? Me too. Back in August of ’08, during the first few fledgling months of this here endeavor, I had a very similar feeling after coming across Arrow Moccasins, hand made in Hudson MA since … Continue reading

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First Look : The Hill-Side Spring ’12 Lookbook

With the Spring Equinox behind us, it seems as good a time as any to give you a look at The Hill-Side‘s Spring/Summer ’12 lookbook.

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Designed For Longevity : Oak Street Bootmakers

Back in August of 2010, I had the pleasure of introducing Oak Street Bootmakers to the world of Secret Forts readership. Since, Founder George Vlagos and company have continued in their efforts to craft some seriously handsome and long wearing … Continue reading

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Season 2 : Owner/Operator, Winter’12.

Launching their second season of classicly inspired, mountain ready outerwear, Owner/Operator, the New York based, two man Mountain apparel making team, continues to evolve both technically and design-wise. Taking a significant step forward from last season to the present, here, … Continue reading

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Suitable Attire : Freemans Sporting Club, FW’11.

Since 2006, Freemans Sporting Club has been steadily producing some of the most durable and well made goods around, all the while, championing a made in the US ethos, keeping almost all production within a ten mile radius of its … Continue reading

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When Less is More : Choctaw Ridge.

Christian McCann, the man behind the venerable Left Field NYC, has now taken the same steady, earnest approach to a whole new endeavor; undergarments. The result is a full range, from thermals to boxers, for layering or lounging, called Choctaw … Continue reading

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Hands On : Owner/Operator 111 Parka.

A couple of things we like over here are parkas, the colder climes of Fall that eventually give way to the Winter months. Spending as much of that time on the mountain a few hours north in Southern Vermont. Enter … Continue reading

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