With so much political turmoil these days – culminating in a fiercely divided country – we feel that through all the smoke and mirrors of Washington there is one thing we all can still agree upon: that there really is nothing quite like an American-made product. Since the beginning of our young country, artisans and craftsmen alike have put pride into their work, sourcing nothing but the best materials and resources to build products as unique and resilient as the American spirit itself. And while many brands since then have found shortcuts to save on production – increasing their margins in the process – some great legacy brands have stuck to their guns with several others springing up in the process. It’s true Americana at it’s finest, which is why any Dad would be proud to be in possession of something built on American soil for the American patriot.
With this in mind, we went ahead and scoured through a handful of our favorite American-made brands to bring you an eclectic list of father’s day gifts worth a damn. From handsome timepieces to quality EDC gear to style options for the Dad in need of a wardrobe upgrade they’re all here and all bleed red, white and blue.
Field Notes 56-Week Planner
Thinking ahead is always the key to success. And with the 56-week planner from Field Notes, Dad can start at any time and keep organized throughout the year.
Zippo 1935 Replica Original
Light em up. At least that’s what he’ll be thinking when gifted with this classic Zippo that pools from the 1935 original design. It features a brush chrome finish, case, and of course, is refillable allowing for lifetime use.
Bradley Mountain Utility Roll
For the handyman, each Utility Roll is made from sturdy Martexin heavy waxed canvas and comes complete with a leather strap to keep his prized tool safe and secure.
Machine Era Original Brass Pen
For someone who hasn’t ditched the lost art of putting pen to paper, this all brass pen machined right here in the USA is an ideal EDC pocket item measuring just 4.6 inches in length and weighs only 1.6 ounces.
Hitch and Timber EDC Card Caddy
EDC is great and all but can be a bit problematic if it’s not contained within the proper vessel. Hitch and Timber looks to solve that issue with their EDC Card Caddy that’s hand cut, stitched, and burnished all in their workshop here in the US.
Defy Bags Snappy Valet Tray
Keeping all that prized EDC gear accounted for can be a hassle when not in transit. Luckily, this Horween leather valet tray is designed to keep things organized whether on the coffee table or on the nightstand.
Ezra Arthur No. 2 Wallet
When style is of the essence there’s no better place to look that Ezra Arthur. It’s made from leather tanned by Horween in Chicago and comes complete with a lifetime warranty on the stitching.
Birdwell 808 Board Shorts
Hitting the beach is a must this time of year. So instead of standing by idly as pops sports those embarrassing trunks yet again, do him a favor and pick up this pair from a classic Souther California surf brand who knows their stuff.
Peak LED Eiger Flashlight
Help Dad light up his life with this handy EDC flashlight from Peak LED Solutions. Built from solid stainless steel, it uses Quantum Tunneling Composite technology allowing you to set the handy piece at any brightness level you wish.
Best Made Straight-Hold Hatchet
Any outdoorsman needs a solid hatchet at the campsite. And you know what? Best Made builds this solid option out of 1060 alloy steel complete with a hand-dipped finish for a touch of aesthetics. From the fireplace to the campsite, this is the call.
Form Function Form Notebook Wallet
Crafted from a single piece of fine Horween leather, this handsome wallet features enough room for the plastic and paper necessities along with a slot for a Fisher Space Pen and a Field Notes notebook for jotting ideas down on the go.
Bramble Outdoor Daypack
With summer here there’s no question that the old man will be getting outdoors at one point or another. So what better way to gift him something you know he’ll use than with the Bramble Outdoor Daypack – boasting up to 18 liters of internal capacity and a sleek modern style.
Taylor Stitch Democratic Jean
Let’s be honest, odds are Dad needs a new set of jeans. And with the Taylor Stitch Democratic Jean, you can rest assured he’ll be getting a quality pair of Americana-inspired denim made right here in the good old USA.
Iron and Resin Trucker Shirt
Taking inspiration from an unspoken American hero, the long haul trucker, each shirt from the California brand is made from denim, cotton, and linen for a comfortable and unbeatable fit. Dad will surely thank you for this one.
Filson Medium Field Duffel
Filson is one of those legacy brands that seem to just get things right every time. This option, built out for the Weekender, is a heavy-duty medium duffle made with both water repellant and abrasion-repellent fabric and is fully lined with nylon.
Great American Flask
Great Americans drink whiskey. Even better Americans pay homage to our booze-infused beginnings by enjoying their favorite vintage out of an elegant our copper flask true to the Bromwell’s original design from 1819.
Randolph Concorde Sunglasses
Summertime means sunshine. And sunshine requires sunglasses if you want to keep those peepers safe from harmful rays. With this in mind, hook up the old man with a pair of classic aviation-style shades that will keep him looking and feeling cool throughout the summer months.
This is Ground Mod Connoisseur
Got a Dad who’s obsessed with gizmos and gadgets but can’t seem to keep things organized? Let LA-based This Is Ground do the work for him with this convenient modular carrying case made from vegetable-tanned leather.
Frye Logan Cap Toe
What makes these boots so special is the fact that each and every one is crafted with leather that’s been battered with volcanic rock and polished. Why? Because it’s this very method that gives them that authentic distressed look Dad’s always looking for.
Weiss Standard Issue Field Watch
Finding an American-made watch is hard to come by, especially when it comes to the internal components. Not with Weiss though, every element of this timepiece – including the hand assembly of over 100 Swiss parts – is done in their LA workshop.