American Field Recap

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What a weekend! American Field Brooklyn has come and gone, and we’re so proud to have been part of this wonderful event. We had a blast selling our American-made watch accessories alongside great vendors like Ball and Buck, American Trench, Walk-Over Shoes, and Shockoe Denim.

We’d also like to give a shout out to some of our regular readers who swung by the Worn&Wound table, among them @joe.pang, @therolexguy, and @moonguy88. It was a pleasure meeting you and geeking out over watches and straps, and we hope you’re enjoying your new gear.

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If you weren’t able to make it out to Industry City this past weekend, no need to feel left out. We’ve got a quick round up of what went down:

First, let’s get the food out of the way. ENDS MEAT cooked up a storm this weekend, offering spit-roasted pig, pork nuggets, and a delicious spiced sausage with veggies. Narragansett was there with their lager to wash it all down, and Blue Marble Ice Cream was ready for those of us with a sweet tooth. We also got to try some meaty treats from Bricks Bars (full disclosure: we purchased a few to take home with us) and Cabot Cheese kept us going with a free flow of samples. Yeah, we ate like kings.

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Now let’s get to the gear. Our neighbor at American Field was Centennial Trading Company, a small brand out of North Carolina focused on making high quality heritage clothing. They showed up with a great selection of chambray shirts, flannels, and henleys–all American made, of course. Our very own Blake walked away with one of the softest beanies either of us has ever felt.

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Osmium Founder Mark Paigen was excited to talk up his latest menswear collection, which includes one of the coolest belts I’ve ever seen. The Mobius belt is made from American-sourced full grain cowhide, but the real star of the show is the buckle. Featuring a patented design, the buckle is fully removable at both ends, which is great if you’re a globetrotter with a disdain for airport scanners. And if that’s not cool enough, the buckle is actually 3-D printed in a stainless steel/bronze matrix.

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The R. Murphy Knives table was packed both days with the staff busy showing off their line of beautiful handcrafted knives. I was especially impressed with their selection of oyster shuckers, all of which are made from high carbon stainless steel and hand edged and honed to a razor-sharp cutting edge. I ended up buying their wonderful Jackson Cannon Bar Knife, ideally designed for all of my bartending needs.

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Next up is General Knot, a company known for producing beautiful neckties and pocket squares out of rare and vintage fabrics collected from all over. As a result, each collection released by General Knot is extremely limited, so once they’re gone, they’re truly gone.  Each tie is designed in New York and produced in New England, and with a price tag of a little north of $100, they present a fantastic value.

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And finally, there’s WeatherWool. Tucked away in the corner of the showroom, WeatherWool blew me away with their propriety fabric and growing collection of outdoor gear. Unhappy with the wool available on the market, Ralph DiMeo decided to create his own cloth, refusing to cut corners by sourcing only the best American wool and weaving it on costly Jacquard looms. The resulting cloth is soft to the touch, with a tighter weave that promotes water-resistance and offers a comfort range of about 50°. WeatherWool apparel has been successfully tested by hunters, adventurers, and American soldiers over in Afghanistan.

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