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Old 10-26-2007, 06:47 AM
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Thumbs down Carhartt... made in Bangladesh

I bought some new Carhartt work shirt online a couple weeks ago, The shirts that I had been getting were discontinued, but the replacement was the same except the snaps were white instead of black, and they cost a coupe dollars more.
My old shirts were heavy denim and made in Mexico..
The new shirts cost more, were lighter denim, and made in Bangladesh
And the snaps are coming off.
So I guess a Bangladesh shirt is the same cheap junk no matter whos name is on it.
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Old 10-26-2007, 07:00 AM
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Don't be too upset, wait till you figure out that the "made in" tag on your Liberty overalls say Russia. Now that's upsetting.
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Old 10-26-2007, 07:26 AM
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I just seen some Carhartt work shirts yesterday that said made in the philippines, and had a price tag of $37 dollars.
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Old 10-26-2007, 09:05 AM
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That's 'cause the yuppies accepted the brand name as it makes them feel more manly while sipping sparkling water or a wine spritzer. They now hang in the closet next to a Polo shirt and Buffie's tennis outfit.
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Old 10-26-2007, 10:26 AM
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Jeff, you sure you didn't get fake Carhartts?
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Old 10-26-2007, 11:21 AM
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I just bought a new pair of quilt lined bibs, the pair that they are replacing has lasted 10 years. I checked the label and it says "made in USA with USA and imported materials". Now that may mean that they are made in Bangladesh with one snap missing and they have someone here crimping on the last snap, I don't know, but they look every bit as good as my old pair.
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Old 10-26-2007, 09:10 PM
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Just bought a new pair of carhartt bibs, and a denim jacket. Both say made in USA with USA and mexican materials. I was sad to see my wrangler jeans now say made in mexico with USA fabric too. I'll take that over china any day though.
Don't know what we're going to do, its hard to find anything made in america anymore. Try and find workboots made in the America. They're out there, but not in your local box store. Dickies, timberland, wolverine, carhartt, caterpillar.....all made in china. Many boots from danner are made in china now too. Good thing I like my justins so much, made in America across the entire line up as far as I know. Every pair from ropers to workboots that I've bought have been anyhow.
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Old 10-26-2007, 09:31 PM
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Old (made in USA) Levis were great, new ones are junk

There are a few made in USA jeans, most available online. I bought my last ones from Diamond Gusset By far the best & most comfortable jeans I've ever worn.

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Old 10-26-2007, 11:48 PM
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All the reason to try the firehose pants form Duluth Trading.
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Old 10-27-2007, 11:28 AM
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All the reason to try the firehose pants form Duluth Trading.
If I knew they would fit mail order I would try them in a heartbeat.
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