My first photoshoot: An American made (winter) outfit

I’m so lucky, one of my friends happens to be a hobby-photographer! She offered to take some pictures of me for the blog, and though I am a bit rusty when it comes to standing infront of the camera… I thought this is as good a time as any, and I decided to take my new 7 for all mankind jeans out for a spin behind her house.

I paired them with my Richter Goods made in Texas tee and Canada Goose jacket. I’ve had this jacket for 6 years, I still love it, and it kind of looks brand new. Great quality indeed.

Look at them American tags!

These are the modern straight 7’s – made in USA of imported fabric. I wouldn’t go as far as to call them a bargain, but I did get two pairs for 207 dollars at the outlet! Which is about half price compared to retail. Outlets are my friends.

The boots? “Model’s own”. Isn’t that what they say? Actually, I bought them in Europe in 2010, and I don’t know where they’re made or what brand they are. They’re warm and I like them a lot!


Made in Canada parka, Made in USA jeans & Made in USA t-shirt.

These pictures came out so beautiful! Thank you Shutterluv by Ashley photography!

2 thoughts on “My first photoshoot: An American made (winter) outfit

  1. Hi Anna, I’m Megan, Aaron’s girlfriend. We both are trying to take the not made in China challenge. What an eye-opening experience! As he may have already told you, we went to a 7 for all mankind outlet this past weekend. We were only looking at men’s jeans, but we noticed something strange. Every single style we looked at was made in Mexico from imported fabric. The style names were the same as in their regular retail stores and on their website.
    Once we got home I went to the 7 website and each of the styles there say ‘Made in the USA’. Of course I couldn’t leave it at that, I wanted an explanation. I did some digging online and found that many of the 7 jeans in outlets or discount stores (even if they are called the same style name) are made directly for the outlet or discount pricing, are of substandard quality, and yes, are made in Mexico with imported fabric in order to cut the cost. Color me disappointed.
    You said your outlet pairs are made in the usa. I wonder if it is a regional thing, you being in TX and us in CA. It may just be that finding the pairs that came to the outlet from regular retail (and consequently were made in the usa) requires more digging than we did last weekend.
    I’d love to hear your thoughts on this, as I’ve suspected for a long time that most outlet stores (any brand) are stocked with lower quality, straight-to-outlet merchandise.


    1. Hi Megan! Aaron did tell me, but I didn’t know you guys were serious! I’m sure that outlets have different (cheaper) merchandise than the real stores. It’s pretty obvious in places like coach, banana, guess, calvin, MK… and in others, it’s hard to tell, or maybe a mix of outlet clothes and regular merch (Jcrew, 7, Diesel, Tory Burch). I don’t think it matters if you’re in CA or TX (that only applies to this topic though (lol)). I think I tried on 6 or 7 pairs of jeans, and the ones I picked happened to be Made in USA, of imported fabric. (Since Mexico is my backyard, I think Made in Mexico is ok too.) Online, they don’t have to list “of imported fabric” since the rules for online descriptions and actual tags of clothes are not the same. The tag of those jeans will say “Made in USA of imported fabric”. I still prefer that, over Made in China or India, since 1. There is a worker in the states who got to make the actual garment 2. Shipping fabric requires less packaging, and is easier to load in containers (fit more) than shipping individual pairs of jeans. AND I think the 7’s look hot – which is the main reason I chose that brand :) Let me know how the challenge goes! It’s hard in the beginning.


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