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October 14, 2010



I agree that Levis is trying to associate themselves with what's going on in this city. Trying to say that Levis are as American as apple pie.

But you're right, there is something to it, and even scratching the surface on Braddock, PA reveals that Levis is donating a million dollars over two years for economic development to the city. Which is commendable, for sure.

But as for American made? Their jeans are manufactured in Mexico, and other places far far away from good ole' US of A....

Things aren't always as they seem


The quality of Levis denim isn't nearly what it was when I was young. What happened? I wonder.


Quality was sacrificed to the gods of profit and commerce ...

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