All-American Fashion

The American Heritage movement has swept the fashion world, but Minnesotans do it best

    The St. Paul retailer has a penchant for heritage brands and classic pieces, such as this twill jacket. Jacket ($198) by Apolis Global Citizen, from BlackBlue, 614 Selby Ave., St. Paul, 651-260-5340
  • J.W. HULME
    The recently revitalized company has been manufacturing fine canvas and leather bags in St. Paul since 1905. Weekend satchel ($690) from J.W. Hulme Co., 678 W. 7th St., St. Paul, 651-222-7359
    Manufacturing work boots for 100+ years, the company still calls Red Wing, Minnesota home. Heritage work boots ($249.95) from Red Wing Shoe Store, 1750 Lexington Ave. N., Roseville, 651-488-3470
    The Minneapolis men's store, a NorthernGRADE participant, is a forum for many small, design-driven lines. Naked & Famous denim ($135) from martinpatrick3, 212 3rd Ave. N., Mpls., 612-746-5329
    This century-old Duluth-based company makes durable bags, belts, and accessories for outdoorsmen (and hipsters). Leather belt ($50) from Duluth Pack
    This small San Francisco-based company designs, cuts, and sews its tailored shirts in California. Shirt ($125) from Taylor Stitch
    It takes 16 steps by master craftsmen to produce a tie for this Minneapolis brand, founded by a husband-an-wife team in 2009. Wool tie ($120) by Pierrepont Hicks, also from BlackBlue

We in Minnesota were wearing Red Wing boots and toting Duluth Pack sacks long before the fashion world deemed them cool. The American Heritage movement, embraced from New York to Japan, has been a global boon to many heartland brands. Last year, two of them, St. Paul-based J.W. Hulme Co. and Pierrepont Hicks of Minneapolis, created NorthernGRADE Men's Market as a celebration of American-made, high-grade menswear. The second annual market on September 10 showcased 22 companies from Minnesota and beyond. These were a few of our favorites. Photos by Becca Sabot; Styling by Liz Doyle