American Made: Wilson and Willys
While I may be writing from Paris - currently nestled in the heart of one of the fashion-centers of the globe, but I keep finding myself drawn to the American-made wares of Wilson and Willy’s.
A small brand based in Minneapolis Minnesota, Wilson and Willy’s was started by John Mooty, former Creative Director for Fairibualt Woolen Mills. I first caught wind of them sometime last year when they were featured on Huckberry, and since then they’ve consistently and quietly been churning out high quality and highly considered products.
Their in house clothing line includes one of my favorite and oft-overlooked menswear items - the chore coat. Clean lines, patch pockets, highly versatile and made in a variety of fabrics, their chore coat looks sharp as hell.
As does the newly released raglan trench. Deep patch pockets and a warm olive colorway (as well as traditional navy) make this a no-brainer addition to any gent’s closet.
Their line also includes some great core-pieces like oxfords, trousers, tees, etc - all made with the same craft and care you’d expect. Their online store offers a great variety of clothing and lifestyle items (including a women’s line), and from I can tell - their shop looks like a destination worthy of a plane ticket to Minneapolis!
I think when I’m back stateside, I may have to invest in a few of their pieces, if not replace my wardrobe entirely with their men’s line.
All photos courtesy of Wilson and Willy's