Price is paramount at retail these days, as consumers continue to hunt for bargains amid the recession’s gloom. But a number of domestic men’s wear manufacturers are asking shoppers to consider another factor when making purchases: patriotism.
As the stock market fluctuates, fortunes evaporate, major companies file for bankruptcy and the ranks of the nation’s unemployed rise, vendors that produce in the U.S. and retailers that specialize in domestic apparel believe a wave of nationalism will prompt some consumers to seek out apparel made in America.
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