Simplicity has been the rubric for American engineering and fashion throughout the years. The idea that a vehicle is merely built to take you from point A to point B, while fashion is designed to be a functional aspect of everyday life. We tend to think of American muscle as an early era, where technology and trends were only ideas being tested. This week’s Wheels X Wardrobe highlights the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon and clothing brands that continue to operate as American made in the U.S.A.
The American Made Breakdown
Dodge Challenger SRT Demon MSRP $84,995
Detroit Watch Company 44mm Woodward Chronograph $1,895
Taylor Stitch Long Haul Jacket $188
Buck Mason Slurb Curved Hem Tee $35
Freenote Cloth Portola Classic Taper Denim $250
Allen Edmonds A-Trainer Lace-Up Sneakers $275
Melin Huntsman Hat $89
Oakley Holbrook Sunglasses $176
Lifetime Leather Belt $60
TGT Americana 2.0 Leather Wallet $36
Certified by the National Hot Rod Association as the world’s fastest quarter-mile production vehicle with an elapsed time of 9.65 seconds at 140 miles per hour, the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon is capable of achieving 0-60 mph in 2.3 seconds and is the first-ever production car to achieve a front-wheel lift as certified by Guinness World Records.
The Chicago Watch Company Woodward Chronograph features a polished 44mm case. Automatic self-winding movement with day date window. Crown with black and white Detroit Fleur-de-Lys. The caseback displays all cities Woodward Avenue crosses from Detroit to Pontiac. Calf Leather band with deployant clasp.
The Taylor Stitch Long Haul sets itself apart from predecessors and contemporaries alike with its refined design and ultra-rugged construction. This Ash Sashiko variation packs a truly one-of-a-kind visual wallop without sacrificing wearability—it’s an everyday jacket that never quite gets old.
Buck Mason Slub is a lightly textured fabric made on small batch, low-tension looms. The neck opening leaves room to breathe, while the rounded shirttail lends a tailored look to an everyday essential.
“We began development of the Freenote Cloth Kaihara Mills denim roughly two years ago with the aim to develop a classic custom denim that we could showcase in all of our fits. We started with ultra dark indigo yarns with light slub and tighter tension weave. The fill yarn is less pronounced compared to our current denim offering. We were looking for quicker and more pronounced fades.” -Freenote Cloth
The Allen Edmonds A-Trainer is a contemporary sport inspired sneaker designed for a comfortable all-day wear. Crafted from premium European leather and durable cushioning for cushioning.
The Melin Huntsman features treated waxed cotton crown panels from Halley Stevensons, the iconic mill based in Dundee, Scotland with a heritage of producing the world’s most premium waxed cottons since 1864. Custom molded logo trim.
The Oakley Holbrook features a perfect blend of performance and lifestyle aesthetics including a Three-Point-Fit system, hollow point hinges, and unobtanium earsock and adjustable nose pads, all of which add comfort, durability and stability.
“This authentic Lifetime Leather belt is one of our best selling products and can be worn any season with any outfit. We’ve built it so the belt buckle is removable and can be exchanged for any buckle you want! Each belt is hand cut and finished with authentic full grain leather. We also wax each belt with genuine beeswax for added durability and shine.” – Lifetime Leather
TGT uses three red, white, and blue stripes on the new Americana as an update on a classic. Its ultrasoft premium leather is Italian lambskin. The hardy, robust elastic and durable canvas are woven in the USA with custom sourced thread. The wallet is double-stitched for extra reliability and rigorously checked for quality before shipping.