Introducing: Confirmed Stock

Move over Pop-up Flea. Take a seat NorthernGRADE. Keep on being in Canada Gentleman’s Reserve*. There’s a new US-made menswear pop-up in town, and it’s called Confirmed Stock. Launching at the end of this month in Baltimore, MD, Confirmed Stock promises “an expertly curated and gentlemanly selection of high quality (and mostly American-made) goods from some of the best brands around” (seriously though, the brand list actually is pretty fantastic). Figuring this would be right up the alley of most of you readers, I’ve asked the event’s co-founder, Chris Walbert, to give us the seven vendors / products he’s most excited about. Check out his picks after the jump.

We’re truly excited for all 18 brands, and the unique offerings they’ll be bringing with them to Confirmed Stock. Some of the things I’m most looking forward to are…

Corter Leather will be crafting leather belts to size on the spot. He’ll also be unveiling a number of new products at the event.

Ruell and Ray uses deadstock denim to create jeans that are “one of a kind and forever.” Proudly made in the USA, and some of the best jeans we’ve ever seen.

At Confirmed Stock, people will be able to pre-order from the 2012 Michael Bastian for Randolph Engineering collection. It’s great to see this iconic American brand creating new and innovative products with one of today’s top menswear designers.

Greenwich Vintage has one of the most amazing collections of vintage and deadstock clothing and shoes we’ve ever seen. Also, one of their founders is a master cobbler, so they’ll have some really unique customized footwear with them as well.

One of our favorite brands right now, CXXVI will be bringing a killer collection of US-made clothing, accessories and knives.

Fischer Clothing is an exciting young brand that puts a great modern twist on menswear classics.

And lastly, we’ll have representation from what we think are four of the best menswear stores the east coast has to offer – Washington D.C.’s Federal, Boston’s Ball and Buck, New York’s Two Inch Cuffs and Baltimore’s own Sixteen Tons.

Confirmed stock will be happening at the 2640 Space in Baltimore, MD on April 28th. For more info about the event, check out the Confirmed Stock website.

*Just kidding Pop-up Flea, NorthernGRADE and Gentleman’s Reserve – ya’ll are still aces.

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  • Paul

    Good, but not great.

    I’d prefer more American-brands be introduced than another merchant. How long will we be paying $300 for a pair of shoes made in the USA?

  • Scott

    …as long as it costs 18% more to produce in the US. And taxing these small businesses more will only increase their prices. (yes, most of these beloved US manufacturers would fall under the new Buffet Rule)

  • Neil

    @Scott: I’ll gladly pay 18% more for something made in America. You’re forgetting that the Buffet rule applies to income over $1,000,000. Thats a HUGE small business after paying for expenses.

  • Aurora Shoe Co.

    This is a nice collection. In regard to the first comment, I have to say that we’re not all at the $300 mark (not even close). As a producer of handmade in America shoes using American materials, we’re fully aware of the costs associated with American business and we’ve found a way to do it without going off the deep end.

    The thing is, everything of value has a cost and when we pay less for an item, someone else pays more. Poor working conditions, unfair pay, even slave labor are going on RIGHT NOW to bring American consumers cheap and expendable goods.

    We like to think of our system as asking our customers to pay honestly for what they’re getting: materials and eventually shoes produced in safe environments by staff who are treated fairly, and who have American labor laws and safety regulations to back them up. They do cost more than your average leather shoe, but we (and our customers) are okay with that.

    It’s my opinion that American companies who use imported materials only go half way. If you pride yourself on your American purchases, do your homework and find out where the materials are sourced as well. It’s a long chain of events and it’s worth knowing what you’re really paying for.