Who We Are
American Trench was founded by two friends, David and Jacob, who are passionate about design, quality, craftsmanship, and USA made goods. We feel motivated to go against the grain and produce outerwear and garments again domestically in the United States. Our first product, a trench coat, was inspired by a trip Jacob took to London in the summer of 2009. After buying a trench coat in city of rain (when in Rome…) the search began for a domestic producer of classic rainwear. The discovery was kind of shocking – it doesn’t exist. What do you do when you can’t find it? Figure out how to make it.
American Trench – A Metaphor
The name of our company, American Trench, is based on our first product, a trench coat, but is really a metaphor for a larger battle. We are interested in creating items that are well designed and of heirloom quality, sourcing the finest materials (domestic if possible), and always with production (cut + sew) in the USA. We like to tackle the hard stuff- the things we can’t find.