Skip to main content

Feel Good Friday – Industry of All Nations

When we walked the Capsule trade show in New York City several weeks ago we were quite pleased to discover a good group of brands who are really working hard to make this Earth a better place.  They are offering up excellent looking and sustainable menswear we all can wear (and afford).

One of the brands that does this the best is Industry of All Nations (IOAN). Based in Venice Beach, California, the brand jumped off in April 2010 with the mission to rethink methods of production for consumer goods. IOAN brings jobs back to the regions where materials originate, boosting local business and creating awareness in the international market. As they explained to us, “There is nothing noble about suffering, there is nothing courageous about poverty; but industriousness, working for a better life, it is the bravest thing in the world. That’s what we seek; the industry of the people, the Industry of All Nations.” Our kind of peeps!

Here are some of the highlights that will be rolling out for spring summer 2014:

Clean Basics

Tees made in Tamil Nadu, India from 100% organic cotton jersey and fleece and garment dyed with 100% natural plant and mineral pigments. We are fans of the batik prints.

Clean Jeans

Made in Los Angeles from 100% organic denim that is naturally yarn dyed and loomed in India. Go on and buy a pair of raw selvedge jeans in ecru.


Shoes made in Mombasa, Kenya with  an African canvas top and a natural rubber sole by a factory that has been producing sneakers for 40 years. These shoes are great fitting and don’t scream eco hippy!


These are the traditional Gaucho belts made in the providence of Cordoba from 100% cotton with some serious color. Order a pile of these to replace those tatty old grosgrain belts you have been prepping out on.

Panamerican Chair & Lounger

This now classic piece from IOAN is a hybrid on the original American chair made in Jakarta, Indonesia out of plantation teak and stainless steel hardware.

We know it is still frigid in most of the country but it’s never too early to start thinking about spring style so click around and find something that will make you feel good this Friday.

Cator Sparks
Former Digital Trends Contributor
Cator Sparks was the Editor-in-Chief of The Manual from its launch in 2012 until 2018. Previously, Cator was covering…
This man fell overboard, and wearing a watch helped save his life
This may be the main reason you should be wearing a watch
watch saves man who fell overboard islands surrounded by boats

We talk a lot about the importance of wearing a watch. It is an elegant way to show class and sophistication. Since World War II, they have been the go-to men's accessories. While women wear everything from bracelets to rings, necklaces to earrings, men keep it simple, and many of us opt for a watch. But a watch can be more than just an elegant piece of jewelry; it can be a tool, something you can use to get the job done. And in one very interesting instance, something that can save your life.

Cambridge 61-year-old Will Fransen embarked on a fishing trip off the coast near the Alderman Islands, and it turned into a nightmare. After snagging what he expected was a marlin, Fransen fell overboard. As they do, the boat starts to drift away from him, and he soon realizes that he isn't going to be able to catch it. Finding he was thirty nautical miles away from the shore and without his forty-foot boat, Fransen found himself in the middle of a real-life horror movie.

Read more
Tissot introduces 4 incredible new chronograph watches to its lineup
Tissot revives the PR 516 with a lineup of 4 new chronographs
Tissot PR516 on model in red car

Originating in 1965, the Tissot PR 516 is a testament to the brand's enduring legacy. Originally labeled as "Particularly Robust," this Tissot watch initially nestled into the Seastar lineup, boasting water-resistant capabilities and a versatile design.

Fast forward to the present day, and Tissot pays homage to this legendary heritage with the unveiling of four captivating renditions inspired by the original PR 516. Embracing the spirit of the past while embracing the technology of today, Tissot presents three quartz versions and one hand-wound execution of the PR516 chronograph. Each variation exudes its own unique charm, offering fans a diverse range of options to suit their individual preferences and lifestyles.

Read more
Don’t miss this sale on Omega watches — up to 56% off
The OMEGA Seamaster Diver 300 Co Axial on a man's wrist.

Jomashop's 'Big Winter Sale' that coincides with the ending of winter later this month is going on now. Within, we're finding hundreds and hundreds of Omega watches on sale, with typical offering around 30% to 40% off, making the sale nearly impossible to parse. While the sale goes on until Friday, giving you time to peruse all of the deals if you truly wanted to, we're providing a short overview of watches that we think will pull your interest below. But, if you're willing to look at the hundreds of dazzling watches from Omega — one of the best watch brands — by yourself, be our guest and tap the button below to find them all. See if you can find the higher savings than we found on a men's watch, at 56% off.

Watches we like in the Omega sale
There's a ton to shop for in the Jomashop Omega Big Winter sale, but you have to start somewhere. We recommend these watches to take a look at first:

Read more