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16 Awesome Summer Items That Are Actually Worth The Price

"Homegrown's all right with me."

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First thing’s first: Yes, this shit is mostly expensive. But with good reason — everything is made in the United States.

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That cost reflects the difference between factory workers who make ~$12 an hour and sweatshop employees who make dollars a day, and in unsafe, poorly regulated conditions for unethically long hours.

The less depressing reason to buy American-made clothes is simple: supporting American manufacturing jobs. Even a small purchase, buying an American made T-shirt, supports Americans workers.

An added bonus of buying U.S. made? If you have a problem with a product, you can usually find the company and actually get in touch with someone who can help you.

5. An authentic throwback baseball jersey, $136.50

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These people make incredible reproductions of tons of vintage jerseys and hats, including throwback versions of your favorite team's uniform and rarer items like Negro Leagues and Japanese League kits. Basically, any of their pieces make a great gift for your dad (or any baseball nerd).

11. A bandana to wipe that summer sweat, $23.40

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I keep one of these bandanas in the pockets of basically all my pants. Whether it's allergy season, cold season, or sweltering-ass summer, having a hankie on hand is essential to staying not-gross.

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