Pointer Brand Jeans

TK Smith

Up until a few years ago, my jeans of choice for everyday work/casual wear were Levi’s shrink to fit 501XX . At some point in the early 2000’s I started noticing they were no longer produced in the states. After that, every time I put them on I felt a bit guilty, probably because as a child, I can remember my grandfather saying to his customers ‘’Buy American’’.  It’s strange how things like that stick with you. Anyhow, when I discovered Pointer Brand Jeans a few years ago, needless to say, it was easy to make the switch.

Going on 100 years in Bristol, Tennessee, Pointer Brand was founded in 1913 by L.C. King. Members of his family still own and run the business today in their original location. The Lot 32 carpenter jeans are my favorite.  You can check out their website here.  Now I just have to find an American made replacement for my Chuck Taylors.

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