by Peter Freyne
I remember growing up in the 1950s and 60s, and I swear, every piece of clothing I put on my skinny body (except the Clancy Brothers' Aran Sweaters] had a "Made in U.S.A." label attached.
Below, the Freyne once-dirty laundry - all clean after our visit to Greer's Laundromat. Yes, indeed, a good feeling - clean clothes.
But the pre-seatbelt, pre-cell phone, pre-Internet, smoking-is-good-for-you 1950s and 60s are a distant memory in more ways than one. I went through the clean-clothes stack one-by-one.
The clothes you see at right, including "American" brands like Dockers, Lee and Nautica were, according to their labels, made in:
Not one, repeat, NOT ONE, was "Made in U.S.A."
Of course, there is an alternative: public nudity.