Raw Chronicles

Raw Chronicles is a new series of short stories and tidbits from the life and career of Maurice Malone, told by the designer.

Origin: Made in the USA Chain Overalls

Made in USA label of vintage Maurice Malone denim overalls
Inspired by a recent Instagram post featuring the chain-overalls from @eat_gifu where in the series of carousel images I noticed the “made in USA” label. It made me recall that there were several manufactured versions of this vintage classic. There are imports, American made, small and mass productions. I can’t remember if the oldest version of the overalls were handmade by me, a sample maker or the first big factory I worked with, but I do remember the first mass production, made in the USA.