6 Homegrown Luxuries Made in the U.S.A
01. Magnum Marina Magnum 70′
Speedboat racer Don Aronow launched Magnum Marine in Miami in 1966 and reshaped the high-performance yacht landscape with the then-unique deep-V hull design. Used by the U.S. Coast Guard and marine government agencies around the world—as well as their seafaring targets—Magnum boats, which are entirely built and assembled in the U.S., continue to impress aficionados worldwide with breakthroughs in speed, technology and comfort. One of the latest models, the Magnum 70’, which accommodates three double cabins, crew quarters, a galley and a salon, reaches top speeds of up to 67 mph while using less fuel and producing less noise and pollution than its predecessors.
02. Fischer Voyage Prairie Bag
Chicago-based Fischer Voyage is the brainchild of Steven Fischer, who left his job lecturing on luxury three years ago to start making luggage. Fischer creates handcrafted American bags that embody heritage, from the leather, sourced from a tannery founded in 1905, to the handmade brass hardware. The handsome bags, each unique and numbered, rival those of any European luxury house.
03. Shwood Canby Select Atlantic
Portland, Ore.-based Shwood helped to usher in wood as a trendy material for eyewear back in 2009. The wooden frames—each pair made by hand—offer a tactile quality that acetate can’t provide. This new style of sunglasses, made of birch, mahogany and vinyl, is a collaboration with Atlantic Records to celebrate the company’s 60 years of recording history, and it comes in a custom santos mahogany box.
04. Lucchese Bootmaker Evan
An example of the American Dream, luxury bootmaker Lucchese was founded in San Antonio, Texas, in 1883 by Sicilian immigrants, and the brand became a favorite of celebrities and presidents. The company’s appeal stems from the old-world leather craftsmanship imported by the Lucchese brothers, whose father was a shoemaker. To this day, every detail of its shoes, like these chukkas from its spring collection (shown in tan royal calf), is created by hand.
05. Hamilton Shirts Archer Stripe
This Houston-based family company has created bespoke and made-to-measure shirts since 1883. Now headed by the fourth-generation brother-sister duo Kelly and David Hamilton, the shirtmaker maintains the craftsmanship that helped to put it on the map while deftly staying on trend with seasonal collections. All shirts are handmade from Italian cotton in its Houston workshop, and its bespoke service offers full customization.
06. Steinway & Sons Spirio
Queens, N.Y.-based Steinway & Sons has been making extraordinary classic pianos for 163 years. Embracing innovation and digital technology, it is introducing Spirio, a player piano that replicates live performances, measuring hammer strikes, speed and pedaling to go from playing background melodies to roaring concertos with authentic intensity. Controlled by a complimentary iPad, the piano accesses an ever-expanding custom music library that ranges from classical scores to contemporary hits.
This article originally appeared in the 2016 June/July issue of Worth.