Camber USA, a small Norristown clothing manufacturer that takes pride in its products’ American-made status, has managed to gain significant international clout among menswear enthusiasts despite mostly staying out of the spotlight, writes Zoe Rosenberg for The Philadelphia Inquirer.
However, the independent apparel maker has been seeing its anonymity evaporate slowly, especially after The Wall Street Journal recently pondered if the company makes the best hoodies in the world.
Now, those in the Philadelphia region hoping to get their hands on one of the company’s heavyweight jerseys are probably going to be out of luck.
The products are notoriously hard to get, which only adds to the Camber allure.
Most of the products are sold abroad. Nearly 50 percent of the annual sales come just from Japan.
One of the reasons might be the price tag: Camber’s cross-knit pullover hooded sweatshirt sells for $75.95.
However, the longevity of the company’s products makes the price well worth it. “They can take a real beating before having to be replaced,” said Anthony Lee, a Liverpool-based content creator.
Adding that he loved that the shirts are made in the United States because “that gives you some kind of quality guarantee.”
Read more about Camber USA in The Philadelphia Inquirer.