TODAY | July 04, 2013
>>> 4th of july is all about celebrating america, of course. one way to do that is by using american made goods.
>> here with tried and true products is clint carter, senior social editor of "men's health" magazine.
>> happy 4th of july , folks. let's start out by talking about chubby's shorts. this company started in stamford, connecticut, started just a couple of years ago. they already have a very loyal following. i think we have a picture. this is the u.s. army 's 9th infantry regimen here.
>> stationed in afghanistan.
>> looking very handsome in their chubby shorts. looking very sharp.
>> why aren't you wearing them?
>> later today, i'll be wearing them on the beach.
>> is this a bathing suit?
>> you can wear them in the water, why not?
>> let's talk jewelry.
>> dog ear jewelry, made in california. really good way to show state pride because they've got all the little state necklaces there. nothing more than $50. so nice price point.
>> stetson hats?
>> the iconic, known for cowboy hats . of course, made in texas. started in 1865 . a lot of people don't realize they make a lot of other things as well. they make cologne, glasses, shirts, and these sweet fedoras.
>> you like a man in one of these?
>> i do actually.
>> better if i put it on.
>> new balance shoes. most people don't realize this, they're made in the u.s. too. i love these. i wear them around the house. they're more comfortable than my house slippers, which i guarantee aren't made in the u.s.
>> they're the most comfortable sneaker.
>> they're fantastic. about $160. you can go online, customize your own shoes.
>> i like that.
>> you can have them embroider a little saying on the side if you want to.
>> some american classics . football? ada, ohio.
>> baseball. iconic american sports here. these are made in the u.s. wilson football made in ada, ohio. small town, population 6,100.
>> it's american.
>> i know it's american. i've been living here for ten years. stop it.
>> different kind of football.
>> louisville slugger is the classic.
>> louisville, kentucky. made for over 120 years.
>> this one has your name on it.
>> i got it personalized.
>> if you go on their website, they'll personalize a bat for you too.
>> i will.
>> so the american ballplayer.
>> where's my name?
>> got to go online.
>> what is that? we invite her and don't give her a bat.
>> crayola crayons, american classic .
>> of course. it's a great one. they make over 120 colors. so the decision is always which one to choose.
>> these have got to be big in your house.
>> yeah, they are.
>> everyone's got them.
>> popcorn, peanuts, american food here. americans eat more than 4 billion gallons of popcorn, more than 1.5 billion --
>> you just made that up.
>> pounds of peanuts per year.
>> you made that number up.
>> i do eat more than my fair share . hubbard's peanuts in virginia, north carolina , south carolina peanuts. and great american popcorn company out of illinois.
>> delicious. cutting boards.
>> another great way to show your state pride. these are made by a couple, a wife and husband in brooklyn a couple miles from where we stand now. any state you want.
>> i love that.
>> the hammock, my favorite product up here. pawley's make these great hammocks. they've been making them 125 years out of south carolina . super comfortable. great investment there.
>> i'm drooling looking at this. i'm serious. i love a riding lawn mower .
>> iconic american brand. john deere . i drove in on this from tennessee.
>> did you really?
>> no, you did not.
>> got here this morning.
>> good miles per gallon .
>> i just need to get in the cockpit for a few minutes.
>> you drive that and go long.
>> this feels good. may i have this?
>> you may. i brought it for you.
>> i think i should have that.
>> clint carter, thank you so