NEW YORK ( MainStreet) -- Jerks in the American media would have you believe all of America's iconic products are made elsewhere and American manufacturing is circling the wide, stinky drain to irrelevance.
As the American media outlet that suggested just such a thing this year, we feel inclined to tell you that it's not exactly true.
No, Converse Chuck Taylors, Levi's Jeans, American Girl dolls and even Craftsman tools aren't strictly "Made In The U.S.A." anymore, despite 61% of Americans telling AdWeek and Harris they'd pay more for American-made products. Yes, the University of Michigan says American manufacturers make only 75% of the items America consumes and may make less if manufacturing continues to be neglected. That doesn't mean there aren't still great items being produced on our shores each day under brand names Americans have loved for generations.
In fact, the U.S. is even encroaching on the turf of some of its biggest rivals. We took a look around the market and found 10 items that are still proudly Made in the U.S.A.: