Aviator Nation’s clothes aren’t mass-produced, and that’s one of the main reasons they come with a high price tag. The brand employs artisans to stitch its hoodies, t-shirts, and sweatpants. And even the price tags are hand-stitched! It is also worth noting that the company only uses premium fabrics like cashmere and cotton.

The brand is a 1970’s inspired California lifestyle brand that designs and manufactures high-quality, made in America products for a passionate community of people who value comfort, style, and ethical fashion. Founded in 2006 in founder Paige Mycoskie’s garage, the brand has grown from an original line of handmade and perfectly distressed hoodies and sweatpants to a global lifestyle brand with 17 destination retail locations and a popular ecommerce business.

But despite its fast-growing success, the company hasn’t forgotten its roots, and it is committed to its original mission of providing handmade vintage-inspired clothing. Founder Mycoskie continues to design all of the company’s garments in the garage that started it all, and she is careful to balance the need for efficiency with her commitment to quality and authenticity. Every detail, from the embroidery to the single-needle stitching, is carefully considered to preserve the brand’s signature look and feel.

The brand is also known for its philanthropic efforts, following in the footsteps of Tom’s Shoes founder Blake Mycoskie and other well-known philanthropists. The company regularly hosts events and donates to organizations like Heal the Bay, Surf Rider, Charity Water, Flatwater Foundation in Iceland, and Malibu Boys and Girls Club. They also partner with brands such as Gibson Guitar and SoulCycle to create co-branded collections of apparel.