From: Lebanon, N.H.
Founded: 1859

Lebanon, N.H. is a stone's throw from the New Hampshire-Vermont border; it's not a place for frail clothing. In 1859, Henry W. Carter started to produce some of the finest and soon-to-be-replicated workwear in the scenic New Hampshire town. Carter's brand, H.W. Carter & Sons, would become known for its 'Watch the Wear" slogan. It's been over 150 years, and H.W. Carter and Sons is still relevant, and still makes the best workwear—not just inspired-by collections. Heavyweight denim, pullover shirt-jackets, and duck canvas chore jackets not only let the brand retain its legacy, but stay ahead of others, too.