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Can Stock do for clothes what farmers markets did for produce?

Entrepreneur Jim Snediker, factory owner Areill Ives and three other co-founders of Stock Manufacturing are betting their locally made duds will strike a vein of civic pride. Every piece of Stock clothing comes tagged “Proudly made in Chicago” — and backed by Snediker’s personal quality promise. “I guarantee,” he says. “You’re getting a damn good piece of clothing, and you’re getting it at an affordable price.”

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