Monday, November 19, 2012
Little Jake, my nephew and godson, just turned one and will be the recipient of this tiny waxed canvas vest, lined with red striped denim. It's reversible. Happy Birthday Jake.
I stopped by the annual Cabot Hosiery seconds sale in Northfield, Vermont yesterday. The place was mobbed. So cool to see some good solid Vermont manufacturing thriving! I can't wait to visit them when the machines are running.
Thursday, October 11, 2012
If you haven't seen the Holdster yet, you should check it out! It's a Burlington, VT start up that Queen City consulted on and helped to bring from concept to reality. It's perfect for when you have a hot beverage in your favorite mason jar.
Queen City Dry Goods just finished a big order for the Guild & Company. These menus are made with laser cut bamboo and leather. A farm to table steakhouse with an in-house butcher, these menus are sure to fit in with the beautiful decor and custom work by Conant Metal and Light.
Queen City Dry Goods has made a small batch of samples for Vermont start up Bity Bean for their trade show debut. This will be the lightest, most compact baby carrier on the market. Best of luck at the show Doug!
Friday, August 31, 2012
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
This is a custom guitar strap for my bro Chris. Its got thick wool felt lining the shoulder pad for traction and cushion, and the leather is a heavy waxy harness leather that should hold up well to years of thrashing guitar solos.
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
I've been working on all sorts of new items for Hubert D'autremont's line of bike accessories called 27th LETTER. We have finalized 2 handlebar bags, a mechanic's apron and the cycle cap and the latest is a leather tool kit for essentials (pictured below). Up next will be a jacket and front rack porteuar bag
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
I met with Joel over at St J Stitching yesterday to work through some of the details pertaining to manufacturing our racer jacket and took some video with my little point and shoot to share with everybody. You can see us cutting some knit jersey material that will made into t shirts next week for the recently announced Queen City Dry Goods Vermont made t shirt line. Check out my little amateur video, and please help continue to spread the word about the Queen City Dry Goods kickstarter project by posting about it on facebook, twitter and other social media outlets.
Here is the 2nd draft of the men's denim jacket I've been working on. The herringbone denim is beautiful stuff! I ran the jacket through the wash last night to test the shrink rate and the fit is just right. the washing also gives the jacket a great look by allowing the material and stitching to relax and create the cool puckering that is so distinct in denim.
Thursday, August 9, 2012
Queen City is in the process of developing a Vermont made T shirt! I just finished the first prototype. To start, I will be offering 3 or 4 colors in a unisex size run, and it's a great fit. The cotton is American made. I hope to be in production very soon, so stay tuned! As far as I know this is the only Vermont made Tshirt. they will be available on the Queen City website either as blanks, or screen printed with the Queen City logo, and also available for wholesale orders as blanks, so let all those cool screen printers know.
Thursday, July 26, 2012
I'm excited to announce the launch of the Queen City Dry Goods Kickstarter project! Please check out the video and see how you can help support the this venture now in exchange for a product that will be cut and sewn just for you later this summer.
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Monday, June 25, 2012
Keep up the good work Hubert.
Monday, June 18, 2012
Shneider over at Crawford Construction asked me to build him a tool belt for the job site. Hopefully this serves him well for many years. The belt is lined in wool felt for padding.
Monday, June 11, 2012
This is the latest prototype for Hubert over at 27 LETTER. Grey waxed canvas with black leather. The elastic will be replaced with round elastic cord later this week, with a leather tab on the end to grab.
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Queen City is proud to be working on small batches for the 27th LETTER cycle product line. Hubert and I have been developing these products over the last year and they're beginning to stack up. This is the first run of cycle hats. Stay tuned for handlebar bags, porter bags and more.
Thursday, May 24, 2012
I'm developing a Tool Belt that will stand up to the toughest abuse. The belt portion is almost done. It's super thick 14 oz hot stuffed harness leather and lined in 1/4" merino wool felt. The buckle is stainless steel. Just waiting for the tubular rivets to arrive.
Thursday, May 17, 2012
This is Emma Sienkiewycz. She has been attending Queen City Shoe School and just finished this fantastic pair of lace up boots built on a vintage pair of lasts she found on ebay. Emma just finished highschool at CVU in Hinesburg, Vermont and is one her way to Parsons in NYC next year. Great job Emma!
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Monday, April 2, 2012
Thursday, March 1, 2012
Saturday, February 11, 2012
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
CUSTOM WINTER BOOTS
I just finished making the ultimate boots for winter in Vermont.
The liner is 100% Merino wool felt which I hand stitched,gusseted tongue construction to keep the water out,
Vibram Big Horn sole, speed laces, and quilted
side panels. The leg is lined with nylon and
the heel lined with a thick leather heel counter to
stand up to years of wear.
Bring on the snow!