Monday, November 19, 2012

Wee Waxed Canvas Vest, Reversible

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.



Cabot Hosiery

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

Holdster

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.

Guild & Company

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.





Bity Bean Baby Carrier

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!





S'amuse Aviator Hats

Queen City Dry Goods made a set of aviator caps for S'amuse. With the design inspired by Amelia Earhart, these caps are made out of red leather and ready for the runway.








Friday, August 31, 2012

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Guitar strap

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

27th Letter tool kit

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

Visit to Vermont factory



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.


Denim jacket, herringbone

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.

If you haven't checked out the our kickstarter project, you can view it here


Thursday, August 9, 2012

T shirts

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.

-Matt

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Queen City Dry Goods on Kickstarter

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 18, 2012

Tool Belt for Shneider of Crawford Construction

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

27th LETTER handlebar bag small

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

Just a Hunk

There is a new fashion blog in Burlington called Just a Hunk, written by Jay Blanchard.  Read his recent interview with me about Queen City Dry Goods here:

http://www.justahunk.com/

Thanks Jay!

Rackk and Ruin

Queen City Dry Goods has been featured on the Rackk and Ruin blog this week.  Head on over and check it out and take a look at Molly's awesome blog:

http://rackkandruin.blogspot.com/


27th LETTER Cycle Caps

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

27th letter

Cycle cap embryos


Schneider Tool Belt

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

Shoemaking student

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

New Jacket. For Rain and wind

Here's the latest jacket from the QCDG design lab.  Lightweight waxed canvas for protection from wind and rain.  Snaps under the collar accept an optional rain hood.




                                   

Monday, April 2, 2012

One of One

This was part of a limited run...of one.  Just finalizing the details before grading into other sizes and making some serious quantity of 20 or so.



Saturday, February 11, 2012

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Denim work vest

This is round 2 of the QCwork vest. Adjusted length to allow sitting at sewing machine and I've been playing with some new pockets. The zigzag tool loop is for keeping those scissors accessible.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

In-house label department


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!