Sunday, December 1, 2013

Leg 'o Mutton Rifle Case

From the QCDG archives, I made this custom gun case a few years back for the president of Orvis. It required a full size wood form that was used to wet mold the leather to. Fully lined in shearling and stitched on the good 'ol Landis K outsole stitcher. This thing came out bomb proof! Click the link below to see a few more shots.


       

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Gearing up to start making t-shirts from scratch!

The Queen City Dry Goods Vermont made t-shirt project is live!  We are currently in the pre-order stage between now and Dec 1, 2013.  Visit the official page for details and see all the great local artist designs that will be printed on our locally sewn t-shirts.
(UPDATE) The t-shirt project successfully met the funding goal!  We are sincerely grateful for all the pre-orders that will help us to launch this operation.  I can't wait to start shipping t-shirts. Thanks! -Matt Renna, QCDG.


Monday, June 17, 2013

Leather Racer Jacket

This is the first leather version of the Queen City Racer jacket. It's a beautiful dark brown, super soft, naked cow hide and 100% cotton plaid lining that will breath nicely. The finished weight is really nice, not too heavy. This is one of 2 leather jackets that were purchased through the kicktarter project we ran last fall.  I'm looking forward to seeing it all broken in and lived in!  Click on the post heading to see more shots.
-Matt




Monday, June 3, 2013

Iron and Air Magazine

It's a pleasure to discover Iron and Air Magazine.  Interesting reads and great photography.
A bi-monthly independent magazine located in Concord, NH this magazine is for lovers of vintage and custom motorcycles.



You can subscribe to the magazine here, they offer digital and print versions of their issues with varying subscription lengths and prices.

However, they do offer one free "special edition" issue from Fall 2012 that you can check out here. It's worth the quick sign up, some cool articles and great photography.

They also have a blog where they post motorcycle videos, write about trips to vintage festivals and shows, and a lot more. Definitely worth looking at.

Make sure to check out their great merchandise,  it's mainly graphic tees for both women and men but also a few other cool items.

Phish Dry Goods Dopp Kit

Phish Dry Goods contacted Queen City about making a dopp kit (toiletry kit)... and here it is! Available through the Phish website.



Made of waxed canvas with a coated nylon lining, this dopp kit features a Phish dry goods woven label sewn to the outside.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Hotel Vermont and Hen of the Wood custom aprons and lots more...

Queen City has been commissioned to make a number of items for our friends at the new Hen of the Wood restaurant, which will be housed in the soon to open Hotel Vermont in downtown Burlington.  We are also making a number of items for Hotel Vermont.  It is our great pleasure to be included in the long list of local Vermont designers and makers contributing to this venture.  Check out their website if you haven't seen it. The hotel is nearly finished at the bottom of Cherry Street.




Monday, March 4, 2013

Cycles d'Autremont Website Launched!

My good friend, client and collaborator Mr. Hubert d'Autremont launched his much awaited website today.   Head over to his site to see the beautiful bikes he builds.

http://cyclesdautremont.com/



Monday, February 11, 2013

Rain Tree Metalsmiths, leather pouches


Our friends Mike and Shannon just launched their new jewelry line Raintree Metalsmiths. They make beautiful stuff. Check them out. We made these delicious little pouches to package the jewelry in. It was a pleasure to work with this luxurious leather, and it took their logo debossing quite nicely.

                                               


Thursday, January 24, 2013

Denim Macbook sleeve, 15"

Building on the ipad sleeve we developed last year, this is a denim and leather case tailored for 15" Macbooks. We'll have both 13" and 15" sleeves on the shelf soon!

Friday, January 18, 2013

Jackets Shipped!

Queen City Dry Goods just shipped out the last of the products that were pre-ordered through our 2012 Kickstarter project.  Here are a few photos of us making the jackets, bags and wallets. Follow the link to the kickstarter update to see more shots.  http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2049726758/queen-city-dry-goods-waxed-canvas-racer-jacket-lau/posts/387344