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Burlington Vermont start-up QUEEN CITY DRY GOODS launches the WAXED CANVAS RACER JACKET. Handmade in Vermont. Read more

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Burlington Vermont start-up QUEEN CITY DRY GOODS launches the WAXED CANVAS RACER JACKET. Handmade in Vermont.

Burlington, VT Fashion
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This project seeks to launch the Queen City Racer Jacket into production.  The funds raised through kickstarter and your pre-order of one of the pledge levels to the right, will be used to pay for the raw materials and labor required to manufacture the jacket in Vermont. 

QUEEN CITY DRY GOODS was launched in 2011 in Burlington, Vermont with a mission to design and manufacture artisan quality apparel and gear in the USA from natural fiber materials: cotton, wool and leather.  

The shop
The shop

The Jacket:  

The Queen City Racer jacket is a modern take on the classic cafe style moto racer jacket that can serve as both a riding jacket and a really functional good looking everyday men's jacket.  It is constructed of heavy, durable waxed twill canvas.  Waxed canvas is a remarkable fabric. The wax finish causes water to bead up and roll off the material.  The lining is 100% US virgin wool and the zippers are made from antiqued solid brass. These great materials are brought together to form a garment with a superb fit.  It is tailored to allow for a fitted, stylish cut, but has just the right amount of ease to still be comfortable. The shoulder gussets help to achieve this, and the sleeve zips allow for a fitted cuff that can be easily expanded to fit your hand through.

Racer Jacket in gray waxed canvas
Racer Jacket in gray waxed canvas
Waxed Racer, Mocha
Waxed Racer, Mocha
Racer jacket details
Racer jacket details

Jacket fits chest measurements: S34-37 M38-41 L42-45 XL46-49 XXL50-53. Jacket sleeves measure: S36 M37 L38 XL39 XXL40 (measured from center of back at the base of the collar to the should seam/armhole seam and down to the bottom of the sleeve, passing over the elbow)

You will be contacted shortly the project closes on Aug 25 for your size and color.

ADDITIONAL REWARDS:

Champlain Tote

red straps, also available with beige straps.  You'll be contacted later for strap color choice
red straps, also available with beige straps. You'll be contacted later for strap color choice
100% leather Minimalist wallet
100% leather Minimalist wallet
Queen City Dry Goods matches
Queen City Dry Goods matches

Domestic Shipping is included in the pledge cost

International pledges please add $10 to your pledge

You will be contacted soon after the kickstarter project is over (Aug 25) for your size, color and shipping information

-Matt Renna, creator and owner of Queen City Dry Goods

UPDATE 1:

Closing in on the funding goal!

Update #1 · Aug. 10, 2012 · 
The Queen City Racer Jacket project is on a great path to reaching it's goal!! I want to offer a sincere thank you to everybody that has supported the project, and helped to spread the word. I am working with a Vermont factory to help me with the manufacturing and we are very pleased to be working together to keep people employed and cultivate a vibrant sewing industry in Vermont. I'll be visiting the factory next week and plan to post some video of the operation soon.

I recently published a gallery of photos that exhibit some of the work I've done over the years. Some of these products were prototypes for other companies, and some for my own. Check out the gallery:

http://qcdgdev.tumblr.com/tagged/dev

Queen City is very excited to announce a new project to offer a Vermont made T shirt!! I made the first shirt this week and it came out great. I will start with a unisex size run in 3 or 4 colors. More information to come soon.

Stay tuned, and please help to spread the word about the Queen City Race Jacket project on Kickstarter by posting a link to facebook, tweeting, or just good old fashioned word of mouth.

Thanks again!

-Matt

UPDATE 2 (Video):

First of all thanks you to everybody for your support on the racer jacket project! It looks like we will meet the pledge goal soon!. In the mean time I've been busy getting everything lined up to start producing the jackets, bags and wallets. I met with Joel over at St J Stitching yesterday to work through some of the details 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, and thanks again.

-Matt

http://queencitydrygoods.com/

Main video directed, shot and edited by Nick Stefani. Music written and performed by Chris Renna.  

Special thanks to Ryan Ober, Annemarie Furey, Silas Miller, Sue Weed, Scott Hardy, Doug Rumbough, Eric Heikel, Jess Anderson, Joel Howard and all my fantastic interns, and Rose.

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    4 backers

    Receive a box of wooden matches with the Queen City logo

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    14 backers

    A US made cotton T-shirt with the QCDG logo screen printed on the front. Price includes US shipping

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    Pledge $60 or more

    7 backers

    100% leather Minimalist wallet. Elegant, simple and extremely durable without the bulk. Made of 2 pieces of leather, and nothing else, no fabrics, paper or synthetics. A Queen City original design that will last many years. Price includes US shipping

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    Pledge $155 or more

    7 backers

    Champlain Tote. Rich, dark brown 8.5 oz waxed canvas with cotton webbing straps. Pick your strap color: beige or red. Durable antique brass snaps and swivel snap closure allow the bag to close up tight or opwn way up for extra room. Unisex. Price includes US shipping

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    Pledge $215 or more

    7 backers

    Receive a Champlain Tote with choice of strap color, a minimalist wallet and a T-shirt with the QCDG logo screen printed on the front. Includes US shipping.

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    Pledge $385 or more

    22 backers

    A men's Racer jacket in waxed canvas at a $50 discount off the retail price from the first production run. Identify your size from the size chart and select your color, and have this jacket handmade just for you. Includes US shipping

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    Pledge $1,000 or more

    3 backers

    Receive a leather version of the Racer jacket that is hand cut and sewn at the Queen City design studio. I will send you leather swatches to pick from and make you a truly one of a kind product. Includes US shipping

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Funding period

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