by Jamison Aweau / December 2, 2013
In 1869, our country was united by a railroad built on grueling manual labor. Garments were sewn to survive more than a hard day’s work… they were engineered to live in.
Steam Horse Dry Goods Co. revives this same rugged spirit of durable, lasting workwear and the pride of American workers. They use performance fabrics like durable water-repellant Cannonball duck canvas and thoughtful design details like gussets for easier bending and stretching. Their American original clothing designs are inspired from actual vintage patterns and are sewn in the United States by quality driven manufacturing partners. Steam Horse Dry Goods Co. strives to use only the best materials that will both hold up on the job and keep our fellow Americans employed.
We had an amazing opportunity to check out first hand a few of their products. The Depot Denim work shirt was inspired by the traditional railroad engineer’s dependable everyday shirt, sturdy yet stretchy raw denim makes this popover long sleeve shirt as tough as a railcar. This shirt is rugged and has the ability to handle situations where you may be lifting something and you want to protect your shirt underneath. This shirt is made from 10.5 oz durable, stretchy, heavy raw indigo S-Gene Denim from Cone Mills in North Carolina. The next item was the Railroad Gauge Gusset Work Pants. These work pants are made with 100% Cotton sewn here in the USA with 10 oz. Cannonball Duck Canvas. There are actually a few unique features that I rarely see on products here at Whiskey Grade. Besides the thick re-inforced hem at the bottom of the pant leg to reduce fray, they also incorporate functional gusset in crotch for extra mobility and less stress as well as a rubber gripper tape inside waistline keeps shirt tucked-in as you bend.
It’s companies like Steam Horse Dry Goods that we need to focus our purchases on, not only to support our American Manufacturing and workforce but to buy a product that was built to last. They also carry some really neat tools in their shop.
Check out the rest of their products HERE.