Friday, June 14, 2019

Steel City? Yes, please.


When the package says "Steel City," you know it's gonna be a good mail day! Our friends at Steel City continue adding to their amazing line of Neighborhood products.

 

Most recently was the addition of t-shirts and stickers featuring illustrations of six characters from the Neighborhood of Make-Believe -- X the Owl, Henrietta Pussycat, Daniel Striped Tiger, Lady Elaine Fairchilde, Queen Sara Saturday, and King Friday XIII. A Neighborhood Trolley sticker is also available.


I have a super soft New York Knicks shirt (yes, I'm a Knicks fan) that is among the most comfortable t-shirts I have ever owned. If you're wondering about the quality of the shirts from Steel City, I can assure you that my Knicks shirt now has some serious competition!

Many times, shirts with large graphics are quite uncomfortable. Maybe you know what I mean. Have you ever worn a shirt like that? It's a hot day and a nice breeze cuts through the air -- but you wouldn't know it because the heavy screenprint on your shirt does nothing but serve as a wind resistant shield to your suffocating torso.

Not these shirts. No, no, no. These shirts are comfy. None of that heavy material and thick print here!

And the stickers?

You know as well as I do that your laptop would look amazing with King Friday or Lady Elaine staring down coffee shop onlookers.


And get this..looking at the Steel City website to connect the links below, it appears that fifteen bucks can now get you a Handyman Negri apron!
And if you're going with the apron, you might as well go the whole nine yards with the matching hat!

Having seen countless pieces of Neighborhood memorabilia over the years, it's no exaggeration when I say that what's come from Steel City are some of the best! Check out a Neighborhood Archive review of earlier Steel City products HERE or take a look at all of their Neighborhood products HERE.

Wanna make a purchase?

Yes, of course you do.

Head over to ShopSteelCity.com. Be sure and follow them on social media to stay up to date on new Neighborhood merchandise as it becomes available!

I can't wait to see what they come up with next!

And don't stop here. Visit the full Neighborhood Archive at NeighborhoodArchive.com!

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Steel City's Neighborhood Line

Last summer, Pittsburgh-based Steel City released a line of Neighborhood merchandise and I regret not taking a look at it much sooner! These products are far more than the simple (and often poorly made and poorly designed) t-shirts you'd find at Target or Hot Topic. Not only is the quality of their products outstanding, Steel City is (obviously) invested in the culture of Pittsburgh making these products somewhat of a labor of love.

While there are a ton of t-shirts available through Steel City, I chose to give a closer look at their other Neighborhood products. That said, I do have a t-shirt from Steel City and I can say in all honesty that it's one of the most comfortable t-shirts I've ever owned. But let's look at some other products.

The cardigan coffee mug is heavy duty and ready for your morning cup of coffee. The back of the mug features a line familiar text: "It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood," but the cardigan design is certainly the big draw here. A very simple, yet creative design sure to spark a few conversations in your office break room.

The hats offered by Steel City are easily my favorite items among this great line of products. While I don't recall Mr. McFeely every wearing a cap in this style, the color of this strap-back cap and the patch are spot on with what you'd find on his regular uniform.


The Neighborhood logo cap is simple and well made, but it's certainly my least favorite of the Steel City head wear options.


My favorite? That's a tough one. Of the three strapbacks, it'd have to be the Handyman Negri cap. It's a terrific replica of the style regularly worn around the Neighborhood of Make-Believe by Mr. Negri himself.


The beanie, though. The beanie! It's thick, it's warm, and it's such a fun product to cover your chilly noggin! Worth every last penny of its $20 price tag.


And who doesn't need a pair of Neighborhood socks?



This is one of three sock varieties offered by Steel City. You can check out the others, as well as their many original Neighborhood t-shirt designs by visiting their spot in the Neighborhood Archive or by browsing their website -- shopsteelcity.com

From my neighborhood to yours, Steel City's Neighborhood line comes highly recommended!

Return to THE NEIGHBORHOOD ARCHIVE