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!

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