Upstate Stock Mittens
Upstate Stock Mittens
Upstate Stock Mittens

Upstate Stock Mittens

Regular price $60.00
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100% U.S.A. Made from American Ragg Wool. These full mittens with 2.5 ounce Deerskin palms are the warmest item we offer, for the coldest days of the year. We cut our own Deerskin here in Brooklyn and attach them to the gloves using a century old Singer chain-stitch post bed machine.  

Lined with NEWTECH - a poly pill lining that is considered one of the softest synthetics out there - these mittens are super comfortable and cozy.  

All labels are lightly tacked on and can be removed easily - don't worry, we won't be offended if you take them off.

The cuffs are a double hem so that no wind can get through at the wrists. 

Content: 85% USA Wool, 15% USA Nylon. Lined with NEWTECH (100% PA)

Ragg Wool: The nylon in this traditional workwear/gardening wool blend allows for shape retention and durability. The high quality wool will wick away moisture to keep hands warm and dry. 

Washing Instructions: machine was with any detergent and lay flat to dry. 

Source: Knitted in Upstate, NY and finished in Brooklyn, NY.

Size Info: Each style of glove we make comes in two sizes, a smaller size, and a larger size. For the mittens we recommend following the measurement guidelines exactly. If your fingers are too long for the smaller mittens, then they will be crushed against the top of the mitten and it won't stretch.

Learn more about our story & goods

handcrafted and curated right here in Upstate NY

All of our leather goods are handmade by The Local Branch out of our Upstate NY homestead workshop, which is just 7 miles from our brick + mortar shop in the charming Finger Lakes village of Skaneateles NY.

We started our leather working journey as transplants to Northern CA from Upstate NY in our early twenties. It was 2009, and hunting for a creative job seemed near impossible during the recession - so we started our own thing, and called it The Local Branch. With very little resources at first, we dabbled in leather working using scrap pieces of hides and a found-on-the-side-of-the-road sewing machine. The very first piece Blaine created was a leather holster, made for his phone and wallet. From there our leather working journey began.

At the same time we began printing apparel with a focus on nature, travel and American history. We stretched our own screens, painting each design by hand and lovingly printed every piece ourselves - a process which is very true to form today. We source all of our blank apparel items in the USA, which has always been our beacon for our brand.

We eventually decided to take this hobby brand into our full time venture. We renovated an Airstream trailer and turned it into our mobile workshop, touring America full time for over two years. We sold our goods at festivals, craft shows and online, as well as wholesale to many shops throughout the USA, Canada and Japan. After landing some of our goods in a few major retailers, we decided to slow down and keep the ethos and vision for the brand to small, local and handcrafted.

Still today Blaine and Mackenzie steer the ship - keeping everything small + handcrafted.

Handcrafted Leather Goods

Shop our assortment of leather goods, made by us in our Upstate NY workshop

Screenprinted Apparel

Each design is handpainted and printed by us on USA made apparel