Selling just about everything a man could want in a wardrobe, Palmer Trading Company retails their own line of menswear and outerwear, as well as apparel, shoes and decorative home items that have been produced by American blue-chip companies. Fine top-stitched leather bags along with vintage clothing and accessories relating to the "all American man" concept are also for sale in the boutique. With the exception of a pair of French antique club chairs and the badger hair in the shaving brushes, everything from start to finish is made in the U.S.A. This boutique will change one's perception of Made in the U.S.A.
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Palmer Trading Company conveys tradition, quality and comfort in clothing and accessories fit for the American man. "Made in America" is how the shop's sign should read. Reminiscent of the days when a man gave his word, sealed a contract with a hand shake, Palmer Trading Company is a men's concept boutique, portraying a revolutionary vision of the "All American Man." The shop is a fine blend of the past and the present, selling tride-and-true American Made and select vintage apparel, watches, interior accessories along with new sustainable items.
Vintage finds are for sale next to a limited edition products and apparel made by local and small entrepreneurial businesses. With it's cabin-like interior and manly den decor, the air is fragrant with a subtle, yet seductive scent of tanned leather and fresh herbs — unmistakably emitting from the fine leather accessories and scented candles inside the room. Hearty, soft and supple leather bench-made Riverside messenger bags can be found along with Natural Chromexcel leather men's shoes, made by Chicago's Horween Leather Company, established in back in 1905. From the founders of Tom's of Maine, is Ramblers Way, a line of lightweight, luxuriously soft, 100% American made wool comfort-wear. For a delightful home fragrance, Brooklyn company, Waverly & Irving, makes aromatic candles, hand-poured into nifty vintage tins and artful glass vessels. Every candle is one-of-a-kind, made with natural soy wax and 100% cotton wicks.
With quality and design integrity in mind, Palmer Trading Company offers a refreshing mix of the new and the old, while keeping the focus on sustainability and fine American companies that have maintained their brand throughout the years without cutting corners. Bearing the Palmer Trading Company label, is the companies own line of menswear and outerwear, made in Palmer, Massachusetts with American made fabrics. Discover fine leather belts and key rings handmade by a local leather crafter in Palmer, Massachusetts and men's ties sewn from bolts of unused, up-cycled railroad uniform fabrics from the early 20th Century.
Handsome antique furnishings and interior vintage decorative home items are for sale throughout the boutique. Behind the glass doors of the rustic 14 foot ceiling-high cabinets are a variety of manly items along with other classic vanity items and shaving accessories. Elsewhere, inside of an antique wooden jewelry showcase, is a small collection of American made 1960's Benrus and Hamilton brand watches. These watches were produced for the U.S. Military, issued to servicemen fighting in the Vietnam War.
Palmer Trading Company, named after Palmer, Massachusetts, was chosen as their manufacturing base because they wanted to revive a dying industry and re-invest into a community that had been known for it's textile production throughout the past two centuries. Buying "American Made" contributes to small households. Buying responsibly goes full circle, creating sustainability for the future generations.