Photos from American Field Boston 2016
The city’s most Americana artisan market returned for a fourth year.
A celebration of U.S.A.-made products and the people who make them, the American Field pop-up market returned to its founding city of Boston this past weekend. Denim-clad visitors found everything from locally made clothing apparel to light fixtures for sale.
Couldn’t make it to the Americana extravaganza? We’ve got you covered. Check out scenes from the fourth annual American Field below:
Ball and Buck’s resident barber, Dwayne Rocke, was on site giving masterful complimentary haircuts to visitors.
Artisan market favorite Brothers Artisan Oil was selling a Narragansett collaboration grooming oil. Owen Shea, one of the brothers—and beards—behind BAO said the company got its start at American Field in Brooklyn two years ago.
Chief sponsor Ball and Buck set up an impressive tent to sell their heavily discounted hunting-inspired apparel, complete with an antler chandelier.
Visitors to the seventh floor of the Innovation and Design Building were ferried up and down in an industrial-sized elevator.
Nicolle Diver and her sons Henry and Miles basked in the glow of the creative lighting options for sale at Stonehill Design’s stand.
Americanologist blog writers, Paul and Kathy Shaskan, had lunch in an aesthetically pleasing seating area.
Classic Field Notes notebooks were available for purchase at American Benchcraft’s stall of hardwearing items, including key clips, leather goods, and wool hats branded with the company’s awesome logo: a well-groomed bearded man with antlers, smoking a pipe.
Joe Casale, Chris Reddy, Travis Alexander, and Zack Sears of Brooklyn’s Throne Watches were back again this year, and even had handmade leather straps that attach to Apple Watches.
Like any hip market, of course there were glorious dogs in attendance. Braxton here has his own Instagram account, @BraxtonEisenhower.
Fritz and his human, Peter Smith, enjoyed the view from the Innovation and Design Building’s huge windows.
There were also plenty of good ol’ American libations for 21-plus visitors to enjoy as they browsed the market. Jamie Buscher and BJ Mansuetti represented Rhode Island-based Narragansett, one of the event’s sponsors.
Seasonal options were also available, as South Natick’s Lookout Farm brought apple and pumpkin ciders to their table.
If you needed something on which to write all the new brands you were discovering, Of Note stationers were selling their gorgeous paper products. One half of the ladies behind Of Note, Isabelle Bonenfant was happy to help shopper Laura Masters pick out some cards.
Winter is coming, and you’re going to need some thick socks. Jacob Hurwitz, cofounder of American Trench, was selling the company’s signature snazzy socks to help keep Bostonians’ toes warm as the temperature drops.
Huntington Base Ball Co.’s Dan Wallace chatted about some of their vintage stickball merchandise with market-goer Declan Gaul.
Husband-and-wife team Jeff Gilmer and Katherine Zeren were in town from Houston, Texas, selling Katherine’s line of hand-dyed ties.
Ian Schon was back again this year, selling his handmade metal pens. He made the trek all the way from his Brookline workshop to South Boston for the event.
Visitors could also take home local jam, from Arlington company Dove & Figs.