Albany, embroidered

albany embroidered patch

Mitch sent this along and we thought it was fun: It's an Albany patch -- like, the kind of patch you can sew on things. He explained:

Over the course of the past year or two, I've been on an occasional (but ongoing) search for an embroidered Albany souvenir patch. I came to the conclusion that we somehow live in the only city in the entire country that DOESN'T have one of these that can be purchased with 2 clicks of a mouse or a trip to a store.
I decided to take the task on myself. I'm a designer at a local agency, so it sounded fun anyways.

Mitch is selling them online -- they're $6 each.

We asked him if he had any specific applications in mind for the patch. His reply:

Honestly, the only real application I really had in mind for the patch was to put it on MY jacket. I think that part of the beauty of something like this is that everybody can, if they want to, figure out their own application for it. Like I said though, it's really just something that I couldn't believe didn't already exist, especially considering the local pride that Albany residents have.

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these are awesome!! good job mitch :)

So cool! Pretty design, too!

Great stocking stuffer -- and something to order on Buy Local Saturday (Nov. 29).

But, Mitch, I think you can get these into some of the area tourism spots. Albany Institute, Albany Visitors Center, State Museum....places with a gift shop.

Oh yeah. My order is in and my orange vest is about to get ALBANIFIED! Sewing things on things is my favorite, and very much agree- the design is great.

Is that Albany's official colors?
I would get it in red, white, and blue, or neutral colors.

always wanted an albany flag patch so my stupid chicago friends could get over their city flag, but i wasnt lucky to find one --- this was a while ago so maybe they have em now

mg - those are the colors on the albany flag, I'm assuming that's where it comes from:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coat_of_arms_of_Albany,_New_York#mediaviewer/File:Flag_of_Albany,_New_York.svg

Albany's flag is orange, white and blue. And don't forgot the city's history as Fort Orange. Love the patch! Just bought 6.

Love it!

Any chance there could be a sticker of this design in the future? I've got a sticker collage going with a lot of NY-regional stickers (Enjoy Troy, KAB, Ithaca is Gorges, etc) and this would make a welcome addition.

Just ordered 2! Good find AOA

I'd love an Iron-On version.

I know a whole ton of folks who would like one of these if it came with male velcro on the back like "morale patches" that are popular with military, LEO, etc.

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