In addition to crafting some seriously genius products and making our mouths water on a pretty much daily basis thanks to the Draught Dry Goods Blog, Caesy Oney of Draught Dry Goods is just a generally swell dude. After we lost feeling in our eyeballs from scrolling through photo after photo of handmade, leathery goodness, we caught up with Caesy to find out a bit about his process, inspiration, and (of course) his taste in drinks.
RYE & RIVET: When and how did you start creating your products?
CAESY ONEY: I started sewing in college, and learned leather while I was hiding out in Montana. As far as how– my background is in art making, so my approach to design is pretty similar in strategy. I always give consideration to experience, storytelling, and sincerity.
R&R: What three words would you use to describe your brand’s ideology?
CO: Candor, family, hustle.
R&R: What does “Integrity” mean to you in terms of modern production?
CO: It would be difficult for me to qualify integrity in terms of my own production practices, but the type of art, design, or fashion that I respond to comes from a place of genuineness. Genuine effort, or genuineness in scope– as in the artist or designer executed a project to the best of his or her ability, without compromise. As far as modern production goes, I too commonly see compromises in effort or honesty. The sort of integrity I am interested in is high-stakes.
R&R: Who is an inspirational icon for you at the moment?
CO: Hiroshi Fujiwara.
R&R: What’s your drink of choice?
CO: I generally pair decent whiskey with cheap beer, or a cocktail that tastes like medicine.
Thanks again to Caesy for speaking with us. Fore more about Draught Dry Goods, click here.