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Archive for November, 2012

Shopping from Japan – Uncle Sam

November 29th, 2012

Uncle Sam is one of my favorite Japanese web shops.  Though I cannot read Japanese, I frequently visit the site to check out the shop’s style blog.  While I don’t recognize most of the brands on offer, I take inspiration from the shop’s artful presentation of snout to tail, total clothing ensembles.  Someday, I hope to assemble a cleverly layered outfit worthy of Uncle Sam.  My three zones of aspiration include upper body layering, accessories and the key interface of sock, shoe and trouser.  Here are some recent looks that I’m admiring.
 

Backwards cap, kerchief, patched pants, ankle boots and a sock reveal – a look I pledge to try in 2013.
Fearless patchwork
Here, I love how the scarf and bag snap precisely into place.  I cannot imagine this gent ever dropping his bag, removing his cap or unknotting his scarf. 
Shorts for Fall/Winter
When in doubt, wear a vest

  

Classic, heavy duty outer wear – carried forward
Knotted scarf aplomb
 
Bicycle as accessory

 Archival bags by Uncle Sam

Shopping from 1938 – Unis Sport Catalog

November 26th, 2012

PDX messenger and Jack Taylor enthusiast, Joel Metz, forwarded along this amazing french catalog for Unis-Sport, an early sponsor of the Tour de France.  I’m reposting product highlights in case you’re in the market for a tailored ensemble for bike camping or cyclo-tourism.   My own mail order form –  post marked 1938 – will include a request for a wool pullover with the Tour de France logo and a pair of the Raynaud model leather cycling shoes.  Shop for yourself…

  
  
  
   
  
  



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Archival Shop Small Weekend

November 23rd, 2012

In celebration of Made in USA goods produced by small manufacturers, we will be featuring three Archival product promotions for our fans this extended weekend – Thursday through Monday. Our special promotion will include: Archival Flap MusettesWool Scarves, and Dopp Kits. With each purchase of a featured Archival product, we will include a small gift. This is our way of introducing you to another US manufacturer. Take a look at our Holiday Gift Ideas for the three Archival specials and more. Orders of $100 qualify for Free domestic (ground) shipping. Thank you for your generous support of Archival and small businesses manufacturing in the US!