Eugene friends – come see us at the EUG Pop Up Shop on Friday night. We’ll be showing a selection of Archival bags and accessories in the atrium of the Barn Light – our favorite new bar/cafe. Stick around for an all Vinyl dance party at the Barn Light with DJ Dawn Baby & Miss Amelia Hart.
Our Small Field Bag is a scaled-down version of our original Field Bag for those who don’t need to carry as much in the field or to the office. Intended as a daily workhorse, our field bag is a cross between a traditional English fishing bag and an urban messenger bag. Durable construction and practical features allow the bag to excel at carrying gear both outdoors and to the office.
For Spring we’re releasing this bag in 18 oz cotton duck fabric in natural, navy, charcoal and carmine red. Like the original Field Bag, the Small Field Bag is trimmed in Horween leather and features solid brass hardware, a YKK zipper and mil spec cotton webbing.
We’re pleased to announced that our Spring stock of belts is now in stock. We love our British mil-spec cotton webbing so much that we used it for our ring belt. The dense, stout weave becomes more supple with use, without ever becoming flimsy. This is a simple ring belt, made from one inch wide webbing with two solid brass rings, and horween leather tab securing the end. Our signature red bar-tack finishes the belt. Made by the same folks who sew our bags in Oregon.
Check out the Archival Web Shop
for our three day Odds & Ends sale. This is your chance to secure seasonal items, one-off samples and special closeout items. In many cases, our inventory is limited to a single size or sample so place your order early. Here are a few items you might want to grab before they disappear from view…
Archival Roll-Top in olive duck
Archival Dopp in brown waxed cotton
Armor Lux Pull Marin
Archival Shawl Collar in navy multiweave
Rising Sun Outdoor Vest
Archival Rucksack in Cobalt canvas duck
While I don’t need another bicycle I’ve been air shopping for Alex Singers and Rene Herse randonnee frames via ebay. Here’s a beautiful 1975 randonneuring bike from the Rene Herse workshop. If you’re a pure road cyclist and you’ve never seen a Rene Herse, check out all the bike’s unique, rando specific features: custom front rack, integrated lighting system, polished mafac racer brakes, full metal fenders, maxicar hubs, etc. In the event of a zombie apocalypse, a Rene Herse randonnee would make the perfect getaway rig.
If you’re interested in reading a history of the Rene Herse workshop, check out this handsome new tome by Compass Press.
Over the weekend, I made a quick trip up to Portland to shop for eyewear, catch a film and check in on a few of my favorite shops. Here are some visual notes from the trip:
New S/S Engineered Garments at Blake
Brand obsession – Masunaga eyewear from Japan (via Blink
Original Archival Flap Musette on tour
Sugar Cane Brown Beach Jacket
Shopping for yet another Hario
Complex pocketing champ
Rare feature – rear down zipper for ease of movement
Fine details – internal drip strip, tab collar, internal pocketing
Best quality Duca Visconti di Modrone cotton corduroy
Favorite feature – braces for carrying jacket in warmer temps
I’m a huge fan of Italiana Maremmana style ranching or hunting jackets. Beretta is the only sportswear company I know still producing this style of garment. Here’s a jacket from my collection that is no longer in production (Beretta is only making the jacket in Moleskin). Alongside the Filson Upland Jacket and the Barbour Beaufort, the Beretta Maremanna is a masterpiece of pocketing. The jacket sports hand warmer pockets, buttoned shell pockets, game pockets and a rear carrying pocket. It even comes with a rear zip-down pocket on the back which can be opened for ease of movement (when the pockets are full of game and shells, I’m assuming). If you have any photographs or original print ads featuring non Beretta made Maremannas, please let me know. I’d love to add more images of this rare garment to my historical archives.
Earl Porter- Jockey at Rockingham N.H.
Shooting pool at Suffolk Downs
Jockey R. Workman on Time Supply
Jockeys C. and Ira Hanford
Jockey R. Workman after winning the 5th Race, Suffolks Downs
We’re pleased to announce a restock of our best quality, lightweight sweatshirt for women in navy. Made of a stout 8-9 oz cotton loop-back French Terry, with a rib V insert at the neck and set in sleeves, the Archival Sweatshirt is designed exactly like our model for gents – but sized for women. Made in Oregon by a regional manufacturing partner who has been producing sturdy cotton garments since 1921.
To place an order – visit our Archival Web Shop.