I was the solo spectator at last night’s Bijou screening of The Bling Ring (Coppola 2013 ). Per my screen surrogates, I had my iPhone ready in anticipation of grabbing a few grainy snaps of our large Archival Field Bag on the big screen. Not surprisingly, the Archival bag was promptly discarded for swag stolen from Paris Hilton.
Before our Archival intern, Lauren, moved to the bay area, we took a few impromptu snaps of our bags in the alley behind Archival headquarters. We’ve been shooting so many products indoors, under softbox strobes, it was a relief to snap the bags in direct sunlight. Here are a few outtakes from our shoot. And introducing Val and Chase as our latest summer interns (and master bag wranglers).
Over Spring break, Tom and I took some snaps of Archival bags in some of our favorite Eugene locations. We’ll be assembling the shots into a formal lookbook for distribution to stockists and Archival customers. Here are a few sneak previews… and outtakes by Lauren, our much beloved Archival intern.
Lauren, AC Intern
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.
Archival is thrilled to be working with Barley Harvest Season, the distributor of our bags and apparel in Japan. One of the original motivations for the Archival blog was my wish to document the US heritage products sold in Japan – but not available stateside. Now, I take great pleasure in redistributing images of our own products making guest appearances on Japanese blogs and web sites. Lacking translating language skills, I focus on store display methodology and the bag-on-model shots so expertly deployed by Japanese web shops. Here are some recent snaps from the blog/shop King, Inc.