Our Archival Day Pack is now available in our heavier weight 18 oz canvas duck. Inspired by climbing packs from the 1970s, our Day Pack is a compact and convenient bag for everyday use in the city, at the University or on the trail. Designed for lighter loads, it’s smaller and more compact than our Rucksack or Rolltop. For more information, visit the Archival Web Shop.
Intended as a sizable daily workhorse, our Roll Top Messenger takes design cues from our Roll Top and technical cycling bags, but is executed in our top-grade range of natural materials. Features pockets inside and out, a stout leather closure strap, solid brass hardware, and web-reinforced top hem for easy rolling. This is an ideal bag for the cyclist, motorcyclist, fisherman, or anyone else who needs a burly shoulder bag that’s extremely weather-resistant.
We’ve received some terrific press on our Archival Waxed Down Vest . Thanks to GQ, Mens Journal, Esquire, Well Spent and others for their kind reviews. If you are intersted in purchasing a vest, place your order via our Archival Web Shop. A note on sizing: we are stocking this vest in unisex sizes from XS to XL.. The two way, brass zip and snap closure front make it possible to tweak vest fit for different body types. I/Lesli am a petite woman and consider the XS a perfect fit..
Archival has just released our new lightweight trail cap in gray waxed cotton. Classic, five panel design made with a Horween leather tab back adjustment. Ideal for all-weather walking, fishing, and hunting. Made of a 6.25 ounce waxed cotton that’s durable and lightweight. For more information, visit the Archival Web Shop.
Our newest collaboration with Hollows Leather, based in Minneapolis, is our Archival Leather Belt in waxed harness leather. Like all of the products out of Nick’s workshop, this belt is stylish, durable and built to endure. This one is made from 11 oz russet harness from Wickett & Craig in Pennsylvania, abrasion-resistant waxed nylon and a raw-brass Japanese double garrison buckle. Heavily waxed harness leather works great for belts because it holds up well to the elements, needs infrequent care and is both thick and flexible. The edges on Nick’s belts are beveled and finished with beeswax. It should last you a lifetime. For more details or to place an order, visit our Archival Web Shop.
Now available via the Archival Web Shop.
Inspired by climbing packs from the 1970s, our Day Pack
is a compact and convenient bag for everyday use in the city or on the trail. Designed for lighter loads, it’s smaller and made with a lighter weight fabric than our Rucksack.
The main compartment is easily accessed by a sturdy, twin slider brass zipper. The pack features an interior main pocket and two outside side pockets for anything requiring quick access.
A leather lash point on the back is perfect for attaching a cycling light, an ice axe, or anything else you need to clip on. Includes a semi-rigid, padded back panel and solid brass rings to adjust the shoulder straps, just like our Rucksack.
Only the highest quality materials are used for our bags: water-resistant cotton duck, Horween Chromexcel leather, YKK zippers, and thread are of US origin. Webbing and most of our solid brass hardware is sourced from the UK. Edges are bound in waxed cotton tape and all stress points are bar-tacked or riveted.
To place an order or for more information, visit our Archival Web Shop.
We’re offering a new, discharge printed kerchief made by General Quarters, one of our favorite Los Angeles stockists. Blair, owner of General Quarters, designed this kerchief with a Japanese pattern called Nami or Seigaiha. According to Blair, the word means “calm waves” and the four arcs in the pattern represent the four oceans surrounding Japan. Note: for folks who purchased our dot kerchief, the blanks for the wave pattern kerchiefs are slightly larger (perfect for neckwear). Available via our Archival Web Shop.
Burgundy Kerchief (21″ x 21″)
Black Wave (19″ x 21″)
I first spotted these kerchiefs at General Quarters, one of my favorite Los Angeles stockists. For those of you that have followed us for awhile, you know how much we love traditional, discharge printed cotton kerchiefs. Outside of Japan, they can be difficult to source. The General Quarters version is beautifully discharge printed in LA on all cotton blanks. The original design echoes historical polka dot patterns found in old Montgomery Wards catalogs from the 1940s. Visit the Archival Web Shop for more information or to place an order.
We just received a restock of our popular Archival Sweatshirt in all sizes including tall. Made of a stout, 8-9 oz cotton loop-back French Terry, with a rib V insert at the neck, the Archival Sweatshirt is a great layering piece for Spring. Also available in eggplant and navy. Visit the Archival Web Shop for more details or to place an order.
Our Archival Sweatshirt is also available in sizes for women.