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Archival Holiday Sample Sale

December 7th, 2012
If you’re in Eugene, you’re welcome to stop by our offices now through December 21st to make holiday purchases and see samples, prototypes, and other goods not listed on our web store. You do have to schedule an appointment – just email info@archivalclothing and Nicole will find a time for you to come in. Hope to see you there!
Thanks to Morejohn for the original Archival illustrations..

Archival Update: A.C. Webbing Belts in Stock

October 30th, 2010



A.C. cotton webbing belts w/new Horween leather tip.

We just took delivery of a new batch of Archival Clothing webbing belts. Our belts are sewn locally for us by the same great folks who produce our bags. This is a simple ring belt, made from a length of 1 inch wide, mil spec webbing with two solid brass rings and a new, Horween leather tip. For the new production run, we’ve added XS and XL sizes.

Archival Webbing Belts

July 17th, 2010


We love our British military-spec webbing, especially since it took us so long to find an example that was up to our standards. The dense, stout weave becomes more supple with use, without ever becoming flimsy. This is a simple ring belt, with nothing more than a length of webbing with two solid brass rings. Our signature red bar-tack keeps things together. Ideal for summer use with denim, chinos, and shorts of all stripes. Made by the same folks who sew our bags in Springfield, OR.

SMALL – fits waists from 29-32
MEDIUM – fits waists from 32-34
LARGE – fits waists from 34-37

Made in USA

Available here in our web shop.

Illustrated use

Prototype for future belt width

Shopping from 1999: David Morgan Catalog

September 13th, 2009
Same plain brown cover in 2009

No longer available: Dale walking trousers

Early source for Bills Khakis

Hickory shirts and logger buttons

Brilliant belt selection


Filson (i.d. the discontinued items)
Akurbra hats (someone should wear them)
No longer available: Nova Scotia woolens

David Morgan is one of the few remaining mail order companies that still sends out a print catalog. As far as I can tell, the catalog has not changed in appearance since I first started receiving copies in the early 90s (requested during my first search for a filson wool cruiser). While a David Morgan 1999 catalog may look like a 2009 catalog (same typeface, same layout, same grayscale photography, same brown cover) much has changed in the last ten years. The Bosca coin purse is now made in China and costs 43.00 (it used to be a 24.00 staple). Nova Scotia textiles and Alpendale are now out of business. Filson no longer offers Oregon-made wool whipcord or moleskin trousers and some of the original Filson styles have disappeared.

Nevertheless, the catalog continues to offer many worthy archival garments and accessories.

Here are three of my favorite items from the 2009 catalog:

Braided cinch belt

Addendum: check out the David Morgan sale section which frequently features discontinued items and sale priced Filson (plus oddball sizes of Bills Khakis and hardship woolens).