Note to end of season sale mavens: we are shipping out a batch of Archival Odds & Ends to the kind gents at French Garment Cleaners in Brooklyn. Visit FGC at their Lafayette Avenue location to shop for Japan only Archival samples and end of season colorways. Items available via the sale include Rolltops, Totes, Rucksacks and Flap Musettes. Sale starts Thursday, July 25th. If you stop by, catch and release some Herning and Engineered Garments for me.
Posts Tagged ‘Brooklyn’
A few months back, the gents from Huge magazine visited Archival to photograph (on film!) our bags for a feature on Oregon manufacturers. We haven’t seen the final print publication but our Huge contact, Takuhito K, just posted this preview of the new magazine cover by Illustrator Claudia Pearson. I love seeing all these rugged, made in USA goods rendered as larky line drawings and watercolors. It reminds me of the work of another favorite Archival Illustrator – and Brooklyn denizen –Ryan Blomberg, creator of our original Archival blog banner:
In collaboration with David Alperin, we produced these special edition Archival Rucksacks. The bags are constructed of gray 22 oz waxed filter twill with all black Horween leather, black mil spec cotton webbing and blue bartacking. The rucksacks are being sold exclusively through Goosebarnacle, David’s Brooklyn Heights boutique which was recently voted best menswear shop by New York magazine.
Pratt campus. We wanted to see to whence Tom has disappeared.
A few doors down from Epaulet, we made a quick visit to Smith + Butler. Tom checked the fit on a Pointer chore coat. Just out of the frame, a reality TV couple browsed the inventory of nautical scarves, Barbour jackets and American workwear.
NYC/Brooklyn field trip, part two, coming next week.
I haven’t done too much New York exploring yet, since I’ve been thoroughly cloistered in the studio. Thankfully, my neighborhood has a number of Interesting Things, so I’ve been trying to keep Saturday mornings free for strolling around.
Most recently, I had the pleasure of running into Matthew Hranek of the excellent William Brown Project at his new Brooklyn Flea booth. I was sad not to see any of Matt’s home-grown charcuterie on display, but we had a nice chat in between the oohs and aahs of customers taken by Matt’s collection of timepieces, outerwear, and baggage.