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Archival field trip – (capsule) NYC

January 19th, 2014

Archival is in New York for (capsule) this week.   Nicole and I/Lesli spent the Saturday before the show checking in on a few favorite shopping haunts.  Our best find of the day was a navy duck, Engineered Garments Service Coat (half off at Nepenthes). Winter seems to be the time for sample sales and generous store discounts.  Armor Lux (my staple for stripes) is selling a large batch of made in France, cotton nautical tops for $39/each.   Here are a few low res snaps from our day trip.  More reports to come from (capsule) proper.  The full Archival team of Tom, Lynn, Nicole and Lesli will be assembling tomorrow to set up for the show.

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Archival Field Trip – San Francisco

May 30th, 2013
 
  
  

  

Rancourt mocs at Taylor Stitch
  Random encounters with Rivendell

 
  

Sound level monitoring


 Mister Self Edge

 Harris tweed castoff

Sushi Boat

Restock – Chester Wallace Totes

December 10th, 2012

Our friend Patrick Long designed his Chester Wallace tote with all the features of a great bag: a six-pack fits in the bottom, you can carry it with the removable shoulder strap or by the tote handles, and there are enough pockets of all sizes to keep everyone happy.

Our current, custom Chester Wallace Tote offerings come in two fabrics: dry finish cotton duck and waxed cotton canvas. Quality materials ensure that your bag is bound to last a lifetime.  Features include a waterproof bottom, nylon webbing, and nickel hardware.

Current colorways include natural/camo, evergreen/navy and gray/brow

Customize your CW tote with an extra strap

Visit the Archival Web Shop for more information

Archival Restock: Chester Wallace Totes

December 1st, 2011



For December, we’re adding a new Chester Wallace tote the AC web shop. The colorway is evergreen and navy with a flash of yellow. Body and base are made from #10, vat dyed, government spec’d waxed cotton. While I had originally requested a green and black combination, Patrick, the bag’s designer, suggested olive with a navy base. In his words, “the green was more with the navy than with black in an Albers way“.

We’re also adding replacement Chester Wallace straps to the AC web shop so you can mix and match colorways at home.

Archival Update: Chester Wallace, Columbiaknit, Individualized, Sunspel and Leatherhead Sports

June 29th, 2011

We’ve added some new summer weight clothing and archival accessories to the AC web shop.

Individualized madras shirts (popovers too)

Sunspel polos

Saint James Nemo all cotton nautical top

Columbiaknit long sleeve crews

AC x Chester Wallace tote with “old glory” red wax bottom

Portland Field Trip

June 8th, 2011

I (Tom) took a quick solo trip up to Portland yesterday to run some Archival errands. All is well with our suppliers. I was thrilled to catch the hat machine at Columbiaknit spinning merrily away.

We’re working on quite a few new projects with Columbiaknit, including a classic Rugby shirt.
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Another delightful lunch with friend Patrick of Chester Wallace

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A quick stop at one of our retailers, Woodlands

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I picked up some inventory from the former Winn Perry, including these great Cooperstown Cap Company Portland Beavers and Seattle Rainers hats, coming soon to our store.
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A far-away project….

Chester Wallace x Archival Clothing Totes

April 20th, 2011

Archival Clothing proudly sells Chester Wallace totes by friend and fellow Oregonian, Patrick Long. This Spring, we asked Patrick to make up two special bags for Archival: a “wash me” and a “wax me” model. The wash me tote is made from unwaxed, natural canvas duck and utilizes Archival’s own best quality, UK made, military spec cotton webbing (the same webbing we use for our AC belt). The wax me tote is an all waxed cotton variation on the traditional Chester Wallace tote. We’ve replaced the acrylic-coated woven polyester bottom with waxed cotton canvas from Fairfield Textiles.



The natural canvas duck Chester Wallace tote [above] is made with Archival Clothing’s own military spec, all cotton webbing. This is bag style is washable.

Our second Chester Wallace tote is made from stout, closely woven, all wax cotton canvas fabric. The limited edition classic red fabric, referred to as “old glory” by Fairfield textiles, our supplier, is the same that we use for our AC plain musette. Inventory for this fabric has been exhausted.

Archival Restock: Shawls, Caps & Bags

January 26th, 2011

We just took delivery of a new batch of multi-weave shawl collar cardigans by Centralia Knitting mills. We’re offering the shawls in two new multi-weaves: navy/black/gray and gray/black/white. We have limited stock of our original, gray/black multi-weave. We also received our order of solid and mulitweave cardigans in smaller sizes for women and slim gents. In a month or so, we’ll have our second restock of solid shawls in navy and gray in larger sizes.

These cardigans are truly stunning. I wear mine daily in lieu of a blazer. It’s now part of my signature uniform.

Here are a few new items in the AC web shop:

$10 buck, deadstock, Columbaknit cotton caps (factory direct)

Archival Update (12/6/2010)

December 5th, 2010
Archival Clothing shawl collar sweaters

Our shipment of shawl collar sweaters has arrived. Per earlier reports, these pure new wool sweaters are produced for us by Centralia Knitting Mills on circular knitting machines from the 1930s. For this round, we’re offering four colorways in two weights of wool. Our navy and gray multi-weave sweaters are 4-ply knits; the gray and red sweaters are a slightly lighter 3 ply knit. The buttons for the sweaters come from Centralia’s own vintage deadstock collection. In February, we’ll be restocking in two new multiweaves: a ligh gray and a navy. We’ve also ordered a small run of XXS and XS for female customers (and slim gents) which should be coming soon.

Here are some other project updates from Archival:

Columbiaknit all cotton long sleeved shirts. We’re offering two versions: a crewneck in 7.5 oz fabric (gray or black) and a cross neck in a heavier weight, 9 oz jersey (natural oatmeal).

Plain musette now available in dark oak

Chester Wallace totes in new colorways
AC stockist Winn Perry is offering these custom made Portland wool felt pennants and a small number of Portland Beaver caps by the (recently revived!) Cooperstown Ball Cap Co.

Next Saturday, we’ll be in San Francisco for Showmanship, a holiday pop up staged by the gents at the Durable Goods Concern. If you’re in the Bay Area, please come by and say hello. We’ll be offering a few show specials and exhibiting our new Field Bag.

Archival Update (8/9/2010)

August 7th, 2010

A few updates on archival projects. Tom and I went up to Portland on Friday to discuss plans for an upcoming waxed cotton jacket. We’re working with a clothing manufacturer who also makes traditional letterman jackets, vintage MLB apparel and dresses for a recent Project Runway winner.

Waxwear fabric for the prototype (not final jacket color).

Future A.C. show banner?

Since Tom is moving to New York for grad school, we’re trying to wrap up as many production issues before he departs. High on our list was our need to source zippers for our jacket and future bags. We visited the Riri rep in her home in Portland to choose our zipper size, finish and features. Later this month, Tom will make final decision about tape color at the Riri office in NYC (located, of all places, in the Empire State building).

Riri zipper samples

Lunch with Patrick

Snap view: Patrick’s studio

Prada shorts, baseball belt

Patrick (sporting our Stop Making Sense Big Tote)


A.C. flap musettes and totes available at Winn Perry

Friend Jordan was taken with a finish detail on Tom’s undershirt.

(It’s actually a laundry bag)

Please note that we continue to build St James inventory in our store. Pictured above – the unisex Navale, a slim-fitting official French Navy shirt.



Don’t forget that we have a fresh batch of Flap Musettes, now in Gray and solid Black, as well as solid black Totes.

Tom has also been working on a long-term CTS project by cutting all of the straps for our next run of Rucksacks at the A.C. headquarter’s temporary plywood workbench (sometimes assisted by our Weimaraner-in-residence).