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Archival Logo Coasters

February 11th, 2016

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We asked illustrator Andrew Chen to create a coaster design based on our original Archival logo. Each coaster is made from the same best quality Horween and Vegetable tanned leather used for Archival bags and accessories. These coasters will protect your furniture while developing character through use. Suitable for all glassware. Comes in a set of four.

Available in brown, black and natural.

Archival Rucksack – New Colorways for Fall

September 4th, 2015

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This Fall, we’re updating our original Archival Rucksack with a new leather treatment and 24 oz waxed cotton twill fabric colorways including olive, dark brown, ranger tan and black. The Rucksack now comes trimmed in an original shade of Horween Chromexcel. The bag’s classic design remains unchanged. With a slim profile, durable construction and sensible features, we consider it be free of complications and a pleasure to use. While it is built from traditional, best quality materials, the Archival Rucksack still functions well in the modern world – easily fitting a 17-inch laptop with ample room for newspapers, pens, gear and garb. Each bag is hand numbered on the strap retainer. For more info, visit the Archival Web shop.

New Release – Archival Bifold

July 7th, 2014

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We partnered with our favorite small leather goods maker Hollows Leather to produce a new, scaled down Bifold wallet.  To reduce the bulk of a classic Bifold, we slimmed ours down to a few essential features: two card slots and a single, full sized bill slot.  The Archival Bifold is completely hand stitched with wax thread and the edges are beveled and burnished with beeswax.  It comes finished with a wrap of red waxed thread and a discrete AC logo.

Hollows is producing the Archival Bifold in two different Horween leather colors –  a natural Chromexcel and a vegetable tan leather.  Hollows fondly refers to the Natural Chromexcel as a “mellow and desaturated” medium brown.  Vegetable Tan starts out very light but will darken over time as it comes in contact with sun, oils, dirt and indigo.  Here are some production shots of the wallet under construction:

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Archival Release – Archival Trail Cap

July 24th, 2013

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.

Archival Restock – Web Belts

February 21st, 2013
We’re pleased to announced that our Spring stock of belts is now in stock.  We love our British mil-spec cotton webbing so much that we used it for our ring belt. The dense, stout weave becomes more supple with use, without ever becoming flimsy. This is a simple ring belt, made from one inch wide webbing with two solid brass rings, and horween leather tab securing the end. Our signature red bar-tack finishes the belt. Made by the same folks who sew our bags in Oregon.
Order your web belt now via our Archival Web Shop.

New Release: Archival Duffel

December 9th, 2011


Our Archival Duffel is intended to be sturdy, simple baggage for your travels. Perfectly sized for carrying on airplanes, it’s a compact tube with inside and outside pockets on the ends. The duffel’s bottom is covered in a waterproof, super tough nylon truck tarp to put you at ease even when setting your bag down on grimy subway platforms or a dusty road. The main compartment is accessed through a heavy-duty #10 brass zipper with bootlace zipper pulls, covered by a weather-resistant storm flap. A stout, leather-trimmed 2″ wide shoulder strap is comfortable and easily removed (strap hangs 20 to 24″ from shoulder), and handles in our British military webbing are securely bar-tacked in place.

The duffel is constructed from the highest quality materials: sturdy #8 cotton duck (18 oz), Horween 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. Meets TSA carry-on limits.

Dimensions: 19.5″ x 13″ x 9.5″ (Length / width / height)
Zipper opening: 17″
Volume: 50 liters
1 lb 9 oz

Made in USA

Archival Restock: Billykirk Leathergoods

October 3rd, 2011

We’ve restocked the AC Web Shop with more best quality leather goods by our friends at Billykirk. We now carry the Abstract and “Handmade in USA” skinny cuffs in dark brown with brass hardware. The card/cash case, one of the few small wallets on the market, pairs well with our new, comparatively voluminous AC flap wallet.

Archival Production Report: Flap Wallet

September 5th, 2011

Editor’s Note: Nicholas Hollows, of Hollows Leather, is the craftsman behind our new Archival Flap Wallet. We asked him to document his production process in words and photographs. Here’s what he had to say:

The Archival Flap Wallets are truly handmade pieces. The leather is cut by hand, shaped by hand, punched and stitched by hand. The hardware is set with a hammer, and the edges are hand-burnished with beeswax. The Chromexcel leather from Horween is incredibly supple and lends the final product a satisfying, book-like quality that feels great to hold. I’m proud of this work, and happy to share it.












Archival Release: AC Flap Wallet

August 17th, 2011





We partnered with Hollows Leather (in Minneapolis, MN) to produce this custom wallet for Archival Clothing.

With a signature Archival flap, our wallet is designed for those who prefer the simplicity of a single main compartment. Generously sized, the wallet fits most currencies, passports and a sizeable pile of receipts. There is also an outer card holder, beneath the flap, for quick access to your most frequently used cards. I like it for grabbing my license during airport security checks. Double stitching in red thread reinforces stress points where the stitching typically gives out.

The Flap Wallet is designed to work with the pocketing dimensions of Archival Clothing bags.

Build notes — the wallet is made from our favorite archival materials: Horween Chromexcel leather, solid brass hardware and red waxed thread sourced from Japan.

Available now in the Archival Store. For more about how the wallets are made, see an upcoming guest post by Nicholas Hollows.

Dimensions: 4.5″ x 5.75″

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