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Announcing Handy Bag

April 4th, 2019

Since Archival closed, Tom and I have been meeting for pizza and plotting a new bag brand. We love bags and still think the world is missing a few models.

Our latest project is called Handy Bag (or Handy for short).

We’re keeping things simple, functional, affordable and durable.

In May, we will be releasing one bag, a zip top musette, in two colorways: olive and gray.

Our ingredient list will look familiar to Archival Clothing fans: canvas duck, metal hardware/rivets and zippers, and cotton webbing.

This time, we’re sourcing materials that are easier to buy in smaller quantities and lend themselves to repurposing across multiple models. Look for bags made of dry finish canvas duck in a narrower range of colors and metal hardware in nickel rather than brass.

As with Archival, Handy bags will be sewn in Springfield, Oregon, by a top quality shop that specializing in heavy duty product offerings for the bike industry (Terry Shuck, the owner, used to work for Burley design).

Where will you find Handy?

Tom and I kicked around the idea of managing everything by mail order ala Zo bags.

Zo Bike Messenger bags
Mail order inspiration: Zo Bag order form from the 1990s

Instead, we’re collecting emails and planning to send out an announcement once the first bags are ready for sale (most likely in early May). We will also keep followers updated on our assorted social channels.

For the time being, we are keeping everything small scale and fun. In the end, we’re making bags that our missing from our own collections. Reversing a popular U/X mantra: we are our end users (and very best customers).

We will also be hosting a pop up show in Eugene, Oregon, in May (details TBD).

Email me (archivalblogger@gmail.com) if you would like to be added to our mailing list.

Also, if you want to stay posted on our project, keep an eye on the Archival blog and follow us on Instagram @tombonamici @gridwax @archivalclothing


Tom selecting canvas duck for our first production run
Tom selecting canvas duck for our first production run



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Archival Kit for Father’s Day

June 14th, 2016
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Archival Trail Caps in Japanese denim and waxed canvas
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Archival Zip Pouch in striped indigo denim ticking
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Iron on embroidery patches
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Archival Roll Top in navy waxed twill
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Archival Office Brief
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I always say that Father’s Day gifts should prove useful year round – not just in late June. Local stockist, Heritage Dry Goods, has ample inventory of Archival gift items including our classic Roll Top in waxed twill, Archival Trail Caps in denim and waxed canvas, accessory zip pouches, leather coasters and our new Office Brief. Drop by, browse the collection and pick up some of the new northwest made, camp themed embroidery patches currently on offer.

 

Restock – Archival Sweatshirts & Tees for Women

April 29th, 2013

We’re pleased to announce a restock of our best quality, lightweight sweatshirt for women in navy, eggplant, heather gray/natural stripe and new gray with natural trim.  Made of a stout 8-9 oz cotton loop-back French Terry, with a rib V insert at the neck and set in sleeves, the Archival Sweatshirt is designed exactly like our model for gents – but sized for women.  We are also releasing a new plain tee for women in gray with natural trim. Made in Oregon by a regional manufacturing partner who has been producing sturdy cotton garments since 1921. To place an order – visit our Archival Web Shop. 

Restock – Archival Sweatshirt in Gray

March 22nd, 2013

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.

From the Archives – Bruce Gordon Factory Tour

December 12th, 2012

Thanks to local bike mechanic, Louis (aka Luigi), for providing me with a print edition of the Bruce Gordon Cycles factory tour.  Conducted in Eugene, Oregon, the tour features Gordon’s revolutionary, all robot workforce.

Per the copy, take the factory tour by clicking the navigation button at the bottom of each page.

Update – Archival Roll Tops

October 24th, 2012
The Archival Roll Top is now available for Fall in two new canvas duck colors: olive and terracotta.  The Roll Top is a comfortable, roomy, stripped-down backpack for keeping your belongings dry and safe in any conditions. Ideal for bicyclists, motorcyclists, and anyone else who regularly faces the elements. Featuring a roll-top closure secured by a stout Horween leather strap and solid brass roller buckle, double-layer bottom, an interior stash pocket, and two exterior side pockets great for keys, mini U-lock, or anything else requiring quick access.  Our Roll Top is also available for the Fall in heavy duty waxed twill

New Release: Archival Solid Tee for Women

September 10th, 2012


We are now offering our long sleeve tee for women in classic white. Our tees are made from the same high quality US-made fabric, with the same popular features as our men’s tees:

Sturdy and soft 7 oz. cotton jersey
Chain-stitched jersey neck tape
Cover-stitched collar and sleeve seams
Double needle sewn hems

We’ve added two special details for our women’s model: reinforced 2″ side vents for freedom of movement and a proportional neckline using narrow rib trim.

Our tees are built to withstand the rigors of daily use and regular washing without stretching or developing the small pin holes typical of lighter weight garments. These tees will last season to season, maintaining their color, their shape and their quality.

Women’s l/s tee also available in stripes.


New Release: Archival Striped Tee for Women

July 12th, 2012

Our popular Archival tee shirts are now available for women. These tees are made from the same high quality US-made fabric, with the same popular features as our men’s tees:

Sturdy and soft 7 oz. cotton jersey
Chain-stitched jersey neck tape
Cover-stitched collar and sleeve seams
Double needle sewn hems

We’ve added two details on our women’s model: reinforced 2″ side vents for freedom of movement and a proportional neckline using narrow rib trim.

Our tees are built to withstand the rigors of daily use and regular washing without stretching or developing the small pin holes typical of lighter weight garments. These tees will last season to season, maintaining their color, their shape and their quality.

Color: Natural / Navy / Red stripe

Limited quantities available. Try one and send us your thoughts. We hope to introduce more heritage clothing for women in the future.