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Archival Field Trip – Unionmade, San Francisco

February 24th, 2010

Unionmade was one of our top destinations while in San Francisco last month. Todd has been getting lots of good press for his new store, and we wanted to swing through a take a look for ourselves. Well – with a list of products like this, it’s hard to go wrong, but it’s even better than expected thanks to the flawless presentation. It’s a comfortable store, not too crowded nor too sparse, and Todd’s long history in retail really shows. I was most excited about getting my hands on elusive Armor-Lux products, but it was also great to see a wide range of SNS Herning knits, Steele Canvas baggage, and even some bags from our neighbor in Portland, Chester Wallace.

Todd – the knowledgeable and gracious owner of Unionmade – tries on an Archival Clothing Flap Musette.

As soon as we saw the McIntosh stereo set-up, we knew we’d be in good hands.

Gitman and Armor-Lux shirting.

Lynn and Sara were captivated by this industrial-scale Steele Canvas tote, appropriate for serious farmer’s market visits, child transport, or bank robberies.

I became enraptured with this tomato-red Armor-Lux sweater.

Ever ready in a crisis, the Archival Clothing team was even able to help this young gent decide on the SNS Herning sweater best suited to his slight frame. He’s pictured above in Lesli’s Stark Cardigan, but we have the feeling that he went home with a zipper-front model – well done, sir.

Archival Field Trip: PDX November 2009

November 15th, 2009

by Lesli Larson

My plan for Saturday was to double-check Danner Japan inventory and attend the first anniversary party for the Filson flagship store in Portland. But an unexpected, out-of-town guest rerouted our shopping itinerary more towards women’s footwear and work wardrobes (not to be confused with workwear).

Fortunately, I was able to negotiate a quick stop at Winn Perry to say hello to Jordan and see his new Alden for Winn Perry boots (the oiled leather “little tanks”). Here’s a spot inventory of some of the (not necessarily archival) items I saw on Saturday.

WINN PERRY

S.N.S-Herning knit cap
Alden plain toe boot in reverse chamois leather

plantation crepe soles with leather tips
Laura Irwin knit hats for Winn Perry

Sterlingwear pea coats

Alden longwings for Winn Perry

Oiled, double leather soles

SNS-Herning sweater (still awaiting sizing for women)

Vintage “Office Valet”

the Hill-Side selvedge chambray scarves

Pendleton reversible jacket for Opening Ceremony

HALO SHOES

Sendra from Spain (last pair in the shop)


Fiorentini + Baker (what the guest bought)


Costume National shoes (50% off)

JCREW

Shawl collar proliferation

Downtown Field jacket (Barbour simulacra)

Waxed carry-all (interesting dimensions and external pocketing)

DINNER @ HIGGINS BAR & RESTAURANT

Archival Report: Winn Perry Spring 09

June 3rd, 2009
Loden Dager car coat

Spring cottons

Internal snap cuff detail

Loden Dager M50 jacket

Mjolk trousers

sQuoddy chukka

Columbia Knit rugby shirts and sweaters

Shirting

Common Projects and Quoddy
Our Legacy corduroy jacket

Jordan in SNS Herning cardigan

Here’s a brief, June-in-January visual update from Winn Perry in Portland, Oregon. In addition to carrying exemplary brands like Quoddy, SNS-Herning and Obedient Sons, Winn Perry sells a number of unique, Portland-made items like Columbia Knit rugby shirts and this handmade cowhide satchel by “friend Steve”.

Custom leather satchel (sold, I believe)

Here’s the Billykirk card case I purchased during my last visit:


Billykirk in Lane County (after this project)
Check the Winn Perry website for general sartorial wisdom and up-t0-date product offerings.
Looks like h(y)r collective has a new favorite store too.

Another blog report on Winn Perry and Duchess from Design*Sponge.

Archival Cruelty: S.N.S X CDG

January 11th, 2009



Thanks to blogger Ready For The House for introducing me to Danish knitwear brand, SNS-Herning. As an addendum to last Friday’s post, I’m including SNS-Herning to my inventory of luxury knitwear I might buy if I needed to drop my life savings in twenty minutes or so.

After browsing the SNS-Herning site (w/a coincidental resemblance to Old Town Clothing), I’ve selected out a few sweater styles–the Fishermans Zip and the Naval–for inclusion in the permanent archives.

Expanding my shopping options, I’m adding a few special edition SNS-Herning sweaters designed in collaboration with Comme Des Garcons (as sold by the Tres Bien Shop).   
Although I was able to collect out SNS-Herning image content for the blog, the sweaters themselves appear to be sold out in most color and size options.