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Shopping from the Yukon

October 9th, 2013

06.09.13.11We’ve always loved Filson’s clothing and its origin story. But what was the Yukon really like when old CC set up shop to equip the prospectors headed north? From the fantastic Design Observer blog comes a collection of  photographs from an album recently sold at auction. I’m shopping from the sturdy pullover shirts, the stout jackets, and the wide-brimmed hats, although unless I’m actually prospecting I doubt such a lid would see much wear.06.09.13.4106.09.13.33

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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.

Release – Archival Trail Caps in Natural

March 12th, 2013

We are now offering our lightweight, waxed cotton Archival Trail Caps in natural.  Classic five panel design with leather tab back adjustment. Made of a 5.5 ounce waxed cotton/nylon that’s both durable and lightweight.  The new natural cap is perfect for walking, hunting, fishing or outdoor tennis.  Made in USA

   
Full family of Archival Trail Caps 


New Archival Trail Cap blending into the environs

Wishful Shopping – Archival Edition

December 17th, 2012

1.  Archival x Hollows leather cuff – $45
2.  Juniper Ridge Bar Soap – $10.00
3.  Archival Dopp Kit – $60
4.  Archival Marled Knit Cap – $18.00
5.  Benjo’s Boot Laces – $9.00

Here a few last minute gift suggestions from the Archival web shop.  If you’re local to Eugene (or Oregon), stop by our offices now through December 21st to make holiday purchase and see samples, prototypes, samples and other goods not listed on our site.  To set up an appointment – email info@archivalclothing.com.

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

Release – Archival Trail Cap in Tan

November 16th, 2012

We couldn’t find a lightweight waxed cotton baseball cap that was readily available and made in the USA, so we’ve produced one ourselves. Classic five panel design with leather tab back adjustment. Made of a 5.5 ounce waxed cotton/nylon that’s both durable and lightweight. Ideal for all-weather walking, fishing, and hunting. One size fits most. If you have a larger head (sizes 7 3/4 and above), this cap might feel a bit small. Waxed fabric: 80% cotton, 20% nylon Now available in tan and navy


Archival Down Vests by Crescent Down Works

October 30th, 2012

I really love down vests, so it was a treat to work with one of the finest down garment makers in the country on a really special project. Here’s our take on a classic work/hunting vest, done with a lightweight waxed cotton shell, a nylon lining for easy layering, and a worsted wool rib collar, knitted by Washington’s Centralia Knitting Mills. Made in Seattle, WA by Crescent Down Works.

The waxed cotton shell is weather-resistant and durable, much more so than the thin nylon typically used in backpacker’s down vests. The collar is cozy but not so big you can’t throw a jacket on over. The handwarmer pockets are stuffed with down so that your hands really stay warm. There’s an inside pocket for the phone, or matches, or playing cards.

I’m very proud of this vest – it’s handsome, durable, and functional clothing made in the Northwest – and that’s what Archival’s all about! Exclusive to Wilderness Workshop and our own web store. Very limited quantities  

We visited Crescent Down Works a few months ago, be sure to check out the report from that trip.

Release – Archival Trail Cap

September 20th, 2012

We couldn’t find a lightweight waxed cotton baseball cap that was readily available and made in the USA, so we’ve produced one ourselves.   Classic five panel design with leather tab back adjustment. Made of a 5.5 ounce waxed cotton/nylon that’s both durable and lightweight. Ideal for all-weather walking, fishing, and hunting.   Available via our Archival web shop.

One size fits most. If you have a larger head (sizes 7 3/4 and above), this cap might feel a bit small.

Made in USA

  Tom modeling summer prototype of the trail cap in a future color – ranger tan

New Release: Archival Plain Waxed Jacket

February 7th, 2012


Our first piece of outerwear, the Archival Plain Waxed Jacket is meant to be a reliable, comfortable outer shell to ward off rain and wind. Ideal for walkers, cyclists, fishermen, sailors, and anyone else who loves being outside in all weather. The Plain Waxed Jacket is unlined, with raglan sleeves and two welted handwarmer pockets. Cut just below the waist. Made of a waxed cotton/nylon fabric that’s both durable and lightweight. Collar, cuffs, and pockets are lined in soft wool flannel. Cuffs and back adjust with a snap, and a stout two-way brass zipper is backed with a storm flap to keep out the drafts. Fully finished inside and out, using felled seams and twill tape, this jacket is built well to last long. Available in navy.


Fully finished inside and out

Stout, two way brass. zipper backed with a storm flap

Wool flannel lined cuffs, pockets and collar

Archival DIY: Rewaxing a Filson Packer Hat

December 26th, 2011

If you’re looking for a post holiday diversion, here’s a tutorial from Chris at Otter Wax on reproofing your Filson Packer hat. Feel free to apply this technique to other waxed cotton items that have lost their finish in the past year. Otter Wax available here.

Otter Wax is fine for both Filson tin and shelter cloth fabrics

In case you missed it, here’s the original post from Chris on waxing dry canvas sneakers.