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Archive for April, 2013

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. 

Archival Lookbook

April 26th, 2013
Over Spring break, Tom and I took some snaps of Archival bags in some of our favorite Eugene locations.  We’ll be assembling the shots into a formal lookbook for distribution to stockists and Archival customers.  Here are a few sneak previews… and outtakes by Lauren, our much beloved Archival intern.    


Lauren, AC Intern

Archival Spring Offerings

April 24th, 2013
Our leather cuff is available in a new colorway, Natural with Olive thread. Made by Hollows Leather of stout buffed leather cord, the double loop cuff is fitting for any lady or gent. We also have new Dot Kerchiefs, inspired by the historical polka dot patterns found in old Montgomery Wards catalogs from the 1940s. The kerchiefs are discharge printed in LA by General Quarters, one of our favorite Southern California stockists.  We are now offering our Archival Dopp Kit in two new colorways, cheery Yellow and Gray. By popular demand, we’re expanding our line of clothing for women including new sweatshirts in eggplant and navy. Keep an eye out for our upcoming release: a new women’s Archival Sweatshirt in Gray with Natural-colored ribbing. 

We are offering our loyal customers 20% off a purchase now through April 30.  Enter the discount code “SpringFling” during checkout in the Archival Store.

Shopping from TV – Actor Worn Clothing

April 22nd, 2013

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Here are some unusual. “actor worn” offerings via ebay.  I’d watch any show featuring characters  sporting vintage Abercrombie hunting garb or Alden cordovan loafers.  Can we put a plotline to these auction items? 


Archival Odds & Ends

April 19th, 2013

Here are a few Odds & Ends sale items from the Archival web shop.  If you’re smaller or taller, you’re in luck.  We’re selling off the outlying sizes of several limited edition items including our Archival x Individualized linen popover and a special contrasting pocket Archival tee.  Our women’s l/s tee in white cotton is also being offered at a reduced rate. 

Wishful Shopping – Black’s Anoraks

April 17th, 2013

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Thanks to AC friend Spoke Sniffer for directing me to this ebay auction for a rare, unworn, Black’s cotton anorak.  Beware of the But It Now button which will zap $636.00 from your pocket if you dare to press play.  I’m collecting a few snaps from the auction so you can safely admire this classic anorak design once the real thing disappears from view.

Shopping from Japan – Cyclo Tourist Bags

April 15th, 2013
Thanks to Bill Lane at Wall Bike for reprinting this pictographic feature on front handlebar bags from the Japanese magazine Cyclo Tourist.  Apart from Guu-Watanabe, Ostrich and Berthoud, many of the brands are new to me.

For reference, here is my post from 2008 showing the of the range of French, US and Japanese made handlebar bags in use by my randonneuring friends.  

Update – Archival Pop Up Show (4/12)

April 12th, 2013

For Eugene and Portland folks, here is your final reminder about the Archival Pop Up Show tomorrow at The Barn Light from 12-6. Note: we’ve extended the show for an extra hour by popular demand.  20% off on all Archival merchandise at the show. Special Archival Roll Top giveaway. Drop by, shop the Archival line and sample local Ninkasi Brewing beer.

Release – Dot Kerchiefs

April 10th, 2013

I first spotted these kerchiefs at General Quarters, one of my favorite Los Angeles stockists. For those of you that have followed us for awhile, you know how much we love traditional, discharge printed cotton kerchiefs. Outside of Japan, they can be difficult to source. The General Quarters version is beautifully discharge printed in LA on all cotton blanks. The original design echoes historical polka dot patterns found in old Montgomery Wards catalogs from the 1940s.  Visit the Archival Web Shop for more information or to place an order.

News – Archival Pop Up Shop (4/12)

April 6th, 2013
Eugenians, Oregonians and I-5 motorists should drop by The Barn Light next Friday (4/12) for our one day only, Archival Pop Up Shop.  We’ll be selling our stock line of bags and apparel in addition to samples, blems and one off wonders.  Drop by and register to win an Archival Roll Top in fetching carmine canvas duck.  

 Archival Roll Top Giveaway!