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Archive for 2014

Restock – Archival Sweatshirts in Navy and Gray

December 31st, 2014

We just restocked our popular Archival Sweatshirt in navy and gray. To place an order, visit the Archival Web Shop. We also have inventory of sweatshirts in black and a special run made from our Archival Ruby Strip fabric.  Archival sweatshirts are also available in special sizing for women.
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Archival Scarves in Cotton Jersey – For Men & Women

December 14th, 2014

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We have restocked our our cotton jersey scarves for the season.  Wrap them, knot them, or simply toss them around your neck, these scarves make an ideal companion to keep away the winter chill. Made from the same sturdy, yet soft 7 oz. cotton jersey as our Archival tee shirts, our scarves feature double turned edges, bar tacked at each of the corners. Machine wash warm, tumble dry medium or hang dry.  Available via the Archival Web Shop.

Archival Gifts for under $100

December 7th, 2014

Gifts Guide

Here is a quick guide to made in USA, best quality Archival gifts for under $100.   See our holiday schedule (below) for more  information on seasonal order and shipping deadlines.  If you have any questions please email us at

Archival Tool Roll $56

Archival Market Tote $80

Archival Waxed Bucket Hat $64

Gordy’s Camera Strap $20

Cotton Jersey Scarf $32

Knit Cap $18

Archival Kerchief $28

Leather Tray $40

Leather Cuff $50

Web Belt $42

AC Holiday Shipping Schedule 2014

New Release – Archival Sweatshirts for Women in Gray and Black

November 25th, 2014

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Our classic Archival Sweatshirt for women is now available in black and gray in sizes from XS to L.  Just like our version for gents, the Archival Sweatshirt for women is made of a stout 8-9 oz cotton loop-back French Terry with a rib V insert at the neck.  Made in Oregon by a great partner who has been making sturdy cotton garments since 1921.

New Release – Archival Waxed Down Jacket

November 17th, 2014



Our customers have loved our waxed down vest so much that they asked us to create a version with sleeves. Partnering with Crescent Down Works in Seattle, we made a supremely durable and handsome waxed down jacket that’s great for a crisp urban commute or a chilly duck blind. Starting with CDW’s classic Italian Vest pattern, we added sleeves and some uniquely Archival features including a waxed cotton/nylon shell, worsted wool knit collar and brass snaps reinforced with leather washers, just like our bags.  This jacket is perfect for both wet and chilly weather – providing rain protection while keeping you warm in freezing temperatures.  Jackets are available in the colors navy and black.

New Release – Archival x Steele Canvas Tall Tote

November 10th, 2014

The Steele Canvas Tote is perfect for your large capacity toting needs. We use them regularly for toting lightweight, bulkier items around the house and away. Steele Canvas Totes are constructed from stout #4 natural canvas duck, un-dyed to ensure maximum fabric strength. Stiff edges and a boxed bottom enable the tote to stand upright and open for easy loading and unloading. Two reinforced 5″ handles. Our version of the Tall Tote features The Steele Basket original stencil which was recreated for Archival from archival illustrations. We also added a U.S. stencil on back to identify the bag’s manufacturing origin. To order, visit the AC Web shop.

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New Release – Archival x Gordy’s Camera Straps

October 31st, 2014

Gordy’s camera straps are a popular with photographers who prefer a traditional looking, all leather strap. We asked Gordy’s to make two straps for Archival – a wrist strap for smaller point and shoot cameras and a longer neck strap with two attachment points – perfect for DLSRs, mirrorless and medium format cameras. Gordy’s straps are made of latigo belt leather. The leather is wrapped with red polyester cord that is heavy duty and waxed for durability. Gordy’s straps for Archival make use of brass split rings.

The Gordy’s wrist strap for Archival comes equipped with a larger brass split ring – perfect for carrying keys and other sundries.

Gordy’s are made on Whidbey Island, just north of Seattle.

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Restock – Archival Zip Cardigan

October 21st, 2014

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For 2014, we’ve restocked our Archival Zip Cardigan in three colorways: navy, olive and new black. Our Zip Cardigans are made by our friends at Centralia Knitting Mills. Knitted from 4-ply worsted wool on circular knitting machines from the 1930s, the fabric is remarkably sturdy, warm, and pill resistant. We love them fall, winter, and spring, worn either under an overcoat or, on more mild days, as outerwear in their own right. This historical sweater design features a low rib knit shawl collar, a two-way brass zipper, and knitted cuffs. Double-knitted elbows reinforce that wear point without an unsightly external patch. Pocket bags are trimmed with multi-weave wool. For more information, visit our Archival Web Shop.

New Release – Archival x Crescent Down Works Waxed Vest

October 12th, 2014

We teamed up with Crescent Down Works in Seattle to create a supremely durable and handsome vest that’s great for a crisp urban commute or a chilly duck blind. Starting with CDW’s classic Italian Vest pattern, we added some uniquely Archival features including a waxed cotton/nylon shell, brass snaps, reinforced leather washers, an inside chest pocket and a worsted wool knit collar made for us by Centralia Knitting Mill.

This Fall, we are offering the vest in three colorways: navy, olive and black.  For more information, visit the Archival Web Shop.

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