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Archive for October, 2014

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.

Straps-19 Wrist Strap Styled copy
Neck Strap StyledGordys_Neck2

Restock – Archival Zip Cardigan

October 21st, 2014

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Zip Cardigan-14
Zip Cardigan

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Zip Cardigan-12

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.

Archival Down Vest Black styled
Wax Vest Wall-15
Wax Vest Wall-46  
Wax Vest
Archival Wax Vest 4
Waxed Vest Knit Collar Detail

Archival x Heritage Dry Goods Pop Up

October 7th, 2014

Heritage x Archival
We’re excited to announce a new Archival x Heritage Dry Goods Pop-Up Shop for October 17 in Eugene, Oregon.  We’ll be showcasing some of our new product releases including our updated, Archival Waxed Down Vest.   We’ll also be giving away Archival Zip Totes during the event.  Heritage Dry Goods, our Eugene stockist, will be showcasing their new expanded space and updated inventory of smartly curated, made in USA wares.  Drop by and shop for Red Wing Pottery, Fairbault Blankets, Almond Surfboards & Design or something from the shop’s  vintage outerwear offerings.

Archival Field Trip – Freeman (Seattle)

October 3rd, 2014

In 2012, we reviewed the Freeman Jacket, an impressive, made in Seattle, rain jacket sized for ladies and gents.   Freeman is the perfect alternative for folks seeking a well styled, classic jacket made from more technical fabrics.  Freeman now sells a range of  jackets and appearel in a new brick and mortar shop located on the west side of Capital Hill in Seattle.  We’re pleased to say that Freeman now sells a few of our favorite AC bags including the Archival Rolltop, the Flap Musette and  Dopp Kit. I stopped by on Friday to say hello and take a few snaps.

Modern shopkeeps

Rolltop Freeman Bote

Archival Rolltop in cinnamon canvas duck plus Freeman waterbottles by Liberty


Freeman branded cap


Classic range of Freeman jackets

Freeman shirting

Pointer Brand Chore Coat and Freeman Shirting

Tellason _Vest

Of of my favorite Freeman offerings – the Freeman/Tellason Denim Vest


Teranishi Wallets


Left Fields

Denim offerings – Tellason and Left Field

Freeman sign


Flap Musettes and dopps

Dopps and Flap Musettes


Brittany in the backroom

New England Footwear

New England Outerwear Company

Rolltop Windo

AC Window Dressing