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Archive for 2015

New Release – Wax Bottomed Marketed Totes

November 21st, 2015

Market Tote Wax Bottom Olive Angle F18 Market Tote Wax Bottom Angle F18

Inspired by the smart cities who ban plastic bags, our flyweight Archival Market Tote is ideal for grocery shopping, holiday markets, day trips, or folding up into a larger bag for impromptu errands. For this special edition Market Tote, we added a reinforced waxed cotton bottom for added durability and rain protection. Luxe details include Horween leather handles, fully finished interior, bar-tacking at all stress points and a reinforced top hem. Comes in 10 ounce striped denim ticking or olive canvas duck.

Archival in Berlin

November 8th, 2015







Our photographer, Grant Lemons, captured terrific night snaps of Lawrence Neil, a freelance writer, sporting our new merino wool Archival Zip Cardigan on the streets of Berlin. Grant, and Neil, are on a four city European Tour with the group The Night Shift. Archival Cardigans are now available in gray and olive in soft yet durable merino wool.

Visit the apparel section of the Archival Web Shop for more information or to place an order.

New Release – Archival Office Brief

October 31st, 2015

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We’re pleased to announce the release of our latest bag – the Archival Office Brief. Durable construction and practical features allow the new AC Brief to excel at carrying gear both outdoors and to the office. Constructed from only the best quality materials including #10 waxed canvas, Horween leather, solid brass hardware and military spec cotton web. The bag is designed to provide generous, strategic pocketing including a roomy main compartment with three accessory pockets, one long pocket, two exterior front pockets and one large pocket across the back with snap closure. We have made generous use of Horween leather to provide firm carrying support and to provide extra protection against the wear and tear of commuting. Carry the bag by its Horween leather handles or make use of the detachable, adjustable, 2″ shoulder strap. Fits 15″ laptops.

Visit the Archival Web Shop for more information or to place your order.

October Knits

October 20th, 2015

Archival Wool Cap Combo

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Archival Wool Cap Gray

Archival Wool Cap Olive2

Fall sunshine has us ready for cooler temps and our new Archival Wool Cap (shot at our favorite Rock Creek Farm corn maze in Colorado). Pair your cap with an update of our Archival Zip Cardigan made from the same soft, sturdy merino wool. Stay tuned for the formal release of these cardigans next week.

For more info, visit the Archival Web Shop.

Updated Archival Shoulder Totes for Fall

October 6th, 2015


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Shoulder Tote Front 2 Tan

For Fall, we’ve updated our Archival Shoulder Tote with new colorways and a redesigned shoulder strap for streamlined carry. The Shoulder Tote is now available in sturdy canvas duck in olive and tan. New colorways are trimmed at key wear points in an original shade of Horween Chromexcel (roughly matched to Horween’s popular whiskey cavalier). Designed to be worn over the shoulder, by its handles or by the removable, adjustable shoulder strap, the Archival Shoulder Tote is the perfect commuting bag whether you travel by bike, bus, car or on foot. For more info, visit the Archival Web Shop.

Restock – Archival Flap Musette

September 27th, 2015


We’ve restocked our popular, practical Archival Flap Musette which combines the simplicity of a cycling musette with the durability and use value of a field bag. This Fall, the bag is being offered in waxed canvas in tan and olive. We also sell a stealth edition in all black waxed twill. As a testament to the classic style and durability of this model, Cino Heroica – a vintage cycling event celebrating the early days of road racing – commissioned Archival to create a special edition “Cino” Flap Musette. On or off the bike, the Archival Flap Musette will stand up to years of use and abuse while aging in style.

New – Archival Wool Cap

September 21st, 2015

Archival Knit Hat combo Archival Knit Hat Orange Archival Knit Olive Knit Hat gray

Introducing the Archival Wool Cap – cardigan knit in warm and sturdy merino wool. Stock up at $44 a cap. Made in USA.

Inspired by traditional knit wool watch caps worn by fisherman, sailors and alpine climbers, our Wool Knit Cap is constructed in the USA of soft, 100% merino wool.  It is constructed using a ribbed, knit cardigan weave that conforms closely to the head white maintaining its shape. Designed for active outdoor use.  Will keep you warm and dry when the going gets cold and wet. Available in gray, olive and orange.

For more information, visit the Archival Web Shop.

Archival Caps for Fall

September 11th, 2015

Archival Bucket Denim Styled

Archival Bucket Wax Crop

Archival Trail Cap Wax Detail

Bucket Hat Denim Style

Field test an Archival wax or denim cap for Fall. It will quickly become your trusty, everyday cap – a warm and waterproof companion on rides, rainy commutes or early morning walks. All Archival caps are made in the USA of best quality materials. Our five panel Archival Trail Cap is made from a lightweight, closely woven, 5.5 ounce waxed cotton/nylon which is lightweight and durable. The Archival Bucket Hat comes in a heavier weight, 8 ounce waxed cotton canvas. We also offer this model in a 10 ounce Japanese cotton denim.

Coming soon – 100% merino wool, knit hats for cooler days.

For more info, visit the Archival Web shop.

Archival Rucksack – New Colorways for Fall

September 4th, 2015

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Rucksack Dark Brown Number Detail

This Fall, we’re updating our original Archival Rucksack with a new leather treatment and 24 oz waxed cotton twill fabric colorways including olive, dark brown, ranger tan and black. The Rucksack now comes trimmed in an original shade of Horween Chromexcel. The bag’s classic design remains unchanged. With a slim profile, durable construction and sensible features, we consider it be free of complications and a pleasure to use. While it is built from traditional, best quality materials, the Archival Rucksack still functions well in the modern world – easily fitting a 17-inch laptop with ample room for newspapers, pens, gear and garb. Each bag is hand numbered on the strap retainer. For more info, visit the Archival Web shop.