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Archive for June, 2015

Oregon Adventure

June 19th, 2015

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Archival Rolltop overlooking the Columbia Gorge (via @yoheisato)

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Red Rucksack in search of surf (via Weiss watch founder @cameronweiss)

Blue Duck Duffel on the famous #pdxcarpet (via @olgrumpy)

Over the past five years, Archival bags have traveled everywhere from Kashimir to Thailand, Mallorca to Malawi. However, as these snaps from our Archival Instagram feed show, they still look their best – and most at home – in their native state of Oregon.Need a travel bag for summer but don’t have the funds to pay full pop? Archival is selling its remaining inventory of Rolltops, Rucksacks and Duffels in red and cobalt canvas duck. Grab one soon as supplies are limited and these colorways won’t be coming back.

Check our Odds & Ends section for the full inventory of bags.

Archival Father’s Day Gift Guide

June 12th, 2015


Father’s Day gifts should prove useful year round – not just in late June. Here is our guide to simple gifts for dad that are handsome, practical and free of complications.  Until June 21, we are offering a 15% discount on all purchases from the Archival Web Shop. Use the discount code to buy something nice for dad – a grad – or yourself!


Archival Tool Roll as styled by Archival stockist Cognito Moto

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Process photo by Hollows Leather showing how the Archival Leather Tray is made


Archival Plain Musette – streamlined for foreign travel, day hikes and weekend errands


Archival Wide Web Belt – the perfect summer alternative to heavy leather belts

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Go to gift for Dad – Archival Dopp Kit in waxed cotton (as documented by a Disney animator)



Archival Graduation

June 3rd, 2015



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This week Archival loses two of our favorite creative contributors, Kristina Parker and Tyler Rogers, to graduation.  The pair will be moving from Eugene to NYC to start new jobs in design and advertising. Over the past year, Kris and Tyler have applied their creative talents to Archival’s spring lookbook, logo decal designs and motion themed video (shot by their friend and photographer, Grant Lemon).  This team will be sadly missed. We wish them the best of luck and hope to reconnect during our next Brooklyn lookbook shoot.

As for graduation gifts, we recommend our Archival Sweatshirts (modeled by Kris and Tyler) which are nicely sized for both men and women.

A few more grad gift suggestions from the team:


We love following the Instagram feed osamu19760714 whose documentation of everyday ensembles inspires us to wear more khaki, untuck our shirts, layer up and update our cap and canvas sneaker collection.  Osamu’s feed frequently features Archival garb and bags including this economical, canvas duck Zip Pouch carried as a casual, summertime attache.


You don’t have to be a cyclist to find a use for this handsome and durable Archival Tool Roll. Fill up the six pockets with everything from drafting pencils and paint brushes to multi-tools or a small Opinel. Perfect for artists, hobbyists and students. Made from waxed cotton gridwax canvas, with heavy-duty features including bias-tape bound edges, bartacking at stress points, high quality brass hardware and a leather lace.


We encourage every grad to launch out on an overseas adventure. Our rugged Archival Rolltop Messenger is a terrific traveling companion. Rugged, durable waxed twill deflects the elements while the wide, adjustable shoulder strap (made from custom, mil spec cotton web), makes the bag comfortable to wear while touring museums or walking through the country.