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New Release – Wax Bottomed Marketed Totes

November 21st, 2015

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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.

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.

New – Archival Wool Cap

September 21st, 2015

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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

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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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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.

New Release – Archival Sweatpants

August 25th, 2015

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A year ago, we set out to design a pair of warm ups that would reproduce the historical look and modern fit of our Archival Sweatshirt. Inspired by classic warm up pants and vintage athletic apparel, our new Archival Sweatpant is made from the same loop-back French Terry as our Archival Sweatshirt. We added features that nod to heritage details from the past but acknowledge the demand for a more tailored look for everyday, non gym wear.  Highlights include rib knit trim at the cuffs, a gusseted crotch for ease of movement and a rear patch pocket for easy wallet carry.  We also partnered with Benjo’s to create a special cotton lace drawstring closure.

Made in Oregon by a great partner who has been making sturdy cotton garments since 1921.

-Reinforced gusseting – for better fit and ease of movement
-On seam pockets with bartack reinforcements
-Rib knit trim at the cuffs
-Rear patch pocket
-Benjo’s cotton lace drawstring at the waist
-Yarn dyed, 100% cotton, loopback French Terry
-Fit is on the slim side of regular

To order, visit the Archival Web Shop

Archival x Rogue Territory Roll Top

August 13th, 2015

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We are thrilled to announce a limited edition collaboration between Archival and our favorite denim brand, Rogue Territory. The Archival x RGT Roll Top is made from 16.75 oz Japanese slub selvedge denim which is 100% pure indigo dyed giving it a unique, deep indigo color. To increase durability and prevent indigo transfer onto clothing, we added an extra layer of our signature 24 oz waxed twill on the back and bottom of the bag. Additional features include mil spec cotton web straps, two exterior pockets and one interior pocket cut on selvedge and Horween leather accents throughout. A co-branded veg-tanned leather patch rounds out the design. Customers should be careful to keep the bag away from light colored surfaces and be warned that indigo will transfer to sneakers, boots, belts, etc.
This is a super limited production so order now via the Archival Web Shop to secure your Archival x RGT Roll Top.


New Release – Hollows Leather Tray

April 30th, 2015

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We’ve restocked the Archival Web Shop with new leather trays by Hollows Leather.  For this release, we’re offering the tray in a new color – russet – as well as our standard black.

Here are some process shots by craftsman Nicholas Hollows showing how he shapes the the trays from beautiful, belt weight leather and twice-rivets each corner with solid brass hardware.

We love all of our exclusive Hollows products – from Flap Wallets to Leather Cuffs – because of the functional elegance of the designs and for the way they gain character with use.

New Release – Mock Twist Archival Sweatshirt

April 10th, 2015






We’re thrilled to announce the official release of a special edition of our Archival Sweatshirt made from a striking, deadstock, mock twist cotton terry.  We loved the subtle natural and black flecking of this fabric so much that we purchased the remaining inventory from the factory.  Now available via the Archival Web Shop. Quantities are super limited so order soon.

Archival Anniversary Musette

January 30th, 2015

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To celebrate 5 years in business, we’re bringing back a limited production run of the first bag we ever released – the Archival Plain Musette.  Originally released in January 2010, the Plain Musette is our own durable interpretation of the classic cycling musette. It’s a simple envelope-style bag in waxed canvas with a snap closure and fixed-length cotton web shoulder strap. Designed to ride high and comfortably on the body, our 40 inch standard strap is ideal for most users. Still as functional as ever, the perfect light weight errand bag.
Now available in tan and black. Get one while you can. And thank you for all your support over the past 5 years. I can’t believe we made it to here!

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