Shopping From The Present

Alert – Archival Kerchiefs

Over the years we’ve been posting on our favorite kerchief projects. We originally declared our admiration for discharge printed kerchiefs sourced via ebay, thrifts and Japanese web shops. Two years ago, I discovered Cornell University’s collection of political american kerchiefs. Our current kerchief favorite is the wave kerchief made by our Archival friends and stockist, …

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Archival Tour de France

I dream of a sports channel that broadcasts sporting events from the past.  While I’m aloof to the running of the 100th edition of the Tour de France, I’d love to watch 50 year old coverage of the race. While I cannot provide you with live footage of the 1963 tour, here is some print …

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Archival Field Trip – San Francisco

                Box Dog Bikes Karikter           AB Fits Lomography Store Rancourt mocs at Taylor Stitch       Random encounters with Rivendell           Aggregate Supply  Unionmade Sound level monitoring  Mister Self Edge  Harris tweed castoff Sushi Boat

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Shopping from Japan – Cyclo Tourist Bags

  Thanks to Bill Lane at Wall Bike for reprinting this pictographic feature on front handlebar bags from the Japanese magazine Cyclo Tourist.  Apart from Guu-Watanabe, Ostrich and Berthoud, many of the brands are new to me.   For reference, here is my post from 2008 showing the of the range of French, US and …

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Wishful Shopping – Rene Herse Randonneuse

While I don’t need another bicycle I’ve been air shopping for Alex Singers and Rene Herse randonnee frames via ebay. Here’s a beautiful 1975 randonneuring bike from the Rene Herse workshop.  If you’re a pure road cyclist and you’ve never seen a Rene Herse, check out all the bike’s unique, rando specific features: custom front …

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Archival Field Trip – PDX

   Over the weekend, I made a quick trip up to Portland to shop for eyewear, catch a film and check in on a few of my favorite shops.  Here are some visual notes from the trip:   New S/S Engineered Garments at Blake      Brand obsession – Masunaga eyewear from Japan (via Blink) …

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From the Archives – Bruce Gordon Factory Tour

Thanks to local bike mechanic, Louis (aka Luigi), for providing me with a print edition of the Bruce Gordon Cycles factory tour.  Conducted in Eugene, Oregon, the tour features Gordon’s revolutionary, all robot workforce. Per the copy, take the factory tour by clicking the navigation button at the bottom of each page.       …

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