Uncategorized

Archival Resolutions – 2015

1.  Decide that quality matters and pay for it.  In the end, it will save you time and money. 2.  Before you buy, be selective. Scrutinize items for build quality, fit,  finish, functionality and lasting style.   If an item is not perfect, catch and release it. 3. Do more with less. Add a few key …

Continue Reading
Uncategorized

Archival Migration

The Archival Clothing blog was started in 2006 as a place to document our longing for bags, clothing and wares that were no longer available (or may never have existed). In 2009, we brought (the first of) our dreams into reality and began manufacturing musettes and rucksacks. Last week, we moved into commercial space in …

Continue Reading
Uncategorized

Archival Clothing x Columbiaknit Scarves

In collaboration with Portland based Columbiaknit, Archival Clothing announces the release of a line of 100% cotton scarves. Since 1921, Columbiaknit has been producing best quality knitwear right here in the Pacific Northwest. The scarves were designed for us by our friend, Jordan Saylor of Winn Perry. The fabric for the scarves comes from original, …

Continue Reading
Uncategorized

Archival Update: A.C. Field Bag in Black

Recto Verso This week, we’re releasing a new AC Field Bag in 22 oz waxed black twill with best quality Horween chromexcel leather. While it’s customary to offer an all black bag w/black leather, we like how the brown leather pops against the black waxed twill. Now available via the AC web shop. ST continues …

Continue Reading
Uncategorized

Shopping from the Present: Duchess Clothier

Editor’s note: Duchess Clothier, located next to Winn Perry in Portland, Oregon, offers custom and ready to wear clothing. In addition to stock patterns, Duchess can produce custom garments based on vintage patterns or photographs, using fabrics sourced by the customer. While I continue to contemplate the perfect Duchess project, AC friend Tiffany Thorton moved …

Continue Reading
Uncategorized

Archival Update (12/6/2010)

Archival Clothing shawl collar sweaters Our shipment of shawl collar sweaters has arrived. Per earlier reports, these pure new wool sweaters are produced for us by Centralia Knitting Mills on circular knitting machines from the 1930s. For this round, we’re offering four colorways in two weights of wool. Our navy and gray multi-weave sweaters are …

Continue Reading
Uncategorized

Archival News: A.C. Plain Musette in the WSJ

In NYC, we were thrilled to see our A.C. plain musette featured in a Saturday article about musettes and man bags in the Wall Street Journal. As someone who subscribes to two daily newspapers, it was great to see Archival Clothing finally featured in a printed hard copy. I bought my copy from a newsstand …

Continue Reading
Uncategorized

Archival Update: A.C. Ruckack in Olive Twill

Archival Clothing Rucksack in 22 oz waxed olive twill We now offer our Archival Clothing Rucksack in a nice, deep shade of olive. The waxed filter twill fabric used for all of our rucksacks is woven, dyed and finished by Fairfield Textiles in Bridgeton, New Jersey. In case you missed the original product announcement, here …

Continue Reading