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Archival Field Trip – Wistful Shopping at Al’s Attire

Al’s Attire, found in the Italian neighborhood of San Francisco, is a full-custom experience. They can make-to-measure or make a new garment from scratch, so you’re guaranteed a perfect fit on your wingtip boots, railroad jacket, or shawl-collared peacoat. It was pretty stupendous stuff – absolutely unquestionable quality, gorgeous details, and lovely materials. I fell …

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Archival Field Trip: San Francisco (1/2010)

by Lesli Larson Archival Clothing made a quick trip to San Francisco over the weekend to see friends, visit shops, show bags and attend Andrea Marcovicci’s Johnny Mercer tribute. As it were, our visit corresponded with the opening of MAN UP, a menswear pop-up store on Market St. In the next few posts, we’ll document …

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PDX Field Report (12/12/09)

by Lesli Larson We planned for a day’s worth of errands in Portland. But an ice storm kept us in town through Sunday. Rather than pursue our standard routines, we followed our friend Sarah G., a Portlander, to her favorite places. I’m supplementing the usual AC footage of wool and waxed cotton with new images …

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Packing from Archival Clothing

by Lesli Larson I’m preparing for a brief field trip up to Seattle. I’ll be visiting friends and checking out Blackbird’s pop-up Ballard store, The Field House. Rather than packing the usual uniform (Levi’s, loafers and St. James sweaters), I’m sourcing my wardrobe from garments and accessories previously featured on Archival Clothing. Although I’d love …

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Danner Factory Store Revisited

Danner Mtn Lites (Japan model on left, stock US model on right) DJ Dakatons in orchid and green 1970s era Danner refurb (nfs) Aspirational footwear via Ku:nel magazine On Sunday, to cap off a long day at Ikea, we visited the Danner Factory Store in Portland, Oregon. A Restless Transplant and I have already reported …

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