Archival Announcements

New – Archival Wool Cap

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 …

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Restock – Archival Zip Cardigan

For 2014, we’ve restocked our Archival Zip Cardigan in three colorways: navy, olive and new black. Our Zip Cardigans are made by our friends at Centralia Knitting Mills. Knitted from 4-ply worsted wool on circular knitting machines from the 1930s, the fabric is remarkably sturdy, warm, and pill resistant. We love them fall, winter, and …

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From the archives – WWII knitting patterns

During WWII, citizens in the US and UK were encouraged to knit garments for servicemen.  Trolling ebay, I found a sampling of the many patterns for sweaters, mitts, mufflers and socks.  The patterns are timelessly stylish and worthy of reissue.  I’m especially fond of the service cardigan and the marksman’s gloves (which would be perfect …

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Archival Sale – Fall Knitwear

Archival Shawl Collar Cardigans Archival Striped Cardigan Saint James MatelotSaint James Pont Raye Saint James Mousse If you’re looking to restock your knitwear wardrobe for Fall, Archival is offering staple pullovers and cardigans on sale for a limited duration. Check out the Odds & Ends section of the AC web shop as we will be …

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Saint James for Velo Moto

I first spotted these snappy racing sweaters in Men’s File Magazine. They were made exclusively for Velo Moto by our favorite French knitwear company, Saint James. The sweater is built on the chassis of the Saint James Matelot, a model designed to fit snugly to the body. According to Velo Moto, the racing sweater was …

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Shopping from the Present: Alpine Pullovers

I’m probably the only one shopping for heavy duty knitwear. But here I am in April obsessing over the new Dachstein boiled wool pullovers on offer from Bradley Alpinist. The sweaters are made in the Dachstein Region of Austria of wind and water resistant boiled wool. I’ve been sporting Dachstein-style wool mitts by Ortovox for …

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