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Musettes – but not from Archival

Archival originated as a company in search of the perfect musette. Like many businesses, we started making bags because we couldn’t find the ones that we wanted to buy. But now, musettes are everywhere. Here’s a tidy little example from the company that made my custom bicycle, Vanilla. I spotted these a month ago on …

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Cycling Musettes – An Appreciation

Did you catch Chris Froome sporting a logo free musette during the Olympic road race in Rio? I always love catching glimpses of this little retro style bag in a sea of state of the art garb and bike technology. While modern cycling musettes are made of cheap synthetics (designed to be discarded), my favorite vintage versions …

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Shopping From the Past

Archival Indigos

For the holidays, we’re releasing our Plain Musette, Market Tote and Zip Pouch in a special 10 oz. striped denim indigo ticking. For this edition of the Plain Musette, we’re adding a Horween leather strap and a special leather logo tab. We will also be restocking our musette in tan waxed canvas with our classic …

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Archival Announcements Shopping From The Present

Archival Anniversary Musette

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 …

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Update – Archival Pop Up Show (4/12)

    For Eugene and Portland folks, here is your final reminder about the Archival Pop Up Show tomorrow at The Barn Light from 12-6. Note: we’ve extended the show for an extra hour by popular demand.  20% off on all Archival merchandise at the show. Special Archival Roll Top giveaway. Drop by, shop the …

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Update – Archival Musette in Canvas Duck

For Spring/Summer, we’re releasing our original, Archival Plain Musette in canvas duck in our three favorite colors: navy, olive and red. Our Plain Musette is a simple envelope-style bag with a snap closure and fixed-length shoulder strap. The Plain Musette is constructed from only the highest quality materials including stout, closely woven cotton canvas with …

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Archival Summer

While we love wool and waxed canvas, here are some Archival items in our favorite summer weight fabrics, canvas duck and cotton, for warm weather wear. The Hill-Side block bullseye scarfArchival stripe teePlain musette in canvas duckArchival web beltCanvas Duck Rucksack

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Archival Outing

We couldn’t pass up the opportunity to take a Sunday afternoon paddle by canoe on the McKenzie River. The promise of fish and fine riparian views outweighed our reluctance to venture out into the drizzle. What care we when we have the best waxed cotton outerwear for the worst Oregon Spring in recent memory. Rick’s …

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Chester Wallace x Archival Clothing Totes

Archival Clothing proudly sells Chester Wallace totes by friend and fellow Oregonian, Patrick Long. This Spring, we asked Patrick to make up two special bags for Archival: a “wash me” and a “wax me” model. The wash me tote is made from unwaxed, natural canvas duck and utilizes Archival’s own best quality, UK made, military …

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Archival Update: A.C. Plain and Flap Musettes

A.C. has just taken delivery of a new stock of plain and flap musettes. We’re offering a few new colorways including a red waxed cotton plain musette and new black and navy waxed twill flap musettes. While our musettes are designed for cycling and everyday use, we were pleased that Apartment Therapy Unplggd endorsed our …

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