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Recent Press – Archival Waxed Down Vest

November 4th, 2013

We’ve received some terrific press on our Archival Waxed Down Vest .   Thanks to GQ, Mens Journal, Esquire, Well Spent and others for their kind reviews.   If you are intersted in purchasing a vest, place your order via our Archival Web Shop.   A note on sizing: we are  stocking this vest in unisex sizes from XS to XL..  The two way, brass zip and snap closure front make it possible to tweak vest  fit for different body types.   I/Lesli am a petite woman and consider the XS a perfect fit..



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Archival Announcement: Pop Up Flea Appearance

November 18th, 2010

There’s a Pop Up Flea in Nolita this weekend, and we will be there!

Come by on Friday or Saturday and see what’s new at Archival Clothing. Meet Tom, the designer of our bags, and share your feedback. This is an exciting event because many of the best purveyors of heritage menswear are participating. Although it’s billed as a menswear gathering, there’s sure to be classic heritage styles that appeal to women.
For attendees of the Flea, we will be offering a special deal on our Navy Tote – plus we’ll have free domestic shipping on any item in the Archival Clothing store not in stock at the event.
Here’s the official announcement. We’re there on Friday and Saturday. Come see us!
Pop Up Flea
Fri – Sun, Nov 19-21
201 Mulberry Street, NYC
Follow @Pop_Up_Flea on Twitter

Nice Flea preview on Esquire including a nod to our A.C. rucksack.

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

October 27th, 2010

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 on Broadway.

Full story here.

Archival NYC field trip report coming soon.

Archival News: Filson Seconds Sale 2009

October 6th, 2009

Although the Filson Cruising shirts and coats from 1921 have sold out, you can still shop for good quality Filson items at the 2009 Seconds Sale.

Here’s what I know:

The public sale is open from 9:00 AM – 3:00PM Sunday October 25th. The sale will be held at Filson’s 3851 1st Ave S Seattle WA, 98134 address.

I’ve heard from Seconds Sale veterans that the event requires an early a.m. arrival and full combat readiness. Since I’ll be in Chicago on that day, I’ll be shopping for my own future Filson seconds via ebay where most of the items eventually migrate (look for the black slash across your garment tag).

If you do go, post photos and reports (I’ve yet to see a live action view of this event).

Good sport and good luck!

In the end, I think I prefer refab Filson to factory seconds.

Shopping from 2006: Boxfresh Vs Barbour

December 12th, 2008
Boxfresh X Barbour (High Snobiety)

This is old news from 2006, but I wanted to electronically document the collaboration between British streetwear designer Boxfresh and Barbour, since I’m assuming that there is no print catalog of this collection. For the record, I’m posting some e-commerce images as submissions to the archive for future reference (once the commercial links stop working and the items are no longer visible or available for sale).

From the Barbour news wire, a related article from The South Shields Gazette: Waxed jacket firm aims for celeb clients.

Archival News: Filson Seconds Sale

October 16th, 2008

Given my current austerity plan, I doubt I’ll make it up for this sale. However, I keep hatching nonsense plans to wake at 3 a.m. and drive up to Seattle for the 9 a.m. opening. Hoping some tin cloth fans will show up for the sale and document all the heartbreaking deals (stacks of perfect fitting sample garments from the women’s product line for next to nothing) for my flickr amusement.

Archival Update: Upland Trading Co.?

June 21st, 2008

Photos from NY Mag profile.

My obsession with a certain of family of brands (Barbour, Filson, John Partridge, Hucklecote, Le Chameau, Beretta, etc) dates back to the pre-internet days of mail order catalogs and telephone orders. Visits to the Upland Trading Co. in NYC were the visual equivalent of browsing an online site. In one cramped showroom space in the E. Village, I could actually eyeball the fit/size/styling of an amazing range of country clothing without having to mail order catch-and-release them from their country of origin.

Somewhere in my visual archive is a photograph of the owner, Armando Negron, who once asked me to take his portrait in a Partridge trench for an advertisement in the New York Observer.

Since I have not been back to NYC in several years, I have not had the chance to check on the success of this shop in the late e-commerce age. However, I did just check the Upland site (a sad surrogate for the original) and saw a troubling notice for an upcoming close-out/liquidation sale.

Does this mean the shop is shutting down or just clearing out winter wool for summerweight linen? NYC people, let me know!

Last item purchased from Upland:

Luke Eyres University scarf