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New A/W releases: Bshop inc.

In 2019, it’s hard for me to get excited about fall product releases. So many of my favorite heritage brands (and shops) have either disappeared or morphed beyond recognition (releasing so may products, collaborations and must-haves that it is nearly impossible to locate items from their core lines)(suddenly: brass match holders and Bison hair drink …

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Shopping from the UK – Vintage Brady Bags

If you follow Archival, you know that we love UK-made, Brady game and fishing bags. While the brand and product line has expanded in the last few years (adding business, biking and equestrian lines, not to mention, Japan only models), the core patterns have remained relatively unchanged since this 1976 catalog. It’s a relief to know that Brady …

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Field Bag Round-Up

As I type, our sewing contractors are working on our first run of Archival Clothing Field Bags. Just like last time, we’ll preface the introduction of a new product with a round-up of existing bags. We’ve always loved Brady Bags, and this small trout bag has served Lesli faithfully for years. We like the heavy …

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Guest Baggage: Brady Gelderburn

Indigo Slims blog author and denim designer, Jessica L., sent me these photographs of her 18 month old Brady Gelderburn fishing bag. The bag is one of the largest in the Brady range and I questioned Jessica on her selection of this specific style (and on why the bag’s strap was already so frayed after …

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Archival Camouflage

Brady Arial Traut Fishing Bag (Japan only) Large Ariel Trout Fishing Bag (UK/US availability) I’m not much of a camouflage bag fan. In my mind, camouflage is too closely associated with my father’s decoy gear bags , Cabela’s novelty product offerings or Manhattan portage messenger bags. As a pattern, camouflage (cryptic coloration, a mimetic cloth), …

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