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Archivel Field Trip – Nepenthes NYC

Last week, Archival dropped in on the Monday eve pop-up shop and Kenzo Minami gallery opening at Nepenthes, one of our favorite NYC shops.  Nepenthes was so packed that we were capsule released into the space in timed intervals.   In line, we bumped into a number of fellow Market Week participants who had also …

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Shopping from Powell and Pressburger

by Lesli Larson Miss Smith and the soldier from Oregon A Canterbury Tale (Powell and Pressburger 1944) provides us with evidence that heritage clothing for women is not an impossibility. In a recent post to Valet, a 23 year old woman inquired about how she could wear “peacoats, slim pants, loafers, etc. without looking too …

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Heritage military uniforms for women

Auxilary Fire Service Auxilary Territorial Service Red Cross Officers’ Outdoor Uniform Volunteer’s uniform in the A.T.S. Auxilary Fire Service Mechanised Transport Corps W.V.S Auxilary Air Force (Officer’s Uniform) Women’s Voluntary Service Land Army From the archives of the Illustrated London News, here are some WWII uniforms for the women’s auxilary service (“its members attend to …

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Shopping from the UK: Oxfords and Brogues

If I were a guy, I’d be broke. At least that’s what I think each time I look at websites selling beautiful, handmade/handsewn leather shoes for men like Leather Soul Hawaii, Ben Silver, Alden Shoes of Carmel, Harry’s Shoes and even Sierra Trading Post. For the most part, there’s a radical absence of decent shoes …

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