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Archival Sample Sale

July 22nd, 2013

Note to end of season sale mavens: we are shipping out a batch of Archival Odds & Ends to the kind gents at French Garment Cleaners in Brooklyn.  Visit FGC at their Lafayette Avenue location to shop for Japan only Archival samples and end of season colorways.  Items available via the sale include Rolltops, Totes, Rucksacks and Flap Musettes.  Sale starts Thursday, July 25th.  If you stop by, catch and release some Herning and Engineered Garments for me.

In the year 2000

August 17th, 2012
I’m loving these images from early 20th-century French cigarette cartons. Like so many things, it’s sometimes a shame that the future we live in doesn’t align to the visions from the past! I’m especially sad that here in Brooklyn I can’t take a whale bus across the East River when I’m going into Manhattan. Time to keep dreaming.

Above: Archival Clothing’s new sample maker

Archival Illustration – Huge Magazine

April 18th, 2012

A few months back, the gents from Huge magazine visited Archival to photograph (on film!) our bags for a feature on Oregon manufacturers. We haven’t seen the final print publication but our Huge contact, Takuhito K, just posted this preview of the new magazine cover by Illustrator Claudia Pearson. I love seeing all these rugged, made in USA goods rendered as larky line drawings and watercolors. It reminds me of the work of another favorite Archival Illustrator – and Brooklyn denizen –Ryan Blomberg, creator of our original Archival blog banner:

Archival Fieldtrip – NYC/Brooklyn

December 22nd, 2011

Snap views of my recent visit to NYC/Brooklyn.

Wages of Fear – best film I’ve seen in ages. If you live in NYC, you should be at the movies right now.

Kiosk – home of Reference Library’s famous Steele tote in black.

Bridgestone MB-1 in Manhattan

At the Oak Room with Andrea Marcovicci, Syl & Sara

Archival Collaboration: Goosebarnacle x Archival Clothing Rucksack

May 6th, 2011

Goosebarnacle (Brooklyn Heights)

Special edition Goosebarnacle x Archival Clothing Rucksack

In collaboration with David Alperin, we produced these special edition Archival Rucksacks. The bags are constructed of gray 22 oz waxed filter twill with all black Horween leather, black mil spec cotton webbing and blue bartacking. The rucksacks are being sold exclusively through Goosebarnacle, David’s Brooklyn Heights boutique which was recently voted best menswear shop by New York magazine.

All black Horween leather

Black mil spec webbing

Blue bartacking

Same visual minimalism

Archival Field Trip: NYC/Brooklyn (Pt 1)

October 30th, 2010
Bobby Short portrait at the Cafe Carlyle. Soon after we landed we headed over to the Carlyle for a dinner show featuring OFAM favorite, John Pizzarelli and his wife Jessica Molaskey. Jonathan Schwartz was in the audience. 

Tom, Sara and I breakfasted in Brooklyn with Matthew from the William Brown Project.

Pratt campus. We wanted to see to whence Tom has disappeared.
Visit with Emil and Sandy, the kind and creative gents behind Hickoree’s/The Hill-side.
Some Hill-side wears with Brooklyn view

Exemplary packing station

Sara and Tom inspecting a Stanley & Sons conveyor belt tote
Brooklyn transport

Brook Farm General Store. Our Chaz would enjoy being a shop dog.

In constant transit. Footwear report to follow.

I emailed with this nice gent about places to stay in Brooklyn. We ran into him–by chance–at the restaurant he manages, Marlow & Sons. In addition to serving food, they sell woven towels and Armor-Lux apparel.

The Brooklyn Kitchen. Tom and Sara browsed the pickling supplies. I obsessed over the MKS Design paring knife on the left.


We stopped by Epaulet to check out their new Thorogood farm boot and Vanson for Epaulet waxed cotton motorcycle jacket. Lots of foot traffic in the shop.

A few doors down from Epaulet, we made a quick visit to Smith + Butler. Tom checked the fit on a Pointer chore coat. Just out of the frame, a reality TV couple browsed the inventory of nautical scarves, Barbour jackets and American workwear.

An all-important, end of day pause for cured meats at Los Paisanos meat market.

NYC/Brooklyn field trip, part two, coming next week.

Field Report – Brooklyn Flea

October 3rd, 2010
Classic example of Duluth-style bag sag

I haven’t done too much New York exploring yet, since I’ve been thoroughly cloistered in the studio. Thankfully, my neighborhood has a number of Interesting Things, so I’ve been trying to keep Saturday mornings free for strolling around.

Pack basket spotted at the Fort Greene Farmer’s Market

Typical produce

Most recently, I had the pleasure of running into Matthew Hranek of the excellent William Brown Project at his new Brooklyn Flea booth. I was sad not to see any of Matt’s home-grown charcuterie on display, but we had a nice chat in between the oohs and aahs of customers taken by Matt’s collection of timepieces, outerwear, and baggage.

Matt was expertly sporting double outerwear

WWII era bomber clock. 8-day wind, luminescent dial, $240

Outerwear galore

Tatra Rod & Gun Club (on Woolrich jacket)

I enjoy cruising through the Flea even though the prices are mostly beyond my grad-student budget. I’ve gotten a few things so far, all of which will serve for years.

Dunlap pliers set (I don’t know how, but I left all of my pliers in Oregon)

Cosco folding step stool, ideal for our apartment’s high table and higher shelves