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Archival Sample Sale

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, …

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In the year 2000

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 …

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Archival Illustration – Huge Magazine

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, …

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Archival Fieldtrip – NYC/Brooklyn

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. 45 rpm Goose Barnacle – Brooklyn Stuart & Wright Hickorees -Brooklyn Bridgestone MB-1 …

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Archival Collaboration: Goosebarnacle x Archival Clothing Rucksack

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 …

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Archival Field Trip: NYC/Brooklyn (Pt 1)

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 …

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Field Report – Brooklyn Flea

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 …

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