I spend a lot of time on ebay sleuthing pint sized sizes garments from Japan and Europe. Here’s a jacket from Beams Boy that I’m catching and releasing. It’s a style that frequently appears in the Beams mix in a range of fabrics (primarily poplin and cotton duck). I’m a sucker for the doll-sized hunting-esque jacket look, but I’m not a huge fan of the back belt or plastic buttons (miming the fancy fawn-embossed brass types you see on tyrolean wool tunics).
As you may know, I’m a petite woman. It’s nearly impossible for me to find the type of vintage and outdoor clothing that I love (hunting-inspired garb, waxed cotton jackets, french knitwear, etc.) in sizes that fit. And my Kondo-mission at the moment is to only only buy clothing that I would wear on a weekly basis (or I must release back into the ether). So I’m clicking like on this jacket, posting some visual evidence for future reference, and letting go. If you read this post in the next few days, it’s yours!
Our Archival Day Pack is now available in our heavier weight 18 oz canvas duck. Inspired by climbing packs from the 1970s, our Day Pack is a compact and convenient bag for everyday use in the city, at the University or on the trail. Designed for lighter loads, it’s smaller and more compact than our Rucksack or Rolltop. For more information, visit the Archival Web Shop.
It may be the wrong time of year to be thinking about jackets, hunting, or hunting jackets, but we can’t help ourselves. Archival reader Burhan sent us some shots of his new-to-him Duxbak, to which he wisely added wool knit cuffs (an Archival favorite) and a few inside pockets.
My father found a great old Drybak at a Eugene garage sale. If I get wool cuffs put on, I hope to use it duck hunting this winter, but in the meantime it’s entrusted to a farrier friend‘s safekeeping. Note the heavy construction and Binghamton, NY origin – that’s our pal Matt‘s hometown.
Via Archival pal and Unsung Sewing Patterns blogger, Andrea Cesari, here is an original pattern for sewing your own WW II era coverall. Andrea notes that the fabric recommendations for this garment are Archival favorites: corduroy, denim or duck. See Andrea’s post for more details on the coverall pattern and historical photographs documenting its use.
Our Small Field Bag is a scaled-down version of our original Field Bag for those who don’t need to carry as much in the field or to the office. Intended as a daily workhorse, our field bag is a cross between a traditional English fishing bag and an urban messenger bag. Durable construction and practical features allow the bag to excel at carrying gear both outdoors and to the office.
For Spring we’re releasing this bag in 18 oz cotton duck fabric in natural, navy, charcoal and carmine red.Like the original Field Bag, the Small Field Bag is trimmed in Horween leather and features solid brass hardware, a YKK zipper and mil spec cotton webbing.
Our friend Patrick Long designed his Chester Wallace tote with all the features of a great bag: a six-pack fits in the bottom, you can carry it with the removable shoulder strap or by the tote handles, and there are enough pockets of all sizes to keep everyone happy.
Our current, custom Chester Wallace Tote offerings come in two fabrics: dry finish cotton duck and waxed cotton canvas. Quality materials ensure that your bag is bound to last a lifetime. Features include a waterproof bottom, nylon webbing, and nickel hardware.
We’re pleased to announce the release of our new Archival Zip Tote. The ZipTote is a favorite companion for work and travel. Our tote comes with a double sided zipper for security and easy access and a wide mouth that fits tablets and small laptops. Made in Oregon in our favorite 18 ounce dry duck canvas that’s both durable and water-resistant.
The Zip Tote is built from the highest quality materials including sturdy #8 cotton duck (18 oz), Horween leather, YKK zippers and mil spec webbing from the UK. Edges are bound in waxed cotton tape and all stress points are reinforced. Meets TSA carry-on limits.
The Archival Roll Top is now available for Fall in two new canvas duck colors: olive and terracotta. The Roll Top is a comfortable, roomy, stripped-down backpack for keeping your belongings dry and safe in any conditions. Ideal for bicyclists, motorcyclists, and anyone else who regularly faces the elements. Featuring a roll-top closure secured by a stout Horween leather strap and solid brass roller buckle, double-layer bottom, an interior stash pocket, and two exterior side pockets great for keys, mini U-lock, or anything else requiring quick access. Our Roll Top is also available for the Fall in heavy duty waxed twill.
We love using these simple zip pouches to corral our accessories, pens and pencils, or small essentials within a larger bag. It creates order and keep things neat.
The small size is great as a pencil pouch or for your lighters and knives when camping. The medium size is perfect for securing a small device with chargers and cords. And the largest pouch fits an iPad perfectly, though it’s also great for keeping a notepad out of harm’s way when hiking or hunting.
Made of stout, water-resistant 18 ounce cotton duck, and a burly #5 Ideal zipper. Inside seam is taped.
Available colors: Bottle Green (deadstock), Burgundy, Navy, Teal, Red