Shopping From the Past

Shawl Collar Cartography

The Library of Congress flickr stream yields some of the best historic examples of shawl collar cardigans. During a periodic review, I surfaced these 1918 scans of baseball player Mike Donlin sporting a very heavy gauge cardigan with an unusual throat latch detail.  I’m not a baseball fan, but I can’t get enough of these Bain …

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Restock – Archival Zip Cardigan

  We have just taken delivery of a small reorder of our Archival Zip Cardigans in Navy and Olive.  Knitted from 4-ply worsted wool on circular knitting machines from the 1930s, the fabric is sturdy, warm, and pill resistant. This historical sweater design features a low rib knit shawl collar, a two-way brass zipper, and knitted cuffs. …

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Shopping from the 1950s: Sporting Goods

  One of my primary time travel fantasies involves shopping from catalogs from the past.  For my Spring workout wardrobe, I’d love to order sportswear and gym equipment from the pages of these old Athletic Journals from the 1950s.  What I adore about this era of sporting garb is the emphasis on rugged construction, quality …

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Archival Sale – Fall Knitwear

Archival Shawl Collar Cardigans Archival Striped Cardigan Saint James MatelotSaint James Pont Raye Saint James Mousse If you’re looking to restock your knitwear wardrobe for Fall, Archival is offering staple pullovers and cardigans on sale for a limited duration. Check out the Odds & Ends section of the AC web shop as we will be …

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Archival Update: Stripe Cardigan

Archival Stripe Cardigan We have a few remaining Archival Stripe Cardigans available from our Fall pre-order. Our Stripe Cardigan is machine knit by our friends at Centralia Knitting Mills using 3-ply worsted wool. The end result is a tight, flat weave that is warm, durable and pill-resistant, with an American sportswear fit. This historical sweater …

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Archival Pre-Order: Centralia Knitwear

We’re taking pre-orders for our special issue Archival Shooting Sweater and Stripe Cardigan through August 14th. These sweaters will be made to order so if you want one, place your pre-order via the web shop by Sunday. Sweaters will be ready by the end of October. We will continue to stock the Archival Shawl Collar …

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Archival Knitwear Update

We’re assembling our knitwear order for the Fall. We will be restocking our pure new wool, shawl collar cardigans. As we have reported before, these cardigans are made for us by Centralia Knitting Mills on circular knitting machines from the 1930s. The sweaters, based on historical patterns, feature updated fits, unique finish details and our …

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