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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.

Archivel Field Trip – Nepenthes NYC

January 31st, 2013

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 come to demonstrate their Engineered Garments brand fandom.  Here are a few snaps from the event and our follow up shopping expedition.

  

 


Fellow Oregonian – Bob from the Lizard Lounge

FWK Cruiser Jacket
Catch and release gauchos
  
Stunning, all canvas duck anorak

  
Skookum stadium jackets

Rare bird – McNairy Brogues for women
Current crush – Engineered Garments belted Storm Coat..

…expertly styled by Najee of Sir & Madame

Springfield Catch and Release

January 3rd, 2009

 

Lee westernwear shirt (captured, but not by me)

Big Mac work boots for JC Penney (released)

Paraboot derby style shoes (captured)

(New old stock) Sears vintage loafers (captured)

Rocsport lace-ups (released)

TropiCool seersucker trousers (released)
Insulated military trousers (released)
A few items found, purchased from or released back to Springfield, Oregon, thrift stores on January 2, 2009.
And a few submissions to the emerging inventory, Why Was it Made?:




Catch and release: Filson jackets for women

March 6th, 2008





For interested parties, here are a few snap views of some new Filson garments for women (all returned back to the factory). As anticipated, none of the garments quite fit my circus monkey form (stumpy arms, stocky center, shortened torso, etc). For the most part, the garments were quite well made but exhibited strange design details/decisions: namely, one-way rather than two-way zippers, weird feminine shaping panels (not pictured) and overall, oddly boxy fit (even in a size small).