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Archival Holiday Sample Sale

  If you’re in Eugene, you’re welcome to stop by our offices now through December 21st to make holiday purchases and see samples, prototypes, and other goods not listed on our web store. You do have to schedule an appointment – just email info@archivalclothing and Nicole will find a time for you to come in. …

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Archival Game Bags

The UK makes some of the best game bags in the world. I don’t hunt but I love this style of bag for urban portage. Like the original bike messenger bag, the game bag has a dedicated use function which keeps its design simple and free of useless complications. Most game bags only have one …

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We’re just so inspired by the work of Jake Davis that we had to make an homage to his Test Shots. Full resolution version here.

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Shopping from the Past: Barbour Solway Jacket

Barbour Solway on cover of 1967/68 catalog (via Thornproof) I stopped receiving Barbour print catalogs several years ago. Browsing the online web shop, I have a hard time tracking the ever shifting Barbour lines (Beacon, Sporting, Gold Label, Heritage, Lifestyle, Ladies, etc). Favorite styles are disappearing behind new Barbours with printed linings, updated silhouettes and …

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Archival Dog Collar: Danzig Bros.

As a kid, despite not owning a horse, I used to mail away for equestrian supply catalogs. I would browse through the pages of bits, bridles, silks and saddles, kitting out my imaginary Man O War with a full set of racing tack. Over time, horses morphed in bicycles, but I recently found a source …

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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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Archival Clothing with Dog

Sara and Chaz Filson Shelter cloth dog coat Barbour waxed cotton dog jacket New Zealand Rover Cozy merino wool dog coat Chaz in his Viz-Vest Snow Peak, purveyors of titanium sporks and luxury tent systems, offers a full compliment of companion dog accessories: From a Google translation of the Snow Peak page: “The dog’s life, …

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Shopping From The Past: Dog Obedience Manuals

Winifred, expert obedience trainer. The tweedy “crank and yank” handler. Training guru in original ’82 VHS instructional tape footage: nylon shorts, white socks and deck shoes (one training module demonstrates how to train your dog to wait for you by the ice machine outside of the local 7-11). Sara and Chaz in practice garb (animal …

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