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Short Sleeve Shibori Tees are in stock!

Our burly Columbiaknit-made Archival tees (white with a blue pocket) have been given the royal treatment by our pals at Upstate. These shirts are individually hand-dyed, and each piece is completely unique. Extremely limited quantities available only through our store. ly from our store.

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New: Archival Rugby Shirt

We love wearing a classic rugby shirt as a casual, durable layer for rough work and play. Our new Archival Rugby Shirt, made just for us by Columbiaknit, can take the toughest treatment. The fabric is a traditional 10 ounce cotton jersey knitted in Portland, Oregon. It is incredibly soft but resilient. We’ve kept all …

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Archival Field Trip: PDX July 2011

On Friday, the AC team headed up to Portland for meetings with vendors and stockists. Most of the morning was spent at Columbiaknit where we reviewed a new garment prototype and collected fabric swatches for our reference library. After lunch at Tasty & Sons with Patrick Long, we checked in with a few more shops …

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Portland Field Trip

I (Tom) took a quick solo trip up to Portland yesterday to run some Archival errands. All is well with our suppliers. I was thrilled to catch the hat machine at Columbiaknit spinning merrily away. We’re working on quite a few new projects with Columbiaknit, including a classic Rugby shirt. =”utf-8″> Another delightful lunch with …

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Archival Update: AC x Columbiaknit Sweatshirts

AC x Columbiaknit striped sweatshirt AC x Columbiaknit sweatshirt in french terry Ours comes with a knit v-neck insert too On the heels of our scarf order, Columbiaknit just delivered a new production run of Archival sweatshirts in gray french terry and navy/white chevron stripe. The french terry was recently knit by Columbiaknit in their …

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Archival Update: AC x Columbiaknit Scarves

Birdseye in navy/white Dark gray stripes on natural Yellow stripes on navy Navy stripes on white We just took delivery of a new production run of Columbiaknit Scarves produced exclusively for Archival Clothing. We’ve restocked the popular royal navy/white scarf and added new colors in a lighter weight (7 oz) all cotton jersey (the same …

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Archival Stripes: Columbiaknit Tees

Frank Senior, sculler Archival Clothing loves stripes. We love striped sweaters, shirts, jackets, caps and scarves. On any given day, we might be wearing multiple, mixed stripe layers in a single ensemble. While we stock Saint James nautical tops from France, we wanted to produce our own striped shirts in the USA. This Spring, we’re …

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Archival Clothing x Columbiaknit Scarves

In collaboration with Portland based Columbiaknit, Archival Clothing announces the release of a line of 100% cotton scarves. Since 1921, Columbiaknit has been producing best quality knitwear right here in the Pacific Northwest. The scarves were designed for us by our friend, Jordan Saylor of Winn Perry. The fabric for the scarves comes from original, …

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Archival Restock: Shawls, Caps & Bags

We just took delivery of a new batch of multi-weave shawl collar cardigans by Centralia Knitting mills. We’re offering the shawls in two new multi-weaves: navy/black/gray and gray/black/white. We have limited stock of our original, gray/black multi-weave. We also received our order of solid and mulitweave cardigans in smaller sizes for women and slim gents. …

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Archival Manufacturing Field Trip – Columbiaknit

Lynn and I, guided by our friend Jordan, took a tour of the Columbiaknit facility in southeast Portland a few weeks ago. Mothballed sewing machines Industrial fabric washer The 1920s era circular knitting machine used to knit our hats A massive cotton knitting machine It was a pretty amazing factory. Absolutely massive, since they used …

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