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Shopping from Japan/UK: Quality Gunslips

Quality Gunslips is a UK bag brand that I know best via Japanese web shops. Per company literature, all Quality Gunslips bags are “hand-made using the highest quality British materials at our workshop in the small rural hamlet of Sarnau, Mid Wales.” Their main line of fishing and game bags are made from our favorite …

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Field Report: Rucksack Behind the Blind

AC friend Will recently took his Archival Clothing Rucksack duck hunting in the Willamette Valley. We’re thrilled to see our products in the field – please forward any pictures of bags in use, the harder the better. Until we’re producing our own Horween game carriers (for slinging dead fowl), please shop from the Brady UK …

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Archival Update: Field Bag Restock

Dark Brown Gray Ranger Tan Olive Our work for the year is done. On Saturday, Terry and Julie delivered a massive load of Archival Clothing Field Bags in all four colorways: dark brown, gray, ranger tan and olive. While in the checkout line to purchase storage containers for our new inventory, I happened upon a …

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Introducing the Archival Clothing Field Bag

We’re proud to present the Archival Clothing Field Bag. It’s intended as a daily workhorse, a crossover 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. Features include a roomy main compartment, two bellows …

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Field Bag Round-Up

As I type, our sewing contractors are working on our first run of Archival Clothing Field Bags. Just like last time, we’ll preface the introduction of a new product with a round-up of existing bags. We’ve always loved Brady Bags, and this small trout bag has served Lesli faithfully for years. We like the heavy …

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Archival Progress Report

Shawl collar cardigans (late November delivery) Archival Clothing web belt with Horween leather tip (next week) Billykirk Abstract cuffs (available) Saint James cotton and wool scarf restock Steele Canvas Basket tote w/revised stencil (next week) Archival Field Bag (coming soon) On Thursday, we’re heading out to NYC to see Tom and visit shops in Manhattan …

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Archival Preview: Flap Musette

It’s coming soon. We’ve already sold out of our first sample run of our Flap Musettes, so we’ll be having a new, bigger run sewn and ready to ship in about two weeks. Expect a web store interface and more colorways, to boot! Interested parties may email lesli@archivalclothing.com for more information or to be added …

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Archival Update: Musette Project

by Lesli Larson and Tom Bonamici A month ago we promised musettes. Today, to our delight, we announce the delivery of our first run of the basic model in Waxwear waxed cotton. Bags are available in yellow or ranger tan. Our flap musette will be available in late January and we hope to follow up …

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Shopping from Powell and Pressburger

by Lesli Larson Miss Smith and the soldier from Oregon A Canterbury Tale (Powell and Pressburger 1944) provides us with evidence that heritage clothing for women is not an impossibility. In a recent post to Valet, a 23 year old woman inquired about how she could wear “peacoats, slim pants, loafers, etc. without looking too …

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