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Archival Field Trip: Hub and Bespoke

Last weekend we paid a visit to Hub and Bespoke in the Fremont district of Seattle, Washington. Unique among bike shops, there are no bicycles for sale at this stylish cycle boutique — just clothing and accessories . Co-owner Juliette, who has a background in product design and home textiles, stocks the shop with brands …

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Archival Knickers

Inspired by Mister Crew’s terrific post on knickers, we decided to dig through our closets and do a knicker round-up. I (Tom), due to my tender age, have only accumulated four pairs so far: Ibex Schoeller knickers in black. Bought at the stunning Ibex Tent Sale. Wonderful for cycling. 75% nylon, 20% wool, 5% spandex. …

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Archival Mountaineers

This spring mountaineering season: Pull on your knickers, grab your rucksack, lace up your tallest boots, help your pals with their bowlines-on-a-bight, and head for the hills. Here in Oregon, I’ll limit archivally-equipped outings to big, basic mountains – South Sister would be ideal, but the bold could go for Three-Fingered Jack, named after an …

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Archival Gent – Game Bag Cyclist

While looking through suzannetodd82’s images from L’Eroica 2008, I came across this splendid image of a thoroughly archival gent. I’m not sold on his choice of trousers, but I hope to follow his example of using a Filson Game Bag as cycling baggage. The Shot Shell Bag and the triple Shooting Bag also promise to …

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Shopping from Tintin: Hiking Garb

Ed. note: guest post by Archival Associate and Tintin reader, Tom B. There’s endless discussion on the genius of Tintin’s wardrobe. But let’s broaden the search. Tintin In Tibet offers some really terrific examples of hiking clothing – tennis sweaters, anoraks, plus fours, socks folded over boots. While I continue to use gaiters to keep …

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Archival Breeches

Hoggs Bowmore Tweed Breeks (Country Supplies) Fenwick Tweed Breeches (Hucklecote) Wathen & Gardiner Moleskin Breeches (British Sporting Ltd) Corduroy Breeches (British Sporting Ltd.) Gabardine City Knickers V. 2 (Bicycle Fixation) Plus-Four Humour (The Field Magazine, Novemeber 2003)

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Archival News: Jitensha Wool Knickers

Hiroshi of Jitensha studio is now selling a lovely, alpine style wool cycling knicker made by a small shop in Japan. Though I’m not a fan of some of the individual details (pleated front or lower buckle clasps), the overall design looks terrific. They remind me of the cycling knickers originally offered by now-out-of-business, Hebden …

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