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New Release – Archival Leather Tray

Our Archival Leather Tray is handmade for us by exemplary craftsman, Nicholas Hollows of Hollows Leather.  The tray is ideal for stashing all your daily pocket carries.  It also works perfectly as a game piece catcher on your kitchen table. We’re using ours right now to keep track of Yahtzee dice.  Cut from belt weight …

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Release – Archival Leather Cuff

  We’re thrilled to announce the release of our new leather cuff by favorite small leather goods maker, Nick Hollows.  The cuffs are made from the same great materials as our popular leather key loop including stout leather cord, red waxed twine and a solid brass hook which is easy to attach (even one-handed).  We’re offering …

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Tanner Goods for Archival Canine Collar

Tanner for Archival Collar We asked Tanner Goods, a Portland based leather goods company, to make a special edition of their canine collar for Archival. Constructed from 9/10 oz Vegetable-dyed English Bridle leather, the Archival Canine Collar features a solid brass buckle and a heavy-duty welded D ring for attaching a leash. The edges are …

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Archival Release: Leather Key Loop

We love using this handsome leather loop to manage and tether our keys. It makes it easy to find them in a dark bag or busy pocket, and convenient to loop around a belt or hang on a hook. You can also just spin it around when you’re bored! Our own design, it’s made to …

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Archival Restock: Billykirk Leathergoods

We’ve restocked the AC Web Shop with more best quality leather goods by our friends at Billykirk. We now carry the Abstract and “Handmade in USA” skinny cuffs in dark brown with brass hardware. The card/cash case, one of the few small wallets on the market, pairs well with our new, comparatively voluminous AC flap …

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Archival Production Report: Flap Wallet

Editor’s Note: Nicholas Hollows, of Hollows Leather, is the craftsman behind our new Archival Flap Wallet. We asked him to document his production process in words and photographs. Here’s what he had to say: The Archival Flap Wallets are truly handmade pieces. The leather is cut by hand, shaped by hand, punched and stitched by …

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Archival Release: AC Flap Wallet

We partnered with Hollows Leather (in Minneapolis, MN) to produce this custom wallet for Archival Clothing. With a signature Archival flap, our wallet is designed for those who prefer the simplicity of a single main compartment. Generously sized, the wallet fits most currencies, passports and a sizeable pile of receipts. There is also an outer …

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Archival custom order: Filson dog collar

Chaz in his Filson collar (on shore of McKenzie River) In my post on the Filson custom order program, I forgot to mention the collar I purchased for my dog, Chaz. Filson offers their vegetable tanned, bridle leather collars in 14, 19, 21 and 23 inch lengths. Unfortunately, this size range really only covers skinny …

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Archival Field Trip: Horween Leather Co.

Horween tour photos by Rick Gersbach Last week, Rick, Sara and I visited the Horween Leather Co. in Chicago, Illinois. Nick Horween directed our tour of the tannery, one of the oldest in the US. Horween produces highest quality leathers that are used for Alden shoes, NFL footballs, Russell and Quoddy moccasins, Altadena Works packs, …

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Shopping from 1999: David Morgan Catalog

Same plain brown cover in 2009 No longer available: Dale walking trousers Early source for Bills Khakis Hickory shirts and logger buttons Brilliant belt selection Filson (i.d. the discontinued items) Akurbra hats (someone should wear them) No longer available: Nova Scotia woolens David Morgan is one of the few remaining mail order companies that still …

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