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Archival review – Inspiration Vol 5.

February 22nd, 2015

In case you were not able to drop by the Archival booth at Inspiration LA, here are some snap views from the show.  One of the best parts of Inspiration was catching up with old friends and finally meeting longtime collaborators and brand fans. Take a look..
Inspiration Day 3
Rogue Territory
Rogue Territory and General Quarters Crew

Rogue Territory-2
Preston from General Quarters

Inspiration Day 3-24
Inspiration Day 2-15
Lauren and Tomo – friends from NorthernGrade Chicago

Inspiration Day 3-18
Lynn and Raymond Molinar – one of our favorite photogs

Inspiration Day 3-3
Exemplary craftsman – Angel from A Leather Studio
Lynn and Mr. Heller’s Cafe

Inspiration Day 2-3
Inspiration impressario – Rin Tanaka

Inspiration Day 2-4

Inspiration Day 2-9
Feb52015-3 Inspiration Day 2-13
The gents from Men’s File

Inspiration Day 2-17
Chris Kostman (AdventureCORPS) and his vintage, buckskin jacket

Inspiration Day 2-22
Tyler (SelfEdge PDX) and Roy (of Roy Denim)

Inspiration Day 2-26
Howard Gee (AB FITS)

Inspiration Day 2
Nicole keeping an eye on the AC space while we wander…

Inspiration Day 2-23
Minding the Roy denim hemming studio

Release – Wave Pattern Kerchiefs

May 28th, 2013

We’re offering a new, discharge printed kerchief made by General Quarters, one of our favorite Los Angeles stockists.  Blair, owner of General Quarters, designed this kerchief with a Japanese pattern called Nami or Seigaiha.  According to Blair, the word means “calm waves” and the four arcs in the pattern represent the four oceans surrounding Japan.  Note: for folks who purchased our dot kerchief, the blanks for the wave pattern kerchiefs are slightly larger (perfect for neckwear).  Available via our Archival Web Shop.

 Burgundy Kerchief (21″ x 21″)
Black Wave (19″ x 21″)

Archival Field Trip – Los Angeles

March 4th, 2013
A few snap views from last weekend’s jaunt to Los Angeles.  For the prequel, check out my LA Field Trip from 2012.
Friend Mimsy sporting an Archival Plain Musette
Blair, proprietor of General Quarters 
Signature, discharge printed kerchiefs
Archival Rucksack on display
Exemplary ensemble – Self Edge LA

 Self Edge x Flat Head denim after 5 years of wear

Out of the past – Mimsy mural print

 Retrospecs at Shelter Half

Tradesmen co-founders, Ruben and Doug
Wrist bling
 Tradesmen by M. Nii pop up shop

Archival baggage on display
California teen style via Lord Love a Duck (Axelrod 1966)
Wishful shopping – Alden Tassel Loafers (size 6.5!)

De Rigueur McIntosh sound system – Unionmade

More McIntosh – Mohawk General Store
Breakfast sandiwch – Salt’s Cure
Shirley Bassey – Oscars telecast
Feal Mor – Sadly closed on Sundays
Last minute media – Scotty McTavish McDougal McCardo

Eugene re-entry – Sundance Natural Foods

Archival Shop Visit: Tradesmen – LA

August 20th, 2012

Archival merch on display

Showing samples

Nicest gent

Investigating the make of his shirt


Oblique view

Last week I was in Los Angeles to visit a friend, see Liza Minnelli in concert and revisit a few of shops. On my itinerary was Tradesmen – our newest Archival stockist. Located in Venice, Tradesmen specializes in casual, well made, military and heritage inspired clothing: chambray shirts paired with camo shorts, for example. Trademen owners Ruben and Doug are two of the nicest gents you’ll ever meet and their store — its physical space, the presentation of their merchandise, and even the print ephemera — is stunning.

Archival Field Trip – Los Angeles

March 6th, 2012

Living in Oregon, I forget about direct sunlight. I spent a long weekend in LA to escape the gloom and visit an old chum. Our plan was to see Bernadette Peters in concert and spend the rest of our time revisiting vintage television shows (I prefer my sun through a curtain). While my friend worked on Friday, I toured brick and mortar stores in the area (documentary evidence below). Since so many stores do not permit photography, I cannot show you the amazing champagne glass shoe display at Maison Martin Margiela or my celebrity sighting at Mister Freedom.