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Archival Photography: The Clampette

In my stocking this past Christmas came a happy little thing of forged aluminum – the Clampette!  It’s a tiny camera fitting that can clamp onto just about anything – ideal for the time-lapse aficionado. Great packaging, great tool, made in the USA. Can’t go wrong. Go check out High Sierra Mfg. 

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Review: The Freeman Jacket

The kind folks at Freeman sent us a jacket to try out. They’re based in Seattle, and make the jacket out of their house – an impressive feat, since it’s sewn as professionally as anyone could ask. It’s made of a two-layer waterproof breathable, which, for those who didn’t memorize Patagonia catalogs as a child, …

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New Release: Archival Duffel

Our Archival Duffel is intended to be sturdy, simple baggage for your travels. Perfectly sized for carrying on airplanes, it’s a compact tube with inside and outside pockets on the ends. The duffel’s bottom is covered in a waterproof, super tough nylon truck tarp to put you at ease even when setting your bag down …

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Shopping from ebay: Gokey loafers

Here’s an unusual pair of Gokey loafers for women, available via this ebay auction. Gokey is known for their rugged, moccasin-style, handsewn boots for gents. Gokey footwear was originally designed for explorers, hunters and prospectors. Here’s a typical Gokey specimen: I’ve always aspired to own knee-high Gokey boots. I also covet Tom’s garage sale Gokey …

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In Stock: Archival Herringbone Popover

We’ve done another run of our popular, four button popover shirt for men. The shirts are made for us by a venerable US shirting company in a 100% cotton, navy blue herringbone twill. We spec’d these shirts with a soft point collar, single button-flap chest pocket and scoop hem that’s ideal for wearing tucked or …

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Archival Release: Archival Wool Scarf

Archival is pleased to announce the release of our first all wool scarf. Our scarf is made just for us in Portland, Oregon from fine gauge worsted wool yarn from Maine. The wonderfully unique knit pattern was developed by one of our manufacturers to use up a stockpile of acrylic yarn; when Tom spotted it …

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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 Salute: Carhartt

OK, if you want to really learn the Carhartt ropes you should be over at 10engines right now (above image lifted from there). James has an almost worrisomely complete Optic. Just got a few lovely deadstock lids, see above, from another Carhartt wunderkind, Jason of Wilderness Workshop. Reminded me to put up a couple of …

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Shopping from the present: Dickies 1922 Shirting

Workshirt excellence You might have seen our review of the Dickies 1922 trousers, and we’re happy to have gotten a few of the Dickies 1922 shirts to review. Like the trousers, these shirts are beautifully detailed and made from excellent fabrics. The fit is more approachable than the original trousers, too – high armholes and …

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Archival News: Canvas Duck Rucksacks

While we do love our waxed cotton twill, we’re introducing an unwaxed version of our Archival Rucksack as a more affordable alternative. These rucksacks are made of a sturdy 18 ounce #8 cotton duck, made in the USA. Aside from the material change, these are identical to our classic Rucksack and are made in our …

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