Shopping From The Present

Shopping from 2020

At the end of 2019, I’m still following the Archival Resolutions I set out for myself at the start of the decade. My favorite has always been resolution #4: “Shop from yourself and from thrift shops. Repurpose strategic items from the past.” In the past year, I’ve been trying to shop more from myself and …

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Archival Boating

Happy opening day to all our stripe wearing, brass polishing, boat loving pals.  If you are unable to make the opening day boat parade in Seattle, here is my own exemplary Archival flotilla:  

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Archival Stripes: Columbiaknit Tees

Frank Senior, sculler Archival Clothing loves stripes. We love striped sweaters, shirts, jackets, caps and scarves. On any given day, we might be wearing multiple, mixed stripe layers in a single ensemble. While we stock Saint James nautical tops from France, we wanted to produce our own striped shirts in the USA. This Spring, we’re …

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Shopping From The Present

Archival Clothing Resolutions 2011

Yesterday, I revisited our Archival Resolutions from last year. In 2011, I’m going to begin by focusing on resolution #9. I will tweak my signature uniform: Danish nautical on the top, cone denim and loafers on the bottom. I’m also taking a cue from #4 and plan to shop more often from myself. My first …

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Archival Knitwear: Saint James Matelot

Saint James Matelot in rare Gray/Charcoal combination Part of the pleasure of the Archival Clothing enterprise is to source and sell hard to find items. In the distant past, I used to spend weeks tracking down a bag or jacket or bike part before ordering it from an obscure or overseas vendor (most often by …

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The Middy

by Tom Bonamici “For out of door sports like tennis, golf, etc., loose fitting garments which will give free play to all the parts of the body are very necessary. The middy with unconfined waist line makes a very appropriate garment for this purpose. The middy is especially popular at the summer resort, but it …

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Archival Knitwear: Devold of Norway

Steamer Crew A Fisherman at home Devold Blue Marine sweater w/zip Devold Blue Marine sweater w/crew neck Devold Nansen sweater w/high neck Devold Islender Sweater I love the look of SNS Herning knitwear, but if you’re looking for economical Scandanavian woolens for your Polar ice-cap expedition, try Devold of Norway. I’ve been using Devold Aquaduct …

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