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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 Field Trip: PDX July 2011

On Friday, the AC team headed up to Portland for meetings with vendors and stockists. Most of the morning was spent at Columbiaknit where we reviewed a new garment prototype and collected fabric swatches for our reference library. After lunch at Tasty & Sons with Patrick Long, we checked in with a few more shops …

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Shopping from the present: Cooperstown Ball Cap Co.

Tom sporting the short brimmed 1927 Portland Beavers Cap Last March I lamented the loss of the Cooperstown Ball Cap Co. To my relief, Cooperstown has resurfaced with a new focus on caps from minor league and non-professional leagues. Cooperstown Ballcap Co. manufactures reproduction caps from bygone eras using original methods and materials. These caps …

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Portland Field Trip

I (Tom) took a quick solo trip up to Portland yesterday to run some Archival errands. All is well with our suppliers. I was thrilled to catch the hat machine at Columbiaknit spinning merrily away. We’re working on quite a few new projects with Columbiaknit, including a classic Rugby shirt. =”utf-8″> Another delightful lunch with …

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Archival Update: AC x Columbiaknit Sweatshirts

AC x Columbiaknit striped sweatshirt AC x Columbiaknit sweatshirt in french terry Ours comes with a knit v-neck insert too On the heels of our scarf order, Columbiaknit just delivered a new production run of Archival sweatshirts in gray french terry and navy/white chevron stripe. The french terry was recently knit by Columbiaknit in their …

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Archival Update: AC x Columbiaknit Scarves

Birdseye in navy/white Dark gray stripes on natural Yellow stripes on navy Navy stripes on white We just took delivery of a new production run of Columbiaknit Scarves produced exclusively for Archival Clothing. We’ve restocked the popular royal navy/white scarf and added new colors in a lighter weight (7 oz) all cotton jersey (the same …

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Shopping from 1995: Film Cameras

Mail order catalog from the original Camera World (Portland, Oregon) Photographer friend Rick has proposed we that we shoot film exclusively this summer. Given my refrigerated stockpile of 35mm and 120 roll film, I’m accepting this challenge w/the caveat that bike, blog and product photography will still be done digitally. In prep for the summer, …

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Shopping from the Present: Duchess Clothier

Editor’s note: Duchess Clothier, located next to Winn Perry in Portland, Oregon, offers custom and ready to wear clothing. In addition to stock patterns, Duchess can produce custom garments based on vintage patterns or photographs, using fabrics sourced by the customer. While I continue to contemplate the perfect Duchess project, AC friend Tiffany Thorton moved …

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Archival Update: Field Bag Restock

Dark Brown Gray Ranger Tan Olive Our work for the year is done. On Saturday, Terry and Julie delivered a massive load of Archival Clothing Field Bags in all four colorways: dark brown, gray, ranger tan and olive. While in the checkout line to purchase storage containers for our new inventory, I happened upon a …

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Portland Field Trip: Subject to Season (12/4)

If you’re an Oregonian, come by and say hello tonight at the Subject to Season show in the historic Ford building in Portland. I/Lesli will be exhibiting A.C. goods alongside friend, collaborator and Portland stockist, Jordan Sayler of Winn Perry. Per the Portland Mercury: “come prepared to drink, schmooze, and peruse.” The show will be …

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