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Shawl Collar Summer

Mrs Burt Bishop (LOC flickr archives) Beach Tango-Brighton (LOC Flickr archives) Before you store your woolens for the summer, consider keeping out a few pieces for cooler nights, hiking trips or sun protection at the beach. Summer weather does not preclude wool in many parts of the country. Since I work in a basement, I …

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Archival Progress Report

Shawl collar cardigans (late November delivery) Archival Clothing web belt with Horween leather tip (next week) Billykirk Abstract cuffs (available) Saint James cotton and wool scarf restock Steele Canvas Basket tote w/revised stencil (next week) Archival Field Bag (coming soon) On Thursday, we’re heading out to NYC to see Tom and visit shops in Manhattan …

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Archival Field Trip: Centralia Knitting Mills

During the early days of Archival Clothing, I posted photos from my 2007 trip to Centralia Knitting Mills. I was in pursuit of the Skookum “award” sweater which I first saw in the Japanese web shop Explorer (a personal favorite). Skookum Award sweater in multiweave (Japan) Last week, Tom and I returned to Centralia to …

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Archival Cardigan Review

Cardigans are photogenic Welt pockets & knit cuffs Contrasting trim? High buttoning neck (6, 7 or 8 buttons?) As outerwear (but not bulky) Machine knit in the U.S.A. Sleeve sizing is tricky (no balloon arms) 100% Worsted Wool Color or Grayscale? Coming soon: Archival Buttons Addendum: A letterman style sweater worn by a University of …

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From the Nationaal Archief’s Photostream

Missouri University shooting club [1934] Changing family roles Cyclist during 1928 Olympic road race Medical monitoring, 1928 Amsterdam Olympics [Staged] fall during six-day racing on the velodrome of Madison Square Garden Floating Grocer Independent Women Accidents 1928 Amsterdam Olympics Old Fashioned Professions And an addendum to my shawl collar review: José Leandro Andrade, star player …

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