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Archival Clothing Duffel and Dopp Kit

Two new pieces of simplified travel gear from Eugene, Oregon's heritage-inspired workshop

by Graham Hiemstra in Design on 08 December 2011

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Working out of Eugene, Oregon—108 miles south of Portland—Archival Clothing has drawn some serious attention in the world of menswear since their debut just a few years ago. Focused on producing domestically made goods they consider to be the "best in category," Archival Clothing makes impeccable adaptations of vintage rucksacks, handmade leather goods and quality garments. Archival carries on with supremely simple goods for both men and women, releasing two new products just in time for the busiest travel season of the year. We were lucky enough to get a sneak peek at the new duck canvas duffel bag and waxed canvas dopp kit.

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In an effort to support what remains of U.S.-based manufacturing, Archival selected American-made 18-oz duck cotton, Horween leather, YKK zippers and finely woven thread as the bag's foundation. Brass hardware sourced from the UK, combined with waxed cotton tape and riveted stress points hold the bag together. All details aside, the bag's color is what sold us—vibrant cobalt blue and striking red accents make for a perfect contrast to the dark winter days to come, while the ultra-tough nylon truck tarp bottom is perfect for combatting the harsh conditions inherent in traveling. Plus, the duffel meets TSA carry-on size limits.

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With purpose at the forefront of its design, the slimmed-down dopp kit that weighs just four ounces and folds to pocket size when empty. Constructed entirely of American-made materials as well, the 10-oz waxed canvas body is both waterproof and durable. We like the bright red, whose color only gets better with wear.

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Both additions to their collection of bags and garments are available now in the Archival Clothing online store. The duffel is available in navy or cobalt blue and sells for $205, while the dopp kit comes in red, dark brown and navy, and sells for $60.

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