Today was the first day I walked outside and wasn’t instantly reminded how much I dislike Florida’s weather. There was a nice breeze, and no humidity – this is definitely something we do not see a lot of down here, so I took advantage of it. My Columbiaknit x Arch Clothing crewneck has been getting a lot of wear, and will be getting even more here as the weather cools down. The RRL buckle-backs are crafted from a heavy duck canvas and put together extremely well with a straight leg fit. I’ve been trying switch out my jeans every now and then, so these get some wear – and to keep it different. Red Wing work oxfords… what more can I say? It took me forever to track these down in my size, and I could not be happier with them.
Sometimes the most simple garments are the ones that look the best, the ones that can be worn day after day, rain or shine, summer or winter – there’s a reason they’re timeless. Archival Clothing worked with one of the last remaining companies creating knitwear in the United States, Columbiaknit – to revisit an essential wardrobe staple, the crew neck sweatshirt. Altering it with a modernized fit that isn’t too slim, but still fitted enough to be worn by itself, or layered. Made of an 8-9oz mid-weight terry cloth, it is amazingly comfortable and already feels like you’ve been wearing it for the last five years. The construction is top-notch: rib V insert at the neck, chain-stitched neck & waist ribbing and a cover stitch along the sleeves which makes them fall perfectly on the arms… a lot of sweatshirts have that awkward “bunched up” look – this one does not. They’re available in limited quantities over at the Archival Clothing web store in two different colors: smokey grey & chevron stripe. If they’re out of your size, don’t worry – they’ll be restocked shortly. If you’re impatient, my buddy Jason has these available over at Wilderness Workshop.