The archives

Launched back in 2018, The Archives is an independent clothes shop in Leeds which is dedicated to stocking classic, time-honoured gear from around the globe.

HOW DID THE ARCHIVES COME ABOUT?

I always had the dream. The Archives was actually founded in the mountains in Andalusia, when I was there with my mum. That’s where the blueprint for The Archives was born. I literally spent a week, plotting with a pen and a pad.
Faz Patel

INSPIRATION

Everything tells a story. The best ‘repro clothing’ is when somebody tries to emulate something that was done before, but does it better, that’s where we kick in.

Time honoured

There’s just so much disposable clothing out there that I think the public are just tired of it. And also, I don’t want to look like my 20 year old nephew. Classic menswear can never fail.

WHAT DRIVES US?

When you get met with resistance, be that in life, work or otherwise… silence. When you say nothing, you don’t say anything wrong.

OUR BRANDS

The best way to experience our wide collection of heritage inspired garments is to visit our store. 

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