About Us

Made by subculture nerds for subculture nerds, our T-shirt collections are designed to resonate with music aficionados, movie buffs, sports enthusiasts, and anyone who appreciates classic design. Dive in and rediscover your favorite memories in style.

Frequently Asked Questions


How do your t-shirts fit & feel?

Our bread & butter tee is the Bella+Canvas 3001, which features a light weight 100% Airlume combed, ring-spun cotton fabric. It has a wonderful vintage fit and construction quality. Our customers are evenly split between describing the fit as “true-to-size” and “slightly smaller than expected” so if you prefer a looser fit please consider sizing up.

What is your return policy? How can I initiate a return/exchange?

We’re 100% dedicated to making all of our customers happy. ALL return requests for unworn or unused merchandise will be accepted within 30 days of order receipt. If you aren’t happy with the fit, color, print, or material just let us know and we will arrange for a return - no questions asked! If you have a return or exchange request please fill out this form.

How are your t-shirts printed?

We use Direct-to-garment (DTG) printing for all of our t-shirts. This method utilizes inkjet technology to spray ink directly onto the fabric, allowing for high-resolution color-rich designs on your shirt. It’s the best method we’ve found for producing durable prints with a soft finish.

What’s my order status?

You can look up your order details and status in the email that was sent to your address at the time of purchase. If your order has shipped you should have also received an email containing tracking info. If these haven’t come through or you have other questions, please contact us!

Why haven’t I received a response to my email?

Thanks for reaching out to us! We want to be sure to handle every inquiry we get with care, so you may not see an immediate response from us. Depending on incoming inquiry volume, the exact response time may vary. Generally, we aim to get back to all customers within one business day.

How do I care for my shirt?

Turn garments inside out to preserve the integrity of the design. Use cold water only, and laundry detergent without bleach. Dry on low under normal settings. Expect about 5% shrinkage after a normal wash for our cotton shirts. Wash colors separately from whites, especially on the first wash! Over time, you may experience slight fading on the graphic as your shirt naturally weathers with repeated washings.

Where are your t-shirts printed?

All of our orders placed within the US address print at one of our several US based print providers, which we have carefully selected based on print quality & production time. All garments are manufactured in a humane, no-sweat-shop, sustainable manner. Fair Labor Association and Platinum WRAP certified.

Are your designs original?

We work closely with our small team of designers to ensure that all artwork featured on our products are original works, appropriately licensed, protected under parody law or in the public domain. If you believe that your personal work or likeness has been used in a manner that constitutes copyright infringement, please contact us immediately at support@archivalapparel.co with any relevant documentation. We take these matters very seriously and will promptly address and remove any infringing material from our store.