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About ArchiTec

 
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Mission

Go and See

We build apparel to take dreams into action and inspire people to see the world.

Each collection will be inspired by and quality tested in a unique locale.

Life is about connection, and we want to collaborate and connect with our customers to build products and experiences that support their passions.

Kafka would have wanted comfortable clothes.

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Design

WE ARE DESIGNERS

We use high performance technical fabric that can endure many types of environments and maintain the highest level of quality.

Bringing together the best talent in the industry to produce the highest calibar product.

We aim to balance function, style and experience to develop limited edition pieces that will last a lifetime.

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Sustainability

Build Cool shit & less of it

We want the world to be here for future explorers, so sustainability is embedded in everything we do.

We are one of the few brands that trace our materials back to the growers and ensure they use ethical and sustainable practices.

We aim to always leave no trace and hope to use our brand to support local communities we are involved with and contribute positive outcomes towards environmental issues.

 

The Team

 
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Triple Trouble...the real deal about the three

When Justin, a product developer veteran (Chrome, Mission Workshop), met his future wife Suzann, a digital strategist (ThoughtWorks, Capgemini), at Burning Man, maybe it was love at first site or the beginning of a lifelong creative collaboration.

Justin met Skye (Luna, Kitsbow, Autodesk), an apparel designer and all around creative cat, working for another start up brand, and they bonded over pour overs and a love for zippers.

When the gang finally got together for ArchiTec, it fulfilled a lot of what was missing in their other projects. And they needed another excuse to get together in adventure travel locations to drink mezcal and craft beer.

SIZING GUIDE

 
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Product

 

Will it fit?

Well, you know your size better than we do. We have spent many years designing a fit block that supports a variety of customers and want you to feel confident when selecting your size. We have a general Sizing Guide to help guide you in selecting the best size. If you are still unsure what size to order, drop us an email at info@architecsf.com and we’ll be happy to help.


How are your products made?

Currently all of our products are made in the USA- designed at our headquarters in Sausalito and manufactured in Los Angeles. As we continue to expand our products, we are exploring using the expertise of some factories in Portugal that excel with premium fabrics and leather goods. Any factory we work with complies with our ethical and sustainability standards.


How should I care for my products?

FOLLOW THE CARE INSTRUCTIONS PROVIDED WITH THE GARMENT

Care instructions are included on the product label located on the inside of all garments. Specific instructions provided by the manufacturer of technical fabrics should be followed in addition to the instructions we provide. We recommend following these instructions in order to maximize the garment’s performance and lifespan. Most of our items require machine washing on cold with a mild, sports, or wool specific detergent, and laying flat to dry. 

Workbench and warranty

 

How does the workbench experience work?

The workbench is our space to preview each new collection and collaborate with customers. All new capsule collections will first be launched in our workbench for 30 days for you to review, see product tests, give feedback and order at pre-sale pricing. Each product has an expected ship date listed. Once 30 days are up or if we pre-sell our workbench quota, the workbench will end. Once the product is produced, we will notify customers and ship out all pre-orders.


Can I purchase a product after it is moved off the workbench?

Yes, we will retain a small amount of each item to manage any exchanges or to purchase at regular price if you fall in the "early majority" category of the Diffusion of Innovation Theory. --E.M. Rogers


Can you explain the lifetime warranty?

We build products to last a lifetime of adventures and we stand behind it. If any of our products ever fail as a result of defects in materials or workmanship, we’ll repair or replace them with a similar item free of charge and handle the shipping back to you. Just send us an email with a few photos and a description of the issue to info@architecsf.com and we will email you back within a few days with next steps.

shipping and returns

 

How much does shipping cost?

Currently we offer two types of shipping:

  • Standard (3-8 Business Days) — $9.00
  • Expedited (2 Business Days) — $25.00
  • International (varies) — $25.00

Shipping is free for any orders that exceed $150. If you pre-order an item while its in workbench, select standard shipping only. As this item is still in production and will have an estimated ship date and cannot be expedited. Once the item is completed, you will receive a notification email that your item has shipped. If you require additional options, please contact us at info@architecsf.com


When will my package arrive?

Workbench pre-orders will be shipped standard shipping according to the estimated ship date and arrive in 3-8 business days. We will update you if this date changes.

In stock orders received before 1 p.m. PST ship the same day. Orders received after 1 p.m. PST, on weekends, on holidays are processed the next business day. Orders are shipped through Priority USPS and FedEx; an express option is available for an additional fees.

Once an order is shipped, you will receive an email with a tracking number. This will give you the best time estimate for when your package will arrive. Tracking may take up to 48 hours to update.


What if I need to return or exchange and item?

If you would like to return or exchange an item, please send us an email to ArchiTec Returns to initiate the request. ArchiTec products can be returned or exchanged up to 60 days after date of receipt for a full refund, providing the item is in its original condition, with tags still attached. We will email you a prepaid return label for all US orders, so your return shipping is always free. 

Print and place the prepaid shipping label on the exterior of the shipping envelope and drop in USPS mail. We are not responsible for any returned packages that are shipped without the provided prepaid label.

Once we receive your package, you will be sent an email notifying you that your return is being processed. Most returns are processed within a week of being received. Refunds should take 1-5 days to post to your account.