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Shopping from the past: David Morgan

Same plain brown wrapper in 2009 (now glossy stock)

Gone: Dale walking trousers and Filson moleskins

Early Bills Khakis adopter

Hickory shirts and logger buttons

Best belts


Gone: Filson short cut casual jackets

Original Filson knitwear
Akurbra hats (someone should wear them)
Devold and Nova Scotia Woolens (n.a.)


David Morgan is one of the few remaining mail order companies that still sends out a print catalog. The cool thing is that the catalog has not changed its look since I first started receiving copies in the early 90s (originally requested during my first search for a filson wool cruiser). hough the catalog’s uniform presentation of goods (same typeface, same page layout, same low grade grayscale photography and brown paper cover) makes them interchangeable over time. However, in subtle ways, DM tracks changes in the market. The Bosca coin purses are now made in China, Nova Scotia textiles and Alpendale are out of business, Filson no longer offeres Oregon made whipcord trouser and general prices have creeped skyward.

Check out the sale section. They sometimes have discontinued Filson items.

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