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Filson Italy People

This Fall, the Filson catalog rolled out a steady stream of gents (and a few women) jumping snowmobiles, fighting fires and toying with chainsaws (a far remove from the old glass plate snaps of early 20th century Filson-garbed lumberjacks posing beside an almost apologetic axe gash). Tech fabrics are now actively mixing it up with …

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Archival Reprint: Filson Japan Lookbook

Per yesterday’s entry, I’m reprinting a few of my favorite views from the strangely compelling, Filson Japan lookbook, “The Ballad of Portraits”. I love the stylized presentation of the figures who look like colorized, plasticized transplants from a 19th century daguerreotype (if Dodge Sportsmans appeared in daguerreotypes). Since most web image content disappears from view …

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Archival Envy: Filson Italy (Japan)

Moleskin Minor’s Jacket Hickory Work Jacket Heritage Anorack Denim Work Jacket Filson Hunting Jacket Filson Cruiser Golddiggers Jacket for Women Since it’s nearly impossible to source Filson Italy in the US, I’m prepping this catalog of images for wishful shopping. My images come from the official Filson Italy site, Japanese webshops and flickr. While I’ve …

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Archival Spectators

Notes: Fall Filson trickling into the “New Arrivals” section of the website (more to come, I assume, once semi-annual sale flushes out discontinued items, etc). Items include additions to the wool luggage line like a timber camo duffle and grey multi tote. Surprised by this wool bomber for Women. More Filson or Old Navy? Jealous …

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Archival Review: Filson Knitwear

Scale Model Perfection: Style 710 Outfitter Sweater Discontinued Filson Cardigan If I ever earn a spot on Filson’s Council for Women (an advisory and field testing group), I’d recommend that Filson introduce a line of made-in-USA knitwear for women (and slim-framed gents). Filson currently offers only one sweater for women–the snowflake and deer patterned Cowichan. …

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Evidence for the Archives

Jacket JealousyOriginally uploaded by thbonamici Filson women’s Tin Cloth Creek jacket, size XS, as it fits a 6ft fellow. More evidence that Filson is secretly marketing the “Filson for Women” line for slim fit urban gents.

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Archival News: Filson Portland store opening

Friend Erin and I drove up to Portland yesterday to attend the new Filson Portland store opening. I felt bad about stepping out on the Portland Outdoor Store but it was nice to actually see all the women’s items displayed in a single, nicely lit showroom space (the outdoor store only carries a few pieces …

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Archival News: Frost River

7/26/2010 Editor’s note: this post was originally written in 2008. Since that time, a new ownership group has purchased Frost River and brought back its line of waxed cotton canoe packs and shoulder bags. The new site can be found here: http://www.frostriver.com/ I’m leaving the original post up as a historical marker of outdoor bag …

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More Filson for women

Since I was left off the CC Filson clothing council, I’ve been convening my own private focus groups to test and report on fit, finish, style and sizing of the new women’s product line. Last Spring, I issued a general report of the new women’s product line. In my initial report, I commented on the …

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