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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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Shopping From Japan

Japanese Filson

Ok. One of my primary obsessions at the moment is the hunt for Filson (and other waxed or woolen outdoor) items manufactured for the Japanese market (specifically–garments marketed to fashion forward Tokyo teens and gentleman flyfishers who doll themselves up in a full cruiser suit for a day on the trout stream). I’ve tracked down …

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