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Archival News: Filson Seconds Sale 2009

Although the Filson Cruising shirts and coats from 1921 have sold out, you can still shop for good quality Filson items at the 2009 Seconds Sale. Here’s what I know: The public sale is open from 9:00 AM – 3:00PM Sunday October 25th. The sale will be held at Filson’s 3851 1st Ave S Seattle …

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Guest Baggage: Filson Sling

If you live in the Northwest and you’re a Filson fan, you’ve probably heard stories of people dumpster diving items from the Seattle factory. A Freeman, the source for my original refab Filson report, forwarded me a new set of photos of his wife’s sling bag. The bag is made from tin cloth scrounged from …

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Refab Filson: Wildfowl Hat

Blog reader A. Freeman saw my post about the Tin Cloth Filson Wildfowl hat and was kind enough to submit photographs own his own home Filson rebrication project. I really like his flapless remake of the Waterfowl hat since I agree that the cape (at least for non-waterfowlers) really only has an ornamental function/value. His …

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Archival Permanence: Filson Wildfowl Hat

Photo courtesy of Moonshine and Matches In my story world, the Tin Cloth Wildfowl hat has become oddly popular–even among folks who do not normally wear Filson (let alone–hunting garb, industrial workwear or heritage brands). I would never have selected this hat as a Filson gateway accessory. But for some reason, it has a kind …

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