Catalog scan of Filson duckbill caps
From the archives Shopping From The Present

Duckbill Review

Duck Hunting in Utah Original Filson duckbill offerings A duckbill cap was the first item I ever purchased from CC Filson. A decade ago, you could buy a Filson duckbill cap in tin cloth, shelter cloth, cotton poplin or wool. Filson even offered a short billed model (my personal favorite). The original duckbill version was …

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Shopping from David Mamet: Hunting Suits

Apparently, I missed the news that filmmaker David Mamet started his own line of vintage inspired, outdoor clothing in 1999 under the Joseph Morse Company label. Here’s what I learned from the Cambridge Companion to David Mamet: Perhaps Mamet should have waited a decade to launch his clothing brand. Per earlier blog posts, I remain …

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From the Times: Filson Tin Cloth Vest

From left, Richard Poe, Kristine Nielsen, Laura Benanti and Amir Arison in Christopher Durang’s new comedy at the Public Theater On April 7, friend Brad W. and I both noted the stage right presence of a Filson Original Hunting Vest in a page C6 NY Times review of the play, Why Torture is Wrong, and …

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Shopping from Mamet: State and Main (2000)

Barbour Beacon (?) Factory Seconds (Filson?) Filson Duckbill Hat & Aussie Oilskin Jacket (make?) Plain Wool Jacket (Labonville?) Truckload of Hunting World luggage Khaki Cotton Hunting Vest (make?) Wool Engineer’s Jacket (make?) Filson Duffle (foreground) Woolrich Railroad Vest Barbour Beacon (?) and Moleskin Jackets (discontinued) Wool Shooting Jacket (make?) Classic Knitwear Nine years before the …

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