Sunday, November 13, 2011


Outdoor Retailer/SLC

words/images Judith Ecochard

We could easily have spent an hour sifting through the Filson's men's and women's clothes and accessories...being huge admirers of this classic American company.

Rugged Twill Utility Bag-11 pockets, four dividers, double layer bottom $245
Hailing from the Pacific northwest-Filson is known for its unique Cotton Oil Finish Tin Cloth that is impervious to the cool damp climes...and used throughout its outwear collections. wonder Levi's nabbed the brand for a terrific collaboration of items (Spring 2012 preview).

New for Spring 2012 of the main collections---first off--- is a seriously want it all, every piece-NOW-assortment of rugged haulers---made with the Tin Cloth or sturdy 100% Cotton Duck Canvas- and trimmed with handsome bridle leather/nylon webbing. AND MADE IN THE USA. Great prices too---!

solid hardware

Rugged Twill Bucket Bag-double layer bottom-9 inch Handle Drop $180

solid zip-leather tab

leather bottom-durable 

Tin Cloth Medium Duffle Bag-Nylon Webbing shoulder strap and carrying handles, side pockets, nylon zipper $148

Step up from a cheapo gym bag giveaway to this handsome hauler

Tin Cloth Backpack $198

Quilted back

Tin Cloth Backpack packs a lot of urban chic-front pocket with leather flap, top drawstring + side entry map pocket for your GPS device

Nice touch-polyester filled pocket protects contents.

Has the polish of YSL's Safari Collection-the Canvas Backpack made of 100% Cotton Duck that's water repellent, trimmed with bridle leather $178

2 front pockets, inside zip pocket, iPad amd PDA/phone pockets

Padded Strap

inside zip pocket----

A grown-ups' hauler-the Canvas Small Duffle Bag-made from sturdy 18oz 100% Cotton Duck-water repellent-trimmed with bridle leather.

leather tab details -outside pocket-spit and polish of military precision-$268

nice touch-inner gusset prevents all your stuff from falling out when unzipped

Weekender-handsome at every angle

NEW-Raw Selvedge Denim line (from Cone Mills White Oak™ USA premium denim)
Duffle Bags come in small and medium-front patch and zipper pockets $325-2-way brass zipper, storm flap, removable leather strap

Men get denim that'll just get better with wear-straight/slim for pulled together ensembles.

Ballard Wool Bomber-slim fit

Filson's premium Black Label has the fine tailoring, luxury fabrics and thoughtful details to rival plenty of the men's outerwear we see on the runways during Fashion Week. We were more than impressed with the finishes.

lined collar

flap button pockets-lined with grey

Casual chic-plaid lining

The Westlake Jacket is lined with the famous Filson Alaskan Guide shirt

Pockets, pockets, pockets---we wish they made a gal's long coat in this-like a Duster Coat

inner zipped pocket

waxed cotton

In denim-shooting accents like shoulder details to rest your rifle...or shoulder strap of a messenger bag. Lined with Alaskan Guide Shirt ----

well finished

waxed denim collar

Fairmont Wool Peacoat-beautifully cut- sea worthy jacket.

turn up the collar to ward off the cold

button wrist details-polished perfection

Clean back-single vent...