Tuesday, May 20, 2014


Outdoor Retailer/SLC

FILSON is an American based company with roots (since 1897) in the rainy Seattle, WA. Northwest---that has morphed into a company admired by fashion types (there's even a store in NYC)- as well as their core hunting/fishing/outfitter customer that relies on their durable separates.
In a prior post, we wrote up the much admired  $130,000-FILSON's Edition AEV Brute…where the mpg s probably not a factor when purchasing. 

seats with Made in the USA Horween leather and Filson Twill Panels…

This MADE IN THE USA double cab is customized by American Expedition Vehicles…and features (copied from website…)
...a stamped steel Front Bumper, 9,500-lb. WARN Winch, a fully functional Heat Reduction Hood, 3.5" Dualsport SC Suspension System and 35" BFGoodrich Mud Terrain KM2 Tires. Powering the Brute Double Cab is a 6.4-liter HEMI V8 engine, producing an exhilarating 475hp.  Brute Double Cab:
packs a lot of zippy cups-luggage highlights in a separate post
  • Filson-specific, non-metallic dark green exterior paint
  • Filson signature Horween leather seating accented with durable, Rugged Twill panels
  • Filson Rugged Twill custom rear seat storage bag
  • Exclusive Filson exterior and interior badging
  • Custom tonneau cover

Apparel wise-separates for men include classic and practical silhouettes-with key pieces made from Filson's own Oil Finished Tin Cloth-an/or warm naturally insulating Mackinaw wool, soy wax cotton, Shelter cloth, and Moleskin =-all blessed with weather tough abilities…"UNFAILING GOODS™"…and 100% guaranteed.

 the jacket styles made of Tin Cloth- can stand on their own. Lasts decades.-featuring hand warmer pockets, plenty of other pockets (upper + lower , zipped and button flap closures, plus interior), 2 way heavy duty brass zipper with storm flap that snaps closed, warm moleskin collars-with buttons on the back for optional hood.

Handsome wool blazer with 3 button cuffs-doubles as an outwear urban piece or outdoors ready-durable and functional  
Tin Cloth jacket-comes in longer length too ($230-$250). Mackinaw wool lined collar,  action back for freedom of movement, 2 buttons on back collar for optional Tin Cloth Packer pod, snap front closure, hand warmer pockets,upper right chest pocket w/ snap-front closure, 3 slot instrument pocket-left, adjustable snap tab cuffs, inside hanging loop

longer length-Alaska Fit-four large front pockets, adjustable button closures at wrists…and shirt-Cruiser  style in plaid works as rugged mid weight-are on its own, four front snap pockets, on in the back, cuff sleeve hem

Polar vortex fighter on the right-double wool Mackinaw WOOL PACKER COAT $495-one piece cape over shoulders, upper back sleeves-2 layers of protection, 4 button closure-storm flap, 4 large front pockets w/ snap flaps, 3 utility slots sewn over upper left front pockets, hand warmer pockets, adjustable button cuffs,  shawl sheepskin front collar_leather fastening loop for wearing in up position. 
Another winning look -the Filson vests are key layering pieces as well as stylish and flattering. In Oil Tin Cloth  water resistant cotton-snap closure pockets and open ones, utility slots (nifty feature), durable and practical.Pants are rugged ready too-featuring suspender buttons, brass zips, front +back pockets  
winter insulation on practical design-snap pockets+storm flap+zip closure, inner cuffs keep cold out

-wool and durable water tough quilted insulated core-w/ hunter friendly front snap pockets including front game loading upper,  two lower double divided, back pocket, shoulders made for guns or backpack straps too. Nice addition to the line-
Filson has several styles of vests…wear on their own or layered under-key fabrics used-Mackinaw Wool-cut  for close fit and available in several colors ($125), with hand warmer pockets, 2 chest pockets-one with 3 slots, and durable down insulated vest-for winter, pictured below.

Filson has dozens of l/ shirt styles-ranging from their classic Alaskan Guide shirt-to Seattle, Lightfoot silhouettes-out of all cotton wear year round button downs or naturally performing merino wool.
Alaskan Guide Shirt $110-pleated back, adjustable button cuffs, 7 button front closure-w/ distinctive "CC Filson Co 1897",  2 expandable pockets with button closure-machine washable too. Several plaid color waves available.

Cut with a high yoke back for ez movement, 7 button front closure, straight collar and double needle construction for durability, button snap closures on front flat pocket-Seattle ll in cotton or flannel comes in many color waves