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Throw Back Thursday: Ray Johnson, 1920s

Posted February 28, 2013
· Filed In: Happenings, Heritage, Throwback Thursday
Throw Back Thursday: Ray, 1920s

Constantly searching through the past for further explanation of the Filson story, we found this photograph hidden among past catalogs, antique letterpress equipment, and advertisements long gone from print.  In the picture stands a young Ray Johnson, outfitted in a work-worn assortment of Filson Tin Cloth and a knowing smile.  The photo was taken in the early 1920′s while Ray…

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In Your Words: Chris from Seattle

Posted February 27, 2013
· Filed In: Happenings, Heritage, In Your Words, Travel
In Your Words - Photographer Chris from Seattle

‘In Your Words’ explores the incredible stories we’ve received from Filson fans across the globe.  Send us your own experiences with our clothing or product here for a chance to be featured on the Filson Life blog.  Thanks to Chris from Seattle, Washington for the photos and support thus far, those are some great looking products. As an amateur film photographer,…

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Throw Back Thursday: Vintage Alaskan Guide Shirt

Posted February 21, 2013
· Filed In: Happenings, Heritage, Throwback Thursday
Vintage Alaskan Guide Shirt Small - Filson

“I have been a life long Filson man.  I am a 70 year old retired commercial fisherman and a full time commercial shell fisherman, fishing 200 plus days a year.  I demand the best gear I can buy.  Ten years ago I purchased this cotton shirt, 1,800 day’s worth and 1,000 washes give or take a few hundred.  This shirt…

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Filson 101: What Makes our Rugged Twill Luggage So Rugged?

Posted February 20, 2013
· Filed In: Filson 101, Happenings, Heritage
Why Bridle Leather?

  Bridle Leather:  We choose to use the highest quality bridle leather. It’s finished and smooth on both sides, as it must be comfortable next to the horse’s face. It’s subject to high loads and twisting, so it’s incredibly strong. It’s out in the weather for years, and it’s proven to stand up to the elements. It has character and…

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In Your Words: Upland Days with Sonny

Posted February 17, 2013
· Filed In: Happenings, Heritage, In Your Words
Upland Days with Sonny

‘In Your Words’ explores the incredible stories we’ve received from Filson fans across the globe.  Send us your own experiences with our clothing or product here for a chance to be featured on the Filson Life blog.  Thanks to Sonny from Erie, Colorado for his story and support, here’s to many more years in the field. I have spent the past…

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Throw Back Thursday: The First Filson Store, 1897

Posted February 14, 2013
· Filed In: Happenings, Heritage, Throwback Thursday
Filson's First Store - 1897

In 1897, the original Filson store was opened.  C.C. Filson’s Pioneer Alaska Clothing and Blanket Manufacturers specialized in goods made to outfit the stampede of laborers to the Klondike Gold Rush.  Tales of the cold and harrowing circumstances that persisted the Yukon were commonly reported.  According to the diary of Hume Nisbet, written in 1897, even the Spring season in…

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In Your Words: Matt from Maine

Posted February 11, 2013
· Filed In: Happenings, Heritage, In Your Words
In Your Words - Matt from Maine

‘In Your Words’ explores the incredible stories we’ve received from Filson fans across the globe.  Send us your own experiences with our clothing or product here for a chance to be featured on the Filson Life blog.  Thanks to Matt from Eagle Mountain Guide Service in Maine for his story and support thus far. I am a Maine hunting and…

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Throw Back Thursday: 1920′s Mackinaw Cruiser

Posted January 31, 2013
· Filed In: Happenings, Heritage, Throwback Thursday
1920s Vintage Mackinaw Cruiser

This 1920′s era Mackinaw Cruiser, crafted in a classic green and black check pattern, was returned to our Seattle store yesterday.  After living a colorful history spanning multiple generations, numerous successful pheasant hunts, and years of treacherous winter weather this 100% virgin wool jacket still looks incredible.  The slight frays on the cuffs, minimal discoloration, and a label worn threadbare…

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My Filson Christmas Wish List By Dennis Lynch

Posted December 21, 2012
· Filed In: Filson 101, Happenings, Heritage
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Dennis Lynch has been around the outdoors his entire life and understands what gear you need for your favorite outdoor activity. But in this addition to Filson Life, Dennis explains how he creates his Christmas List that includes a bounty of Filson gear. Planning your Christmas shopping list can drive you crazy. Especially when your hoping to get your spouse that special…

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Perfect Gifts for the Hunter this Holiday Season

Posted December 3, 2012
· Filed In: Filson 101, Heritage, Hunting
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Every hunter needs to have the best of the best to comfortably return from the field. We’ve compiled our personal selections for the holidays. No matter the caliber they tote, the field conditions in which they trot, or the game they chase – we have your gifting options covered. From tin cloth pistol or rifle cases to the reliability and…

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