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In Your Words: Truly Waterproof Pants

Posted March 22, 2013
· Filed In: Happenings, Heritage, In Your Words
In Your Words: Todd from Colorado

‘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 Todd from Colorado for sharing his story with Filson. We were coring rock in the dead of winter in the Colorado Rockies…

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Throw Back Thursday: Mackinaw Coat, 1951

Posted March 21, 2013
· Filed In: Happenings, Heritage, Throwback Thursday
Vintage-Mackinaw-Cruiser-Filson-7

Proudly displayed in the 1951 catalog, this unique implementation of the Mackinaw Coat in a Brown-Green-White plaid was a rarity.  Produced for a limited run, and never featured in known print again, we are lucky enough to have one of these garments in our historic collection.  62 years later, this coat continues to impress.  

In Your Words: Walking Together with “Win”

Posted March 5, 2013
· Filed In: Happenings, Heritage, In Your Words
In Your Words: Seok from South Korea

‘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 Seok from South Korea for the photo of him and his favorite Filson shop-dog “Win.” Every weekend I visit the Filson retailer…

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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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