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Throw Back Thursday: The Trucker Jacket

Posted April 18, 2013
· Filed In: Happenings, Heritage, Throwback Thursday, Travel
Filson Trucker Jacket

After four years of constant use, intrepid excursions around the world, and endless encounters with the bottom of truck beds, duffle bags, and carry-ons, this trucker jacket speaks for itself.  Displayed next to a brand-new trucker — fresh from the factory floor — the beauty and character of age is made distinct and compelling.  The oil finish cracked and patterned, the…

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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.  

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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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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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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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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