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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 has not lost a single button.  I have been sewing buttons on my shirts for 50 years.  When I cut the sleeves off this shirt  I kept them for they still had their 4 buttons!  I finally threw out the sleeves knowing that I would never lose a button from this shirt.”

— Eddie Reid, South Chatham, MA

Vintage Alaskan Guide Shirt Small - Filson

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