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Filson’s boots look different…

Filson recently switched vendors for their boots, but to whom? The new versions seem off for some reason.

“Country Of Origin: Imported” – WTF?

Filson's New Boots

The styles look the same, but the hardware and leather in the new versions look questionable in their stock photos.  I guess I should hold judgment until I see them in person.

Update: I just heard from someone at Filson, and they said that they’re now being made in the Dominican Republic.  To paraphrase, they tried to find a U.S. vendor, but nobody could meet their quality demands [translation: nobody would make boots cheap enough for them].  It’s disappointing to hear, as there are still many great boot and shoe makers here in the states.

I think I’m going to start calling around to the mom & pop type stores to try and track down a pair of the U.S. made Highlanders before it’s too late.

Update: Filson x Apolis Activism Briefcase Preorders

I believe that both Context and Farinelli’s have sold all of their preorders for the special Filson x Apolis Activism briefcase, but it looks like you might still have a chance to get one straight from the source: http://www.apolisactivism.com/?event=startPreorder

Context also has some great interviews on their site concerning the work and ideas behind the bag: http://www.contextclothing.com/eye_to_eye.php

Update 2: For the Canadians, Roden Gray is taking preorders as well.

Filson x Apolis Activism Briefcase Preorders

PSA: Context and Farinelli’s are now both taking preorders for the special Filson x Apolis Activism briefcase, price will be about $400.  These will be a very limited run.

Filson’s New Luggage for Fall – wtf?

I had heard Filson was working on some new luggage designs several months ago, but it wasn’t until now that I’ve been able to get any pictures of them.  Instead of “iconic”, they went for “mediocrity”.  These look like the same exact crap that you can already buy from dozens of other companies, why do we need more?

Instead of putting out stuff like this, they should concentrate on the bags and luggage they already have.  Maybe even try adding a few more colors besides shades of brown and green?

Update: The luggage line is called “Passage” and it does not look like they’re made here in the U.S.  See more on their website: http://www.filson.com/family/index.jsp?categoryId=2808323&cp=2065673&clickid=leftnav_NEW_Passage_Luggage_txt

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