Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Archival News: Filson wool totes and field bags



Coming in November (in addition to traditional twill luggage in dark brown).

The Filson website is now offering these items for sale here.

Photos poached from this ebay auction.

8 comments:

reverend dick said...

I don't know about the bag; it seems a little..."precious". The tote is ok.

amy said...

lesli, awaiting your thoughts: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/23/fashion/23CLASSICS.html
my barbour jacket is now a "hot item" - gee, thanks, new york times!
(i think the bags are pretty sharp, actually.)

Lesli L said...
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Lesli L said...

Reverend D--agree that the field bag in wool tweed is a bit problematic (snagging issues in dense brush??).

I am a sucker for that wool tote however (it will come in a green tweed pattern as well).

Amy--hey, thanks for the NY Times link. Here's an even more troubling report on the newfound popularity of Barbour UK celebrity interest):

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1577518/Stars-bring-a-touch-of-style-to-Barbour-jackets.html

Of course, these articles never mention how much stalwart brands like Filson and Barbour have actually changed, devolved, dropped in quality over the past ten or so years (so their timelessness might be a bit of a stretch). And I'm not really sure how Hanes t-shirts got slipped into the mix!

Winter Bicycles said...

Leslie, that thing will never see dense brush on which to snag!

Different strokes, I really liked the field bag, and felt the tote was very "Me,too!". Do we really need another variation on the open topped tote?

The frugalist (did I just make that word up?) in me can't get past the indestructible LL Bean canvas outlet totes.... =)

lynnef said...

oh, that bag calls... (no more bags! stop!) but it is so much nicer than all but my leather Levenger Stanley Traveler briefcase.

Lesli L said...

I'm a huge fan of the LL Bean boat and tote (still made in Maine, I believe, despite the creep of custom colors, new zipper options, etc). Even the most exotic option costs less than 40 bucks

Lynne--

You could get the Filson green tweed bag and a matching Nigel Smythe seat pack Rivendell. That way, you and your Bleriot could dress alike for Take Your Bike to work day.

amy said...

"Danielle Radojcin, fashion editor of Handbag.com, said that the classic Barbour was 'cool in an ironic way and that's been recognised by celebrities'"

Jeez. I might have to get myself a new "waxed silk jacket aimed at younger women" and wear it "ironically". Horrors.