Never judge a book by its cover. That’s how the saying goes. And never assume that just because a store specializes in hunting, fishing and overall outdoor activity clothing and accessories that it can’t also be a great place to shop for office wear. Meet Filson, your newest destination for quality bags and clothing durable enough for both the outdoors and the office.
Filson is a men’s clothing and accessory destination that has several store fronts in Seattle, Minneapolis, New York, Portland and London. For those of us that aren’t able to shop at these locations, Filson also has a full service online store.
At first glance you might not think that there’s anything from Filson that could translate to your working wardrobe. However, with a little creativity you can easily work some of the more rugged pieces into your more professional work style.
Some of the best pieces for the office that Filson currently offers are their laptop bags and briefcases. They have a wide selection of them available on their website right now, but my favorite bag is the Leather Field Satchel (pictured above). This bag is incredibly durable, as it’s made with saddle-grade Bridle Leather from the USA and takes 10 years to break in. It also has a brass latch and adjustable, removable shoulder strap. This is just one bag that exemplifies the quality that goes into each of Filson’s products.
Aside from their bags, Filson also offers an array of clothing that while they’re intended for hunting, fishing, etc., can also be worn at the office if styled the right way. The Alaskan Guide Shirt, pictured above, is extremely attractive because of its emerald green color, which is very on trend right now. However, aside from its color, it’s also a good buy because of the great features that come along with it. It’s durable, breathable, and made with medium-weight cotton. It’s also wind resistant, making it a great choice for the colder months that are approaching.
The Hacking Jacket, also pictured above, would look great styled above the Alaskan Guide Shirt. This jacket like all of the other items is extremely durable and versatile. These two qualities are a common thread among Filson’s products and a great reason why you should consider them the next time you need to add to your working wardrobe.