Whether it’s describing the recent double-knee pants preoccupation or the longstanding Carhartt craze, workwear has become somewhat of a buzzword in the fashion sphere as of late. While some gear is up to the challenge, it seems like every label wants to get in on a piece of the action, most to various degrees of suck. Workwear needs to be tough, it needs to fit well and it should be down to get a little dirty; most brands nowadays just aren’t up for the challenge.
And then there’s Filson. The Seattle-based heritage brand has supplied outdoorsmen with rugged, hardwearing gear that’s built to last and backed by a lifetime guarantee for over 120 years. You won’t find any gimmicks or false advertising here, just an enduring and trusted source of gear for fishermen, farmhands and brawny dudes everywhere.
This totally explains our unbridled excitement about the reissue of the Aberdeen Work Jacket, a longstanding archival staple of Filson’s summer lineup that’s finally back in stock. Crafted from the lightest 100% cotton oil finish Cover Cloth Filson has to offer — an incredibly breezy eight ounces — the style still offers fully weatherproofed protection, with rib-knit cuffs and a drawcord-adjustable hem to block out gusts and gales. Moleskin-lined snap cargo pockets ensure that gear and goodies are easily stashed, and the burnished “Dark Tab” hue is just right for the summer months. All and all, it’s the jacket for the job if you plan on getting your hands dirty… or just want to look like you do.
The Aberdeen Work Jacket is available now at Filson’s webstore for $325 — a steep price tag, we know, but will you really care when you’re passing this thing down to your grandkids? Don’t miss out on your chance to grab this lightweight workwear grail before it disappears once again.
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