Golly! Filson's margins must be huge right now. It is onviously buying lower quality leather and subbing cheaper tin cloth for twill whenever it can. The last few bags I've purchased, I've looked for made-on dates in 2013 (other than the twill carry-all I just snagged at the sale). That seems to be safe enough. It's funny, I told my wife while flipping through the most recent magazine that the items I'd earmarked weren't even made by Filson - a beer growler and a lantern.
7/7/16 at 9:35pm