- Jan 17, 2021
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Thanks for the reply. I had a pair of OSB but I just hated how the look in person. They look like clown/duck shoes on me, and I just didnt like the silhouette. They were solidly built. Respect for OSB though.I've heard from multiple sources I trust that GS is very good, actually, for the money, and more or less Alden-like which makes sense given their history. I don't have much experience w/ Filson myself and can't speak to the general quality of their product pre-post takeover, but their bags certainly are still venerated. If you're talking about tiers of quality, someone on the next tier is always going to shit on the tier below. Once you get above a certain price point, though, I think it becomes less about big practical differences and more about details and aesthetics.
I want to say Oak Street also has sales that put it sub $400, but I also don't have experience w/ them. And if you want to delve into Indonesian bootmakers, there is a whole enthusiast crowd all up in that market.
I don't care to dive in too deep, but good to know!