For well over a century, Filson has been doling out enduring garments for those who demand them. You probably know the brand for its bomb-proof waxed-canvas outerwear and its heavy twill bags. But now you'll know Filson for its denim jeans, too.
Though the brand has dipped its toes into denim sporadically, this is the first official denim launch from the legendary garment producer. Dubbed the Rail-Splitter, the jeans use an American woven indigo-dyed denim — in both raw and rinsed finishes — that weighs in at a sturdy 14.5 ounces as well as an Italian black denim that weighs 13 ounces. Each jean features 5-pocket construction, including double-lined rear pockets for durability. Forget about your wallet blowing through your pocket. They're also built with riveted reinforcements throughout, a metal shank button and zipper fly, thick leather patch and tucked belt loops for a cleaner look that's also longer-lasting. Additionally, the Rail-Splitter will also be available in a raw, 13.5-ounce Japanese selvedge denim for those craving something with more denimhead credentials.
Along with the Rail-Splitter, Filson will also be releasing a double-knee denim jean its calling the Bullbuck Double-Front. The Bullbuck will come in a 14.5-ounce rigid denim with 5-pocket details as well as an ultra-durable double-knee construction.
Each jean is cut and sewn in the U.S. and prices start at just $145. The various finishes will be available over the next month on Filson's site with the first release on October 2.