Moderator and Bon Vivant
Spending my birthday in Seattle, my fiancé and I took the opportunity to tour the Filson HQ. While they admit that some of their lighter clothing is outsources (but still with a lifetime guarantee!) the more iconic clothing and those items of greater interest to the Trad afficienados are still made in Seattle. We saw skilled sewers making bags, tin cloth coats and duffles and watched the QC at the end. Should you find yourself in the PNW, I suggest a visit. Their factory showroom is a delight, especially the three gentlemen who specialize in taking returned, very worn out garments and turning them into one-off vintage pieces of luggage, clothing, duffles, whatever. The repurposing of old stuff into what may end up as heirlooms is probably the best job in the company. They certainly think so.