Icon: The Filson Tote Bag


Filson luggage is enjoying a rennaisance as of late, thanks in part to the new washed tote sold exclusively at Steven Alan, and mentions in GQ and Details. We’ve always thought Filson was an essential part of a dapper dude’s wardrobe.

Naturally, the Filson tote is our favorite. Made of Filson’s signature oil-finish cotton twill with double handles, it has four outside pockets that will stow anything from the Wall Street Journal to an iPod. The handles are long enough to go over the shoulder, short enough to carry at your side without skimming the sidewalk.

Every piece of Filson is made from industrial strength twill and is trimmed and handled with vegetable-tanned bridle leather. The brass zippers are designed to resist corrosion. In fact, Filson claims that their bags are so strong, a Filson duffle can carry a 1968 Volkswagen engine. Our magazines and detritis weighs almost as much.

Fellow bargain hunters, buy direct from Filson or look on eBay for the best price. We’ve seen them at retail outlets with a markup of as much as $50.

Filson twill tote bag, $97.50

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