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Sometime in 2008, we asked ourselves: Was it just us, or was that dude a few feet down the subway platform dressed like the Brawny Man? Soon, no hipster enclave was complete without a gaggle of men and women in watch caps and work boots that had never seen a factory floor. The heritage thing was here to stay.
Kidding aside, our favorite thing about the trend is that it puts classic American brands like Filson in the spotlight. The Seattle-based brand is the real thing — it has been making outdoor gear since 1897, and it actually sells bright-orange safety vests and chaps for your fly-fishing pleasure.
Even if your hobbies don't include standing around in lakes at 6 a.m., click on to see 13 classic field bags and cozy, shearling-collar coats that pack plenty of rugged style. And we do mean rugged — Filson guarantees each piece for a lifetime. Try to get that from your average pair of high-street cargo pants.
Grab your most comfortable sneakers — or, realistically, just flex those fingers (we’re mostly online buyers here, anyway) — because it’s time to shop. Like, really shop. Now is when your favorite retailers are stocking their racks and virtual shelves with that awesome spring merch you’ve been waiting for. If read
[UPDATE: This story was originally published on January 26, 2015.] Juno. Thor. Whatever we end calling this new storm. Are we done yet? While we've yet to see anything approaching the promised Worst Snowstorm In History so far this year, we have been dealing with some totally extreme weather conditions here in New York read