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Filson is perhaps one of the best known, and most controversial heritage clothing companies in the US. Touting themselves as the Alaskan outfitter with made in the USA products, their products have been increasing in price while production has moved overseas. For now, though, the Tin Cloth Cruiser is made in the USA, with the
Filson’s Tin Cloth is a 14-15oz duck canvas hat that is pumped full of oils and liquified paraffin wax. The result is an abrasion and water-resistant fabric that will patina nicely as you wear it. Named for its toughness, Tin Cloth has been a staple in outerwear and workwear for decades. The Packer hat is
Naked and Famous is a legendary denim brand that’s well-known for pushing the boundaries when creating new fabrics. Ever since they were founded in 2008, they’ve consistently launched products made with the kinds of textiles one never imagined possible: glow-in-the-dark jeans, scratch-and-sniff jeans, jeans made out of milk, and many, many more. On a recent