I love vests, I always have. The minute I saw this one during Filson's women's clothing launch presentation it was love. It was then explained that this vest is a limited edition piece, hand-knitted by residents in British Columbia, known for their Cowichan woolen goods which they have been producing since the 1800s, I realized the magic of this piece. What a legacy.
And to truly know I had to try it on. It's so warm and cozy, the perfect amount of oversized. With a chunky gold zipper, I love the popped collar and the slightly longer length in the back. The style of this vest is awesome. I can see why this piece is an instant heirloom that only gets better over the years.
So of course this piece is perfect for the great outdoors but how about with a tailored white shirt and flare jeans? I love it. Urban jungle perfection. This vest gives new life to my simple outfit. It is also awesome over a denim jacket or chambray shirt, even a black maxi dress. So many great ways to wear.
And so darn cozy for these chilly fall days.
vest - Filson
shirt - Aritzia. old
jeans - Gap. old
shoes - Dolce Vita. old
backpack - Filson
rings - Queen Anne Frame
During our collaboration with Filson, Jenn and I were able to tour the factory where the leather goods were made. The majority of Filson's products are made right in the heart of Seattle's Sodo district. The vertical production, where Filson designers to pattern makers (some who have been there over 30 years) are in the same building, gives them the ability to create new pieces in days instead of weeks or even months and keeps their waste to a minimum.
Filson is committed to quality from the specific wool they use for a sweater to the veg-tanned leather in their weatherproof luggage. All parts of the process are thought through and done with intention. They stand behind their name, most items having a lifetime guarantee.
Check out Jenn's blog to see her Filson Friday.