Although I dont think I will ever embrace the Nordic sweater, I like how he used basics to create a very current outfit, and by the way Filson should take notice of how to photograph their backpack. It looks infinitely better here than in their website. I like that everything is honest, there are no affectations. Jorge from WPB
He looks like an ad for Filson Bags and Engineered Garments. As someone else suggested, I think this is a case of a look wearing a guy, and not a guy wearing a style and much less having his own. That said I like the bags ( I own a couple of Filson bags myself) and a few of the items he is wearing, just wish he would have put them together in a more idiosyncratic, original, and less obvious way.
I love the Filson bags as much as anyone. The beef I have with them is that they are weighty on their own, that is, empty. Filling them up makes them awkward and too much of a strain on joints…but they are lovely! The boots rock! Love the rugged masculinity, too. Lets the mind wander into realms of chisled, work hard flesh…
Really, I can't say this is that amazing. He's just a dude who has money and buys good labels, but there's not unique style. The only mildly interesting thing here is the sweater, but really, any guy with a shaved head and good physique could pull this off.
Other than the bags, and perhaps the boots, everything else about this screams of a guy trying too hard. The pants tucked into the boots combined with a parka that only fits because of the mountains of layers under it makes for a very messy look. He looks like a pile of laundry.
I really like this kind of boot. Can anyone tell me if the shoe laces are of any special kind? If there's somewhere I can get hold of durable shoelaces with a color like in some of the Redwing or the Yukatan boots?
Also could anyone give some advice about how to judge leather quality in boots?
Awesome picture anyhow, and interesting discussion in the comments, especially fun to check out the sites of the various makers of the apparel, so it doesn't end with just a nice picture, you stick your nose in things you didn't know you'd find out about :)
Funny – I am sitting here in the cold, snowy midwest (actually its raining right now), hoping to see more lovely photos from Rio or Melbourne, and instead here's a guy in a parka (I have a blue one like that) wearing a pair of boots (Red Wings or Irish Setters) that were made at a factory no more than 50 miles from here, in Red Wing, MN.
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best photo in a long time!! love the sweater o.o i want those Nordic sweaters!! In every possible color. well,almost. but I can't find them in my stupid country -.- ah,sweet 18,can't wait. and the bags are much loved!
Ugh. Another overwrought example of the faux Americana working-man style. If you are wealthy enough to sport two Filson bags a Nigel Cabourn sweater and a pair of Red Wings then you aren't fooling anyone. Real American working men shop at Wal-mart (or Target if they get nice bonus). I can't wait for the economy to get better so these fops will go back to dressing in Zegna suits and stop pretending they ever did an honest days work.
Filson has historically been authentic, but don't you worry. Management is in the process of gutting and bleeding the company as we speak. Making the goods in China is so much cheaper and they'll look just as good (in photos).