cool company with some great history in my part of the world. the fellow who started Patagonia bought C.C. Filson a few years back. not as many of their products are made in Seattle anymore, but quite a few still are.
my own experience
with Filson has been mixed. I've got a great old wool cruiser jacket that belonged to three generations before me. it is one of my very favorite possessions. when the buttons started falling off, I took it to the Seattle headquarters (lived in Seattle at the time) and they replaced all the buttons in about a week. I was a little disappointed that they didn't have original buttons to match, but I guess things change after 85 years. they did give me the remaining original buttons in a little bag. no charge for that repair.
then I bought a pair of tin pants. I was tired of wearing out two pairs of Carhartt trousers in a season. the tin pants fit well and were really comfortable in a stiff sort of way. wore the first hole in the knee after three months of fairly regular use farming and bicycling. wore a hole in the other knee shortly after. I took the pants to the store, and they sewed up the holes free
of charge. a month later, there were new holes in the knees. Filson sewed them up again. the third time I went in to get the knees repaired and the new whole in the seat, the chap I talked to said there wasn't really enough
material left to repair them and sorry. that was less than six months after I purchased them.
I've still got those trousers, though they aren't really wearable. I may try to exchange them for a new pair at some point, but I was sort of gobsmacked when the employee I talked said they couldn't be repaired anymore. I paid $114 plus tax because I was under the impression that they would last for many years and then Filson would repair or replace them. probably should
have been more assertive at the time, but I expected a lot more than what I got.