YES, PLEASE | FILSON ITALIA BLACK LABEL S/S OUTERWEAR
|From left to right, FIlson Italia Blacklabel S/S 2011 Workwear Jacket and Overhead Coat.
All photos courtesy of Oi Polloi.
The American x Italian love affair continues with Filson’s limited line of Italian S/S workwear. Filson introduced the Italia collection in 2009 and this season it’s reached new heights, at least in my eyes. With (slightly) slimmer cuts, and distinctive accents, the line takes all of the brand’s signature American ruggedness and refines it with an Italian eye for design and details, (just behold all those beautifully situated pockets). Try as I might, I can’t seem to find too much background on these gems, (perhaps they’ve been overshadowed by all the hullabaloo around Filson’s Japanese Red Label line), but suffice it to say, if seasons past are any indication, the uniqueness and craftsmanship of these pieces will make them worth the money, (read: not cheap, but if you’ve got the cash, by all means be my guest).
|Filson Italia Black Label Workwear Jacket|
|Filson Italia Black Label Overhead Coat|
This line is not (easily) available in the United States, but fortunately for us, our friends at Oi Polloi have them in stock, (along with a few other items in the Italia collection), and they’ve got A+ US shipping standards. Of course, if you’re one of those lucky (and wildly wealthy) blokes from across the pond, then this post might’ve just made Spring. Be sure to see many more detail shots after the jump and shop Filson Italia here. – M