Just when you thought the Pacific Northwest heritage outfitters at Filson couldn’t possibly do an even better job at crafting men’s style staples, they launch the Filson Rail-Splitter Jeans. That’s right, folks: Filson is now making denim, and the results look very promising indeed. To be more specific: The Filson Rail-Splitter Jeans in Rinse Indigo are everything you could ask for in a pair of the best men’s jeans, to say the very least. In fact, whether you go with the cool and more laidback Filson Rail-Splitter Jeans in Washed Indigo or the rough-and-tumble Rinse Indigo variety, you’re getting that same classic, iconic construction that you’d expect from the revered, century-plus-old brand. And if you thought that men’s denim would best be left to brands that specialize in, well, denim, know that the Filson Rail-Splitter Jeans merge USA-made craftsmanship and high-quality fabrics in a way that only the Seattle company can pull off.
The Filson Rail-Splitter Jeans check all the right boxes as far as great denim is concerned. They retail for a pretty agreeable price compared to designer denim ($165 at Filson), and 14.5oz. cotton denim (in the case of the Indigo variety) should prove hard-wearing and yet not overly heavy. They’re a perfect pair of jeans to start breaking in this winter, too. The straight-leg fit means you can easily wear ’em for work or play, and that’s just the Filson way. The Filson leather rear patch is a distinctive detail that only adds to their appeal. Of course, these are classic men’s jeans to pair with everything from a Filson flannel shirt to a rugged henley and the Filson Mackinaw Wool Cruiser Jacket, for example. But any way you want to wear them, the Filson Rail-Splitter Jeans can pass muster (to say the least).