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If you’ve invested in a Filson piece because you know how beautifully their leathers and waxed canvases age, give yourself a pat on the back. And if you succeeded in aging it perfectly through consistent and patient use, feed some positive energy into your karma by returning it to Filson (They offer a lifetime guarantee for their products so you’ll receive a complimentary item for returning an old one damaged beyond repair). Now, your departed used friend has the chance to be born again. It’s like the The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. Kind of.

Filson introduce the “Filson Restoration Department,” a renovation service that turns old accessories into new ones. Tearing apart weathered fabric and leather straps and putting them back together with reinforced stitching and Filson’s “own brand of stubbornness,” FRD results in products that are one-of-a-kind and as rugged as you’ve always dreamed. The reborn FRD pieces are unapologetically bold and manly, ready to be worn with pride.

Although the first batch of FRD accessories aren’t available for another three weeks — they’ll stock online and in stores starting November 17 — we had to bring you this news as soon as possible because we have a feeling these will sell out fast. Because each and every FRD accessory is deconstructed and reconstructed by hand, their price points are relatively higher than Filson’s main line. Filson will be refreshing their FRD stock every Monday, so keep your eyes peeled.

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