When you slip on a pair of the Filson Men's 5 Pocket Pants, you'll know you're slipping your legs into a piece of history. C. C. Filson started making clothing in Seattle in 1897, specifically for prospectors headed to the rugged wilds of Alaska. He knew that those men needed gear that they could depend on absolutely for to them, it wasn't just a matter of keeping their clothing looking good, it was literally a matter of life and death. It was always with this in mind that the original Filson clothing was made, and that has been at the forefront of its design philosophy every day since. The 5 Pocket Pant is a newer design, incorporating its more tailored Seattle fit, though this pant is still roomy enough to provide unrestricted movement. Not content with the quality of materials from outside sources, Filson recently opened a new production facility in downtown Seattle, solely to be able to manufacture materials to the demanding specifications set forth by its founder. In fact, the 12oz cotton twill fabric is of such a tight, close knit weave that modern, high speed looms are not capable of producing that level of durability and craftsmanship. At any point, the Filson company could easily sit back and ride its reputation for durable, quality garments, but that just wouldn't be the Filson way.