I've bought Filson Vests for more than thirty years. For those unfamiliar with the item, it's what I'm wearing in the photo below on the ridge overlooking the Marathon Basin out in West Texas back about fifteen years ago when my mustache wasn't grey. I learn from their catalogue that came in today's post that Filson is now asking $110 for a plain canvas vest, the so-called Cruiser vest. I don't expect to pay $11 for such a thing and have it made in some Third World sweat shop that ends up in the news, but somehow $110 seems on the steep side. This is, after all, the same catalogue that advertises $200 dog beds. Is there any other company making something similar in the US or am I condemned to pay boutique prices for my vests?