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OBOW in Seattle

ME @ TB It’s been quite a trip - I’ll tell you about it some time. Suffice it say I’m in Seattle and I’ve visited the Tom Bihn factory and the Filson flagship store. I’m trying out a cool ExOfficio beep-free belt and Tilley’s travel undies and socks. Excitng, eh? More to come…

And your shirt wouldn’t be tucked in either if all your sleep for the past 36 hours (maybe two hours worth) had come on the plane or in a parked car in the economy lot. Atlanta weather was the culprit.

This is not a blog post, it’s a cry for help.


Reader Comments (6)

Yikes. If direly in need, drop me an email and I'll make my brother come get you, feed you and give you crash space.

Assuming you're actually surviving, I hope you get to have some fun in Seattle once rested.

July 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMorfydd

Everybody must be careful as to how they pick a certain hotel. It is not that you call the hotel staff, you got to check out the place personally.

July 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterVer

I order one of the Exofficio ExO belts for a family trip to New York City. It took me a while to figure out how to work it because I have a similar-looking canvas and metal belt that works by sliding in the belt and pulling back on the metal bar. I actually looked for some instructions to no avail before figuring out that the front pops open, allowing you to slide in the other end of the belt, then you snap it shut to hold the belt firmly.

I was able to breeze through the airport metal detectors without setting off any alarms, and the belt worked well while seeing the sights. Before entering the ferry to the Statue of Liberty we had to pass though an airport-styled inspection point. I was told to take off my belt. I tried to explain that it was all plastic, but the guard insisted “just to be sure,” he said. I guess they just have not seen enough of these beep-free belts yet.

Although the belt looks fine for casual wear, it does not go well with a tie and slacks. I ended up packing a regular leather belt for that. Overall it worked well and I will be taking it on most of my future trips.

July 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBiz Doc

Filson! Absolutely LOVE Filson and the Seattle store.

July 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPaul Z

Brad, can you give us a report on how the Tilley's stuff fared?


September 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterFrank

Certainly - I liked the underwear and socks. I believe I can say that the Tilley undies are the best made that I've seen and equal to the Terramars and ExOfficios for odor fighting. More to come.

September 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBrad

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