Monday, January 25, 2010

The Filson Mackinaw Cruiser

Based in Seattle, Washington, Filson is undergoing a period of what can be called re-appreciation, and have expanded their line of offerings (jackets, vests, sweaters, luggage, hunting wardrobe, etc.). These days, one is as likely to spot Filson jackets on the streets of Manhattan as the North Woods of Maine.

Above is the classic Filson Mackinaw Cruiser, made of 26 oz wool. (Except for the Charcoal, which is 24 oz). They also make the Double Mackinaw Cruiser, which has a one piece cape sewn over the Cruiser to give you a double layer on the top. It is made in the USA of virgin wool - nice long fibers straight from the sheep.

This jacket purchased was  in 1992.

It has a six button front, four front utility pockets with sturdy snaps, and two additional handwarmer pockets. There is a large rear map pocket that covers entire width of back, also with snap flaps.

Shown in the classic Red/Black, it also looks good in Navy, Charcoal, and Forest Green. It offers exceptional protection against the cold wind. It is unbelievably durable, although not a lightweight garment.

1 comment:

Stasi said...

These pictures are fabulous! I love to see beautiful, intelligent, women of substance working hard outdoors and loving it.
Your blog has really inspired me, and i thank you from the bottom of my heart for your honesty and strength of character.
Even though I have been a fashion model since I was a child, i would always come home and put on the comfiest most practical items (preferably from the boys department!) Fashion is frivolous, style is timeless.
i wish you great comfort as you mourn the loss of your father. i know he would be proud. You have helped me through my own loss with the beauty of your blog.