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Originally Posted by Kwaker View Post

Hey BC ... have the sleeves of your FxL trucker shrunk? I recall reading that the first run was characterized by fitting a size or two smaller than tagged ... but I read nothing about the sleeves.

My 18-month old FxL Trucker fits true to size and the sleeves are a good 3-4" longer than the body. I'm assuming that my jacket is from a subsequent run.

I don't think they have shrunk…i think sleeves are/look shorter because of the stacking going on at the elbows and around the cuffs. The jacket was always snug and short, but thats exactly how i wanted it.
post #602 of 704
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Why get that, when you can get 

Because it's not "heritage" enough. Thinking about it now I'm sure that Bianchi could cash in a bit by making a 10 speed steel frame to capture more of that "heritage" feel.

Old idea.

post #603 of 704
Filson is supposed to be about adventure. They should have a really high tech mountain bike and put bags on it. I really don't know what the hell they're thinking with that retro cruiser.
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Originally Posted by Crane's View Post

Filson is supposed to be about adventure. They should have a really high tech mountain bike and put bags on it. I really don't know what the hell they're thinking with that hipster cruiser.

FTFY
post #605 of 704
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Originally Posted by Master-Classter View Post

not that I don't think companies deserve credit for their work, but I'm finding the Filson name stamped everywhere possible sort of obnoxious. The design including colors, materials, and construction really speak for themselves. No need to put ugly logos/name everywhere.

 

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Originally Posted by sfactor23 View Post

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I own a lot of filson gear. None of it has names on it but any filson owner would spot it a mile away. Unfortunately this is a fairly standard trend when companies sell out...Take a respected name with a solid reputation, plaster the name all over so other people who admire the clothes know what to buy, then cut costs while maintaining price, then fizzle out into mediocrity before moving to the next brand. Remember that Ambercrombie & Fitch used to be a serious outdoors outfitter decades back before Chinese slaves started sewing the cookie cutter cargo shorts, and now they just stink up the malls with their overpowering perfumes. Buy up the filson clothes that they built to last forever before they change that too.
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Looking for a bag as a carry on for travel. Primarily will hold 15" MacBook Pro, iPad, notebook, glasses, etc. Looking for something with some room but not too big to fit under the seat in front of me. What is the recommended size for this? Thanks!

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Originally Posted by rydenfan View Post

Looking for a bag as a carry on for travel. Primarily will hold 15" MacBook Pro, iPad, notebook, glasses, etc. Looking for something with some room but not too big to fit under the seat in front of me. What is the recommended size for this? Thanks!

That will easily fit into a 256. If you want more room than a 257.
post #609 of 704
any pics of those hardcore filson jackets?
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Yup Filson's definitely jumped the shark with this car & bike nonsense. They're sending me a catalog every three weeks, filled with trinkets like key fobs, logo flasks & dog coats, and each time it looks like the prices on their flagship jackets go up - my double mackinaw now costs 60% more than what I bought it for just a few years back, and with a thinner grade wool (24 oz instead of 26). All their new shirt offerings are a disaster... nothing as simple as a sturdy, solid color wool winter work shirt with two bellows pockets on the chest. Whatever corporation bought them recently is sinking the ship fast. Buy up the vintage gear while you can!
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Originally Posted by broken_oracle View Post

Yup Filson's definitely jumped the shark with this car & bike nonsense. They're sending me a catalog every three weeks, filled with trinkets like key fobs, logo flasks & dog coats, and each time it looks like the prices on their flagship jackets go up - my double mackinaw now costs 60% more than what I bought it for just a few years back, and with a thinner grade wool (24 oz instead of 26). All their new shirt offerings are a disaster... nothing as simple as a sturdy, solid color wool winter work shirt with two bellows pockets on the chest. Whatever corporation bought them recently is sinking the ship fast. Buy up the vintage gear while you can!

the dog coats are awesome bro!

post #612 of 704
Neiman Marcus window.
post #613 of 704
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Originally Posted by broken_oracle View Post

Yup Filson's definitely jumped the shark with this car & bike nonsense. They're sending me a catalog every three weeks, filled with trinkets like key fobs, logo flasks & dog coats, and each time it looks like the prices on their flagship jackets go up - my double mackinaw now costs 60% more than what I bought it for just a few years back, and with a thinner grade wool (24 oz instead of 26). All their new shirt offerings are a disaster... nothing as simple as a sturdy, solid color wool winter work shirt with two bellows pockets on the chest. Whatever corporation bought them recently is sinking the ship fast. Buy up the vintage gear while you can!

FYI, it's the corporation that owns Polo Ralph Lauren, (forget what they call themselves now). And we can definitely see that corporate influence. Still generally quality stuff, but they keep adding crap made to increase the profits by exploiting the hard-earned good name, not to mention moving production to 3rd world countries, reducing the overal quality while maintaining prices. Then in order for the high priced outsourced goods to seem reasonable, they jack up the prices of the once standard, solid, American made gear.
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Originally Posted by conak View Post

FYI, it's the corporation that owns Polo Ralph Lauren, (forget what they call themselves now). And we can definitely see that corporate influence. Still generally quality stuff, but they keep adding crap made to increase the profits by exploiting the hard-earned good name, not to mention moving production to 3rd world countries, reducing the overal quality while maintaining prices. Then in order for the high priced outsourced goods to seem reasonable, they jack up the prices of the once standard, solid, American made gear.

I think the Ralph Lauren part is something an urban legend. An executive formerly of Ralph Lauren ran Filson under Brentwood Associates. Not disagreeing with the corporate influence however (RIP 'Lodge Collection'). Filson was sold last June to Bedrock Manufacturing Co who, as it happens, also owns Shinola- hence the bike. They are a VC run by a guy who made his money with Fossil. They also own Steven Alan.

Depending on your views, here is an article about the new ownerships expansion plans: 20-25 stores and the London shop which just opened up: http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/news/2013/06/06/filsons-new-frontiers.html?page=all

It all bums me out that Filson is moving in the direction they are on the one hand BUT they are still manufacturing most of their products in the USA (this is coming back more under the new ownership). I'm from Seattle so somehow I feel more of a personal investment in Filson even though it's a ridiculous sentiment.
post #615 of 704
Filson was purchased like 10 years ago by some venture firm and an ex-Ralph Lauren guy was made CEO.
Last year Bedrock Manufacturing bought Filson.
Bedrock also owns Shinola Bike/Watch brand which are Detroit based.
They also just built a new Filson factory in Seattle.

They may be milking the Filson name for all it's worth, but they're still making plenty of stuff here.
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