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post #691 of 698
Anyone know the difference between the "alaska" and "seattle" fit?

I tried on a 44 cruiser (alaska fit) and will try a 42 when my local store gets it.

But I am interested in the 'seattle' fit as the one I tried on is a bit roomy..

Also, seems like the Made in USA coats are all made out of 'imported' material. Anyone else notice that?
post #692 of 698
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Originally Posted by knucks View Post

Anyone know the difference between the "alaska" and "seattle" fit?

I tried on a 44 cruiser (alaska fit) and will try a 42 when my local store gets it.

But I am interested in the 'seattle' fit as the one I tried on is a bit roomy..

Also, seems like the Made in USA coats are all made out of 'imported' material. Anyone else notice that?

I'm sure that kind of info is on their website, but the Seattle fit is much trimmer overall. Sleeves are less billowy, etc. Basically the old school Alaska fit is for layering, the Seattle fit is for Hipsters on their way to cubicle warfare. I've got an Alaska fit cruiser for sale on the marketplace if you want measurements.
post #693 of 698
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Originally Posted by bl@ster View Post

I'm sure that kind of info is on their website, but the Seattle fit is much trimmer overall. Sleeves are less billowy, etc. Basically the old school Alaska fit is for layering, the Seattle fit is for Hipsters on their way to cubicle warfare. I've got an Alaska fit cruiser for sale on the marketplace if you want measurements.
I was told the seattle fit is a bit trimmer. customer service of filson told me that if i want to do a longsleeve and sweater, seattle in Large would work for me (if 44 was good). if i wanna do layers on layers, the alaska fit would be it.
post #694 of 698
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Originally Posted by knucks View Post

Anyone know the difference between the "alaska" and "seattle" fit?

I tried on a 44 cruiser (alaska fit) and will try a 42 when my local store gets it.

But I am interested in the 'seattle' fit as the one I tried on is a bit roomy..

Also, seems like the Made in USA coats are all made out of 'imported' material. Anyone else notice that?

Don't think you can really tell the difference, but the Elkhorn jacket above is the Seattle fit on me and in this link are pictures of my Oregon Trail Jacket in the same tagged size in the Alaska fit.
post #695 of 698
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Originally Posted by knucks View Post

Anyone know the difference between the "alaska" and "seattle" fit?

I tried on a 44 cruiser (alaska fit) and will try a 42 when my local store gets it.

But I am interested in the 'seattle' fit as the one I tried on is a bit roomy..

Also, seems like the Made in USA coats are all made out of 'imported' material. Anyone else notice that?

I have been to the main store in Seattle and have tried both alaska and seattle fit coats, and inf fact I posted about it 2-3 weeks ago:
http://www.styleforum.net/t/133759/filson-bag-thread-with-pictures/4050#post_7331961

The Seattle fit is very "fitted" while the Alaskan fit is more "baggy" or "roomy". And that is on purpose. The Alaska fit is meant to allow for 1-2 internal layers of clothing, and then the jacket on top of everything. Not so with the Seattle fit, which fits closer to the body, and allows very little room for additional layers.

My sport coat/suit size is 40 regular. I used to have size 38 Cruiser and a size 40 Cruiser in the "thin" wool - the Alaskan Tuxedo version. I sold them both, but I clearly remember how they fit me:
- the size 38 was just like a fitted coat, and it was a little too tight when driving (again, like a suit jacket).
- the size 40 was roomier, and allowed plenty of movement when driving.
=> This is "exactly" like the Seattle fit vs. Alaskan fit medium felt, and it is why I returned the Seattle fit and kept the Alaska fit.

Of course, what complicates things, is that you might be in "between" those two sizes: the Seattle might be a tad too tight, while the Alaskan might be a tad too big. Best would be to try both before buying, but of course that is not always practical. What my wife likes to do (when faced with the same challenge) is that she orders both, and returns the one that does not fit well - which again is not always practical/affordable to do.

Will
post #696 of 698
Thanks all,still not sure on how to size, then!

Customer service was pretty certain Seattle would work for me if I want to do a button down and sweater underneath. I don't imagine I will want even more layers come the dead of michigan winter...I think I want it more for spring and fall wear, when its not below zero yet?
post #697 of 698
Ended up ordering the Tin Cruiser in a 42 to try out. Ill post pics tomorrow!
post #698 of 698
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Originally Posted by knucks View Post

Ended up ordering the Tin Cruiser in a 42 to try out. Ill post pics tomorrow!

Good luck man. It is unfortunate, but you almost are forced to take a chance when ordering clothing from Filson. I have a Timberline (lined, Tin cloth jacket, now discontinued) which I ordered in Medium (which based on what I posted above, it "should" have fit), but it was HUGE. I exchanged it for the SMALL, and that one fits me like my Medium Alaska fit Cover Cloth Mile Marker Coat.
Edited by wquiles - 9/12/14 at 12:02pm
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