Originally Posted by knucks
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 am 5'10", 200lbs, 36" waist, with wide shoulders. I'm generally a 43 in tailored suits and sport coats. I recently purchased a Seattle Fit Mackinaw Cruiser in size L. For me, it's not a "skinny jeans" urban fit, but rather a cut that works well for temperatures from the 50's down to the 20's or so. It fits fine over a base layer (button down shirt or long underwear shirt, and a thin insulating layer (Patagonia nano-puff jacket, or a thin wool sweater). I still have good range of motion for typical stuff (walking my dog, loading the car at the mountain cabin, making/throwing snowballs, etc.).
I think that the Alaska fit is intended to accept THICK middle layers, like burly wool sweaters and the like, and allow the wearer to chop wood, run a chainsaw, etc.
As always, your mileage may vary, etc....