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post #4471 of 6617
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Originally Posted by rockcrawler View Post

I personally would not recommend getting anything smaller than a 1/2 size down from your Brannock size. Tons of recommendations in this thread as to why, even just a few pages back. As Crane said, there are many techniques to adjust to a size too big but too small? you're screwed. Expensive mistake.

Yeah and I only recommend a half size down under very specific circumstances.

Now I'm going to sidetrack for a second. Filson came up with a really nice coat for seriously cold weather. It's called the Greenwood. It's a heavy Yukon wool coat that's lined in moleskin. It is a seriously warm coat. I wandered around the neighborhood with temps in the teens and subzero wind chills for a couple hours. Nary a chill and I get cold pretty easy. They are expensive but cry once and own a good coat that'll last a lifetime. I have 3 for sale, all are black with a grey black moleskin lining, Alaska fit. 1 medium, one large and one XL. If you want one call the store and yes there's a deal to be had.

http://www.filson.com/products/greenwood-wool-jacket.10202.html
post #4472 of 6617
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Originally Posted by Crane's View Post

Yeah and I only recommend a half size down under very specific circumstances.

Now I'm going to sidetrack for a second. Filson came up with a really nice coat for seriously cold weather. It's called the Greenwood. It's a heavy Yukon wool coat that's lined in moleskin. It is a seriously warm coat. I wandered around the neighborhood with temps in the teens and subzero wind chills for a couple hours. Nary a chill and I get cold pretty easy. They are expensive but cry once and own a good coat that'll last a lifetime. I have 3 for sale, all are black with a grey black moleskin lining, Alaska fit. 1 medium, one large and one XL. If you want one call the store and yes there's a deal to be had.

http://www.filson.com/products/greenwood-wool-jacket.10202.html
Oh man! As we say in Glasgow: That's a f**kin belter! Can I justify another coat? Can I justify getting raped by customs again? What exactly is Alaska fit? So many questions!
post #4473 of 6617

ALASKA FIT Coats and Jackets are generously sized. Cut to provide mobility, with room for a vest and liner. Your suit size would normally be the correct size. If you intend to layer heavily underneath your Filson coat, we recommend that you order one size larger.

SEATTLE FIT Coats and Jackets are a more tailored fit. The streamlined design maintains mobility through the shoulders while sitting comfortably closer to the body. If you have been comfortable with the original ALASKA FIT and want to try our new SEATTLE FIT, we recommend you order one size larger

LONG Filson Coats and Jackets have 1-1/2" longer sleeves and 1-1/2" longer body length

post #4474 of 6617
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Originally Posted by OzzyJones View Post

Oh man! As we say in Glasgow: That's a f**kin belter! Can I justify another coat? Can I justify getting raped by customs again? What exactly is Alaska fit? So many questions!

Alaska fit is the good old normal Filson fit. Plenty of room to layer and you can stand on your head and spit nickels while twisting sideways and still swing your shotgun like a champ. They came up with this Seattle fit that's supposed to be a bit more fitted. All that means to me is layering might become an issue and I want unrestricted movement. Around these parts Filson is what hunters, ranchers and people who have to work outside wear when it gets nasty. Self included.
post #4475 of 6617
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Originally Posted by Crane's View Post

Alaska fit is the good old normal Filson fit. Plenty of room to layer and you can stand on your head and spit nickels while twisting sideways and still swing your shotgun like a champ. They came up with this Seattle fit that's supposed to be a bit more fitted. All that means to me is layering might become an issue and I want unrestricted movement. Around these parts Filson is what hunters, ranchers and people who have to work outside wear when it gets nasty. Self included.

So would the XL work for a 46 chest with a couple of layers underneath? We're actually supposed to get a winter this year!
post #4476 of 6617
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Originally Posted by OzzyJones View Post

So would the XL work for a 46 chest with a couple of layers underneath? We're actually supposed to get a winter this year!

Should be a good fit.
post #4477 of 6617
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Originally Posted by rockcrawler View Post
 

I personally would not recommend getting anything smaller than a 1/2 size down from your Brannock size. Tons of recommendations in this thread as to why, even just a few pages back. As Crane said, there are many techniques to adjust to a size too big but too small? you're screwed. Expensive mistake.

 

While I expect this is generally good advice, it wasn't the case for me - a full size down still had more than enough room. But your point is still valid, getting a pair too small is a problem that you can't fix... I just happen to be an exception in that 1 size down wasn't too small.

post #4478 of 6617
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Originally Posted by chocobo View Post

While I expect this is generally good advice, it wasn't the case for me - a full size down still had more than enough room. But your point is still valid, getting a pair too small is a problem that you can't fix... I just happen to be an exception in that 1 size down wasn't too small.

I'm also of the opinion that a good chunk of people have no real idea what their size really is even when it's measured on a Brannock device. As I have explained about a thousand times already there are certain things you do and have to take in consideration before you get your foot measured. You just don't walk in and say hey size me up.
post #4479 of 6617
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Originally Posted by Crane's View Post

Now I'm going to sidetrack for a second. Filson came up with a really nice coat for seriously cold weather. It's called the Greenwood. It's a heavy Yukon wool coat that's lined in moleskin. It is a seriously warm coat. I wandered around the neighborhood with temps in the teens and subzero wind chills for a couple hours. Nary a chill and I get cold pretty easy. They are expensive but cry once and own a good coat that'll last a lifetime. I have 3 for sale, all are black with a grey black moleskin lining, Alaska fit. 1 medium, one large and one XL. If you want one call the store and yes there's a deal to be had.

http://www.filson.com/products/greenwood-wool-jacket.10202.html

 

I get compliments on mine all the time. The moleskin lining is so nice. It really is warm. I'm 5'8", 185#, 40-42" chest. This is me in a small.
 

 

 

post #4480 of 6617

I normally wear size us 10 for all my shoe but when i went to Red Wings to get my foot measured yesterday, they said im a size 9 instead

 

The fellow explained to me that the feet sizing it not the length of your feet(from the beginning of the heel to the tip of your toe) but it is from the beginning of your heel to the beginning of the big toe( where your toe bends when you walk) (maybe i have long toes which is why it becomes a US 10)

 

in the end, my brother bought the iron ranger 8115 in size us 10 (as his size is us 10). when i wore it with an insole, i found it rather comfortable with not much breaking in needed (maybe it have been worn by many people)

 

With this,im afraid that the wolverine i have bought from amazon which have yet to come is in the wrong size (i bought us 9.5) and i cant try the sizing of wolverine in my country as there isnt any distributor in my country

 

so do you think i got the sizing wrong?....

post #4481 of 6617
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Originally Posted by cj10 View Post

I normally wear size us 10 for all my shoe but when i went to Red Wings to get my foot measured yesterday, they said im a size 9 instead

The fellow explained to me that the feet sizing it not the length of your feet(from the beginning of the heel to the tip of your toe) but it is from the beginning of your heel to the beginning of the big toe( where your toe bends when you walk) (maybe i have long toes which is why it becomes a US 10)

in the end, my brother bought the iron ranger 8115 in size us 10 (as his size is us 10). when i wore it with an insole, i found it rather comfortable with not much breaking in needed (maybe it have been worn by many people)

With this,im afraid that the wolverine i have bought from amazon which have yet to come is in the wrong size (i bought us 9.5) and i cant try the sizing of wolverine in my country as there isnt any distributor in my country

so do you think i got the sizing wrong?....

I think you're over thinking it and you have already bought them.

None of us know your feet.

Wait for them to arrive, try them on, and see.
post #4482 of 6617
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Originally Posted by cj10 View Post

The fellow explained to me that the feet sizing it not the length of your feet(from the beginning of the heel to the tip of your toe) but it is from the beginning of your heel to the beginning of the big toe( where your toe bends when you walk) (maybe i have long toes which is why it becomes a US 10)

This is *exactly* right. The proper shoe size is measured from the heel to that joint. However, it raises the issue that some shoes don't have enough room in front of that joint, if you have long toes (like I do as well). W1K's and Red Wings both have a bit more room in front of that joint (as they should) because they're boots, and should easily accommodate your long toes at the proper sizing. Other shoes might not have enough toe room, leading to your toes bumping into the toe cap. I don't know if he *actually* sized you properly, but he at least said the right words.
post #4483 of 6617
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Originally Posted by cj10 View Post

The fellow explained to me that the feet sizing it not the length of your feet(from the beginning of the heel to the tip of your toe) but it is from the beginning of your heel to the beginning of the big toe( where your toe bends when you walk) (maybe i have long toes which is why it becomes a US 10)

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Originally Posted by wdahab View Post

This is *exactly* right. The proper shoe size is measured from the heel to that joint. However, it raises the issue that some shoes don't have enough room in front of that joint, if you have long toes (like I do as well). W1K's and Red Wings both have a bit more room in front of that joint (as they should) because they're boots, and should easily accommodate your long toes at the proper sizing. Other shoes might not have enough toe room, leading to your toes bumping into the toe cap. I don't know if he *actually* sized you properly, but he at least said the right words.

I couldn't have said this so concisely but a thousand percent yes. I was pretty surprised the last time I went in to get fitted at a prestigious brand's shop and the SA and manager completely blanked when I tried to explain that going up a size would give more toe room, yes, but make the fit a lot worse because of the above principle.
post #4484 of 6617
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It's a sharp looking coat Mario. I really thought about keeping it but I already have 3 Filson wool coats. I did find one of those Elliot Bay raincoats buried in the rack and took it home. It's a wool poly blend backed with something like Goretex and it's fully seam sealed. It'll make dealing with camera equipment and ice cold rain easier to tolerate. Sealed pockets big enough to carry a flash and decent sized lenses is a good thing.
post #4485 of 6617
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Originally Posted by Kerrick View Post


I couldn't have said this so concisely but a thousand percent yes. I was pretty surprised the last time I went in to get fitted at a prestigious brand's shop and the SA and manager completely blanked when I tried to explain that going up a size would give more toe room, yes, but make the fit a lot worse because of the above principle.

This is not entirely true. As a matter of fact basing size on just the arch length is entirely wrong. I don't think the vast majority of salespeople know how to use a Brannock device either.

Arch length and overall length are compared and that's how you determine your correct size.

If the two measurements match then that's your size. If the arch length is larger than the OAL you go with the size determined by arch length. If the OAL is larger than the arch measurement you go with the OAL size. IF you notice the correct size is always the larger number if the two measurements aren't the same.
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