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post #61 of 72
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Originally Posted by BillyMaysHere! View Post
Learn to read post dates, according to his date and the text in his post he would have done the trip a year and a half ago.

Good point
post #62 of 72
The neighborhood has really gone downhill, you know.



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Originally Posted by voxsartoria View Post
Lee, in what wilderness is your safari?




- B
post #63 of 72
What do you think of this Safari jacket as a casual summer jacket?
500
post #64 of 72
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Originally Posted by Shirtmaven View Post

I think the filson jackets are awful.

The fabric is so so and the needle work is just bad. Huge stitches, loose threads everywhere.


I have seen some jackets that Leonard Logsdail has made. those were quite nice!
Does anyone else share this opinion of the Filson jacket? I am interested in buying one, but I've seen photos on eBay which kind of confirm the comment about so-so fabric and the clumsy stiching (it's not possible for me to view one in person before buying).
post #65 of 72
the last Filson jacket i saw was not very nice.
post #66 of 72
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Originally Posted by chorse123 View Post

Edmorel, please post your picture. Thanks.





I'm here to please.


Nice... very colonial.
post #67 of 72
we have made a few recently

will have to post pictures at some point.
post #68 of 72
Below are official measurements for Filson's bush jacket (style #10051) which the company's customer service department provided in an email. These jackets definitely fit big.

SIZE S M L

CHEST 49 52 55
SWEEP 48 51 54
NECK 17½ 18 18½
BACK 32¼ 33 33¾
ARMHOLE 24¾ 25½ 26¼
SLEEVE 35 35½ 36
CUFF 10 10½ 11
post #69 of 72
Does anybody know anything about the Beretta brand? I was looking for a safari jacket myself and came across this:

http://www.beretta.com/Apparel/Spring-Summer-M-2012/Victory/Jacket/Serengeti-Safari-Jacket/index.aspx?m=82&f=2&id=2590

Looks pretty sweet to me.
post #70 of 72
I recently picked up two older safari jackets via eBay: one older Banana Republic (with number sizing) and a Tilley (long discontinued). The BR jacket is particularly nice and old ones in good shape show up on eBay quite regularly - strongly recommended.

post #71 of 72
Filson customer service told me today via email that their bush jacket (#10051) has been discontinued, at least temporarily, although they didn't seem 100% certain. They did say they have a few sitting around so interested persons should call them and they might have your size.
post #72 of 72

there are many safari jackets in sort of a blazer cut and very blazer like style, which mostly run much shorter than a blazer (don't cover your rear)

I guess blazer length principle doesn't apply here?

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