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mak1277

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Mackinaw is great except for the lack of lining, which I find problematic.
 

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Filson Mackinaw is a classic and has been interpreted by a number of brands like EG and Post O'alls, et al over the years. Junya Watanabe did a Mackinaw collab with Filson a few years ago.

I like it, but found the fit to be a little challenging. It runs very big (too big in my typical size), but I did not love the fit in the size down. If you like the fit, you can't go wrong with it.

The RMC also looks good, but I have not handled it IRL.
 

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Filson for sure. Its classic, will never go out of style, and further away from the pea coat stylewise than the RMC is. I also dont think you'll see much of a jump in quality etc for the $200 difference with the RMC. I love my Mackinaw. If you can nail the sizing its the way to go.

FWIW, psychologically it also feels easier to beat up a $500 coat vs. a $700 coat.
 

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Filson for sure. Its classic, will never go out of style, and further away from the pea coat stylewise than the RMC is. I also dont think you'll see much of a jump in quality etc for the $200 difference with the RMC. I love my Mackinaw. If you can nail the sizing its the way to go.

FWIW, psychologically it also feels easier to beat up a $500 coat vs. a $700 coat.
Did you go TTS or size down in the Mackinaw? I have the filson tin cloth jacket that I sized down in and still fits quite roomy, definitely enough for a thick sweater. Tough that the mackinaw got the price jump right as I'm looking into it :brick:
 

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Filson used to have this size estimator on their website, not sure if they still do. It recommended for me to get a large, but I sized at a medium based on measurements. I was a little nervous because I had to size down to a small for their Jac Shirt, but really ended up liking the fit of the M. I'm like a 41 chest, normally a M/L depending on the brand.

I know what you're talking about with the tin cloth, I had the exact same experience when I tried on a M tin cloth as well. It fit huge, but I think the M in the mackinaw fits me pretty good. Maybe its that the thicker wool drapes a little better? Not sure, but I have enough room for a sweater if I need it, but if I've just got a t shirt on it still looks like it fits.

Filson can usually be found for a discount. I just bought a few Filson things at Moosejaw and was able to find a few discount codes to bring it down a bit. I think backcountry has Filson as well, but I think they usually exclude it from promos.
 

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Filson used to have this size estimator on their website, not sure if they still do. It recommended for me to get a large, but I sized at a medium based on measurements. I was a little nervous because I had to size down to a small for their Jac Shirt, but really ended up liking the fit of the M. I'm like a 41 chest, normally a M/L depending on the brand.

I know what you're talking about with the tin cloth, I had the exact same experience when I tried on a M tin cloth as well. It fit huge, but I think the M in the mackinaw fits me pretty good. Maybe its that the thicker wool drapes a little better? Not sure, but I have enough room for a sweater if I need it, but if I've just got a t shirt on it still looks like it fits.

Filson can usually be found for a discount. I just bought a few Filson things at Moosejaw and was able to find a few discount codes to bring it down a bit. I think backcountry has Filson as well, but I think they usually exclude it from promos.
Yeah I have around a 40-41" chest as well, usually a medium. I'll probably end up trying on both small and medium and figuring out which is best. I could see the drape being different since the tin cloth is much more rigid feeling at first! (slowly breaking mine in..)
 

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More a what should I buy, boxer briefs? I used to do Micro Modal by Calvin klein but they don’t make the right ones anymore. I want some that are relatively short.
Don’t mind spending up to say 30-40/pair, but obviously cheaper is better lol
 

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More a what should I buy, boxer briefs? I used to do Micro Modal by Calvin klein but they don’t make the right ones anymore. I want some that are relatively short.
Don’t mind spending up to say 30-40/pair, but obviously cheaper is better lol
I wear Tommy John's Second Skin. They're made from a micro-modal blend, which is this really breathable, naturally wicking, and soft fabric. Much better than pure cotton and the fibers TJ uses don't pill.




They are $34 brand new, but if you sign up for thier online newsletter, you can get 20% off your first order. You can use that to buy a trunk or two. During Black Friday, they've also held promotions in years past for about 25% off, which will give you a chance to stock up if you like them.
 

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@dieworkwear they actually look perfect, thank you. Have you tried them since they’re “new and improved”? I see the 3 pack doesn’t say that, so I’m wondering if they’re an older version.
 

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@dieworkwear they actually look perfect, thank you. Have you tried them since they’re “new and improved”? I see the 3 pack doesn’t say that, so I’m wondering if they’re an older version.
I actually haven't and noticed that just as I pulled up the link. I don't know if new and improved is actually improved. But I do really like the ones I bought from them many years ago.

You can always start with a pair or two with the 20% discount, and then see how you like them. The Black Friday sale for them is just around the corner.
 

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More a what should I buy, boxer briefs? I used to do Micro Modal by Calvin klein but they don’t make the right ones anymore. I want some that are relatively short.
Don’t mind spending up to say 30-40/pair, but obviously cheaper is better lol
If you want something that is relatively short look at trunks instead of boxer briefs, all boxer briefs have longer inseams. I have CK trunks and boxer briefs and I much prefer the former, it doesn't ride up the legs.
 

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Any recommendations for swimwear brands, especially this late in the season? Going on a trip soon and just realized I need bathing suits. Looking to spend 60-80 at most.
 

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