Are they really worth the money? Id be using it for both casual wear and things like hunting and hiking in cold weather.
>>17359016i have a mackinaw wool vest and its all right, im not suuuuuper impressed with the workmanship. sometimes things made in USA arent as great as theyve been hyped up to be....
>>17359160i would suggest Big Bill brand made in canada, its not 100% wool but vastly superior to filson
>>17359165I was considering that one but how could it be superior at 1/4 of the price?
>>17359016>Are they really worth the money?No
>>17359169filson's been coasting on name recognition for a few years now.
>>17359243I've heard that they still sell high quality stuff, just a bit overpriced now.
>>17359250quality is down, but only somewhat. but keep in mind that the newest thing I have from them is from the end of 2019. price is way the fuck up, especially with shirts and wool garments. I would say to only cop used or heavily discounted stuff. I've been meaning to compare my 10+ year old bag against a new one out of curiosity, and it looks like they just re-released the down cruiser so I might check that out too. mine is so old it was made in canada
>>17359165Big Bill Plaid Red Wool Jacket:>65% recycled wool/35% polyester>17 oz wool>not fire resistantFilson Mackinaw Cruiser:>100% virgin wool>26 oz wool>fire resistantOn what basis are you claiming that the Big Bill one is better? Do you just mean better value?
>>17359016The proportions looks strange in this picture. It's too slim to be that long. It would look better if cut shorter with the same fit, or a a wider fit with the same length
>>17359016i had one. for me it wasnt worth it, so i sold it. i wore it maybe twice. the problem with the filson mackinaw cruiser is, the fit is ass. it has a sloppy loose fit (as well it should, because its meant for actual working) but i wanted a more fitted, slim silhouette.
>>17359452I'm almost certain that's the smallest size they make, so yeah it's going to look a bit wonky
>>17359335i have both so i am qualified to give my opinion. also what are you a local volunteer fire fighter, who gives a shit about fire resistance. and you shouldnt be lighting a campfire while /out/ anyway
>>17359284they also have a lot of items made overseas nowadays which is rich given their emphasis on MUH MADE IN USA UNION MADE APPAREL. better to just buy a plain old schott cpo shirt made in china and be done with it
>>17359016No matter how nice it is, I’m not wearing Rob Roy/Buffalo Plaid. Maybe if it came in navy or black I’d get one.
>>17359616I'm not arguing with you. I'm asking you why you think the Big Bill is better. Obviously spec-wise it's not. So what makes it better in your opinion?>also what are you a local volunteer fire fighter, who gives a shit about fire resistance. and you shouldnt be lighting a campfire while /out/ anywayI'm not a big fan of having holes in my clothes due to sparks from the fire.
>>17359620>Maybe if it came in navy or black I’d get one.The forest green is nice
>>17359630Ooh, that does look dramatically better. I’ll have to find a store and try one on
>>17359016lol I know Nick
>>17359623youre acting like you make fires left right and centre. you shouldnt be making a fire at all. why are you hanging around fires so often are you some sort of arsonist freak
>>17359616>and you shouldnt be lighting a campfire while /out/ anywaynibba what? who the fuck doesn't start a fire while innawoods
>>17359616>you shouldnt be lighting a campfire while /out/ anywaystfu>>17359016Goofy as fuck fit
>>17359864Not everyone lives in a city, and not everyone lives in some oppressive anti-/out/ regime like the UK or Germany. Here in Canada the vast majority of our land is free to use for the public, and having camp fires is part of our culture.>>17360121I think that guy is just a manlet so it comes down too far on his torso.
>>17360147lol i am literally canadian you dumb fuck. were you asleep this whole past summer the entire country was on fire
>>17360257>entire country >a couple parts of the west coast interior lol, lmao. that's what you get for living in commieland BC
>>17360257If you're Canadian then shut the fuck up, you know that you have no business telling people not to have fires and if you tried to say that to someone's face you'd get laughed at. As far as forest fires go, most forest fires are started by lightning strikes. It's also winter now so the risk of accidentally starting one is basically nil.
>>17360090>nibba what? who the fuck doesn't start a fire while innawoods>>17360121>stfu>>17360262>you know that you have no business telling people not to have firestell me how you all have never been /out/ without telling me you have never been /out/. i know babbys first camping movie shows everyone nestled around the fire making smores but real life isnt like that kids
>>17360265its always so funny how twee fashion twinks try to act like they know about /out/ since they own a wool shirt for 500 dollars
>>17360265You must have been dropped on your head as a child. As you're the same retard shilling for Big Bill I think it's safe to say that I won't be buying that trash.
>>17360265>I too want to freeze to death in the winteralso you're clearly a troll, so go away. all fields.
>>17360267not that retard, but those guys make literal hunting apparel. boxy and warm, but not well fitting if you care. the people buying their shit are a far cry from the kind of idiot telling you outdoor fires are illegal and le bad
>>17360268>I too want to freeze to death in the winterironically that will be happening in your fashion filson western re-enactment gear
>>17360277The filson jacket OP posted was literally designed for foresters and hunters in cold climates. wool has a long history of being used in cold weather, it's not some marketing trick you city retard.
>>17360277bitch please, wool is wool, and down is down. outside of northern winter camping I'm perfectly fine in my filson down cruiser with appropriate layers, and anyone can go out in the winter and chop some firewood (yes, to start a fucking fire, try and stop me larper) in a wool mackinawif you were a true /out/ist, you would know that brand doesn't matter, but functionality and material does
>>17360280>muh filson 1800's heritageits made by temporary foreign workers in a warehouse in seattle, big woop.its not different than being made in a sweatshop in bangladesh. youre acting like the founder of filson hand stitched the sweater just for you with his bare hands
>>17360285I don't care about brand. I care about material and quality. 100% virgin wool is what it is.
>>17360283>you would know that brand doesn't matter, but functionality and material doesyeah so buy a big bill sweater and be done with it then..
>>17360290Why are you shilling so hard for Big Bill? Do you work for them? It has been mentioned already that their coats are using recycled wool blends and are quite a bight lighter (see: not as warm).
>>17360290>agrees brand doesn't matter>says what brand to buynot an argument. if the brand doesn't matter, buy whatever you like/suits your needs>>17360285>muh sweatshopsmaybe now, but not always
>>17360300>Why are you shilling so hard for Big Bill?>>17360301>maybe now, but not alwayswhy are you shilling so hard for filson. can i get a promo code while youre at it
>>17360283>(yes, to start a fucking fire, try and stop me larper)im going to start bringing a super soaker on my trips into the bush to deal with chuds like you
>>17360307>a super soaker will put out a fireuh buddy, your larp is showing
>>17360307>implying you've ever been outside of a city before
>>17360311wait until you feel the wrath of my XP50-AP BLASTER then you wont be laughin'
>>17360318plus ill mix an unwashable dye (like the kind they use on anti-shoplifting devices) into the water so when i spray your filson shirt it will be ruined forever (since you cant wash it because its 100% wool LULZZZZ)
>>17360323What exactly are you hoping to accomplish here anon?
>>17360326i want you to be aware.. that i am always watching.. and waiting. for the right moment to strike. youll be there in the local city park, collecting twigs to make your camp fire in your 1000$ gold plated filson vest and i will be lurking in the shadows, water rifle cocked and loaded and when you least expect it your fire will be extinguished and your wool garment ruined for life
>>17360329still not buying a big bill jacket
>>17360634lmfao. genuinely cant tell if trolling or just mad
>>17359016NOW HE'S A BEAR IN A BLOOD RED MACKINAW WITH HUNGRY DOGS AT BAYAND SPRINGTIME THUNDER IN HIS SUDDEN ROAR
>>17359016did Stridewise make this thread?
>>17359016>mackinaw>jackin' offcoincidence? i think not
>>17359016absolutely yes. a
>>17359160post pics of them liar>>17359335he means he's poor
>>17360743RIP in peace stan
When I tried them on it seemed like L was too fucking big and M was too fucking small.It wasn't exactly one to one, though.One was their mack and one was one of their other wool jackets.
>>17362767Asians should never wear buffalo plaid. The rugged Asian lumberjack isn't a thing and never will be.
>>17363118I've seen every race except Asians in my decade of doing manual labor. Do Asian blue collar workers exist?
>>17363118>The rugged Asian lumberjack isn't a thingare you retardedjapanese are famous for their timberframing and they need lumberjacks to make timbers.
>>17363146They don't wear buffalo plaid though and they still look soft regardless.
>>17363150nothing soft about hand-sawing a timber beam and then surfing it down a mountain you silly little man.
>>17363157I mean I'm not saying it's an easy job. I'm just saying that even the strong Asians look weak and feminine.
>>17363165You are a sad person.
Buffalo plaid is for lesbians.
>>17363180True, unless you're an actual lumberjack you look like a hipster and/or lesbian wearing a buffalo plaid. I prefer the forest green. Also Stormy Kromer makes basically the same thing at almost half the price.
>>17359165nigga if you don't work on a job site and you wear Big Bill you are stealing valor and will get forcibly sodomized by a crew of construction workers in a port-a-potty. Big Bill does make some pretty based flame resistant coveralls for welding tho.
>>17363202they make clothes for hunting and general outdoors too, poseur.
>>17363193>no double layer on the backno wonder its half the price
>>17362767>ME SO COO! ME ROOK RIKE RUMBERJACK! ME FINARRY GONNA BE COOEST INTANASHANOH STUDENT! NOW ME WEAH BAH REN SHER GER AND GET BEYOOTIFOH WHITE GULL!!! MAKE STUPID CHENG SHI MAI HO JEARROUSS!!! HAHAHA!!!
>>17363257It'd still be way cheaper to buy one of their wool vests and layer it. Also makes the jacket more mobile and versatile in different weather conditions.
>>17363202what if i am an office wagie but in all my spare time i am outside in the forest looking for mushrooms, does that qualify