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Filson Leather Cruiser - Who will be the first?

AeroFan_07

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Just got my monthly Filson catalog and saw this new Cruiser being offered:

https://www.filson.com/men/new-arrivals/leather-cruiser.html

Initial Impressions based off photos and specs in catalog and online:
  • Good representation of the Cruiser jacket all around
  • For the Price I would have expected a wool lining (and its Filson's flagship material)
  • Would have been nice if the leather itself were called out more, where sourced, etc.
  • Price seems about $500 too much, IMHO
  • Is a limited edition, so may have a little bit of collect-ability down the road
I won't be buying one, first due to the price, second due to not being a fan overall of button-up leather jackets. However I thought this was interesting enough to start a thread on it. If someone does really like it and buys one, I hope you will do a review of it.

Also being spoiled as many of us on here are, it's hard to fathom ordering a jacket, especially at the asking price, based solely off of the S-M-L-XL sizing. I would prefer to be able to specify a few more details.
 
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I'm with Bobj. Tin cloth/wool suits the style better. Looks odd to me in "US leather".
I agree Randy, the price seems way high given the obscurity of materials used and the lack of effective sizing. If you're somewhere in between the S,M,L,XL size range you $1800 poorer on a jacket that doesn't fit right.
I love Filson, really love their catalogs. This one is a miss by my eye.
 

Peter Mackin

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Not for me either..ive put the tin cloth packer on eBay only couple of weeks after picking it up..too hard core for me..
 

AeroFan_07

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Interestingly I "snagged" a new Filson wool cruiser last evening new with tags in size 44L on the 'bay. I've been thinking about one for quite a while and needed a warmer winter coat. Wanted a Long while I could still get one.
 

Gav

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Agreed. Love filson gear, my mackinaw gets plenty of wear and I carry filson luggage everyday. But this jacket is not good.
 

El Marro

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I agree with everything said here. If I was looking to spend that kind of money I would reach out to Himel Brothers and get something made to order.
 
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Maybe the price was a misprint?
If you've ever shopped in their store, you'd know that you should either come fully prepared to not buy anything, or have your Gold AMEX handy. It's not for a faint of heart, but a lot of the gear is made here, and I support that as I can.
Same with Woolrich back in PA. But I almost always buy off-season and save some money. The stuff does outlast typical cheaper items, so it's more of an investment - I tell myself that every time I spend more than a normal human does for things.
 

IXL

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I've got so much Filson stuff I could be a poster boy: hats, gloves, boots and shoes, sweaters, shirts (only the U.S.A. ones) jackets, coats, liners, chaps, hunting gear, rifle cases, and even three or four belts. I just think they took a "swing and a miss" on this jacket and that my money would be better spent on some of their other obscenely priced items.
 

El Marro

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Well said IXL. As someone who owns a handful of thousand dollar leather jackets I can't claim that I buy clothes with anything approaching frugality, let alone common sense. I really like the wool Mackinaws, vests, and hats that I have bought from Filson and I'm sure I will continue to buy more of those items in the future. At this point the $695 wool packer coat is far more tempting than their leather jacket.
 

l0fielectronic

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Always seems quite hit and miss(mostly miss) when an established brand takes one of their 'classic' models and produces a leather version of it. But I guess there is a limited market for such things.

Maybe it looks a little better in person too as the product photos aren't really selling it as a £1800(!) jacket I don't feel.
 
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