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Himel Canucks vs. Freewheelers Brakeman

JDelage

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All,

First time post here, but I've done a lot of reading the last couple days. I'm curious if someone could give me the key differences between the canucks and the brakeman. I find that it's surprisingly easier to find detailed pictures of the Japanese made coat.

Thank you.
 

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The biggest difference is the lining . . . the FW Brakeman has heavy wool lining and storm cuffs . . . the Canuck has whatever lining you specify (I specified light weight cotton) and no storm cuffs. The heavy wool lining was a deal breaker for me because I live in a warm climate.

The FW Brakeman has rather wide shoulders in relationship to the chest sizing . . . the Canuck has a more traditional shoulder to chest ratio, and can be altered as appropriate.

The FW Brakeman sleeves are on the shorter side . . . the Canuck has whatever sleeve length you specify.

The FW Brakeman has a slight dip in the center front . . . more so than the Canuck.

The FW Brakeman has a upper chest pocket . . . the Canuck does not.

The FW Brakeman is only available in black and light brown (unless you are very lucky and stumble across a used limited edition Auburn) . . . the Canuck is available in many different leathers/colors.

The FW Brakeman can be customized for an additional $1,000 . . . there is no additional charge to customize the Canuck.

Hope that helps.
 

JDelage

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Very useful, thank you. Do you know whether the 2 coats are the same length?
 

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I did not know you could customize the brakeman. What are you allowed to alter on it? Can you change the lining as well?
 

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Very useful, thank you. Do you know whether the 2 coats are the same length?

They are similar length wise. Look at posted dimensions for exact differences.

I did not know you could customize the brakeman. What are you allowed to alter on it? Can you change the lining as well?

I do not know what level of customization is allowed. Contact Desolation Row.
 

JDelage

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Something I just noticed: the canucks front panels are made of 2 pieces, whereas the FW Brakeman's are made of a single piece each.
 

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