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Old September 21st, 2012, 02:02 PM
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47% of people who wear Filson products don't pay taxes I've heard.
Thats funny that you should say that...just this morning a friend of mine said 87% of all factoids quoted are wrong! lol...hadn't heard that one in awhile.
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Old September 21st, 2012, 04:02 PM
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All sorted now, a jacket is on order, thanks to all who offered to help....

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Old September 21st, 2012, 05:21 PM
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Old September 21st, 2012, 05:29 PM
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...but at the end of the day, for us we all have Series or Defenders so not so different. Cann't we all just get along...

Oh and I just have to add the obvious: "God bless The D-90 source" where a random guy on an even smaller island than the mother country can reach out to an former territory to get a jacket and a bunch of other guys all step up to help.
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Old September 21st, 2012, 05:47 PM
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Thats funny that you should say that...just this morning a friend of mine said 87% of all factoids quoted are wrong! lol...hadn't heard that one in awhile.

Get it right Bill... 97% of statistics are made up on the spot...
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Old September 21st, 2012, 06:51 PM
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Get it right Bill... 97% of statistics are made up on the spot...

honestly- I think there is only a 1 in 3 chance of that being correct!

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...but at the end of the day, for us we all have Series or Defenders so not so different. Cann't we all just get along...

Oh and I just have to add the obvious: "God bless The D-90 source" where a random guy on an even smaller island than the mother country can reach out to an former territory to get a jacket and a bunch of other guys all step up to help.
Oh thats good! lol!
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Old September 21st, 2012, 07:20 PM
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Spread the Filson! I was thinking about the Levi jacket but settled for the Tin Cruiser. Love it. I am totally wiling to help as well if any of your other options fall through
I have quite a few of their coats and other items. I think I have over 75 garments from them....

My best Filson story is when I went to Seattle for a convention, I asked them to fix my wheels on my luggage (after 250,000 miles). They gave me a new one.

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Filson coats have no place in the city
You should see the looks I get when I go to Manhattan with my Red and Black double Mak.
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Old September 21st, 2012, 07:25 PM
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if you really must have a $200.00 shirt...go here...http://jlpowell.com/
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Old September 21st, 2012, 08:36 PM
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they had/have a flagship store in Mi., boy I'd hate to be the idiot that had that idea in Mi.'s economy!
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they had/have a flagship store in Mi., boy I'd hate to be the idiot that had that idea in Mi.'s economy!
They closed the one in Denver as well. There was a chance to open one in NYC but I think it was shelved also.

The new PR firm they have is great and they are doing well.

I assume the Michigan choice was because Michigan sell the most hunting licenses in the states (sometimes comes in second to PA).

They have shifted some products to overseas manufacturing but they try to keep most of it USA made.
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Old September 22nd, 2012, 01:25 PM
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They closed the one in Denver as well. There was a chance to open one in NYC but I think it was shelved also.

The new PR firm they have is great and they are doing well.

I assume the Michigan choice was because Michigan sell the most hunting licenses in the states (sometimes comes in second to PA).

They have shifted some products to overseas manufacturing but they try to keep most of it USA made.
Yeah maybe they were not doing so well because they sell $3.00 shirts for $200.00! Great profit on low sales. It just doesnt make sense.
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Old September 22nd, 2012, 04:14 PM
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47% of people who wear Filson products don't pay taxes I've heard.
Dude where to I sign up?

So Filson is like Barbour ... used to be work wear ... now seen on the grouse beater lookalikes on the lower east side?

Lots of great looking stuff ... but what i really want is a wool barbour duffle coat ... but they are no longer sold :-(
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Old September 22nd, 2012, 10:02 PM
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Dude where to I sign up?

So Filson is like Barbour ... used to be work wear ... now seen on the grouse beater lookalikes on the lower east side?

Lots of great looking stuff ... but what i really want is a wool barbour duffle coat ... but they are no longer sold :-(
Next time you cross the bridge and stop we will discuss. I am placing an order soon.

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Yeah maybe they were not doing so well because they sell $3.00 shirts for $200.00! Great profit on low sales. It just doesnt make sense.
I don't want to get into a pissing contest but I will stand up for Filson products.

They do not have 3 dollar shirts. The thread in the materials cost more than 3 bucks. I can guarantee you that the fabrics they use are really pricey.

I have 2 shirts that get worn for at lease 25 days a year (my alternating hunting shirts). Yes I hunt 50 days a year. I have had these $125 shirts (each) for 7 years. They may be a little faded from washing them in streams and drying them over rent stoves but I will say no button has come loose nor do I have wear and tear. My wife got her first coat last year and she loves it.

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Figure 20-30 bucks a yard for their materials.
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Old September 23rd, 2012, 07:27 AM
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I wear my Filson for work, the places I have worn the Filson would shred a Barbour. I used to wear Barbour coats, since I was in middle school. Barbour IMO opinion is a lot like Land Rover, something somewhat iconic that has really lost touch. Most of the people I see wearing them are coeds wearing a Beaufort and Torri Burch boots, they look great with a RRS.

Glad you were able to find a Filson, it should last a very very long time.
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Old September 23rd, 2012, 12:04 PM
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Next time you cross the bridge and stop we will discuss. I am placing an order soon.

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I don't want to get into a pissing contest but I will stand up for Filson products.

They do not have 3 dollar shirts. The thread in the materials cost more than 3 bucks. I can guarantee you that the fabrics they use are really pricey.

I have 2 shirts that get worn for at lease 25 days a year (my alternating hunting shirts). Yes I hunt 50 days a year. I have had these $125 shirts (each) for 7 years. They may be a little faded from washing them in streams and drying them over rent stoves but I will say no button has come loose nor do I have wear and tear. My wife got her first coat last year and she loves it.

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Figure 20-30 bucks a yard for their materials.

I was speaking of jl powell. I like Filson. I just dont like it when places like jl powell sell shirts for $200.00 and they are low quality. The Filson garments are high quality IMO.

Personally...to each his own. I'm sure lots of folks would think buying cloths from any place other than Walmart is a waste. In the end, it's all good!
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Vermont Gear / Farm-Way (vermontgear.com) has a sale going on Filson gear right now. Looks to be 20% off everything.
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Old November 28th, 2012, 11:45 PM
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Vermont Gear / Farm-Way (vermontgear.com) has a sale going on Filson gear right now. Looks to be 20% off everything.
Thanks for the intel - I was actually on the Filson site today thinking of one of their Tin coats. I wear ski stuff all the time thru the winter as it's light and warm but it get's hammered from garage and yard work. I have an old Patagonia down jacket that is ripped and covered in anti-sieze.

Thinking the Double Logger or maybe the Tin Cruiser. Sounds like these jackets are tough as hell but how do they stand up to dirt/grim/grease?
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Old November 29th, 2012, 12:23 AM
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Glad to help. I couldn't pass up the deal on a tin jacket and mackinaw wool liner. Should make driving the Series a warmer affair in the winter. For tractor/truck work, I bring out the Carhartts.
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Thanks for the intel - I was actually on the Filson site today thinking of one of their Tin coats. I wear ski stuff all the time thru the winter as it's light and warm but it get's hammered from garage and yard work. I have an old Patagonia down jacket that is ripped and covered in anti-sieze.

Thinking the Double Logger or maybe the Tin Cruiser. Sounds like these jackets are tough as hell but how do they stand up to dirt/grim/grease?


tin cloth garments are greased when they leave the factory.
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