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Heddels Item Number One: Filson Mackinaw Cruiser

Posted on: November 13th, 2017 by Lesli Larson

Heddels asked me to identify my “item number one,” that is, the thing I’ve owned the longest (and still use semi-regularly). Read about my rareĀ Filson Mackinaw Cruiser for women and follow the complete seriesĀ here. And reference snaps below. What is your item number one?

Filson Mackinaw Cruiser with its rare cardigan fit

Wool Filson jacket on stairs

Minimal signs of wear after twenty years of hard wear

Filson catalog copy

Original catalog copy from 1990

Woman wearing Filson jacket and holding a dog leash

Filson Italy cruiser for women



  1. Thomas on

    I just found your blog while searching for Older Filson Catalogs, and have really enjoyed reading your posts this afternoon. I have attached a link to a Filson Thread on the Style Forum that has 600 pages of posts. You may be interested in it. The earliest posts from 1999 are are about what bag to buy, what color is most business like, and what size to buy, but the interesting trend is that most of the current content in the thread is about Filson luggage and the growing interest in its collectability. Now it is a very active forum thread.

    Thanks for scanning in images from the older Filson Catalogs. I was wondering if it would be possible to be emailed any pdf scans from the late 1980’s or early 1990’s for my collection. I have many products that I bought in that time frame. I look forward to following your posts.

  2. brossa on

    Not a comment about this cruiser, but… I know that Archival Clothing worked with some storied PNW producers like Dehen and Centralia Knitting Mills. I wonder if you could comment about any differences in their wool knitwear? I like the look of their respective sweaters but I live across the country and can’t compare them in person.

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