mackinaw cruiser vs the irvine jacket
the new j. crew catalog arrived sometime last week. thumbing through it i noticed a jacket eerily similar to the filson mackinaw cruiser. j. crew is calling it the irvine jacket (bottom pic). it’s essentially the exact same jacket as filson’s. it’s wool with chest flap pockets, handwarmer pockets, and buttons at the cuff. it doesn’t look half bad, but i’d still go for the mackinaw cruiser. filson’s been making their jacket since 1914; j. crew since 2011. no contest here.