The Thursday Buy: The Filson Tin Cloth Short Lined Cruiser Is a Classic Men’s Winter Coat

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When the weather truly takes a turn for the worse, or when you just need to layer up with the most rugged gear for the job — or heck, when you just want one of the coolest men’s jackets — where do you turn? For this Brooklyn style writer, the answer is easy: I head over to Filson, historical and heritage-focused makers of some of the best waxed jackets for men, some of the most rugged leather boots and plenty more fit for the toughest conditions imaginable.

And among the most rugged and hard-wearing jackets on the market, it’s tough to top the timeless Filson Tin Cloth Cruiser Jacket. The trucker jacket style, with its hip length and distinctive reinforced V-stitching from hip to pocket, is already iconic, but with Filson, it gets even better.

In this case, the tried-and-true silhouette is updated with Dry Finish Cover Cloth for even more durability and weather-ready protection, and the amped-up Filson Tin Cloth Short Lined Cruiser Jacket manages to check every box you need: It gets better with age, it wears well with plenty of casual styles and it should prove plenty useful in nasty seasonal weather.

The Filson Tin Cloth Short Lined Cruiser Jacket is a Pacific Northwest classic for a reason, particularly in a Dark Tan color that breaks in nicely over time and looks great when teamed up with styles ranging from olive chinos to charcoal canvas work pants or even Filson indigo denim.

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Beyond those crucial style points though, the Filson Tin Cloth Short Lined Cruiser Jacket is designed to work as hard as you do, whether you wear out into the field or the shop atop a Filson long-sleeve shirt or whether you choose to rock this trucker jacket for a night out at a brewery (guilty as charged). It’s got plenty of daily carry utility though, from the flap button chest pocket and right side patch pocket to the sturdy shank button cuff closures.

In short, the dependable Filson Tin Cloth Short Lined Cruiser Jacket can be worn just about as often as you want, in plenty of situations laidback and adventurous. Invest in it right now (the Filson Tin Cloth Short Lined Cruiser Jacket will run you $350), then get out there and get to work.

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