MACKINAW MEMORIES: You MIght as Well Give the Best…. By Ralph D. Larovere
From the woods of the Adirondack Mountains to the cosmopolitan streets of Manhattan, my Mackinaw served me well and kept me warm. While others chose noisy, temperamental, synthetic fabrics I sported my Mackinaw made from comfortable and reliable wool. During the week my Mackinaw set me apart from the pack, kept me warm and provided some unique pockets for carrying the essentials a city slicker needs. Why do I speak of my Mackinaw in the past? About 3 years ago a good friend was in need of a winter coat for his next assignment in Toronto, Canada. He remarked at how great looking my Mackinaw was and wanted to know where he could get one before he left in 24 hours. I took the coat off my back and gave it to him. I always lived by the motto, I might as well have the best, and I wanted my good friends to live by that, too. He is now living in Switzerland and the Mackinaw continues to perform well for him and set him apart from the pack. He told me that everyone there wants to know how to get the VERY BEST as well. Someday I will get around to replacing my favorite winter coat, but until then I will wear one of my 5 other Filson jackets.
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