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MACKINAW MEMORIES: Why Trade My Perfectly Good Coat For A New One? By Bruce M Rose

September 20, 2012
Filed in: Mackinaw Memories

My wife recently suggested that I “trade” in my Filson wool coat and receive $60 off a new one. Why would she suggest such a thing? First of all, I’ve had this coat longer than she’s been my wife and we’ve been married 30 years. Second of all, this coat is in perfect condition. I saved my money in high school and bought this coat in the late 70s. I have worn it every hunting season since. Not only have I worn it, but so has my son and several friends. One friend borrowed it for a “once in a lifetime” hunting trip to Colorado. I have taken excellent care of this coat for many years and it’s taken excellent care of me. A new coat would be nice, but this one will last me a life time and no doubt I will be able to pass it down to one of my four grandsons. Excellent quality, excellent product, no need to replace it, however, I would like to know if you had many takers on trading in their old coats. I kind of doubt it though! Bruce Rose Marble NC

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