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Filson is finally selling replacement leather straps on their website. Interestingly, they say the strap for the 256 is 40" long but I measured it being 44" long using the shortest hole. As a short guy, I always felt the strap was a tad long so I'd consider getting a shorter strap (possibly the 34" version). http://www.filson.com/products/leather-shoulder-strap-with-pad.70001.html?fromCat=true&fvalsProduct=luggage&fmetaProduct=10
Use a hair dryer to heat up the wax when applying. Otherwise you will get white spots on the stitching after the LP dries.
If you have a MacBook, I highly recommend the WaterField bags "Outback sleeve". It fits snugly in my 256 inner pocket and the aesthetics are a perfect compliment to the Filson. Made in the USA as well.http://www.sfbags.com/products/outback-laptop-sleeve/outback-sleeve.php
I have a Medium Travel Bag but have not used it as a carry-on yet. However, the last time I checked it was the largest Filson bag that is carry-on compliant at 42" linear inches (45" linear inches is the limit for United Airlines).
Filson bike anyone? http://www.bikerumor.com/2013/11/14/dream-city-bike-filson-takes-shinolas-waterford-made-bixby-to-new-heights-of-luxury/
After using a 257 for a few years in a business casual environment, I ended up downgrading to a 256. The 257 is nice but since I only carry a MacBook Pro and the occasional book, it was too bulky for office use. I prefer the slimmer silhouette of the 256 for office/everyday use. Looking back, I probably could have gotten away with the 256 during college as I never really had many classes scheduled back-to-back and I always lived on or near campus. But a 257 is probably a...
Is that an umbrella in the 256 side pocket?
My briefcase has a 3/4" thread lingering from where the hand grip was stitched to the handle. I didn't notice this before. Should I cut it off or let it be?
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