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I got a chance to compare my new Filson purchases with some of my old (pre-buyout) bags. Sadly, the difference is obvious. Every piece of leather on the new 256 and medium travel bag is noticeably thinner than the like piece on my 257. The leather on the travel bag is about 10% thinner, while 256 is easily 25% thinner. The cloth material is also much less thick and stiff. My 257 is stiffer after 3 years of use daily use (rain, shine, snow) than the new out of the box bags....
I'm 5'8 and wear a 38S or a 36S/R. You definitely don't want a 44R. It's going to be inches too long.
I had that shoe and it was very nice. It's a shame I had to send it back due to AE's absolutely piss poor build quality and QC. Once and only once did I bother buying a Shell AE - never again.
Filson recently "improved" the 257 by fixing the placement of the little dividers inside the case. They may have upped the price at that point (I don't know). The BB case is the 257 with the old style, superior for my use, compartment.
The last is one of my better fitting options. They were comfortable the second I put them on. However, the soles are rock hard, wear like iron, and are barely starting to soften from use. If I walked 2 miles every time I wore them it would be a different story. However, walking around a carpeted classroom or sitting in my office doesn't tend to generate a ton of milage.
I went through this as well, got the 257 and used it for 2 years - I'm picking up my 256 tomorrow. Given your situation, you're either going to be carrying a slightly too big, or a slightly too small, bag depending on what you buy. The 257 is much thicker than the 256 and the real increase in useful interior space isn't nearly commensurate with the size difference.
it works in store.
Until the 20th iirc.
My wing tips aren't near broken in after approximately 20 wears.
That's great to hear. Keep us updated.
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