Lets make a thread to use to compare the different Filson Bags in their different colors. This way you don't have to do multiple google searches to see whats up and compare. SO PLEASE PUT PICTURES UP OF YOUR FILSON BAGS SO WE CAN SEE THE COLORS/MODELS/POTENTIAL PATINA AND WEAR. THANKS! My dad uses filson bags for lugging around fishing gear. Honestly before I joined styleforum I didn't even know filson made other bags for anything else except for hunting outdoorsman activities. I used to wonder why he'd spend money on those "ugly green tote bags"... lol Thanks to Styleforum now I know that Filson even makes briefcases and travel bags so I ended up buying a 257 large briefcase in brown. Honestly this bag is large enough to travel with (can fit your travel crap and a change of clothes with a laptop). I'll probably end up getting another filson, the 256, to use as an everyday briefcase. Natural light brown: notice how the brown is a little monotone with the leather. I like this for a travel bag... but I'll probably end up getting the tan (which has a nice contrast with the leather) for a regular 256 briefcase for regular work use. The inside has 3 flaps for organizing with lots of small pockets (some "pockets" actually are hollow through to the bottom). Here there is a macbook (13" computer) bare, with a thick laptop sleeve, and with a huge 7lbs book. I figure the book would represent a change of clothes, dopp kit, and some shoes. take note: the macbook with thick sleeve was actually a tight fit. I would use a sleeve with a computer because the huge/robust brass teeth of the zipper would be a scratch danger. Inside the bag they actually include a small padlock engraved with filson logo. Nice touch. After sifting through so many of the threads about filson bags (i.e. which one should i get 256 or 257) I recommend the 257 for those who are going to use it to lug a larger computer (anything bigger than 13"). Also those who plan to bring a lot of stuff: papers/large books/tons of photo lenses ect. This is also a great bag for traveling (and for lugging around a change of clothes. For those who plan to use it as a simple briefcase/day bag and don't want the option of hauling more stuff stick with the 256. Hopefully the brown will wear in well and look even better (like those old green filsons which aren't so "ugly" to me anymore).
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8/14/09 at 6:06pm