or Connect
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › Filson Bag Thread: With Pictures
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Filson Bag Thread: With Pictures - Page 147

post #2191 of 3916
FYI those with AAFES access, there is a 15% code for today.
finally ordered a tan medium duffle and brown dopp kitt icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

i wasnt sure about which color dopp kit to order, but i didnt want all my filson bags to be in tan. I think it would be way too coordinated biggrin.gif
post #2192 of 3916
After a couple of weeks with my 256 briefcase my only complaint is that the shoulder strap is too long. Wish there was an easier way to shorten it without punching more holes.
post #2193 of 3916
Oops - sorry for double post
post #2194 of 3916
Quote:
Originally Posted by Orange44 View Post

After a couple of weeks with my 256 briefcase my only complaint is that the shoulder strap is too long. Wish there was an easier way to shorten it without punching more holes.

 

I have a 257 bag and I find the strap length to be inconvenient at times too.  Mainly when entering or exiting my car with it.  The incline of my driveway, the fact that I usually leave with a cup of coffee in my hands, and that I am not the most coordinated individual at 7 am contributes to this however. 

 

I will admit to being new to this site and that I need to post some pictures of my well worn computer bag.  Given the durability it has given me however, I will gladly forgive it's shoulder strap inconveniences. If anyone should be complaining, it's the bag for the fact that I constantly mistreat it, spill coffee on it and give it total disregard when stowing it on airplanes.  In terms of hierarchy, my beautiful wife has forgiven my misgivings for 23 years, my Weber grill for 18 years (and it has just given up the ghost), followed by my Filson 257 for 15 years.  Thank goodness I choose my companions carefully.

post #2195 of 3916
257 and Pullman (12-day carry on combo)


Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
post #2196 of 3916
do you guys mix and match your filson bag colors or keep them all consistent?
now im second guessing whether i should have gotten a brown or tan dopp kit to match my tan bags....went with brown....

shog[1].gif
post #2197 of 3916
I personally can't think of going for either brown or tan after using my otter 257 for a year and a half, love the patina and richness of the canvas, and the contrast to the brown leather.
post #2198 of 3916
So far I have stuck with one color for my 256 & small duffle
post #2199 of 3916
Quote:
Originally Posted by Orange44 View Post

After a couple of weeks with my 256 briefcase my only complaint is that the shoulder strap is too long. Wish there was an easier way to shorten it without punching more holes.

I took my 257 to a local shoe repair guy who punched some additional holes in the strap. Actually didn't charge me anything and now it's a perfect height for carrying. Before, the bag was far too low.
post #2200 of 3916
Quote:
Originally Posted by spacemanvt View Post

do you guys mix and match your filson bag colors or keep them all consistent?
now im second guessing whether i should have gotten a brown or tan dopp kit to match my tan bags....went with brown....

shog[1].gif

It's personal preference, nothing more. I haven't given any thought to matching, just the usage of the individual bag. I own a briefcase in brown because I think it is the most discrete option for business settings, a rucksack in green just because I prefer the look of that particular bag in green over tan, and a pullman in green just because I purchased second hand and that happened to be the first color available at the time I was looking for one.

If you wanted a coordinated set I couldn't really argue with you, but it's not something I personally care to have.
post #2201 of 3916
Quote:
Originally Posted by hoit1981 View Post

I took my 257 to a local shoe repair guy who punched some additional holes in the strap. Actually didn't charge me anything and now it's a perfect height for carrying. Before, the bag was far too low.

Yep. Any cobbler should be able to do it in no time flat.

It's a pretty easy thing to do yourself if you want

Or if nothing better

Hardest thing is getting the hole exactly where you want it, but they have rulers to assist with that !
post #2202 of 3916
just curious how tall you guys are that the strap isn't short enough
post #2203 of 3916
Quote:
Originally Posted by poena View Post

just curious how tall you guys are that the strap isn't short enough

I'm 6' 3". I just like to have the bag at a high level when I'm carrying it around.
post #2204 of 3916
I'm 5'5" and use my strap on the last shortest hole. I wouldn't mind it if I had the option to make it shorter.
post #2205 of 3916
I'm 5' 8" and use the shortest hole. I wish the strap was a couple of inches shorter. I may have to punch a new hole or two in the strap.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Classic Menswear
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › Filson Bag Thread: With Pictures