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post #2461 of 4144
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Originally Posted by sammyt View Post

I received my 256 yesterday and noticed the brass key clasp was stitched in the INTERIOR pocket in the main zipper compartment...is this the new standard placement for this feature? I thought I had been mailed a defective product, but based off the red 256 pictures above, perhaps this is indeed the correct placement?
Seems illogical to me to have it inside the zipper compartment instead of inside the exterior front pocket.

Any help here? Thanks

My 256, which I bought new in March, has the key clasp stitched in the exterior pocket just like my 257 from 2009. Must be a very recent change.
post #2462 of 4144
Quote:
Originally Posted by sammyt View Post

I received my 256 yesterday and noticed the brass key clasp was stitched in the INTERIOR pocket in the main zipper compartment...is this the new standard placement for this feature? I thought I had been mailed a defective product, but based off the red 256 pictures above, perhaps this is indeed the correct placement?
Seems illogical to me to have it inside the zipper compartment instead of inside the exterior front pocket.

Any help here? Thanks

 

On my navy 256, it's in the exterior front pocket. Same with my red 257.
Edited by laundry day - 5/30/13 at 7:16am
post #2463 of 4144
Just noticed that Will in the tv series of Hannibal is using a 256 or 257 smile.gif
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I just received my 256 in the black/tweed combo last week, and have used it everyday since then. Love the bag! My only complaint also has to do with the brass key clasp. Mine is on the exterior pocket, however I find it to be too short. I kind of wish it was long enough to pull my keys out of the bag while still attached. Anyone know of a good way to extend it? 

 

Also, how do you guys carry the bag? I have yet to use the shoulder strap. Every time I try, is just slides right off my shoulder. 

post #2465 of 4144

I'm interested in purchasing the original briefcase (256) in navy. I would love to see some pictures of one in the wild. Can anyone help a brotha out? icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

 

Also, I've read that the navy bags feel flimsier than the original colors. Can anyone shed light on this?

post #2466 of 4144
Don't know about the navy bags, but I have a tan, 22oz, 256 arriving Monday. I hope it is big enough or it goes up for sale to fund the 257!
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Anyone see a tan 257 on sale anywhere?
post #2468 of 4144
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Originally Posted by omgitswes View Post

Anyone see a tan 257 on sale anywhere?

It's not much, but: http://www.solomonoutfitters.com/Filson/Filson_257.html
post #2469 of 4144
Oh well I must say the 256 is a beautiful, heavy duty bag for sure, leather is top notch and strap latches are heavy duty. The issue is having to put my 15" MBP in the center compartment because it does not fit in the side compartments. I am highly doubting the MBP would fit in the side compartment of the 257 either since they are the same width. Anybody using the 257 with a 15" MBP in side compartment?
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I recently picked up a 256 in navy and was wondering if filson boot oil would be okay to condition the leather with?

 

Thanks!

post #2471 of 4144
Any recs for keeping the red canvas clean? Waxing? Waterproofer spray? Girlfriend is taking the bag but wants to keep it red
post #2472 of 4144
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Originally Posted by stevent View Post

Any recs for keeping the red canvas clean? Waxing? Waterproofer spray? Girlfriend is taking the bag but wants to keep it red

 

Use tan Filson's bag.

post #2473 of 4144
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Originally Posted by ksv123 View Post

Oh well I must say the 256 is a beautiful, heavy duty bag for sure, leather is top notch and strap latches are heavy duty. The issue is having to put my 15" MBP in the center compartment because it does not fit in the side compartments. I am highly doubting the MBP would fit in the side compartment of the 257 either since they are the same width. Anybody using the 257 with a 15" MBP in side compartment?

I have a 256 and 257 and I use a 13" MBP in a thick sleeve. The 13" MBP fits the same (very snug) in the side compartments in either bag (same width). However, it does fit more loosely in the center "pocket" in my 257. I think a 15" MBP would fit in the center pocket of the 257 by itself or in a thin sleeve.
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my 15" mbp fits in the inside side sleeves of my 257. no case on it
post #2475 of 4144
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Originally Posted by poena View Post

my 15" mbp fits in the inside side sleeves of my 257. no case on it
Dies it slide in, or do you have to work it? The 15" MVP fits fine on center of my 256.
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