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post #3211 of 4143
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Originally Posted by milw50717 View Post

Filson themselves do not rewax their twill or tin cloth luggage.

http://www.filson.com/filson/customer-care/special-services/
Too fiddly, not cost effective or, as mentioned by tim y, maybe they do not recommend it for some reason, such as they are not oil finish items ?

The Filson website shows related items. Obenaufs LP is shown for the briefcases. Filson wax for oil finish jackets and pants. Thinking about it for a short time, Filson do not supply a tin of the wax with the luggage as they do with their oil finish jackets. The instructions with the tin state "clothing and "garments" specifically.

People have tried it before on this forum, never seen before and after images though to see if there are changes in colour or the dry finish. If you do reproof with the oil finish wax maybe take some photos and let us see the results?

The LP is used to treat the bridle leather trim and straps. It's not used on the material. Straight from Filson's website on the material used to make the twill luggage. "Made from 22-oz. 100% cotton oil finish Rugged Twill with 100% Genuine Bridle Leather. "

I own a fair amount of Tin Cloth coats and jackets. Completely rewaxing a coat takes hours of time and a couple or few tins of wax. The luggage is even harder to do and a 257 can eat up two or 3 tins of oil by itself. I've dealt with Filson for decades and it's only in the last year or so have I been hearing garbage from customer service reps like the BS above about rewaxing your oil finished goods with something other than the Filson oil finish wax.
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Filson Small Carry-on 240: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-KHuMlFtqM


Edited by MrHappyHappy - 1/13/14 at 5:04am
post #3213 of 4143
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Originally Posted by Crane's View Post

The LP is used to treat the bridle leather trim and straps. It's not used on the material. Straight from Filson's website on the material used to make the twill luggage. "Made from 22-oz. 100% cotton oil finish Rugged Twill with 100% Genuine Bridle Leather. "

No argument on LP being for the leather only. I hope I didn't imply otherwise.

For me the rugged twill is simply not an oil finish product. The rugged twill is made from paraffin wax treated material, but is not an oil finish in the same way as the jackets and luggage that is labelled as oil-finished. The greasy finish is not there on the rugged twill luggage. Presumably impregnated with less wax.

I'd be interested in before and after images to see how it affects colour and finish as I have a strong suspicion that there will be significant change, even if you iron over cloth paper later to remove excess. I'm sceptical and hore than happy to be proved incorrect on this or anything else though.
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I own a fair amount of Tin Cloth coats and jackets. Completely rewaxing a coat takes hours of time and a couple or few tins of wax. The luggage is even harder to do and a 257 can eat up two or 3 tins of oil by itself. I've dealt with Filson for decades and it's only in the last year or so have I been hearing garbage from customer service reps like the BS above about rewaxing your oil finished goods with something other than the Filson oil finish wax.

I have rewaxed Barbour and Filson. Yep, it takes a time and a lot of wax, shame Filson don't sell their wax in larger cans to us mere mortals. The cans they sell are more suited for touch-up work rather than complete rewaxing of large jackets. I've tried some of the more modern waterproofers, such as nikwax cottonproof but they don't work as well and don't lubricate and help protect the cloth against wear as the wax does.

Didn't try the Nikwax on my rugged twill though .. smile.gif
post #3214 of 4143

Do you guys think it is ok to carry around a wool bag in the summer? 

 

http://www.jcrew.com/mens_feature/theliquorstore/accessories/PRDOVR~08876/ENE~1+2+3+22+4294967294+20+225~~~0~15~all~mode+matchallany~~~~~filson/08876.jsp?isSaleItem=false&isFromSearch=true

 

The jcrew filson field bag looks pretty awesome but I'm just afraid that it might be a fall/winter/early spring type bag. I live on the east coast by the way. 

post #3215 of 4143
Just the flap is wool, I personally think who cares as long as it looks great, the bag is not meant to be a very formal one so why conform to irrelevant fashion convention (you shouldn't be carrying it with formal wear in the first place, if you really cared). But I live in the tropics so I am not in the best position to comment on what the people on the east coast think...
post #3216 of 4143

I just bought a bunch of bags last night for resale on Craigslist and Ebay from Gracious Home. Many Filson items are marked at 50% off, plus there's a 10% discount code. I scored several tin totes in otter green, a few black Sportsman's bags, three of the otter green/tan Original Sportsman combo and a couple of the two-zip travel kits. That's new Filson product at 45% of MSRP, folks!

post #3217 of 4143

most of the selection is gone.

post #3218 of 4143

There are a couple of cool new offerings from FIlson online including a 72-hour tin cloth briefcase and new colors for the padded computer bag.

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I just bought a billykirk padded briefcase from Jcrew. I was hoping the bag would feel as premium as a Filson but it just doesn't. It is a little disappointing. So what makes this billykirk bag retail for $374 while the filson briefcase goes for $249? Is the higher MSRP a premium for two Amish guys to handmake this bag?

 

The canvas is much lighter than a filson's and the horween leather is really thin and feels a little cheap compared to the heavier leather used in filson bags. The strap isn't even leather. All in all, it doesn't feel as refined. Should I return it and get a blue filson 256 for full price? I got this billykirk for $180, and I'm a sucker for sales, so it's kinda hard to give that up. The one thing I do like about the bag is that it is padded a little so I wouldn't have to worry as much about my laptop.

 

Link: http://www.jcrew.com/AST/Navigation/Sale/AllProducts/PRDOVR~16139/ENE~1+2+3+22+4294967294+20+225~~~0~15~all~mode+matchallany~~~~~billykirk/16139.jsp?isSaleItem=false&isFromSearch=true

post #3220 of 4143
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Originally Posted by movoblast View Post

I just bought a billykirk padded briefcase from Jcrew. I was hoping the bag would feel as premium as a Filson but it just doesn't. It is a little disappointing. So what makes this billykirk bag retail for $374 while the filson briefcase goes for $249? Is the higher MSRP a premium for two Amish guys to handmake this bag?

Should I return it and get a blue filson 256 for full price?

Yes, return it and buy the Filson. That is what I would do. I have learned that from my wife: better save and buy what I really want.
post #3221 of 4143
Grabbed this beautiful bag from a "vintage" shop in Brooklyn:slayer: (of course). I don't think the guy knew what he was selling...
Anyway, it's definitely a vintage Field Satchel but I was wondering is there anyway to determine the age of the bag? I'll save my questions about what I should do to preserve/repair the very minor issues with it. It's an awesome bag, I just would like to know when it was made. The store said the 30's but I really don't know if that's realistic... Anyone?




BTW This is my first post after lurking for a really long time, cool to finally be amongst instead of an observer.
post #3222 of 4143
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Originally Posted by bluechalkstripe View Post

Grabbed this beautiful bag from a "vintage" shop in Brooklyn:slayer: (of course). I don't think the guy knew what he was selling...
Anyway, it's definitely a vintage Field Satchel but I was wondering is there anyway to determine the age of the bag? I'll save my questions about what I should do to preserve/repair the very minor issues with it. It's an awesome bag, I just would like to know when it was made. The store said the 30's but I really don't know if that's realistic... Anyone?

BTW This is my first post after lurking for a really long time, cool to finally be amongst instead of an observer.

Whoa, super nice find! Perhaps there is someone on here that can help but honestly I'd write Filson with a few more pictures of the interior and see if they can help. They have at least something of an archive going on in their Seattle store with some garments from 1910 forward. They could at least tell you when they started making the briefcase. Please share any info you find and enjoy it, damn beautiful!
post #3223 of 4143
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by bluechalkstripe View Post

Grabbed this beautiful bag from a "vintage" shop in Brooklyn:slayer: (of course). I don't think the guy knew what he was selling...
Anyway, it's definitely a vintage Field Satchel
BTW This is my first post after lurking for a really long time, cool to finally be amongst instead of an observer.

^nice find! call filson and send them picks through their email.


side note: often times companies like Filson or LL Bean will pay top dollar for their own vintage items. I think there was a story about a guy who had a vintage LL bean teepee tent and they bought it from him for $10,000.
post #3224 of 4143

Just ordered some Obenauf's LP to use on some boots, but want to use it on the straps of my Filson as well. Any tips? I'm sure it's pretty idiot-proof, but at the same time, I'm a pretty big idiot.

post #3225 of 4143
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Originally Posted by NickInTO View Post

Just ordered some Obenauf's LP to use on some boots, but want to use it on the straps of my Filson as well. Any tips? I'm sure it's pretty idiot-proof, but at the same time, I'm a pretty big idiot.

Use a hair dryer to heat up the wax when applying. Otherwise you will get white spots on the stitching after the LP dries.
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