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post #3256 of 4378
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Originally Posted by terrorsquad View Post

Filson for USD 126 sounds awesome.Any tips where else i can get them at this price and if the place does international shipping?planning to get the navy and tan 256


I'd like to get a brown 256 with at least 40% off its MSRP. Hope BB 40% off sale will be up soon.


Edited by chev4x4 - 1/20/14 at 6:27pm
post #3257 of 4378

It would be GREAT if FIlson would make the 258 similar to this bag by BrooksBrothers! It seems to be a direct copy of the Filson 258 anyway, the difference is that the inside is wide open (which I like better). 

 

https://www.brooksbrothers.com/Mackintosh-Briefcase/FZ00082,default,pd.html?omnpp=remembered%20items

 

 

post #3258 of 4378
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Originally Posted by chev4x4 View Post


I'd like to get a brown 256 with at least 40% off its MSRP. Hope BB 40% off sale will be up soon.

BB had Filson bags at 30% + 10% for one day a few weeks before Christmas. Unless, someone can confirm otherwise, I think that's generally a once per year occurrence. They may close out some models from time to time and you might happen to find the model/color you're looking for at a great deal. But, if you want your choice of model/color for roughly 40% off, I think that's the one time each year you can do it at BB.

The nice thing about Crane's is they sell at a discount year-round. So, if you don't want to wait (and wait...and wait) for the next "deal", you can get a nice discount whenever you're ready to pull the trigger. But, if you're not in a big hurry, I suspect you can check this thread every few days and, within a few months, find your bag at close to the price you want to pay at one of several retailers who mark down Filson periodically.
post #3259 of 4378

I have the Medium Travel Bag in Otter Green, but I really like the look of the Large Twill Carryon. Should I try to flip the MTB and go for the Carryon or is the Travel Bag better?

post #3260 of 4378
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Originally Posted by southbound35 View Post


BB had Filson bags at 30% + 10% for one day a few weeks before Christmas. Unless, someone can confirm otherwise, I think that's generally a once per year occurrence. They may close out some models from time to time and you might happen to find the model/color you're looking for at a great deal. But, if you want your choice of model/color for roughly 40% off, I think that's the one time each year you can do it at BB.

The nice thing about Crane's is they sell at a discount year-round. So, if you don't want to wait (and wait...and wait) for the next "deal", you can get a nice discount whenever you're ready to pull the trigger. But, if you're not in a big hurry, I suspect you can check this thread every few days and, within a few months, find your bag at close to the price you want to pay at one of several retailers who mark down Filson periodically.


Thanks for your advice. I guess I'll wait a bit. ShoeRepertoire offers 40% off on Filson, but it doesn't carry 256 or 267.

post #3261 of 4378
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Originally Posted by OlafG View Post

I have the Medium Travel Bag in Otter Green, but I really like the look of the Large Twill Carryon. Should I try to flip the MTB and go for the Carryon or is the Travel Bag better?

Medium travel actually has slightly more space, plus more exterior pockets. The only downside, to me, is that the opening is a pain in the ass if it's really stuffed full - the large twill carry on obviously solves this issue with the wrap around zipper, but comes with the flap at the top which looks like it'd be an annoyance.

I'm also not sure how comfortable I'd be wearing a suit with the large twill carry-on over my shoulder, given the exterior zippered pockets. Those zippers (especially when new) can do some damage to finer clothing if you're not careful. This may or may not be an issue for you; I bought the medium travel in navy blue primarily so that I could have a single bag for overnight client visits.
post #3262 of 4378
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Originally Posted by chev4x4 View Post


Thanks for your advice. I guess I'll wait a bit. ShoeRepertoire offers 40% off on Filson, but it doesn't carry 256 or 267.

I understand the frustration of waiting. I decided in November I wanted a navy 256. My family exchanges gifts for Christmas and there really wasn't anything else I wanted/needed in that price range, so I opted to let a family member buy it from BB during the sale + kicker timeframe. I kept an eye on it during the weeks leading up to the discount and it consistently showed in stock. Then, a day or two before the discount day, the availability changed to "Estimated Ship Date: 2/10/2014". So, still waiting. Almost wish I would have just bought it myself and paid a bit more to get it within a few days rather than wait almost two months.

Good things come to those who wait. But, sometimes it's too damn hard to wait.
Edited by southbound35 - 1/21/14 at 1:17pm
post #3263 of 4378
Can someone explain to me why Filson do not make plain black bags? This is the only thing stopping me from buying >1k worth of product
post #3264 of 4378

I don't think anyone here are qualified to answer that. I don't like black, so it doesn't bother me.  

post #3265 of 4378
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Originally Posted by Businessness View Post

Can someone explain to me why Filson do not make plain black bags? This is the only thing stopping me from buying >1k worth of product

I can't explain that, but black Filson bags just wouldn't make sense to me. My favorite is tan. If you want something perhaps a bit less casual/outdoorsy (not that a tan briefcase can't work just fine in a business setting), go for navy.
post #3266 of 4378
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Originally Posted by Flyswatter View Post

I can't explain that, but black Filson bags just wouldn't make sense to me. My favorite is tan. If you want something perhaps a bit less casual/outdoorsy (not that a tan briefcase can't work just fine in a business setting), go for navy.

Whilst still being neutrals they just do not compare to black. Being the OCD person I am some clothes do not match up with tan or navy but everything automatically goes with black and that just bothers me. Alhough now that I look at the website again I see that they have a small and medium duffle both in black which is enormously tempting even though I would prefer the medium being a large and the fact that they are made from different materials

Edit: turns out they are both the same material they should offer a large duffle tin cloth
post #3267 of 4378
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Businessness View Post

Can someone explain to me why Filson do not make plain black bags? This is the only thing stopping me from buying >1k worth of product

there are black filson bags:

just search on the filson website: go to the search and type black - then go to luggage. whats below isn't even complete - there are other things in black (also some web special stuff like iPad case and small duffel/tote bags).

http://www.filson.com/products/tin-cloth-original-briefcase.70016.html?fromCat=true&fvalsProduct=luggage/briefcases-and-laptop-bags&fmetaProduct=1019


http://www.filson.com/products/leather-field-satchel.70252.html?fromCat=true&fvalsProduct=luggage/briefcases-and-laptop-bags&fmetaProduct=1019
[img]http://www.filson.com/images/products/detail/70252-main-001.jpg[/img[ http://www.filson.com/products/twill-and-tweed-original-briefcase.70066.html?fromCat=true&fvalsProduct=luggage/briefcases-and-laptop-bags&fmetaProduct=1019

http://www.filson.com/products/sportsman-s-bag.70266.html?fromCat=true&fvalsProduct=luggage/carry-on&fmetaProduct=1019

post #3268 of 4378
BB orders seem to be shipping! 256 & 257 on the way. Not sure which one I will keep...both??
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Do you guys have all your Filson stuff in the same color? I like the idea of mixing it up a bit. Currently have:

 

Zippered tote in Otter Green

Medium Travel bag in Otter Green

Large Wheeled Duffle in Otter Green

256 in Tan

Small Duffle in Tan

 

Chose OT for the MTB and the LWD because they don't pick up dirt as easy and could be checked in if needed.

 

And I'm looking to pick up a medium field bag for camera gear.

post #3270 of 4378
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Originally Posted by rydenfan View Post

BB orders seem to be shipping! 256 & 257 on the way. Not sure which one I will keep...both??

Very good news (see below). Tough call on the 256 vs. 257. I've got a Mullholland Brothers bag roughly the same size as the 257 that I've been using for years. Since, most days, all I'm carrying is a laptop and few other small items, it's too big. But, I think the 257 would be great for when I travel for business and need to carry more items along with my laptop.
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Originally Posted by southbound35 View Post

I understand the frustration of waiting. I decided in November I wanted a navy 256. My family exchanges gifts for Christmas and there really wasn't anything else I wanted/needed in that price range, so I opted to let a family member buy it from BB during the sale + kicker timeframe. I kept an eye on it during the weeks leading up to the discount and it consistently showed in stock. Then, a day or two before the discount day, the availability changed to "Estimated Ship Date: 2/10/2014". So, still waiting. Almost wish I would have just bought it myself and paid a bit more to get it within a few days rather than wait almost two months.

Good things come to those who wait. But, sometimes it's too damn hard to wait.
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