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post #3916 of 4312
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Originally Posted by Austin Tremblay View Post
 

 

No worries. I do have a great cobbler, and I considered going to him with the original. I likely will, because I have a softer, fattier shoulder pad that I'd like to put on the strap while one of the ends is loose. My first thought was to get Filson to cut one for me, but I quickly remembered, thanks to posts like yours, that my cobbler could do a fine job of it. 


Yes, it's very easy. I just cut the main strap to my desired length and used a leather puncher to re-punch a hole. I found some brass chicago screws on ebay to match it. It was super easy and can't tell that it was adjusted.

post #3917 of 4312

 

50% off at Nordstrom. Good price; just not my style.  

 

http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/filson-tote-twill-tin-cloth-briefcase/3787423?origin=keywordsearch-personalizedsort&contextualcategoryid=2375500&fashionColor=&resultback=0&cm_sp=personalizedsort-_-searchresults-_-1_1_A

post #3918 of 4312
has anyone got the large twill carry on bag?
looks pretty good in the catalog, thinking about copping.
post #3919 of 4312

Hi guys,

 

I'm about to pull the trigger on tan 257. Does anyone know where can I get this cheaply in the UK/EU? Maybe slightly lower than its retail price. 

 

Also, will my jeans bleed on to it?

post #3920 of 4312
yes jeans will rub off onto it

I know these things are built to last and all that and are supposed to look better with 'patina', and IMO the tan color really looks great with the brown leather and matches so much clothing, but I'm a guy who likes to keep my stuff looking clean, and having indigo rub off, and dirt pick up, etc it made my tan 257 look dirty and it bugged me. I've got a green tote, doesn't show dirt, and I'm much happier with it.
maybe it's like growing out hair, or buying Chucks, the trouble is that inbetween phase, like where the bag is just a little dirty instead of full on broken in, but there's a long gap between 'box fresh' and 'been through a lot of stuff'


don't know about where to buy it in the UK sorry
Edited by Master-Classter - 7/20/14 at 8:56pm
post #3921 of 4312
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Originally Posted by adaymuhajier View Post

Also, will my jeans bleed on to it?

Try washing your jeans more often wink.gif

I'm not sure if there is truly an effective way of protecting the bags material from the indigo in jeans. Things such as 3M Scotchguard may help a little, but I'm not sure how much.

There are darker colour bags that may hide the staining - black, navy blue and brown. Otherwise, it's a case of living with the wabi that has rubbed off your jeans.
post #3922 of 4312
Thread Starter 
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Edited by LawrenceMD - 7/23/14 at 3:31pm
post #3923 of 4312

I'm new here but have been lurking for a while, mainly in the marketplace. I recently purchased a 256 from user lagsun and absolutely love it. This is replacing my Belstaff 556 and I also bought a small duffle on the bay to replace my Belstaff 583. The prices of Belstaff colonial line bags are getting to be so ridiculous that I can't afford to use them anymore. I was able to purchase a brand new 555 about a year ago from a contact in the UK for $250. One sold on ebay a few months back for almost $800. Nevertheless, I can't believe it took me so long to convert! I grew up in Everett so Filson seems like a natural choice. The material is much sturdier than the Belstaff and while nothing can beat the looks of the colonial line, the Filson is still quite attractive. One of the most important considerations that made my conversion was the ability to get more/different bags that all match as my life changes. With a discontinued line of products, that is impossible. At my current job I don't really take trips longer than a weekend, but as things change I may find I need more room and want a wheeled carry on or an outfitter bag, all of which are readily available for a reasonable price.

As the title of this thread requires, here is the obligatory picture:

post #3924 of 4312

Longtime lurker, first time poster. **Please move post as appropriate**

 

Local denim shop here in Chicago that I love just got these in and since I'm such a sucker for almost anything waxed cotton I snapped up the briefcase on sight.  Style is 70163 and it measure like a 256 but is constructed out of an extremely heavy duty twill that is heavily waxed.  Emailed Filson this morning asking for some deets and I carried it for the first time today and this thing is robust to say the least.

 

 

No idea when it's coming out or anything more than I've already stated.  Love to hear some thoughts.

post #3925 of 4312
nice looking bags there!


welcome to the club
post #3926 of 4312
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Originally Posted by Master-Classter View Post

yes jeans will rub off onto it

I know these things are built to last and all that and are supposed to look better with 'patina', and IMO the tan color really looks great with the brown leather and matches so much clothing, but I'm a guy who likes to keep my stuff looking clean, and having indigo rub off, and dirt pick up, etc it made my tan 257 look dirty and it bugged me. I've got a green tote, doesn't show dirt, and I'm much happier with it.

I'm with you on that, for me,patina or wab/sabi equates to wear and use, not dirt. I like things to look broken in, but not overtly dirty. I couldn't bear a tan bag with an indigo stain.It would drive me m-m-mad.
post #3927 of 4312
Quote:
Originally Posted by Master-Classter View Post

yes jeans will rub off onto it

I know these things are built to last and all that and are supposed to look better with 'patina', and IMO the tan color really looks great with the brown leather and matches so much clothing, but I'm a guy who likes to keep my stuff looking clean, and having indigo rub off, and dirt pick up, etc it made my tan 257 look dirty and it bugged me. I've got a green tote, doesn't show dirt, and I'm much happier with it.
maybe it's like growing out hair, or buying Chucks, the trouble is that inbetween phase, like where the bag is just a little dirty instead of full on broken in, but there's a long gap between 'box fresh' and 'been through a lot of stuff'


don't know about where to buy it in the UK sorry

 

They have one store in London actually, just wondering if I could perhaps save some money by getting it cheaper. It's 'slightly' more expensive here in the UK. Thanks for the help!

 

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Originally Posted by milw50717 View Post


Try washing your jeans more often wink.gif

I'm not sure if there is truly an effective way of protecting the bags material from the indigo in jeans. Things such as 3M Scotchguard may help a little, but I'm not sure how much.

There are darker colour bags that may hide the staining - black, navy blue and brown. Otherwise, it's a case of living with the wabi that has rubbed off your jeans.

 

Yeah, I have thought about getting the darker colour, the tan is just too appealing and suits most of my clothes. Thanks for the help!

post #3928 of 4312
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Originally Posted by adaymuhajier View Post

They have one store in London actually, just wondering if I could perhaps save some money by getting it cheaper. It's 'slightly' more expensive here in the UK. Thanks for the help!
Yeah, I have thought about getting the darker colour, the tan is just too appealing and suits most of my clothes. Thanks for the help!

You'd have to do some work and do some sums, but it may be cheaper if you buy in the US and have it delivered to the UK. Maybe look at one of the sales threads that have appeared on this thread in the past and do some sums.

Look for some of the larger eBay sellers and see if they ship to the UK. Contact them directly and ask if they can offer a discount, you may get a response of 'give us a call to discuss'. Call them up and find out what price they can offer and what shipping would be.

If you know anyone who lives in the US, can they act as a proxy for you and are they able to mail it on to you or, better yet, are they travelling to the UK anytime soon ?

The US postal service - USPS.com - has an online calculator for pricing shipping.

You will likely save some GBP, but will it be worth it is the question to ask after the sums have been done.
post #3929 of 4312
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Originally Posted by Therossinator View Post
 

I'm new here but have been lurking for a while, mainly in the marketplace. I recently purchased a 256 from user lagsun and absolutely love it. This is replacing my Belstaff 556 and I also bought a small duffle on the bay to replace my Belstaff 583. The prices of Belstaff colonial line bags are getting to be so ridiculous that I can't afford to use them anymore. I was able to purchase a brand new 555 about a year ago from a contact in the UK for $250. One sold on ebay a few months back for almost $800. Nevertheless, I can't believe it took me so long to convert! I grew up in Everett so Filson seems like a natural choice. The material is much sturdier than the Belstaff and while nothing can beat the looks of the colonial line, the Filson is still quite attractive. One of the most important considerations that made my conversion was the ability to get more/different bags that all match as my life changes. With a discontinued line of products, that is impossible. At my current job I don't really take trips longer than a weekend, but as things change I may find I need more room and want a wheeled carry on or an outfitter bag, all of which are readily available for a reasonable price.

As the title of this thread requires, here is the obligatory picture:

Interesting to hear - I do have also have a Balestaff colonial Bag and loved it for many years. The look is fantastic, but i found it not very practical in daily use: the material is too soft to stand up on its own and the leather straps are a bit fiddly to open and close quickly, the side pockets are useless as the opening is too small to put stuff in there and the size is either too small for a day trip and too big to just walk around with some few things.. But good to know that you managed to sell it for 800,-!!!

post #3930 of 4312

Unsure of how full you pack your bag but another option is to get some holes punched in the strap and have the bag ride higher when over the shoulder or cross body.  Coming from messenger bags like Timbuk2 I tend to want them to ride in the small of my back which would keep it off the raw denim.  Or have two bags, one for winter wear with longer jackets and one for summer wear with no jacket.  Can one have too many of these bags?

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