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post #3946 of 4398
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Originally Posted by Therossinator View Post

Why is the tin cloth briefcase more expensive than the rugged twill?

Filson had two huge price increases in 2013. I have a feeling sales dropped off a bit, so for the last year, Filson has been making bags out of cheaper material and charging a higher price for those bags than their original counterparts. This is a clever way of increasing revenues without increasing prices. Or, they've been "bringing back" old favorites but are using cheaper materials.

As an example, the newly re-released Outfitter Bag, a wildly popular product when it was discontinued, is now made of shelter cloth and rugged twill rather than just twill.

Belts still cost the same, but they now have plated brass buckles over steel rather than solid brass.

Tin cloth briefcases with nylon straps cost more than their leather and twill twinners.
post #3947 of 4398

With laptop and a notebook in my 256 I don't think a pair of men's shoes will fit in my bag, unless it's the only thing that is in the bag.

 

The tote might be a better bet here.

 

On a side note, I noticed a lot of bags coming out from Filson lately and their design seems to be steering further away from their heritage/look, it is the main reason I purchased my Filsons is because of the very distinct look, the new stuff coming out with compartments all over the place and the briefcase + tote bag combo all seem very Jack Spade-ish to me, I hope they understand that seeing too many of those designs makes me feel like they've lost their direction.

post #3948 of 4398
It used to be that I thought they were introducing new lines to help bring in new customers whilst keeping up standards. Sadly, it seems they are fully on the way to Eddie Bauer - isation.
post #3949 of 4398

Great example with Eddie Bauer. They strayed too far from their roots and targeted the urban crowd with cheaply made crap. Now they are trying to enter back into the hunting market, too little and too late. I don't know anyone that actually spends time in the field that has an Eddie Bauer anything any more and I know that I never will. 

 

LL Bean was able to do it, when the prep crowd discovered them I was afraid the same would happen. But it didn't and they have managed to handle both well. Time will tell if Filson can also but I'm starting to think they will not. I hope that I am wrong.

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Coincidence? The current CEO at Filson was Senior Vice President at Eddie Bauer before taking the Filson gig.
post #3951 of 4398

I'm not sure if there is a separate thread for buying and selling, but I'm looking to sell on my Medium Travel Bag in Otter Green.

Great condition, few scratches to the leather handles and a sharpie mark as it was bought direct from Filson factory at a 10% discount.

PM me if interested!

post #3952 of 4398
Yes, there is a whole separate section for selling and buying.
post #3953 of 4398
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Originally Posted by nevadabob View Post

Coincidence? The current CEO at Filson was Senior Vice President at Eddie Bauer before taking the Filson gig.

I really hope it doesn't go that way.  I wonder how long the CEO was at E.B., as it's been a *long* time since that company turned to shit.

post #3954 of 4398

I am 26 years old, I grew up in Everett, Washington, and I never in my life recalled Eddie Bauer being a credible outdoor sportswear maker. 

Maybe its my age, but all I knew about them growing up was baggy sweatshirts and Ford Explorers.

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Originally Posted by Therossinator View Post

I am 26 years old, I grew up in Everett, Washington, and I never in my life recalled Eddie Bauer being a credible outdoor sportswear maker. 
Maybe its my age, but all I knew about them growing up was baggy sweatshirts and Ford Explorers.

They have been in business a while. Quite when they jumped the shark is open to speculation, but I suspect that it was before your time.

http://blog.seattlepi.com/bellevue-pi/2010/07/07/90-years-of-eddie-bauer-history-on-display-in-bellevue/

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Originally Posted by Therossinator View Post
 

I am 26 years old, I grew up in Everett, Washington, and I never in my life recalled Eddie Bauer being a credible outdoor sportswear maker. 

Maybe its my age, but all I knew about them growing up was baggy sweatshirts and Ford Explorers.

 

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Originally Posted by milw50717 View Post


They have been in business a while. Quite when they jumped the shark is open to speculation, but I suspect that it was before your time.

http://blog.seattlepi.com/bellevue-pi/2010/07/07/90-years-of-eddie-bauer-history-on-display-in-bellevue/

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Correct. The keg of Red Dot gunpowder that my Toller is sitting in for my avator I purchased in 83 :embar: after I took the USS Coral Sea around the world. You can only get 8 lb. kegs of gunpowder for quite awhile now. Eddie Bauer was an upland hunter and dog man among other things but he was passionate about it.

post #3958 of 4398
Heading on a trip to Italy tomorrow and wanted to take a backpack instead of my computer bag so I picked up a Filson Twill in Navy. This thing is rugged but classy at the same time particulary with this dark blue shade. Lots of pockets inside and a padded area for your computer.


post #3959 of 4398
Have a good trip.

Lets us know how comfortable you find the backpack straps and please check in over time as I'm curious how the navy blue colour ages over time.

Oh, and in case you are driving the first rule of Italian driving is - What's behind me is not important (quote c/o gumball rally) biggrin.gif
post #3960 of 4398

$149 @ Filson

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