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post #5476 of 5978
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Originally Posted by Soletrane View Post

Particularly with regards to what you can buy for 1k in a Japanese domestic market model Seiko or Citizen.

I don't think you even need to go that far. There are readily available Swiss options I would spend my money on before Filson.
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I don't think you even need to go that far. There are readily available Swiss options I would spend my money on before Filson.

For some reason, the Filson branded watches awake much more cynicism in me than their Shinola wristwatch cousins. Perhaps because Shinola had always been a lifestyle accessories oriented company. I also think the retro 'motor city' design of Shinola watches are less generic and more cohesive than the Filson watches
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I haven't handled these in person before but I'm a bit surprised to hear this. I have to say that "vinyl-coated polyester" doesn't sound especially appealing and the very visible Filson logo is more or less a deal breaker for me. Curious what the advantage to these bags is.


My comment was about utility rather than looks or comfort. There is no way water will come into contact with anything in these bags, unless the user sealed the bags up incorrectly. As for breathability, if using the backpacks in a rainstorm as intended, you're not going to be worrying about breathability. You're right, though. They're probably not the right choice for bombing about town in 85 degree weather.

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I think that auction is not indicative of the overall price of 266. The buyer might not have paid after winning it haha... I would say average price is around usd 200++ for a second hand one,
Yup, either that or QC has went down. Depends on customer sucking it up or have CS do service recovery.

 

I paid $230 in August but I really wanted it. I think my max bid was $250. I was happy with the bag's condition & price.

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I paid $230 in August but I really wanted it. I think my max bid was $250. I was happy with the bag's condition & price.

It is certainly worth $250. Especially when I see what $250 buys elsewhere.
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I paid $230 in August but I really wanted it. I think my max bid was $250. I was happy with the bag's condition & price.

I think $230 is a fair price if the condition is good. 350 on the other hand is...

Happy new year 2016 and all the best for our bag purchases this year smile.gif
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My traveling companions for the next few days in San Antonio.
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Cant decide what to do here. Love these bags and have for a long time. Graduated about 2 yrs ago and got a job in finance. Don't wear suits everyday but usually dress shirt dress pants to work. Wear suits a decent amount of the time. Just went out and purchased the navy 256 as an everyday bag but maybe it's too student like? What do you guys think? Should I just play it safe and buy brown leather? Any recommendations for a brown leather bank that won't run me too much more than the 256?
Thanks
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Cant decide what to do here. Love these bags and have for a long time. Graduated about 2 yrs ago and got a job in finance. Don't wear suits everyday but usually dress shirt dress pants to work. Wear suits a decent amount of the time. Just went out and purchased the navy 256 as an everyday bag but maybe it's too student like? What do you guys think? Should I just play it safe and buy brown leather? Any recommendations for a brown leather bank that won't run me too much more than the 256?
Thanks

I wouldn't think a navy 256 would be too informal for most modern workplaces particularly your company has a mostly business casual dress code. Though I am sure there are some exceptions based on location, position and firm.

I used to work for a pretty stuffy NYC law firm years ago and even back then, I saw some younger associates with fairly casual accessories like Casio G Shock watches and nylon backpacks. They all wore nice suits and shoes though - as that is usually what most people focus on with regards to dress code. There is generally more latitude with accessories, I think.

However, the best indicator of whether a 256 is acceptable is to see what others at your level (or one level up) are carrying. At like most places, there is probably a range from messenger bags to formal briefcases with a navy 256 probably falling happily in the middle of those two extremes.
Edited by Soletrane - 1/2/16 at 8:18pm
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+1. I think the 256 in navy is pretty low profile.
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Curlyface.

 

Carry what you want to carry.  Many execs I know carry Tumi backpacks now.  Horrid choice but it's "in style" - for a while at least.  A 256 will ALWAYS be acceptable.  

 

And if not, screw 'em.  

 

Be who you want to be...

post #5487 of 5978
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Originally Posted by Soletrane View Post


I wouldn't think a navy 256 would be too informal for most modern workplaces particularly your company has a mostly business casual dress code. Though I am sure there are some exceptions based on location, position and firm.

I used to work for a pretty stuffy NYC law firm years ago and even back then, I saw some younger associates with fairly casual accessories like Casio G Shock watches and nylon backpacks. They all wore nice suits and shoes though - as that is usually what most people focus on with regards to dress code. There is generally more latitude with accessories, I think.

However, the best indicator of whether a 256 is acceptable is to see what others at your level (or one level up) are carrying. At like most places, there is probably a range from messenger bags to formal briefcases with a navy 256 probably falling happily in the middle of those two extremes.

Yeah thanks for the advice. I do love this bag but after finally getting it was starting to think maybe I should just get a leather one as it's more professional - when I first fell in love with these bags I was in university where it was seemingly more appropriate. I do agree though that it's the perfect mix between professional and casual and that's the original reason I bought it.

 

The other thing I am worried about is the material it's made of - compared to leather, I would assume it will get dirtier quicker and will be harder to clean. What is the consensus on how easy it is to get these dirty? What about cleaning.. can I take it to a dry cleaner? Is there something I should apply to make it not absorb dirty/water as I live in Toronto where we get lots of snow and rain.

thanks for all your help!

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Hi everyone,

Long time lurker here, I finally managed to get the money and a good plan to have a Filson briefcase transfered to me from an adress in US to France (as Filson prices here are crazy).

Question now is : Where to find the best online deal for a 258 briefcase in Navy ? 

 

The 258 would be my second briefcase with my now 4 years old every day carry 256 in Tan. The 256 would stay my everyday bag. And the 258 will become a travel companion when I have to stay overnight for work. I intend to fill it with the mandatory computer, cables, 1 packing cubes of clothes and some small stuff.

 

To respect the thread's subject, here are some pictures of my 256 that has been home-rewaxed a few weeks ago and is begining to recover to my clumsiness in the process;

 

 

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Originally Posted by curlyface View Post
 

Yeah thanks for the advice. I do love this bag but after finally getting it was starting to think maybe I should just get a leather one as it's more professional - when I first fell in love with these bags I was in university where it was seemingly more appropriate. I do agree though that it's the perfect mix between professional and casual and that's the original reason I bought it.

 

The other thing I am worried about is the material it's made of - compared to leather, I would assume it will get dirtier quicker and will be harder to clean. What is the consensus on how easy it is to get these dirty? What about cleaning.. can I take it to a dry cleaner? Is there something I should apply to make it not absorb dirty/water as I live in Toronto where we get lots of snow and rain.

thanks for all your help!

As you can see in the previous post, I'm not the best for keeping a bag clean. What I can say is that before I messed-up with Wax, my bag has been through all kind of environment. And even with being a tan twill, it stayed perfect with really not much stains, perfect for office environment. You can find out there pictures of formal suits with destroyed tan briefcases. They are awesome. Like MrGrennier said, screw them, and be who you want to be. Your bag will be broken and destroyed after 10years but it will still show "quality" upfront and that makes the difference.

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Regarding the recurrent theme of the appropriateness of a Filson briefcase in a given work place, it just doesn't matter 99% of the time. No one cares or even notices all that much. I cite the following:

"The spotlight effect is the phenomenon in which people tend to believe they are noticed more than they really are. Being that one is constantly in the center of one's own world, an accurate evaluation of how much one is noticed by others has shown to be uncommon."
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