NOS = new old stock?
Any significant differences from previous generations to current? Thanks a ton for your help, looking to pull the plug today!!! Quite excited.
Thanks! Definitely eases my mind about purchasing from an online retailer.
WRT changing logo/labels: see Filson1897's reply on this reddit post: https://www.reddit.com/r/BuyItForLife/comments/2gxrou/other_bought_a_filson_briefcase_from_ebay_but_i/ckrcxaw?st=itx4wpnb&sh=f72ffa63
I think they do periodically update their logos!
Gosh.. been pondering over this Filson purchase for years now and I think I'm finally ready to pull the plug.
Been battling between getting the 256 or 257; but with the 257 discontinued and only available at secondary outlets I think I'm going to stick with the 256.. At 5'7" and 160lbs, I'm a bit shorter too so the marginally bigger 257 actually looks quite a bit (and maybe even too) big.
My only issue now is.... TAN or OLIVE GREEN??
So many visits into the store later and I still cannot decide..... pulled the plug and got a zippered Tote for the ladyfriend's birthday in Tan but I simply can't pick for myself.... How did others choose?!
I was in the same situation. I found the best solution for it: I bought the 256 in otter green, and shortly after the 257 in tan. :-)
Speedy - another one you might want to consider is the Meridian. I have it in tan - it's made of the lighter-weight waxed tin cloth - and, like the pullman, it also carries closer to your body.
They've discontinued it, only after a year or two on the market (not sure why), but I still find it to be a nice bag for me.
That said, I'm considering selling it because it matches too closely to my tan tin cloth 24 hour bag - (my daily carry bag). I don't like the look of having two bags exactly the same color. (This, of course, is entirely my own fault as I bought both bags that way.)
Any way, it's a nice alternative for you to think about and It carries very well through airports, etc.