I just got a tan 258 from Crane's. I really can't recommend them enough. I placed the order on Wednesday night, got a tracking number on Thursday, and received the bag today. That's Amazon-levels of fast.
I bought a Filson 246 back in March, which I use during weekends. I noticed that the shoulder pad is showing significantly more wear than the shoulder pad from my 257, which has been used almost daily for two years! Now granted, the 246 is used for much heavier loads, but the 257 shoulder pad is still practically smooth, while the 246 shoulder pad has tiny bits of leather peeling. Is this normal wear?
guys i like the og briefcase 256 but ,it doesn't look to roomy. i need bag that allows me to stash a few composition notebooks, some pens, a 15" laptop, and maybe a text book. what filson bag would be able to hold my stuff? the 257 seems to be the standard choice and with good reason but, I'm a concerned that it might be too big and a burden to carry. plaz halp, thanks in advance.