It was so HARD choosing a colour for Filson bags… ended up getting a few of them...
In case you're having a hard time deciding too, here's a link at a quick look of them under natural sunlight.
Very interesting! I feel like that's a missed opportunity for a great collaboration. Thanks for the pic.
Filson Original Briefcase. I can't remember exactly when I bought it but I know it's at least 10 years old. I've carried everywhere I've gone all over the country and whenever I have time off. I never go anywhere without it. It's held up well. I have one of their field bags that is almost as old and it has held up just as well.
It has traveled constantly as well. Not the best pics but that's all I had time for right now.
I had one of their packer hats that lasted about 15 years until I lost it. It was getting pretty wore out by then. Their wool socks wear like iron. I have yet to wear out all but one pair of them I bought years ago and i wear them all winter long every year. Most all of their stuff is bomb proof but there are those exceptions as I have mentioned in a previous post. I had a pair of their Chukka boots for 7+ years before I finally froze them when they got sopping wet in the snow at zero degrees and the leather finally cracked. I wore them every winter, every day all winter long for those 7 years. They do guarantee their products just don't buy them and put them away for 2 years before you start using them.
Actually, you're right. What happened with mine was that I didn't keep it waxed because i didn't know much about Filson back then. It slowly but surely shrunk over the years. I really couldn't wear it because it was too tight. Other than that the only thing that really "wore out" was the leather band on the inside which could have easily been replaced.
Can anyone explain to me what the button on the inner pocket on the Mackinaw Cruiser is meant for? It's the Seattle Fit, if that somehow matters.
As far as I can tell, the button is purely cosmetic, as it doesn't hold anything down or close the pocket...it's sewn onto the front of the pocket. That said, Filson doesn't strike me as a company to just add a button for cosmetic purposes, so I have to assume there is some utility to it. Happen to know what it's for?