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post #661 of 723
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Originally Posted by Churchill W View Post

Does it match any of the other buttons on your jacket. Maybe it's just an extra.

Yeah, I guess that's what it is.  The fact that it was centrally located on the pocket was what threw me, but I guess they just did it to have it look better than being sewn onto the tag or the bottom inside of the placket.

post #662 of 723
Nothing but an extra button to sew in place of any you might lose on front. Including spare buttons like this on the inside of a garment used to be a fairly common practice with men's jackets & trousers.
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Originally Posted by trvlr472 View Post

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.

Bag looks fantastic, unique patina. Have you re-waxed it? If so, curious about the process.
post #664 of 723
Yes, I re-waxed it a few years ago. I just brushed it off, took it and washed it/scrubbed it in the bathtub inside and out. Let it dry out and then spent quite a while rubbing Filson wax back into it.

Since then I looked up online how to make my own parrafin/beeswax mix online and keep it stored in a slow cooker.

I've used that since to re-wax my Filson raincoat and me extra large Filson roll around duffle.

It's touchy using home made and brush but at $50.00 for probably a life's supply instead of $10.00 for a small tin of Filson's it's worth it.

It's much easier on the fingers as well.

When you start re-waxing jackets and large pieces of luggage you need a brush. Fingers just don't cut it.
post #665 of 723
Is $180 for the Filson navy briefcase bag pretty reasonable?

300x400.jpg?
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Very reasonable ... who's offering it for that price?
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Gilt with 30% off
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So I just got off the phone with a Filson rep to order the 256 tan.

But when I told them that I'd like to add the handgrip for $20, they said that this feature is only for the green and brown version.

Huh?

Is that right?

That doesn't seem to make sense to me at all...that the color would matter as to whether I could add the handgrip or not...

Is she misinformed?

 

Thanks for the help/info in advance

post #669 of 723
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Originally Posted by chrisstylez View Post

So I just got off the phone with a Filson rep to order the 256 tan.
But when I told them that I'd like to add the handgrip for $20, they said that this feature is only for the green and brown version.
Huh?
Is that right?
That doesn't seem to make sense to me at all...that the color would matter as to whether I could add the handgrip or not...
Is she misinformed?

Thanks for the help/info in advance

That makes no sense. The color shouldn't matter.

I wonder why Filson is getting so weird regarding the handgrip?

Having used a non-handgrip 256, 257, and now a factory-installed handgrip 256, I can say it's essential!
post #670 of 723

That does sound pretty stupid.  I might also add that if you add the hand grip at I did on my Otter Green briefcase 10+ years ago it would be nice if they sewed it on.  I can see why they don't in case you only want it on there sometimes but those hand grips can get lost.  I haven't lost mine  but it gets to be a pain to constantly snap that thing closed so you don't lose it.

post #671 of 723
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I wonder why Filson is getting so weird regarding the handgrip? 

Whoever made that decision just might have had one too many energy drinks that day.

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After doing my research and reading almost every page on of this thread I ended up going with the Tan 258. It does get a little heavy but I usually do not have to do much more walking then from the parking lot to the office. If I did alot more walking I think I would have ended up going with the 257. Her are some pics of mine loaded out. I usually have a 15" macbook pro.

 

post #673 of 723

When purchasing a zip-in liner

Would you match it to the colour of the collar or the jacket?

I've got a green cover clothe mile marker, which has a brown mole skin collar 

post #674 of 723
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Originally Posted by trvlr472 View Post

That does sound pretty stupid.  I might also add that if you add the hand grip at I did on my Otter Green briefcase 10+ years ago it would be nice if they sewed it on.  I can see why they don't in case you only want it on there sometimes but those hand grips can get lost.  I haven't lost mine  but it gets to be a pain to constantly snap that thing closed so you don't lose it.
I had mine added two years ago when I bought my 256 and , luckily, they did sew it on for me.
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Just got a Sportsman's bag as I'm going on vacation soon. It's my first good piece of luggage. It looks pretty immaculate right now so I hope to break it in with time.

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