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Originally Posted by noirwest View Post

Speaking of backpacks, is that a purple suede backpack I spy in the back of that second picture on tumblr? icon_gu_b_slayer%5B1%5D.gif

OH SHIT nice catch! Does this mean...?!?
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I have a pilot bag that looks similar albeit in all nylon, very tough material...it was a collab between Eastpak x Raf I want to say but I think I'm wrong. Picked up from Oi Poilloi. I rarely use it now except on trips. Maybe I should get it out again for when I need a place to put my files and folders during meetings. = \


edit: Correction, it was called "Helmet Bag"





It is all black now after taking apart all the white hardware and seams . .

Noob mistake 3 years ago ffffuuuu.gif
Edited by gettoasty - 3/4/13 at 9:21pm
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would this: http://toj-gallery.com/main.php?g2_itemId=2311 not be the navy/sand tan? idk, maybe it's just the pic, but this kinda makes me lean against it, and kinda want navy/gray instead. I would really kill for a gray/cream, or maybe something similar. Trying hard to decided which colorway I want.

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Originally Posted by Cole View Post

would this: http://toj-gallery.com/main.php?g2_itemId=2311 not be the navy/sand tan? idk, maybe it's just the pic, but this kinda makes me lean against it, and kinda want navy/gray instead. I would really kill for a gray/cream, or maybe something similar. Trying hard to decided which colorway I want.

You no likey? I really like that. Glad I went with the navy/tan

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Been living in my ToJ MDR on my trip to New Orleans/Mississippi. Combined with too much alcohol, It's handled 40 degree nights pretty well. I wish I did not tailor it so much in the waist, as I have to use the double zip to make it wearable.
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Now that I think about it, I would like to see which, if any, of the TOJ bags could handle a 15" laptop.
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Originally Posted by B0Bs4g3t View Post

You no likey? I really like that. Glad I went with the navy/tan

I suppose it is nice, i guess I just want something lighter because i wear my Rogue Territory RK ISC trousers everyday and I don't want to navy overload. Plus I've never spent that much on clothing so I want it to be perfect (feel pretty sad saying that but whatever). I'll probably end up getting navy/tan anyways; as of right now it's my favorite, and it'll still look good with my navy trousers, I'm sure.

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The helmet bag looks good but what I would like the most is a bag I could use to the gym in olive or dark green goat.
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Originally Posted by Cole View Post

would this: http://toj-gallery.com/main.php?g2_itemId=2311 not be the navy/sand tan? idk, maybe it's just the pic, but this kinda makes me lean against it, and kinda want navy/gray instead. I would really kill for a gray/cream, or maybe something similar. Trying hard to decided which colorway I want.

His username is right there above the picture, you could just PM him and get a direct response.
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Originally Posted by willy cheesesteak View Post

And there's been sand tan jackets made before... Y U GUYS NO LOOK THRU GALLERY?

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20
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It's there for a reason. Everything is on it including things that don't show up in this thread. All these resources available; use it, guys. I really mean it when most of these questions that pop up can just be answered by searching within the thread or just by looking through the gallery or Tumblr or FB.
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For all those who want leather duffles and weekenders what kind of traveling do you plan to do? Filson Canvas is so much better or something lighter weight like the crane ones serve way more function and still look clean. Unless you got your Ferrari ready for nice weekend getaways a leather duffle is kinda pointless. Bunch of extra weight and less durability ( even if it is lamb) compared to canvas makes the bag not really a good idea

I'm liking the bag drew made though, much better use of leather and design looks pretty spot on. I'm 22 but really don't wear a backpack unless I'm bringing laptop + camera when traveling
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For all those who want leather duffles and weekenders what kind of traveling do you plan to do? Filson Canvas is so much better or something lighter weight like the crane ones serve way more function and still look clean. Unless you got your Ferrari ready for nice weekend getaways a leather duffle is kinda pointless. Bunch of extra weight and less durability ( even if it is lamb) compared to canvas makes the bag not really a good idea

I'm liking the bag drew made though, much better use of leather and design looks pretty spot on. I'm 22 but really don't wear a backpack unless I'm bringing laptop + camera when traveling
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A leather duffle doesn't get relegated to the role of a luggage bag, but rather serves an aesthetic purpose. If people wanted pure function over form Temple of Jawnz would not exist as you see it here. It's simply an aesthetic alternative to a style of carry. I wouldn't mind a leather duffle, but I do think a pure leather duffle would be silly for me, you'd need pads on it or something to help it stay strong, and I wouldn't ever want to take it to the gym frown.gif
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fucking swagged out traveling is what kind, boss.
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I have a couple of "weekenders", ranging from an ultra-nerdy LLBean roll-on that's absurdly useful for short plane trips, a giant leather envelope bag that I use for long car trips, and various canvas and nylon ski bags that I use for ski gear (duh). As concerns a general "bag discussion," that is, rather than any discussion of the recently-announced TOJ bag that we don't actually know nothing about, none of these bags equate to a really solid duffle-type weekender.

I'm actually fairly puzzled by the confusion. A leather weekender can go in an overhead bin, it can go in the trunk of a car, it can be used as a doggie bed, and generally the older and more beat up the get, the better they look. Thousands of brands make bags like this; you can find 40 year-old variants in thrift stores - it's a pretty commonplace item. I don't own anything made by filson, but I do own both leather and canvas bags, and I can't really see why "durability" would ever be an issue (remember, we are not talking about the recently previewed helmet tote) with a big that you're not actually using, I don't know, jungle expeditions or something (quick! grab a...filson?). If you want to buy a filson, by all means, buy a filson. I think they're pretty ugly. How is a leather duffle "pointless?"

And just to give razele's point a late-pass, I carry a messenger bag almost every day and I can feel it doing bad things to my body, so alternatives are always welcome. I don't really like backpacks (unwieldy, can't ever find shit), but I don't love the feeling of a messenger back with a laptop, Ipad, notepad, pens, and camera in it either.
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Thread Starter 
I just pulled the back and forth for the past couple years (towards the end, sometimes a couple round trips a week), here's what I used for traveling (not all at once, just one or a few at a time)



So, yeah I have used the 'weekender' bags (one is Porter in nylon, the other Givenchy in leather) - but here's the thing; I never use them otherwise in day to day life, and so I was always wishing for a smaller, lighter bag that would hold my laptop snugger. If I had that, I would've traveled with 1 suitcase and 1 small bag, rather than trying to overstuff a duffle as a carry-on. Part of the weight problem of my 15" MBP is the fact that if it's not held securely then it moves around in the bag and makes it feel even heavier as you constantly adjust to correct it. both bags have shoulder straps but using them meant I'd have a torn up shoulder for days after every flight.


The point of the Helmet Bag is not expressly for travel, it's almost precisely between a tote and a softer, larger brief, and I'd prefer it carried by hand. Shoulder straps ruin the cleanliness of it, and to me, carried as a shoulder bag would look more feminine than carrying by hand like a brief/satchel. The size vanquishes any notions that it's a purse, and it doesn't contain the same design motifs that make man purses man purses.
It's actually way way more versatile than you guys are imagining - aesthetically I'd feel good pairing this with anything from my leather jacket or a wool casual coat, all the way to being laced up and dressed in a suit and tie to most jobs, or yes, as Synthese said, random pair of shoes and some clothes on a casual adventure. Perfect for the guys who do business casual but still care about how they look. Perfect for students who want something more respectable looking than a ratty plebe backpack or shitty nylon laptop bag. It's pretty capacious, would fit any size laptop (in a sleeve) with ease, plus some more stuff. There's also an easy open pocket on the back for newspapers or magazines. It's hard to imagine off the top of your head, but just that back pocket alone takes another 1/2 to full one hide of leather. It's leather over leather (you don't really see inside the pocket but it goes all the way down.)
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