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post #33451 of 47117
Yeah, that's nice.

My Filson briefcase is in the green color. I love it, but I actually wish I had gotten the tan color so it would show dirt better and accumulate a patina faster. Mine is a bit over 2 years old and still looks new.
post #33452 of 47117
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Yeah, that's nice.
My Filson briefcase is in the green color. I love it, but I actually wish I had gotten the tan color so it would show dirt better and accumulate a patina faster. Mine is a bit over 2 years old and still looks new.

thanks, a!

i was between a few, but i knew i wanted navy. the tan does bring out the best beaten up look though i think.

maybe try leaving yours in the rain and running over it with a car?
post #33453 of 47117
Very cool bag, Stitch. I love my Filson.
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Yeah, that's nice.

My Filson briefcase is in the green color. I love it, but I actually wish I had gotten the tan color so it would show dirt better and accumulate a patina faster. Mine is a bit over 2 years old and still looks new.

I'm having the same problem with my green briefcase. I've been carrying it for a few months now, and you'd never know it didn't just come out of the box. I keep looking at it and thinking, "why won't you get old and beat looking already!" I know it will come in time, but it's a weird feeling to want something that's so nice to start getting a little knocked around.
post #33454 of 47117
I've seriously thought about rubbing dirt into it and then cleaning it off with steel wool. Thought that might be a bit overboard, though.
post #33455 of 47117
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I'm having the same problem with my green briefcase. I've been carrying it for a few months now, and you'd never know it didn't just come out of the box. I keep looking at it and thinking, "why won't you get old and beat looking already!" I know it will come in time, but it's a weird feeling to want something that's so nice to start getting a little knocked around.

Yeah, the canvas is even so thick that it takes forever to start mis-shaping itself. One of my side panels is still stiff as a board, the other one is starting to really break in.

And I carry this thing every day.
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I've seriously thought about rubbing dirt into it and then cleaning it off with steel wool. Thought that might be a bit overboard, though.

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Wouldn't that be kind of like pinching the creases into raw denim? You might get a cool look, but you'd forever know it's not "natural."
post #33457 of 47117
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Yeah, the canvas is even so thick that it takes forever to start mis-shaping itself. One of my side panels is still stiff as a board, the other one is starting to really break in.

And I carry this thing every day.

I've noticed the same thing. The only part of mine that has really softened up even a little bit is the top flap. The rest is still stiff. I saw one in a store recently that was super soft, and I wondered how long it would take mine to get that way. It sounds like I still have a ways to go.
post #33458 of 47117
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Wouldn't that be kind of like pinching the creases into raw denim? You might get a cool look, but you'd forever know it's not "natural."

Yeah, that's what kept me from doing it. I was all plotting it out, and then stopped for a second and though "Whoa, OK, this is going overboard. Chill."

At one point I thought about getting another one in tan, but realized that given how long it has taken this one to *start* breaking in, I'd be handing it down to my kids still looking new if I split use time between bags.
post #33459 of 47117
I don't like canvas bags, unless they are totes on the beach or something.
post #33460 of 47117
Conceptually, I'd like a leather briefcase, but the ones I like are all more than I'm willing to spend, and given that I have to carry a bunch of stuff around (working in different places, so have laptop, folders, etc) a bag in leather that would be a good size would weigh a ton in and of itself.
post #33461 of 47117
I have a soft pebble grain leather briefcase from Lambertson Truex that I mostly use for customer meetings, and a tan Filson that I use every day. They weigh about the same.
post #33462 of 47117
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Very cool bag, Stitch. I love my Filson.
I'm having the same problem with my green briefcase. I've been carrying it for a few months now, and you'd never know it didn't just come out of the box. I keep looking at it and thinking, "why won't you get old and beat looking already!" I know it will come in time, but it's a weird feeling to want something that's so nice to start getting a little knocked around.

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I've seriously thought about rubbing dirt into it and then cleaning it off with steel wool. Thought that might be a bit overboard, though.
Go over to the SWD forum and learn the tricks those crazy kids use to hasten wear and tear on their jeans.
post #33463 of 47117
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Originally Posted by aravenel View Post

Conceptually, I'd like a leather briefcase, but the ones I like are all more than I'm willing to spend, and given that I have to carry a bunch of stuff around (working in different places, so have laptop, folders, etc) a bag in leather that would be a good size would weigh a ton in and of itself.

 

I don't remember if you actually sail or not but using it as a gear bag should soften it up. It'll be tumble softened in a few weeks of J boat duty.

post #33464 of 47117
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Originally Posted by MrG View Post

Very cool bag, Stitch. I love my Filson.
I'm having the same problem with my green briefcase. I've been carrying it for a few months now, and you'd never know it didn't just come out of the box. I keep looking at it and thinking, "why won't you get old and beat looking already!" I know it will come in time, but it's a weird feeling to want something that's so nice to start getting a little knocked around.

thanks, G.

at the moment, i like how fresh and crispy my bag is. (go ahead, i teed that up real nice)
post #33465 of 47117
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I don't remember if you actually sail or not but using it as a gear bag should soften it up. It'll be tumble softened in a few weeks of J boat duty.

Used to, but haven't in years unfortunately... You're right though, that would probably do it.
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