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Funny, I have the same Filson bag and pack mine the exact same way with my Aldens, toiletries, and clothes. I guess I'm doing it right!

:teach: you see when the space-time continuum is properly taken into account, along with the intrinsic viscosity of the ambient air, you can fit a weekend's worth of clothing into this duffle. :rotflmao:

 

 

This proves I really do have too much time on my hands right now, back to my corner to obsess over watches.

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It just so happens that I am off work today, doing laundry and need to pack for this weekend. Looks to me like you are in luck!

 

So here is a weekend's worth of clothes... 2 shirts, 2 pants, 2 pairs of socks, 2 pairs of boxers, 2 pairs Aldens ( I forgot to get belts for the picture but there is plenty of room for them along with Ipad, phone charger, I've even squeezed a bottle of single malt in there)

 

First thing I do is ditch one pair of shoe trees and stuff boxers/socks into the shoes; I swap trees during the weekend. Cloth bag the footwear and put them in as the first layer, they will go in an...ahem...69 orientation.

 

I clearly need to up my weekender game.  It's t-shirts, shorts and flip-flops/sneakers for any weekend trip.  

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Quick sizing question. For those who own Van and Barrie, do you size differently?

I size tts for Van (10.5 C) , 1/2 size down for Barrie (10 C)
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Funny, I have the same Filson bag and pack mine the exact same way with my Aldens, toiletries, and clothes. I guess I'm doing it right!
+1 I will from now on smile.gif
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Alden Madison whiskey shell, deglazed last night then treated with Lexol, Reno, and Saphir cordovan creme.

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Alden Madison whiskey shell, deglazed last night then treated with Lexol, Reno, and Saphir cordovan creme.

 

I really like these less shined - wow  ...never have been much of a whisky(shoe color) fan but these look terrific..are they as matte appearing in person?

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Alden DC Joseph boot
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Alden Madison whiskey shell, deglazed last night then treated with Lexol, Reno, and Saphir cordovan creme.
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I really like these less shined - wow  ...never have been much of a whisky(shoe color) fan but these look terrific..are they as matte appearing in person?

Yes. They have more of a soft glow than the high shine of Alden's acrylic finish.

I had done similar with my color 8 dovers and used acetone, which worked well, but on these I think it was a bit too harsh. I was pretty worried about the patchiness after the acetone. I think next time I'll start with something more gentle like naphtha.
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@gsgleason

 

Saphir Renomat is designed specifically for these kinds of projects and is gentle on the leather as well.

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It CAN be done... I have this bag (Filson Medium Travel bag) which measures similar to the small duffel and only use it for short work trips & road/weekend trips and can pack a similar amount (2 shoes, 1 toiletry bag, 2 days of clothes).  Pretty tight, but it can all fit.  The only complaint I have on this bag is that the bag when carried on my shoulder tends to turn - which is more of an annoyance.

link: http://www.brooksbrothers.com/Filson%C2%AE-Medium-Travel-Bag/UL00110,default,pd.html?dwvar_UL00110_Color=NAVY&contentpos=17&cgid=0469


I use the M Travel as well for non flying travel. It's a great 1-2 day bag but I hate how it flips over when packed full and carried over the shoulder.
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I use the M Travel as well for non flying travel. It's a great 1-2 day bag but I hate how it flips over when packed full and carried over the shoulder.


Glad i'm not the only one!  I wonder if the small duffel has the same issue... or maybe I was packing my bag top heavy which was causing the flipping.  I'll try @BenLeaman's method and see if it helps

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@gsgleason


Saphir Renomat is designed specifically for these kinds of projects and is gentle on the leather as well.

I'll use it next time. I actually have some, but find it to be much more noxious to use. One really needs good ventilation to use that stuff.
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Glad i'm not the only one!  I wonder if the small duffel has the same issue... or maybe I was packing my bag top heavy which was causing the flipping.  I'll try @BenLeaman
's method and see if it helps

I have not had any flipping issues. I'd be interested to see if packing similar to me helps. I will only charge a minor consulting fee.
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Alden Madison whiskey shell, deglazed last night then treated with Lexol, Reno, and Saphir cordovan creme.


Can you explain this process please? Or direct me to where I can read about it? Thanks
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Alden Madison whiskey shell, deglazed last night then treated with Lexol, Reno, and Saphir cordovan creme.
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Can you explain this process please? Or direct me to where I can read about it? Thanks

I put liberal amounts of acetone on cotton round pads and rubbed the finish off the entire shoe. If I did it again, I'd use renomat.

Once they're stripped, I put liberal amount of lexol on them to condition the shell.

I then applied Renovateur per the normal method, and then cordovan creme for the soft shine with a cotton rag (old tshirt) using fingers and just a small amount, really rubbing it it.

I let that dry then brushed.

Here are some photos from the process on my dovers: http://imgur.com/a/OriU7
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