Photos on arrival - and what kind of placket?
Nice, man. Looking forward to some pics of the tassel loafers once you wear them in!
Re: that bag, I'd be inclined to save a bit longer and spend on a Filson bag as that's a blatant copy of one. Gerry has the Filson if I'm not mistaken, and at the risk of speaking for someone else, I think he'd feel the same. With an item that gets as much use as a daily bag, it's best to spend more once off than replace it every 10-12 months, IMO.
I've had the same bag for 4.5 years now and I get compliments on it almost daily. It's been through rain, hail, snow, everywhere. I've had to do nothing to look after it and I can see myself using it for many, many more years.
Here's the bag, and me:
Ive got a filson 256 - just wish i got the added handle grip as the flat leather can dig when heavy ... ive seen some get it as an addition