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post #31276 of 51856
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Originally Posted by Oli2012 View Post

Just ordered my first shirt from Cottonwork - 

 

- Pale blue Sea Island

- Slim fit

- Spread collar

- Button cuff 

- Placket

- Split yoke

- Side vents

- MOP buttons

 

Hope it turns out well. 

Photos on arrival - and what kind of placket?

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Originally Posted by thebrownman View Post


Nice, man. Looking forward to some pics of the tassel loafers once you wear them in! smile.gif

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:
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)






When you have nice bag, you make big smile.

 

 

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

post #31277 of 51856
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Originally Posted by thebrownman View Post


Nice, man. Looking forward to some pics of the tassel loafers once you wear them in! smile.gif

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:
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

When you have nice bag, you make big smile.

 

Hi thebrownman, can I please ask what is the model# of the Filson?

post #31278 of 51856
CharlieChan, sorry, I should've been more specific - my leather bag isn't a Filson, but the earlier J.Crew Factory bag bears a striking resemblance to the Filson Original Briefcase. There's also the Filson padded laptop/computer bag, though this is a little bulkier, but offers more protection for your notebook.

I bought my bag from a bag maker in India during a trip in 2009. He would vegetable tan the leather himself, and he also sold a range of bags made in Pondicherry. It's rare to find people who work with cow leather in India due to Hinduism and cows being sacred and all that, but this guy was awesome. Wish I'd grabbed a photo with him.
post #31279 of 51856
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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post

TBM said it very well. I enjoy my Filson everytime I use it. It constantly surprises me at how much it's able to store without looking stuffed and the canvas is getting softer as time goes by. As far as a briefcase goes, it's no SAB or Glaser but it suits my purposes perfectly and just gets better the more I use it.

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Originally Posted by Romp View Post


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


I've got a Filson 256 - with the added handgrip - and as Gerry said, it is a great bag.

I've got a couple of Swaine Adeney Brigg briefcases, and a couple of other bags/briefcases, but nine times out of then I just take the Filson, regardless of whether I'm wearing a suit or I'm wearing a polo shirt and jeans. It's a great, comfortable, flexible bag that can be dressed up or down, so to speak. I've used it as a carry-on bag when flying, too.

It really is the sort of bag that will last for a decade or two and is well worth the extra money. I don't know how much shipping from the US costs - I suppose it depends on the retailer - but the Filson 256 usually retails for $225 or so, from memory, so you get a great bag for the money.
post #31280 of 51856
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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post

 

TBM said it very well. I enjoy my Filson everytime I use it. It constantly surprises me at how much it's able to store without looking stuffed and the canvas is getting softer as time goes by. As far as a briefcase goes, it's no SAB or Glaser but it suits my purposes perfectly and just gets better the more I use it.

 

I've got a Filson 257 and it's amazing how much you can fit into it. 
I've had it for less than a year now, but like Gerry said, the canvas is softening, and the leather details are aging very nicely.
 
It can take some serious beating, too.
 
Absolutely love it.
post #31281 of 51856
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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post


I've got a Filson 256 - with the added handgrip - and as Gerry said, it is a great bag.

I've got a couple of Swaine Adeney Brigg briefcases, and a couple of other bags/briefcases, but nine times out of then I just take the Filson, regardless of whether I'm wearing a suit or I'm wearing a polo shirt and jeans. It's a great, comfortable, flexible bag that can be dressed up or down, so to speak. I've used it as a carry-on bag when flying, too.

It really is the sort of bag that will last for a decade or two and is well worth the extra money. I don't know how much shipping from the US costs - I suppose it depends on the retailer - but the Filson 256 usually retails for $225 or so, from memory, so you get a great bag for the money.

In my experience Needsupply is the best place to get it. Theres a monthly styleforum 10% code in the affiliate thread and shipping to australia is $17 which isnt bad from the US at all. I havea 257 and a small duffle. These two bags give me:
1. briefcase for the office carrying the laptop/notes
2. gym bag
3. weekender bag
4. carrying both for a week long trip.

Couldn't be happier and for the price i used to think they were expensive, but the durability of the bags make them excellent value especially in comparison to other bags!
post #31282 of 51856
Otter green 257 owner. Love it. Many colleagues (male) with briefcase envy lol. The ladies at work like it too. Got it from FilsonGuy on the B&S forum about 25 bucks cheaper. Good guy to deal with.
Edited by iSurg - 5/12/13 at 11:17pm
post #31283 of 51856
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Originally Posted by iSurg View Post

Otter 257 owner. Love it. Many colleagues (male) with briefcase envy lol. The ladies at work like it too.

Mate, they couldn't care less about the bag. It's an excuse to chat you up.

Women are like that.
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post #31286 of 51856
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Originally Posted by The Ernesto View Post

Mate, they couldn't care less about the bag. It's an excuse to chat you up.

Women are like that.

I guess it didn't help me when all I talked about was how I loved the bridle leather, the canvas, etc. You are obvi more practiced than I am. You devil.
post #31287 of 51856
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Originally Posted by iSurg View Post

I guess it didn't help me when all I talked about was how I loved the bridle leather, the canvas, etc. You are obvi more practiced than I am. You devil.

lol.

Talking about the bag = Forget it girls, he's taken.
Saying I'm 'more practiced' = Polite (and correct) way of calling me old!
post #31288 of 51856
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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post


Yes, Santoni's sizing can be confusing.

I've got a pair from Santoni's Goodyear-welted "Classico" range, and had another pair from the same range, and I took my usual size in those shoes.

However, the sizing on the various Fatte a Mano (FAM) models seems to be quite unpredictable. My double monks are an 8, I think, whereas I normally take a UK 9/US 10. They're a little bit narrower than I'd like, but the length is spot on.

 

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Originally Posted by meister View Post


Just be careful with sizing as the Italian sizing is +1.5 eg 9.5Santoni Italy = 11US

 

How right you are - although the Santoni website's own sizing chart would have us believe that Santoni 9.5 = UK 9.5 = US 10.5 = EU 43.5.

 

Anyway I solved my little problem by hoofing it down to the Santoni boutique here in Shanghai yesterday and trying on some shoes in styles similar (wingtip Oxfords with chisel toe) to the pair I wish to order. Which confirmed my suspicion, and Journeyman's observation. Their 9.5 fits my size 44 foot perfectly, whereas in size 10, the eyelets were already abutting without tightening the laces.

 

I felt like a cad trying shoes on with no intention to purchase, but hey, Santoni will still sell me a pair of shoes - just at a reduced mark-up.

 

The Shanghai boutique is pretty nice BTW. Large, with a good selection from Goodyear-welted basic lines through to LE and even offering a MTM service. Worth a look if you're in town. Opposite the Peninsula Hotel on the Bund.

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I am about to enter the world of DE shaving - I got myself a Merkur HD, Trumper sandalwood shaving cream and skin food and as well as some Derby Extra blades. Also got myself a better brush than I used to have (I'll use this for awhile before upgrading to a badger hair brush). I think I'm pretty much good to go.

 

Tomorrow it begins smile.gif

post #31290 of 51856
Time to up my pocket square game. To think that 6 months ago I was self concious about wearing a simple white linen...

Not pictured:blue gingham cotton

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