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Filson 256 or 257

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by milosh, May 22, 2009.

  1. worth

    worth Well-Known Member

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    I might be able to take some pics of my 257 tomorrow for you.
     
  2. SVC

    SVC Well-Known Member

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    My takeaways -- as a daily carrier for a few items, perhaps the 256 is enough. For more items, or for use as a light weekend bag, the 257 is a better call.

    Yes?
     
  3. rennavate

    rennavate Well-Known Member

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    I'm also trying to decide between the 256 and the 257.

    I'll be carrying one of two laptops (either a 15" work laptop or a thin-as-hell 13" MacBook Air), my lunch, and sunglasses, that sort of thing, basically.

    Would the 256 suffice? I have a larger weekend bag for short trips where I need to bring clothes and things like that, so this would be strictly for work.
     
  4. alliswell

    alliswell Well-Known Member

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    256 will work unless your lunch is 5" or more thick.
     
  5. Patek

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    I will probably get flamed for this, but I really don't understand the SF groupthink on These bags. I find them ugly and they look like something one of my hippie friends would carry on their bike. Not something for professionals or even people who dress sharp.

    Maybe my tastes are off.
     
  6. rennavate

    rennavate Well-Known Member

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    I will probably get flamed for this, but I really don't understand the SF groupthink on These bags. I find them ugly and they look like something one of my hippie friends would carry on their bike. Not something for professionals or even people who dress sharp.

    Maybe my tastes are off.


    What alternatives would you put forward? In other words, what bags do you like?
     
  7. alliswell

    alliswell Well-Known Member

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    What alternatives would you put forward? In other words, what bags do you like?

    Hermès Sac à Depêche Porosus.

    Also Jack Spade, Want Les Essentiels
     
  8. Patek

    Patek Well-Known Member

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    I guess if this was my look, then it would work for me. However, in my opinion it doesn't look very professional with a suit going to a business meeting.

    I tend to like leather bags even though I am currently carrying a leather (with some dark brown waxed canvas) computer bag by Andrew Marc.
     
  9. huskyzealot

    huskyzealot Well-Known Member

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    I'm also trying to decide between the 256 and the 257.

    I'll be carrying one of two laptops (either a 15" work laptop or a thin-as-hell 13" MacBook Air), my lunch, and sunglasses, that sort of thing, basically.

    Would the 256 suffice? I have a larger weekend bag for short trips where I need to bring clothes and things like that, so this would be strictly for work.


    While a 257 is larger than a 256, it is not a weekend bag. Part of that is because of the bag's capacity, but also the way the pockets and compartments are laid out...it won't work well for clothes.
     
  10. stevent

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    Hermès Sac à Depêche Porosus.

    Also Jack Spade, Want Les Essentiels


    Jack Spade looks way more hipster imo since every single person in SF has a Jack Spade bag. The filsons aren't meant to be a super formal bag. It's a classic American design and relatively clean.

    Also I think the Want bags look like they should only be for women. Something about the way they are cut and the colors. Great quality, just not "manly."
     

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