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Filson Bag Thread: With Pictures

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by LawrenceMD, Aug 14, 2009.

  1. Cold Iron

    Cold Iron Well-Known Member

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    Got my 258 brown padded laptop case yesterday. About the right size for me in fact was surprised it was as small as it was after some of the posts on here. Last gf has my good camera so just crappy cell phone pics for now but here is the brown 258, Tan fly rod case, and otter green hat for comparison of the 3 colors. The tan gets dirty fast, I don't consider it as much a patina as some do. Have enough otter items already, some things from Filson only come in this color. This is the first brown item I own from them. I feel it is more professional looking than the others but flip side is it also looses something with the lack of contrast of the leather and bag material.
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  2. David Zaritsky

    David Zaritsky Well-Known Member

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    Can the 257 be used as a quick overnite bag? Has anyone done this? Or is it to compartmentalized inside? Trying to decide betwen the 256 or the 257 but the 256 looks more like it can only be used as a briefcase...
     
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  4. Winston S.

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    I am an overpacker, so I might not be able to use the 257 as an overnighter, but I think some people would be able to pull it off.
     
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  5. LawrenceMD

    LawrenceMD Well-Known Member

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    valentines gift to the wife.

    Filson red label zippered tote. I'm actually curious to see how this looks beat up and patina-ed.

    There are some differences compared with the normal filson zippered tote bag:

    -the bridle leather is light brown
    -the label (in red) is on the outside of the bag (not hidden covered by the flap)
    -the outside pockets have a button to hold them down.
    - it comes in navy blue, white, and red.

    this particular bag was purchased from hiltonstentcity.com (with the aforementioned discount code mentioned in a previous post).

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    Other than that its the same dimensions as the normal filson zippered tote.
     
  6. johnnyletrois

    johnnyletrois Well-Known Member

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    I like that. May have to pull the trigger.
     
  7. Winston S.

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    Thanks for the pictures. Refreshing to see something other than otter, brown, and tan.
     
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    johnnyletrois Well-Known Member

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    Red sold out online. Snagged the last red one in the store via phone. Old lady gonna be pleased.
     
  11. Alter

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    I have a tan zippered tote...the snaps on the side pockets of the red totes are great. Wish that was a standard feature...may just add some myself.
     
  12. riton

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    Hello,

    For those who purchased a Filson bag from the Cable Car Clothiers (SF, CA), did you find an invoice in the package ?
    My bag is in the customs waiting for clearance.

    Thanks
     
  13. facet

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    Yeah, I got one.
     
  14. motosacto

    motosacto Well-Known Member

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    It's been asked before, but I haven't seen an answer: I have a Filson 257, which I love. I do not love the shoulder strap, however. The underside of the pad is very smooth so it slips off of my shoulder. This constant slippage makes it essentially useless to me.

    Anybody have a fix to share?
     
  15. stevent

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    A 257 could easily be used as an overnite bag. There are compartments on each end for laptop and organization but a decently sizing middle area:

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    I'd probably be able to go 4-5 nights with just a 257.
     
  16. riton

    riton Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Facet ! Hope to get it soon !
     
  17. David Zaritsky

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  18. Winston S.

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    I'm still waiting on my 256 (otter green) from Cable Car to ship. Think I have another week before that happens. Hopefully it will be drop shipped..
     
  19. luker

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    does it take that long for cable car to start shipping?
     
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    It depends on how you pack. I may be able to swing one night with my 257 but even that'd be tough as I normally pack business attire. If I wasn't traveling for business, I'd likely not need to carry my briefcase so would opt for something else, like an overnight bag. Even for casual attire, most folks would be hard pressed to get 4-5 nights info a 257 especially if they were carrying a laptop, charger, etc.

    Perhaps 4-5 nights at a nudist colony might work :)
     

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