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Filson Bag Thread: With Pictures

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

  1. August West

    August West New Member

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    Does anyone do anything to their bags/leather to protect/waterproof them?
    I use the Heavy Duty LP, but their other products are top quality as well. I love the way it smells, too.
    http://www.obenaufs.com/
     
  2. August West

    August West New Member

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    Quote: I use the Obenaufs Heavy Duty LP, but their other products are top quality as well. I love the way it smells, too.
     
  3. cbfn

    cbfn Well-Known Member

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    OHDLP on waxed canvas? :bored:

    Edit: Ahh, on the leather, of course. :laugh:
     
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  4. althanis

    althanis Well-Known Member

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    Haha, I wondered the same then I was like "Oh right, the leather!"
     
  5. johnH123

    johnH123 Well-Known Member

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    Picked up my first Filson bag, a 256 in Tan today....for $86 brand new.

    Oh yea.
     
  6. Alter

    Alter Well-Known Member

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    That's an amazing price...how did you manage that?
     
  7. davesmith

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  8. althanis

    althanis Well-Known Member

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    You know, you could've just included how you got it for that price, because I'm sure you knew everyone would be asking :)
     
  9. davesmith

    davesmith Well-Known Member

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    I hope the answer isn't eBay and it was a 30 year old Filson with holes.

    Edit: He says brand new... maybe he just didn't receive it yet!! [​IMG]
     
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  10. Winston S.

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    That's a pretty ridiculous price. Given the chance I probably would have added that to my collection of bags even though I already have an Otter Green (OG) 256.
     
  11. facet

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    Maybe he meant $186?
     
  12. johnH123

    johnH123 Well-Known Member

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    Just because you were all asking, I walked into a small store at my local mall (shoes and accessories mostly), and low and behold they had some Filson stuff (already on clearance) for an extra 30% off. I guess Filson stuff isn't that popular out here.

    I might go back and see what's left.
     
  13. Clyde

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    Where in Canada are you?
     
  14. poorman

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    Yeah! WHATS LEFT? FREE PROXY? HAHA.
     
  15. johnH123

    johnH123 Well-Known Member

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    Sorry kids, I won't be proxying anything and there's nothing left anyways. Maybe a tote bag thingy in tan, but that's it.

    The store is 'Stonehenge' in the West Edmonton Mall. It was a one off thing that I stumbled upon.
     
  16. rennavate

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    Oh shit! I wonder if they typically carry the 257, which I've been meaning to pick up for a while now. I'll ask when I'm at West Ed on the weekend. Thanks for the heads up.
     
  17. spacemanvt

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    Does anyone know what the little latch thing inside of the outside pockets does on a 256?

    Holds keys or something?
     
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  18. rpiotr01

    rpiotr01 Well-Known Member

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    Exactly, meant to hold keys, or I suppose anything else able to attach to it that you don't want to lose.
     
  19. althanis

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    Yup, it's for keys, so you don't just drop it in a pocket and then have to rummage through everything to find it. Just hang it on that, and it's easy to retrieve it when you need it. A lot of thoughtfully-made bags have this feature.
     
  20. tomatic

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    since somebody asked whether you can wax the apolis briefcase - received mine today and gave it a full treat with a can of filson wax and the bag took it really well. obviously you have to take care to not get in touch with the leather. i used filson wax since it smells slighlty better than the paraffin in the domke wax. fjällräven greenland wax might work as well but it's usually harder to apply.

    [​IMG]
     

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