Does anyone have any info on the Filson/Apolis Activism bag?

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  1. Warren G.

    Warren G. Senior member

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    I almost forgot about this bag. Mauro got me down for one 4 months ago...I can't wait :] Perfect time too, I was in the market for a bag [​IMG]
     


  2. randomkoreandude

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    I think it's cool and I desperately need a real computer bag. Looks like an early birthday present for myself once we get them.

    yeah i need a new computer bag and timing is perfect for school. i cant wait till this thing comes out.
     


  3. dunkin

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    mauro, you have a PM
    let me know, thanks
     


  4. iDoc

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    Apolis Activism x Filson briefcase featured in August 2009 GQ magazine (page 27, unavailable online). Color is indeed black...
     


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    Apolis Activism x Filson briefcase featured in August 2009 GQ magazine (page 27, unavailable online). Color is indeed black...

    according to the buyer's guide available at ContextClothing.com, as well as through some of the fine folks in this thread no?
     


  6. dopey

    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Did anyone ever get an explanation of why the price is much higher than the regular Filson model other than that there are more hands involved? Some explanation about the cotton or other materials that make it different would be useful.
     


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    whodini Conan OOOOOOO"BRIEN!

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  8. dopey

    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Dopey, Feel free to read the thread. It's been discussed a number of times. http://www.styleforum.net/showpost.p...3&postcount=71
    I read the thread before and read that post. The absence of any other information is why I asked the question. The post doesn't say anything about the cotton or the construction or anything else other than that they have lowered the price a bit. If the answer is that it costs more because they want to charge more so that they raise more money, that is fine. The post doesn't even say that clearly, though I guess it must mean that since it doesn't really say anything else.
     


  9. whodini

    whodini Conan OOOOOOO"BRIEN!

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    Construction is Filson.

    Cotton is sourced from Uganda which is a factor of the price increase. It's not that they're picking some random factory in China, they source the material based on quality and based on how it fulfills their commitment to philantropy. The process is much more involved so as insure that more of the profit is given back to the workers.
     


  10. dopey

    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Construction is Filson.

    Cotton is sourced from Uganda which is a factor of the price increase. It's not that they're picking some random factory in China, they source the material based on quality and based on how it fulfills their commitment to philantropy. The process is much more involved so as insure that more of the profit is given back to the workers.


    The cheaper bag is also made by Filson.

    So I think you are saying this bag costs more than the same Filson model because this bag uses Ugandan cotton which costs more because the Ugandan workers are paid more than the workers who makes Filson's cotton (and maybe the Ugandan cotton is also better for some other reason since you say they "source the material based on quality"). I have no idea where Filson gets its "tin cloth" cotton, but I have no reason to doubt you about which workers are better paid.
     


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    How does the Uganda fabric compare to Filson's standard 256 fabric? Comparable durability, weight, stiffness, etc? Also, any ideas on how the color will fade with time?

    And, since Mauro's so busy at the moment, should we PM him or the shop for bag pre-orders/requests?
     


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    The normal 256 material is waxed 22 ounce cotton twill.
    The price difference is due to this item being a limited number custom run.
     


  13. Mauro

    Mauro Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Bags Will Be In Soon!
     


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    Apolis Activism x Filson briefcase featured in August 2009 GQ magazine (page 27, unavailable online). Color is indeed black...

    according to the buyer's guide available at ContextClothing.com, as well as through some of the fine folks in this thread no?

    Last comment on color was meant to be tongue in cheek, given then navy vs black debate earlier in the thread...
     


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    Context has it up for pre-order.
     


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