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Filson Bag Thread: With Pictures

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

  1. haiglarsen

    haiglarsen Well-Known Member

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    adq, if you're getting the bag that was part of their Indigo capsule, then it's going to be a lighter weight version than the standard briefcase twill.
    This navy one (not to be confused with indigo) one is what I'm suggesting should be exactly like their brown/tan/otter green versions: http://www.unionmadegoods.com/filson_Original_Briefcase_in_Navy_7856.html
     
  2. sputnikmoment

    sputnikmoment Member

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    Anyone has the Rugged Twill & Leather Medium Field Bag? Hows the leather flap? I guess its no longer waterproof then?
     
  3. Winston S.

    Winston S. Senior member

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    Right, but I think that Tomatic was referring to the Unionmade one and not the Apolis one as he quoted someone referring to the Unionmade one.
     
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  4. tomatic

    tomatic Senior member

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    I was actually referring to the original navy/blue edition with the cream/bright leather. I also own the Apolis which is indeed made of thinner canvas but after I've waxed it and added a handle grip I'm very happy with it.
     
  5. wunnaz

    wunnaz Well-Known Member

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    hello everyone, Merry X-mas...!!!
    i wanna ask about Filson x Levis Jacket (Black).
    Which online shop can i order and ship to Singapore?
    When i check in the filson official site, they charge about 170$ for shipping fees.
    Sorry if my post is off topic.
    Thanks.
     
  6. P. Bateman

    P. Bateman Senior member

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    Just picked up the below with 20% off. Looking forward to having a new gym bag.

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  7. raneym305

    raneym305 Well-Known Member

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    I've spoken with quite a few people at Filson about this. The general consensus is a brush and light water. Absolutely soap. Filson bags get dirty, stained, and worn- that's one of the beauties of owning one. It's like a vintage instrument- I'd take the feel of a beat up and well played 60 year old tele or les paul over a shiny new one any day!
     
  8. Winston S.

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    Thanks for your input, but I have a feeling ivanswk was looking for a different look/use for this bag and was not looking for a SAB replacement and probably won't be heartbroken.
     
  9. Rambo

    Rambo Senior member

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    you're an asshole
     
  10. Bill Smith

    Bill Smith Senior member

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    I got my first Filson bag for Christmas, a tan #257 laptop briefcase and I love it.
     
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  11. mikeman

    mikeman Senior member

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    Quit being a dick. This is a Filson thread. Not a "tell me that my stuff is inferior" to another brand thread.

    Also, people buy Filson, not only because it's extremely durable, but they also have some of the best customer service around. Oh, and its made in the good old USA.
     
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  12. althanis

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    I also think you're an asshole. You seem to be one of those people that can't enjoy something unless you let other people know you have it?
     
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  13. daghoi

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    Back to topic. :)

    Her's my Otter Green 70256, christmas gift to myself :) I'ts my first Filson product. Reading this thread to get info on what to choose, 70256/7 and which color. The green color is nicer in reality than in pictures. Dark green, would not be afraid that it is "to green". When it comes to size, I will chime in with previous posters. 70256 will be large enough for most people for their day to day activites to work.

    Only minor concern is that the leather seems a bit dry and stiff, will find som stuff to apply.

    Sorry about the chair....


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    With my 15' T500 Lenovo (and power cord) inside:

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  14. poena

    poena Senior member

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    I agree that the leather does feel a bit dry when new. Let me know what you go with to moisturize? I have Obenauf's at home I could try.

    I used the 257 on travel as a carry on and it was nice. A bit heavy when loaded to carry on the shoulder though.

    As a daily carry into work it's a bit big as I don't carry much to and from work. (sometimes lunch, water, tablet, umbrella)
     
  15. daghoi

    daghoi Member

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    I used Mink Oil, it's what i had for hand. Applied a thin layer to start with.
     
  16. mcbrown

    mcbrown Senior member

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    I highly recommend Obenauf's. Filson's leather seems to love it.
     
  17. poena

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    How do you guys apply it to the straps? Both sides?
     
  18. milw50717

    milw50717 Senior member

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    Fingers. Both sides, taking care not to get any on the cloth. Wipe off excess.
     
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  19. daghoi

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    +1
    Fingers and both sides. Improved instantly , guess I will see the final result tomorow.
     
  20. Tugman

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    Okay, Gents...
    I'm truly torn and would love some qualified opinions...
    I am building a new camera bag using a padded DSLR insert. I'm trying to decide between the Medium Field Bag and the Small Field bag. I've found inserts that would fit either.
    I typically shoot a Canon 5D, using both the standard lens and a 300mm, so I need some volume, but I don't want more bag than I need.

    Thoughts...
     

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