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Filson Bag Thread: With Pictures

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

  1. mcbrown

    mcbrown Senior member

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    It's personal preference, nothing more. I haven't given any thought to matching, just the usage of the individual bag. I own a briefcase in brown because I think it is the most discrete option for business settings, a rucksack in green just because I prefer the look of that particular bag in green over tan, and a pullman in green just because I purchased second hand and that happened to be the first color available at the time I was looking for one.

    If you wanted a coordinated set I couldn't really argue with you, but it's not something I personally care to have.
     
  2. milw50717

    milw50717 Senior member

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    Yep. Any cobbler should be able to do it in no time flat.

    It's a pretty easy thing to do yourself if you want

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    Or if nothing better

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    Hardest thing is getting the hole exactly where you want it, but they have rulers to assist with that !
     
  3. poena

    poena Senior member

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    just curious how tall you guys are that the strap isn't short enough
     
  4. hoit1981

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    I'm 6' 3". I just like to have the bag at a high level when I'm carrying it around.
     
  5. Winston S.

    Winston S. Senior member

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    I'm 5'5" and use my strap on the last shortest hole. I wouldn't mind it if I had the option to make it shorter.
     
  6. Orange44

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    I'm 5' 8" and use the shortest hole. I wish the strap was a couple of inches shorter. I may have to punch a new hole or two in the strap.
     
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  8. milesbeyond

    milesbeyond Well-Known Member

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    My sister has been begging me to give her my Oil-Finish Small Duffle. Feels appropriate to hand it off to her, now trying to decide between the small regular duffle or the medium travel bag.

    Anybody trying to get rid of either? :) Don't like the way the large carry-on or Pullman open (plus they're way too big for my needs) and the Sportsman's was just a bit too small for my needs (ending up selling mine)

    The inner (and outer) pockets of the Travel bag seem great, but it seems like it may be a little awkward when not packed to capacity and it seemed awkwardly tall. Anyone have more experience with it?

    Wasn't trying to buy a new bag...but you know, family first ;)
     
  9. ChadHahn

    ChadHahn Well-Known Member

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    I just received my 257 in brown. Brown was my third choice but the place I called was having a 30% off sale and was out of every other color. When I hesitated, he dropped the price another 10%. How could I say no! :slayer:

    So far I like the color. Of course I've only had it for about 30 minutes so that may change. :D

    Here is a picture I took of it after I filled it up. It does a good job of standing on it's own. The color is pretty accurate, at least on my monitor.

    Chad

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  10. jeannoob

    jeannoob Senior member

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    Looks good man! Also seems like you got a great deal too!
     
  11. ChadHahn

    ChadHahn Well-Known Member

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    It was actually a total of 30% off not 40%. It still was a good deal I think. :)

    Chad
     
  12. Orange44

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    Good looking bag Chad
     
  13. Orange44

    Orange44 Member

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    Hilton's Tent City has 25% off through Feb 6.

    Details: ONE WEEK ONLY, receive an exclusive 25%* sale on anything in the store! Valid on multiple items, ends soon. In-stock items only, some exclusions apply. First come, first served. Mention the email "Winter" sale for discount In-store, Phone, or Email.
     
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  14. KevinL

    KevinL New Member

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    Orange44, what's the coupon code for 25% off at Hilton's Tent City?

    Otherwise, there's also a 15% off Filson code: FSNREG11
     
  15. Orange44

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    U have 2 call or email them and mention winter.
     
  16. LawrenceMD

    LawrenceMD Senior member

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    filson reversible dog coat in small on my 11mth old 25lbs Boston Terrier:

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  17. julesribs

    julesribs New Member

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    Hi,

    I recently bought a filson bag on their site, it seems the leather on the right side of my bag is more wear out and old than on the left side. Did they send me a second instead of a new product? Have anyone of you had the same problem?[​IMG]

    Thanks for your help :)
    Julian
     
  18. jeannoob

    jeannoob Senior member

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    When I first received my 256 briefcase, it had the same issue. One handle strap was visibly more worn and thinner than the other handle.
    You should definitely ask Filson to replace it; I'm sure they'll do it no questions asked.
    I took mine to the Seattle store and showed it to one of the managers and once she felt the difference, she immediately went and grabbed 3 other brand new briefcases for me to choose a replacement. They have some proper customer service.
     
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  19. milw50717

    milw50717 Senior member

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    Ultimately, that is pretty much what the straps are going to end up looking like after use. If it bothers you then call them up and ask about a replacement.
     
  20. julesribs

    julesribs New Member

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    I've contacted Filson's online customer service. They told me that the leather on the left has to be broken in and then both will look the same. Well I guess I have to wait and use my bag normally. Or next time buy it in a store and not thorugh Filson's website.

    I wonder who has lost his time to open and close the right handle around 1000 times before dispatching the product.

    Despite that minor defect I'm completely satisfied with my bag and its quality.

    Thanks for your comments :)

    Julian
     

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