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Remember that structured leather briefcase Filson promised us?
I'm not feeling it...Priced 1300 usd

I just hope that this is yet another briefcase and not the one mentioned earlier in this thread.

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Let's reiterate what the Filson rep said to me: "We've actually received quite a few requests for a structured, more business oriented briefcase from customers over the last couple of years and are hoping to fulfill this need soon"

Well, I fail to see what is so business about the above briefcase. The leather 256 looks way more business than the 'Dawson'. Nylon handles and strap? No slimline profile, but more like a leather alternative to the 24hr-briefcase?
And that brown and black colour scheme looks so tacky.

God, I hope there's another briefcase coming...

EDIT: I've sent an e-mail to Brian the Filson rep. If he confirms that this is the briefcase he mentioned, I'll just buy the Croots Malton Satchel. I hope he tells me that the business oriented briefcase is still coming.
 
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Let's reiterate what the Filson rep said to me: "We've actually received quite a few requests for a structured, more business oriented briefcase from customers over the last couple of years and are hoping to fulfill this need soon"

Well, I fail to see what is so business about the above briefcase. The leather 256 looks way more business than the 'Dawson'. Nylon handles and strap? No slimline profile, but more like a leather alternative to the 24hr-briefcase?
And that brown and black colour scheme looks so tacky.

God, I hope there's another briefcase coming...

EDIT: I've sent an e-mail to Brian the Filson rep. If he confirms that this is the briefcase he mentioned, I'll just buy the Croots Malton Satchel. I hope he tells me that the business oriented briefcase is still coming.
I know most of us are Filson fans on this thread, but I don’t think one brand can do everything well. Even within the relatively narrow category of Luggage. Thankfully, the internet has helped spawn a whole cottage industry of small companies making great leather or leather/canvas bags at reasonable prices compared to traditional retail channels so plenty of options.

[Paradoxically to above, my Filson Field Satchel has been absolutely great for my business needs. But then I don’t use it for business trips so the bar is a bit lower.]
 

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I know most of us are Filson fans on this thread, but I don’t think one brand can do everything well. Even within the relatively narrow category of Luggage. Thankfully, the internet has helped spawn a whole cottage industry of small companies making great leather or leather/canvas bags at reasonable prices compared to traditional retail channels so plenty of options.
Still, terribly disappointed if the Filson rep will affirm that this is the 'business oriented' briefcase. Filson can do much better. You need only search for 'Filson Satchel' and you'll find that they did do much better. This new Dawson bag seems laughable in comparison :(

Maybe I'm a little too picky, but the only business bags I would consider right now (because the rest is either substandard or too polished in appearance) are the Croots Malton Bridle Leather Satchel or the Bleu de Chauffe 'Writer's Bag'.
 

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Let's reiterate what the Filson rep said to me: "We've actually received quite a few requests for a structured, more business oriented briefcase from customers over the last couple of years and are hoping to fulfill this need soon"

Well, I fail to see what is so business about the above briefcase. The leather 256 looks way more business than the 'Dawson'. Nylon handles and strap? No slimline profile, but more like a leather alternative to the 24hr-briefcase?
And that brown and black colour scheme looks so tacky.

God, I hope there's another briefcase coming...

EDIT: I've sent an e-mail to Brian the Filson rep. If he confirms that this is the briefcase he mentioned, I'll just buy the Croots Malton Satchel. I hope he tells me that the business oriented briefcase is still coming.
I’d take the leather 256 over this every time, or the leather satchel which is seriously classic. And sure, @Soltrane is right, there are other options.
Again, this looks like Coach or Hugo boss. But perhaps that’s what the aim is - branch out from the rugged look and attract some different customers, who you can later transition to the clothing or more rugged luggage.
 

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I’d take the leather 256 over this every time, or the leather satchel which is seriously classic. And sure, @Soltrane is right, there are other options.
Again, this looks like Coach or Hugo boss. But perhaps that’s what the aim is - branch out from the rugged look and attract some different customers, who you can later transition to the clothing or more rugged luggage.
I agree, it looks like any other quick fashion bag.

The leather 256, even over 300 usd cheaper, seems a much more substantial bag judging by the pictures alone.
But I don't think that they're trying toattract customers to sell rugged items to later on. Remember that this is their flagship briefcase now, as oddly as that sounds. A flagship article often holds features that later trinkle down to lower priced items.

I hope it fails so they don't trinkle down anything of this bag
 

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