Filson Bag Thread: With Pictures

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

  1. cbfn

    cbfn Senior member

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    It all depends on your workplace. The tan looks awesome and gets a nice, rugged patina, but is for me a little to casual. The green was perfect fort me, and almost looks brand new after over a year with almost everyday use.
     


  2. jeannoob

    jeannoob Senior member

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    would you mind posting some fit pics :nodding:

    curious to see how filson apparel looks on person
     


  3. mcbrown

    mcbrown Senior member

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    Brown vs. tan is purely a matter of taste. I went with a brown 256 because it seemed more "discrete" and not so... Filson-y. That's my personal preference - the tan is definitely more striking, and since you mentioned that as a factor you might personally be disappointed with the brown after a while.

    But there's no wrong answer with such a great bag!
     


  4. althanis

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    My brother also got the green; strikes a nice balance between casual and boring.
     


  5. MarioImpemba

    MarioImpemba Senior member

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    To echo some of the prior comments, the straps on my Filson Rucksack are terrible, comfort-wise.

    I'm going to have to figure out the best DIY solution to add padding, and I'm going to Lexol them this weekend to see if that will help some as I believe the leather is too stiff right now - one side never seems to sit properly, no matter how I adjust, and digs into my lats.


    Clothing wise, the Greenwood Woll Jacket is just badass and I'm saving to buy one. Size down, for sure.
     
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  6. Winston S.

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    Between those two I would go with the tan. I don't think the brown would age well.

    Yes once the handgrip is installed, it is stitched on and can't be removed. You would probably need a seam ripper to unattach it.
     


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    I have had a brown 257 for about 2 years now and it looks awesome. I personally don't think the tan ages well for the first few years, it just looks dirty. After you pass that stage, it obviously looks great.
     


  8. Cold Iron

    Cold Iron Senior member

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    Joe's Sporting Goods is holding their annual Filson Trunk Sale on Oct. 25. 25% off Filson for one day only. The flyer says that you can also purchase online with the discount. http://www.joessportinggoods.com/
     


  9. Winston S.

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    I bought my 261 (first Filson item) from Joe's! Solid.
     


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    Had tan 257, traded it for an otter one, like others said the perfect balance. Not too casual but not the standard briefcase color
     


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  12. milesbeyond

    milesbeyond Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the heads up!

    Now I don't know which to get, 257 or 258. I picked up a very used 256 this weekend and initially thought I could use it as my daily office bag...but it's in rougher shape than I thought so don't think it's office suitable (previous owner was a geologist and beat the crap out of it) Still got it for a steal so will keep it around.

    258 would be nice to use it as an overnight/weekend bag that I can carry my laptop/Kindle/clothes in one bag. I own a tin-cloth small duffel already but even that is a bit big for just one night. But realizing the 258 may be excessive for an everyday office bag.

    Also does anybody know where to get a replacement shoulder strap? The 256 I picked up didn't have it. Does Filson sell them?
     


  13. Liquidus

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    You think the tan is too dark?
     


  14. FelixM

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    Wow anybody know of a good vintage source for Filson goods??
     


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    Wow anybody know of a good vintage source for Filson goods??
     


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