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Been following this forum for a while without having registered but finally made an account. Learned so much from people here about different bags. I bought my first Filson Original Briefcase in 2017 in Navy and since then I've been hooked. I only buy Navy bags and at this point (I just got the Small Pullman today) I think I have everything I could want and won't be buying for a while! Took me about four years and a lot of ebaying (most I bought secondhand!).

Glad to finally join the forum!



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Been following this forum for a while without having registered but finally made an account. Learned so much from people here about different bags. I bought my first Filson Original Briefcase in 2017 in Navy and since then I've been hooked. I only buy Navy bags and at this point (I just got the Small Pullman today) I think I have everything I could want and won't be buying for a while! Took me about four years and a lot of ebaying (most I bought secondhand!).

Glad to finally join the forum!



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Nice collection! I have one navy piece, and I really like it enough that I’d like to add an additional navy as well in the future - if I could find a Navy 257 I would be all over it. I am still a sucker for otter Green though.
 

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Been following this forum for a while without having registered but finally made an account. Learned so much from people here about different bags. I bought my first Filson Original Briefcase in 2017 in Navy and since then I've been hooked. I only buy Navy bags and at this point (I just got the Small Pullman today) I think I have everything I could want and won't be buying for a while! Took me about four years and a lot of ebaying (most I bought secondhand!).

Glad to finally join the forum!



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Welcome aboard! Respect to your commitment to all things Navy. What was it that drew you to that color? Have you considered introducing a little Tan or dare I say...OG into your life?

I have come a long way since 2017. I have owned a majority (6 I think) Otter Green Filson’s, but currently only own two (as seen in my Avatar). I have two Tan and one Navy, The #70083 Journeyman First Edition. Build Date: 1113. Curious to learn yours.

I too only buy secondhand, and it’s proven very successful for me.
 

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Welcome aboard! Respect to your commitment to all things Navy. What was it that drew you to that color? Have you considered introducing a little Tan or dare I say...OG into your life?

I have come a long way since 2017. I have owned a majority (6 I think) Otter Green Filson’s, but currently only own two (as seen in my Avatar). I have two Tan and one Navy, The #70083 Journeyman First Edition. Build Date: 1113. Curious to learn yours.

I too only buy secondhand, and it’s proven very successful for me.
Honestly I love bags and luggage. Once I saw Filson I realized that was the “look” I’d been looking for all along. I bought the briefcase first and wanted something a little more formal for my job than the green or tan although I think either could have worked. Once I bought that I loved it and continued to buy only navy.

It sounds dumb but buying Filson prevents me from even looking at other brands of bags and if I ventured into other colors I’d never stop buying and I definitley don’t need anymore haha. The navy keeps me in line!

I just love Filson because you are buying for life. I want to use these and willing to let my friends borrow for whatever because I want them to get beat up, and I plan on having them all basically forever. They’ll only look better with age.

So basically I love the navy and won’t buy any others because I wouldn’t be able to stop haha
 

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Been following this forum for a while without having registered but finally made an account. Learned so much from people here about different bags. I bought my first Filson Original Briefcase in 2017 in Navy and since then I've been hooked. I only buy Navy bags and at this point (I just got the Small Pullman today) I think I have everything I could want and won't be buying for a while! Took me about four years and a lot of ebaying (most I bought secondhand!).

Glad to finally join the forum!



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Wow - that's a hell of a navy collection - and welcome to the forum!

Otter - this gentleman may skew your color survey all by himself!
 

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Honestly I love bags and luggage. Once I saw Filson I realized that was the “look” I’d been looking for all along. I bought the briefcase first and wanted something a little more formal for my job than the green or tan although I think either could have worked. Once I bought that I loved it and continued to buy only navy.

It sounds dumb but buying Filson prevents me from even looking at other brands of bags and if I ventured into other colors I’d never stop buying and I definitley don’t need anymore haha. The navy keeps me in line!

I just love Filson because you are buying for life. I want to use these and willing to let my friends borrow for whatever because I want them to get beat up, and I plan on having them all basically forever. They’ll only look better with age.

So basically I love the navy and won’t buy any others because I wouldn’t be able to stop haha
I can respect that. However I must inform you that once you're around this group for awhile, you find yourself wanting more and more. We have two very prolific Filson sellers on this forum, who contribute very regularly. I'll let them introduce themselves to you. Not trying to scare you off as you are pretty much the first major Navy "Filsonado" on this forum and we could use your insight into the color and the way it patina's through use. @Soletrane and @McRiz (as well as myself) have at least one Navy and use them frequently.

When you can I would love to learn the build date on your Journeyman. If you've read some of the forum you might know where to find it, but if you need help just ask.
 

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I can respect that. However I must inform you that once you're around this group for awhile, you find yourself wanting more and more. We have two very prolific Filson sellers on this forum, who contribute very regularly. I'll let them introduce themselves to you. Not trying to scare you off as you are pretty much the first major Navy "Filsonado" on this forum and we could use your insight into the color and the way it patina's through use. @Soletrane and @McRiz (as well as myself) have at least one Navy and use them frequently.

When you can I would love to learn the build date on your Journeyman. If you've read some of the forum you might know where to find it, but if you need help just ask.
Thanks so much! To be honest, as you can see most of the bags haven’t got a ton of use EXCEPT the Journeyman. I’ve been using that daily for 3 years now. Ironically it’s my least favorite because for whatever reason I just like rugged twill more and don’t like the use of the tin cloth for the front pocket—wish they made a navy Journeyman in all twill. Build date is 10/14 for me.
 

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Thanks so much! To be honest, as you can see most of the bags haven’t got a ton of use EXCEPT the Journeyman. I’ve been using that daily for 3 years now. Ironically it’s my least favorite because for whatever reason I just like rugged twill more and don’t like the use of the tin cloth for the front pocket—wish they made a navy Journeyman in all twill. Build date is 10/14 for me.
Thanks! 2014 was a good year for Filson, especially in terms of leather quality control.

2016 - 2017 was rough time period for Filson bridle leather QC issues.

I too have a similar feeling towards Tin Cloth Luggage. My first Filson (not counting that #70258 I had for 2 weeks) was an Otter Green 24 Hour. I loved the design, probably the best Filson luggage layout in history, but was not a huge fan of the slouchy appearance that Tin Cloth lends itself to. Luckily it's only a small part of the Journeyman, so it's forgivable. How come you don't use your #256 more?
 

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Thanks! 2014 was a good year for Filson, especially in terms of leather quality control.

2016 - 2017 was rough time period for Filson bridle leather QC issues.

I too have a similar feeling towards Tin Cloth Luggage. My first Filson (not counting that #70258 I had for 2 weeks) was an Otter Green 24 Hour. I loved the design, probably the best Filson luggage layout in history, but was not a huge fan of the slouchy appearance that Tin Cloth lends itself to. Luckily it's only a small part of the Journeyman, so it's forgivable. How come you don't use your #256 more?
I usually go to the gym every morning so I use the journeyman for work and just wear the backpack in. If I don’t go to the gym or go to the gym by my house, I’ll use the 256.

the tin cloth does have that slouch and I know it’s supposed to last longer and be stronger but it just doesn’t feel that way. The rugged twill feels like it could go on forever!
 

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Here's a couple of good short reads for you Filson fans hankering for a change of scenery from your study or library walls:


 

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Nice read above! Realized I uploaded the wrong picture last night and was missing these last two navy bags (albeit little ones)
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Nice read above! Realized I uploaded the wrong picture last night and was missing these last two navy bags (albeit little ones)
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What's your thoughts on the #261? I found a brand new Navy example for you. The Zippered Tote is a favorite among this group but is also a bag that has a love it or hate it vibe attached to it. I had a 0503 YKK version in Otter Green and currently have a Tan #260 Open Tote from 1994 that is pretty much in like-new condition

My #261 in Otter Green from 2003. Sold it (and some cash) for my current Talon #264 in Tan. Sitting next to my former #266 that was sold to @CCF1897 to help fun my current Talon #246 MTB in OG.

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Just one example of the Navy #261 for your consideration:


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What's your thoughts on the #261? I found a brand new Navy example for you. The Zippered Tote is a favorite among this group but is also a bag that has a love it or hate it vibe attached to it. I had a 0503 YKK version in Otter Green and currently have a Tan #260 Open Tote from 1994 that is pretty much in like-new condition

My #261 in Otter Green from 2003. Sold it (and some cash) for my current Talon #264 in Tan. Sitting next to my former #266 that was sold to @CCF1897 to help fun my current Talon #246 MTB in OG.

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Just one example of the Navy #261 for your consideration:


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Awesome thanks for sending. There’s a good deal on Nordstrom rack right now for one too. Just don’t know what I’d used the tote for personally so I haven’t considered it as something I want. Just think I’d always opt for my backpack or my small duffle.
Those Talon era bags are incredible. I’m just lucky they never made navy or I would be screwed.
 

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