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Filson Bag Thread: With Pictures

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

  1. henrikc

    henrikc Senior member

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    Outside on my 257, also noticed that when I saw the pictures. Would rather have mine inside.
     
  2. converge

    converge Senior member

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    My 256, which I bought new in March, has the key clasp stitched in the exterior pocket just like my 257 from 2009. Must be a very recent change.
     
  3. laundry day

    laundry day Active Member

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    Quote:On my navy 256, it's in the exterior front pocket. Same with my red 257.
     
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  4. quuz

    quuz Senior member

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    Just noticed that Will in the tv series of Hannibal is using a 256 or 257 :)
     
  5. allenmay8

    allenmay8 New Member

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    I just received my 256 in the black/tweed combo last week, and have used it everyday since then. Love the bag! My only complaint also has to do with the brass key clasp. Mine is on the exterior pocket, however I find it to be too short. I kind of wish it was long enough to pull my keys out of the bag while still attached. Anyone know of a good way to extend it?

    Also, how do you guys carry the bag? I have yet to use the shoulder strap. Every time I try, is just slides right off my shoulder.
     
  6. hkey777

    hkey777 New Member

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    I'm interested in purchasing the original briefcase (256) in navy. I would love to see some pictures of one in the wild. Can anyone help a brotha out? [​IMG]

    Also, I've read that the navy bags feel flimsier than the original colors. Can anyone shed light on this?
     
  7. ksv123

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    Don't know about the navy bags, but I have a tan, 22oz, 256 arriving Monday. I hope it is big enough or it goes up for sale to fund the 257!
     
  8. omgitswes

    omgitswes Senior member

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    Anyone see a tan 257 on sale anywhere?
     
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  10. ksv123

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    Oh well I must say the 256 is a beautiful, heavy duty bag for sure, leather is top notch and strap latches are heavy duty. The issue is having to put my 15" MBP in the center compartment because it does not fit in the side compartments. I am highly doubting the MBP would fit in the side compartment of the 257 either since they are the same width. Anybody using the 257 with a 15" MBP in side compartment?
     
  11. RAYZ-ACE

    RAYZ-ACE Active Member

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    I recently picked up a 256 in navy and was wondering if filson boot oil would be okay to condition the leather with?

    Thanks!
     
  12. stevent

    stevent Senior member

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    Any recs for keeping the red canvas clean? Waxing? Waterproofer spray? Girlfriend is taking the bag but wants to keep it red
     
  13. laundry day

    laundry day Active Member

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    Use tan Filson's bag.
     
  14. converge

    converge Senior member

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    I have a 256 and 257 and I use a 13" MBP in a thick sleeve. The 13" MBP fits the same (very snug) in the side compartments in either bag (same width). However, it does fit more loosely in the center "pocket" in my 257. I think a 15" MBP would fit in the center pocket of the 257 by itself or in a thin sleeve.
     
  15. poena

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    my 15" mbp fits in the inside side sleeves of my 257. no case on it
     
  16. ksv123

    ksv123 Member

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    Dies it slide in, or do you have to work it? The 15" MVP fits fine on center of my 256.
     
  17. poena

    poena Senior member

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    as long as I get the zipper out of the way it'll slide it
     
  18. ksv123

    ksv123 Member

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    Poena, Would love to see a photo of the15 inch MacBook Pro inside 257 if possible. thank you
     
  19. Oli2012

    Oli2012 Senior member

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    Guys,

    Does anyone have an email for filson customer service? trying to find out what postage to Australia is going to be for the laptop bag.
     

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