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Planning to do a test pack this weekend too.. Guess it's subjective to each person's needs. Ideally, I'd like to fit a pair of dress shoes, a couple dress shirts, pair of slacks, sport coat, etc along with computer stuff.. I could quickly see the dress shoes being a huge problem though so the duffle and 256 would probably work best in these situations..If it works, it'll be a tight fit
I’m find every time I show up in a sport coat and tie lately, I’m the only one! We had a major meeting with an airline and I was surprised at how casual both sides were, I actually had the dress down!
 

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I’ve got a line on a 258 for $100 plus shipping. Used but looks to be very good condition and maybe YKK zippers. But since I have a 256 already, is this just a needless purchase? Clearly there is some size difference, but is it worth it? Maybe there is a niche the 258 just fits better.
I got one better for you. A Talon Era #258 with a great Filson Repair Dept sewing job. It looks to be in decent shape for its age too, with minimal patina. Price: $170 + $15 shipping


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I got one better for you. A Talon Era #258 with a great Filson Repair Dept sewing job. It looks to be in decent shape for its age too, with minimal patina. Price: $170 + $15 shipping


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It’s a cool bag, but I wouldn’t say minimal patina. It definitely has some stories to tell and could use a leather conditioning
 

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I’m find every time I show up in a sport coat and tie lately, I’m the only one! We had a major meeting with an airline and I was surprised at how casual both sides were, I actually had the dress down!
Very fair statement and I've been in plenty of those situations (minus the tie, I'm not a fan of ties..)! I'm a consultant at one of the Big 4s and our rule of thumb is to try and dress a level up when visiting clients (i.e. if client is business casual, wear a jacket). But generally if you're unsure, it's better to play it safe...
 

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It’s a cool bag, but I wouldn’t say minimal patina. It definitely has some stories to tell and could use a leather conditioning
Believe me in the world of vintage Talon Era Filson's that is considered minimal. After 7 vintage Filson's I have it pretty much down to a science on what to look for.

This

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Question:

what’s the general consensus on when the white build tag came into play?
 

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"At some point It's ok to throw something out"

Some people prefer playing it safe and buying new and others prefer rolling the dice and buying vintage. There are no right answers here. Stick to your strong suit.
 
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Heard some news from one of my Filson friends tonight that may interest some of you. Apparently Filson is looking at closing a slew of stores in order to try and survive the pandemic. Seattle(x2), NY and Portland would be the only stores that survive the bloodletting. Trying to get more details on it but that's what I'm hearing.
 

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Heard some news from one of my Filson friends tonight that may interest some of you. Apparently Filson is looking at closing a slew of stores in order to try and survive the pandemic. Seattle(x2), NY and Portland would be the only stores that survive the bloodletting. Trying to get more details on it but that's what I'm hearing.
NYC has two store locations. A smaller more intimate setting on Great Jones Street and a Flagship location further uptown closer to Union Square Park. Personally I prefer the smaller store to the Flagship, so I hope they both survive. Excellent intel though, thank you very much for sharing that with us. Sad times for sure. Huge companies like Walmart and WaWa are only strengthening and smaller mom and pops or niche brands like Filson are really struggling to stay afloat. This country was founded on Small Business and they make up the fabric of most neighborhoods. I say that as a former Small Business Owner and as a patron of many.
 

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"At some point It's ok to throw something out"

Some people prefer playing it safe and buying new and others prefer rolling the dice and buying vintage. There are no right answers here. Stick to your strong suit.
True enough! Would you actually want that one though???
 

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Heard some news from one of my Filson friends tonight that may interest some of you. Apparently Filson is looking at closing a slew of stores in order to try and survive the pandemic. Seattle(x2), NY and Portland would be the only stores that survive the bloodletting. Trying to get more details on it but that's what I'm hearing.
That is indeed sad news, I really like the one in DC. Haven been there since the pandemic broke.
 
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NYC has two store locations. A smaller more intimate setting on Great Jones Street and a Flagship location further uptown closer to Union Square Park. Personally I prefer the smaller store to the Flagship, so I hope they both survive. Excellent intel though, thank you very much for sharing that with us. Sad times for sure. Huge companies like Walmart and WaWa are only strengthening and smaller mom and pops or niche brands like Filson are really struggling to stay afloat. This country was founded on Small Business and they make up the fabric of most neighborhoods. I say that as a former Small Business Owner and as a patron of many.
From what I hear, both NY locations will stick around.
 

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NYC has two store locations. A smaller more intimate setting on Great Jones Street and a Flagship location further uptown closer to Union Square Park. Personally I prefer the smaller store to the Flagship, so I hope they both survive. Excellent intel though, thank you very much for sharing that with us. Sad times for sure. Huge companies like Walmart and WaWa are only strengthening and smaller mom and pops or niche brands like Filson are really struggling to stay afloat. This country was founded on Small Business and they make up the fabric of most neighborhoods. I say that as a former Small Business Owner and as a patron of many.
Great Jones has already closed. They sent a bunch of stuff to Naperville. Apparently it was already in the works to close because it was simply too close to the NYC flagship. Didn’t make economic sense to have 2 stores that close to each other is what I was told. Was talking to the manager there a couple weeks back and he didn’t mention the Naperville store being in jeopardy. I would honestly be surprised if they did a mass closing of retail stores since the biggest expense is the lease and you have to pay that anyways until the end of the lease agreement, many of which can easily be 3-5 years. Not to say it’s impossible, but it would be an absolutely horrific business decision to close a store like Naperville before it’s been open a year. Obviously if bankruptcy is on the table it could be possible, but I doubt that it is at this point.
 

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