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I’m not doubting their warmth or function in the wardrobe, only the form (or style) they feature. I guess maybe it’s a generational thing or just a matter of acquired taste, but it’s just not for me. I much prefer the timeless but also widely applied looks of the Navy/Charcoal/Forest Green Mackinaw Wool garments.

To each their own though...of course. If you can pull it off, then why not. Like wearing a Buffalo Plaid Mackinaw Cruiser with a 3 piece suit. I’m sure @speedy611 could all teach us something about that.
Could easily be an acquired taste. I've heard the red/black buffalo plaid called a Pennsylvania Tuxedo or Minnesota Tuxedo. It applies to many other states as well, I'm sure.

For me it harks back to when these colors were worn for deer hunting, before blaze orange existed or was mandated, before I hunted. I saw many wearing this pattern when I was a child. Thus, I've a soft spot for it in my heart.

StratKat... (shaking my head in a good way) Dude, you are just ownin' shit, aren't you?! Well done. Very well done. A tip of my hat to you, sir.
 

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For the benefit of others, the coincidence is that OMG and I made our posts within seconds of each other. Both posts touch on the exact same points.

I agree, OMG. Indeed, a coincidence.
 

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Maybe I'm spoiled by having had most of my experience in handmade stuff come in the form of steel bicycle frames with pristine welds, but the sloppy soldering looks out of place on something sold for a premium price (I'm not saying that I could do better, just that a pro should be able to).

I get that this is a handmade piece, and the metal will patina nicely and all that. I'm just not wowed on initial inspection.
I’m a bike guy too. I think Stratkat had his finger on it though - copper soldering is a different technique to welding or brazing. And with a steelie bike you often have lugs or at least mitred joints for the brazing to flow into. Copper soldering an edge seam has less definition so the solder will spread out and perhaps not be uniform. That said, copper is soft and easy to file or grind smooth so it may be deliberately left that way for the hand made feel.
In any case it’s a lovely looking thing.
 

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I got my flask today and I really like it. Mine doesn't leak but looks pretty much identical to what you posted, Fueco. I sure wish I could find a cover/case for it like TinMan3 has. That's really cool, TinMan.

Thank you Fueco for suggesting this to the group. I'm glad to have it and hope it sees many Filson pockets, both bag and coat.
 

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I got my flask today and I really like it. Mine doesn't leak but looks pretty much identical to what you posted, Fueco. I sure wish I could find a cover/case for it like TinMan3 has. That's really cool, TinMan.

Thank you Fueco for suggesting this to the group. I'm glad to have it and hope it sees many Filson pockets, both bag and coat.
That silly little sleeve adds a whole lot of cost without adding any function. To be honest, I often remove the sleeve when in use because it slides easier into the side pocket of my 261 without it. I agree though, it looks awesome and I’m certainly not looking to part with it, but for $80, you got a definite steal.
 

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That silly little sleeve adds a whole lot of cost without adding any function. To be honest, I often remove the sleeve when in use because it slides easier into the side pocket of my 261 without it. I agree though, it looks awesome and I’m certainly not looking to part with it, but for $80, you got a definite steal.
Funny. Just after my last post, I slipped it into the side pocket of one of my 261s. Works great there. And, now I have 1st hand confirmation from you too.
 

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Jacob Bromwell had a huge 4th of July sale and was selling some of their flasks for about $100. I debated between the Vermonter and the Legacy flasks, but ultimately chose the Legacy (below). The Vermonter at $80 is a steal and looks simple, elegant and great!
 

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just want to confirm: this stamp basically means that this product (computer sleeve) was constructed by FRD and not by the main production people?

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Funny. Just after my last post, I slipped it into the side pocket of one of my 261s. Works great there. And, now I have 1st hand confirmation from you too.
Fits perfectly into the side pockets of the med field bag too.

I never seem to know what to put there. Problem solved!
The bag sits on my front seat when I’m alone, so I stuff my phone in it.
 

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Jacob Bromwell had a huge 4th of July sale and was selling some of their flasks for about $100. I debated between the Vermonter and the Legacy flasks, but ultimately chose the Legacy (below). The Vermonter at $80 is a steal and looks simple, elegant and great!
That flask looks like it was used as target practice with a .22LR..........I like it. :fonz: Nice grab!! I still like mine though, not because it's a Filson x Stanley Collab, but because it was completely free. For those of you that remember, I had a very negative experience with Filson's fulfillment dept. last December and they rectified it with a $50 gift certificate.
 

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Stratkat,

Please check your conversations when you get a minute. Sent a question to you sir.

Thank you.
 

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