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Filson Bag Thread: With Pictures

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

  1. quuz

    quuz Senior member

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    After seeing the small irl, well its really really small, would never work for me at least as a weekend bag.
     
  2. alexSF

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    Absolutely buy it from US, European retail prices are unreasonable but I noticed that this year they have lowered them, the 257 years ago retail far above 250£

    I ordered last year two 256 from Crane Country with member discount, and I paid around 210 Euro total for a bag, duties included.
    Considering that Italian RRP for the 256 is around 400 Euro, it was a great deal.

    However I think that the 25% off during BB F&F sale it's the better price ever for Filson Bags.
    Last year they were sold out in the colors I wanted and I have ordered them from Crane's.
     
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  3. Winston S.

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  4. Businessness

    Businessness Well-Known Member

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    can anyone confirm that the shade of khaki on the duffle/duffel bag is different to the shade of khaki on the messenger bag? does this bother anyone else as well? they're too close to match and too far apart to contrast

    also would anyone be able to direct me to photos of previous iterations of the messenger bag. I understand that Filson keeps on updating these designs so it makes me wonder whether I should buy now or wait or go vintage. Thanks everyone =)
     
  5. gnu

    gnu Senior member

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    Original twill is original twill if you are comparing the 257 with say the small duffle then they are made out of the same fabric, original twill. If you are looking at one of the newer bags that are made out of the shelter cloth or tin cloth, whatever they are then they would probably be slightly varied. If you want them to match then go with the original twill. My original briefcase is the same as my dopp and the same as my pullman.
     
  6. milw50717

    milw50717 Senior member

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    Interesting to see the wading jacket in there also. It has been in their catalogue for quite some time and I figured it was a permanent fixture.
     
  7. Recoil

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    This is my new Filson Original Briefcase model in navy. I picked navy for the versatility of the colour, the fact it won't show dirt as easily, and may go better with suits since I'll be using it for business. My first pick was the dark brown, but seeing the navy in person made me change my mind. The fabric is also a few oz. lighter than the tan. I've loaded it up with a few books and I'm breaking in the shoulder strap.
     
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  8. ec123456

    ec123456 Active Member

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    Anyone know how to remove indigo stains from raw denim from a filson bag?
     
  9. milw50717

    milw50717 Senior member

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    Would that be a tan coloured bag ?
     
  10. ec123456

    ec123456 Active Member

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    It's a small khaki duffle
     
  11. gnu

    gnu Senior member

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    Its patina, get over it.
     
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  12. milw50717

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    Probably the best thing to do as I have a feeling that trying to clean it could be a major pain, particularly if it has been on there a while.

    The cloth is going to be the most problemmatic. You could try cleaning with water first and then maybe moving up to foaming cleaner of some sort.

    Let us know how you get on.
     
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  13. coreydwsmith

    coreydwsmith Senior member

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    In need of a replacement shoulder strap for a medium duffel and Filson is backordered for four more weeks. Anybody have any tips on who may have them?
     
  14. Crane's

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    Don't bother. Indigo bonds electrostatically. Basically the stain is permanent. The only way to keep this down is by regular treating of the twill with wax. Indigo doesn't stick to waxy or oily surfaces. This is also how you keep your boots or anything else that's leather from staining as well.

    I don't care or worry about this kind of stuff. It's part of the patina process.
     
  15. nevadabob

    nevadabob Senior member

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    Regarding the gentleman's strap question...call the Filson store here in Portland. Filson has several styles in stock.
     
  16. milw50717

    milw50717 Senior member

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    I think if you clean as soon as you see the stain on the bag it is possible to clean to some extent. In short:

    1. Prevention
    2. Clean quickly if you see it occuring
    3. Live with it
     
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  17. LawrenceMD

    LawrenceMD Senior member

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    i think indigo stains on filson bags are one of the more common 1st world problems encountered on styleforum.
     
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  18. milw50717

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    An entirely and easily avoidable problem or perhaps a self-inflicted wound.
     
  19. Flyswatter

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    Hey Filson fans,

    First off, I apologize, as the question I'm about to pose has probably been asked before in this thread. I acquired my first Filson product a little over a year ago (dopp kit in tan) and love the quality and design. Now, I'm looking to purchase a versatile, small/medium size bag for travel (carry-on) and which can also work as an every day, office type of bag. I am leaning toward the 256 Original Briefcase. My only hesitation is that I'm in my 20s and fresh out of college, and still trying to shake the idea that briefcases/messenger bags are douchey, as is the perception of most when you carry one on a college campus.

    Any thoughts? Any other styles I should consider? Thoughts on the most versatile color? As someone a few posts up mentioned, seems like navy is a great color that looks good when in casual attire as well as a suit. That said, I also really like tan, and it would be nice to match the dopp kit I already have.

    Lastly, who's got the best prices on Filson products? Seems like the seller "FilsonGuy" in the SF marketplace is reputable with great discounts on new products. Anyone dealt with him?

    Thanks for any input!
     
  20. Silk

    Silk Active Member

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    Eastdane has 25% off from now until 20 October 2013 with the code INTHEFAMILY25. There's free international shipping if you spend above a certain amount (almost all the Filson items will qualify).

    Here you go: http://www.eastdane.com/filson/br/v=1/20501.htm

    Enjoy.
     

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