Filson Bag Thread: With Pictures

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

  1. wdahab

    wdahab Senior member

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    You'd need to confirm with them that they are talking the Navy twill 256 rather than a Red Label Navy canvas. They say its canvas, which would be the red label, but perhaps they just don't know the difference, and can't identify one or the other.
     


  2. milw50717

    milw50717 Senior member

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    Yes, they will darken the leather. Never used them on really light leathers, so can't comment as to how much they will darken though.
     


  3. laundry day

    laundry day Active Member

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    Crane's sells them separately. I asked them to send me one with my 256 if they couldn't get the 256 pre-installed with the handle from Filson. I don't remember the exact cost, but of the top of my head, it was $10-12.
     


  4. Santi Se

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    Received my #240 Small Carry-On Bag few days ago, and has been carrying it since and really happy with it.

    Btw, I also have the Medium Field Bag

    Dimensional wise, the #240 Small Carry-On Bag is just a bit bigger.

    And with the same loads; with 240, it feels a lot less lighter than when carrying with Medium Field.
    Plus I can now add a 13" laptop and A4-sized binder. And a camera . . .


    (Pics from the Net)

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  5. nevadabob

    nevadabob Senior member

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    My review of the Filson Original Sportsman Bag was featured on Filson's Facebook page!
     


  6. MarioImpemba

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  7. RecoveringChef

    RecoveringChef Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone have any pictures of how the tan or any other color looks after several layers of LP or Barbour's wax? I want to see what kind of color I can add to a new tan or brown bag
     


  8. Winston S.

    Winston S. Senior member

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    I'm not sure how many people put wax on their canvas/rugged twill bags.
     
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  9. milw50717

    milw50717 Senior member

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    Some people have done it with varying results. The last post I could find on this was from last month - http://www.styleforum.net/t/133759/filson-bag-thread-with-pictures/2595#post_6464485

    Personally, I'd not do it, preferring to use scotchguard to add water repellency as I prefer a dry finish that will not seep into clothes. Filson, according to their web site do not offer rewaxing of their bags, but this may change now that they offer oil finish bags.

    From http://www.filson.com/filson/customer-care/special-services/

    Perhaps you should have bought an oil finish bag ?
     
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  10. RecoveringChef

    RecoveringChef Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the info. I haven't bought one yet. I'm trying to decide on which size/model/color combination I want to get, and to get an idea of how to maintain and care for it.
     


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    Where's the best prices for EU customers? I' thinking about picking up a 70257 for school, haven't fonud any good deals though
     


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    wunnaz Well-Known Member

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    Is that an umbrella in the 256 side pocket?
     


  15. wunnaz

    wunnaz Well-Known Member

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    Yes, it is. Foldable umbrella.
     


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