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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by LawrenceMD, Aug 14, 2009.
So are you still mad?
Of course I am. I was seething for 2 weeks.
Anyway, I have ordered from another dealer. The price is better than what Crane with its secret (literally) discount code offers. The dealer margins on Filson products are very, very high. This dealer is eager to make a transaction at $180 for a #220. Free shipping in the US.
This one is just porn. Is it still possible to order this?
And can someone tell me the modelname of it.
^ that's a Filson 257 (6 inch depth) vs Filson 256 ( 4 inch depth)
i got tired of the extra leather on the strap flapping around so i had my cobbler friend stick a brass rivet in it:
i would post a picture of my brown 257 (had it for 8 months or so) but it still looks more or less brand new, even though i carry it nearly every day
now, i spent about a month researching whether i wanted a 256 or 257 and trying to figure out where to get the bag from. i settled on the 257 because too big is better than too small. here is some info for you to figure out what size you need
on a school day, i carry:
-13" MBP w/ neoprene sleeve
-1 or 2 textbooks (i'm not a surgeon... just average textbook size)
-leather zippered portfolio (approx 15"x11")
-sunglasses case (it's pretty bulky)
-1 litre metal water bottle
-random small assorted items (small stapler, pens, mini notebook, corkscrew, etc)
as it is, it's pretty packed, but everything fits comfortably. there is definitely no room for any other items unless they're tiny.
i'm happy with this size, and the brown colour is fairly unique. i regularly see filsons while i'm out and about, and the colour breakdown is around 75% tan, 20% green, 5% brown
i'm located in vancouver, canada and used the website solomon outfitters to place my order. it cost $265 (shipping included) and then i had to pay an additional $10 at the post office for duty. there's one shop in town that i know of who carries most of the filson line of bags (umeboshi) but i didn't find that out until later. mr lee's general store also sells filson but appear to get extremely limited stock very intermittently. i think they both sell the 257 for $280 + tax, so i saved a bit of money using solomon. i think it took about 2 weeks to show up.
^^ Filson is made in USA= duty free. It was only 10$ but for future reference.
Just got my 256 in tan from paragonvin NYC. Can't wait tovget home and be able to use it.
Does FIlson ever put these on sale? Or are they ever available through third parties at a discount? Trying to figure out if I should suck it up and order one this week, or wait for a sale...
alright... so not duty
i don't know what it was for then
wouldnt bother waiting, my buddy recently got on on sale at a 4th of july event but i think he saved 10%, nothing worth waiting over. also, i beleive as of late filson has gotten even more restrictive of the markdowns 3rd parties put on their bags, basically telling them not to or they could loose the account
my debate as of now is whether or not i want to send my newly purchased 256 in for a handle grab thing
Not sure whether this has been posted, but Newegg.com has Filson bags for 20% with coupon code (link): MKTCEBAGS20 . It's an eBags promotion, but interestingly, eBags.com itself excludes Filson products from all of its coupons.
It seems to work on all Filson bags (and maybe all bags in general) on Newegg.com. I just bought a Filson large zippered tote in Tan (normally $135) for about $108, which is amazing considering the non-zippered tote sells at normal price for $105. Shipping at Newegg was also free. Using this code, you can get an Original Briefcase (256) for $172 shipped.
I don't know if this is a weird error on eBags' part or whether this is intentional, but I'd jump on this before they realize what's up.
Ugh, they don't have any Filson bags on the Canadian site, nor can I create an American account with a Canadian address...
Thanks for the tip! Nabbed the 256 in brown for said price. Now wondering if I shouldn't pickup a duffle, too...
Picked up the 256 in tan for $172, thanks for the tip!
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