Filson Bag Thread: With Pictures

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

  1. GzStudio

    GzStudio Member

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    I have a nice talon 242 in tan (sorry OMG) if you decide to play matchy-matchy......:) It is a nice bag. The leather on it, especially the handle is massively over-built. One thing i noticed is that the early talon 242 does not have the compression straps inside vs. the late model talon, early ykk versions....
     


  2. Soletrane

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    GzStudio, "overbuilt" is a great descriptor. Lots of heavy bridle leather used all over the bag. The handle is like a little brick of leather.

    It's not the most popular bag in the vintage market (clamshell designs are less popular than duffles I think), but in its day, it was one of the most expensive piece of luggage they made.

    Yup, my early Talon version does not have the compression straps and has no zip on the front pocket.
     


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