Filson Bag Thread: With Pictures

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

  1. Trompe le Monde

    Trompe le Monde Senior member

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    you are right, it doesnt look consistent.

    makes sense when im in chinos and a waxed cotton jacket.

    with a suit i go with a leather case/portfolio/bag.

    other people... do it to follow the crowd i guess...
     


  2. ghdvfddzgzdzg

    ghdvfddzgzdzg Senior member

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    Looks like the Glen's Outdoors sale is over. I was told last week that my Pullman, bought last Monday (a week ago) would ship some time this week. So not really "five to seven days" for shipping but I'm pretty sure I'll live with shipping being free and the discount price.
     


  3. huskyzealot

    huskyzealot Senior member

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    Nice, I also snagged a Pullman at the Glen's sale. What color did you go with? I had trouble deciding, but decided to switch it up and try the green...got several items in the tan already.
     


  4. ghdvfddzgzdzg

    ghdvfddzgzdzg Senior member

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    I did tan so that it matches my 257--my luggage will match when I travel.

    Tan matches more universally than green, and I don't need another brown thing in my wardrobe.
     


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    cute :fonz:
     
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  6. kidtwist91

    kidtwist91 Well-Known Member

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    Im considering purchasing the Filson 257 for law school. My heaviest load is 3 BIG law school books and my laptop + a couple pens and highlighters. Does the 257 have enough space to meet my needs?
     
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    chrisjr Senior member

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    ^^ why not measure the textbooks and check the filson website size specifications?

    is crane's still the best spot to get a 256? i'm split between the brown and otter green, though i'm leaning towards brown to use as a work bag. I honestly won't be carrying documents to and from work that often but really like the look of the bags. :satisfied:
     


  8. LawrenceMD

    LawrenceMD Senior member

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    http://www.styleforum.net/t/133759/filson-bag-thread-with-pictures

    the first post I made has a large medical textbook and computer and measurements.
     


  9. Harry32

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    Just not sure if the bag can withstand the daily grind of having heavy objects inside. Dont want to destroy it
     


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    Red Glasses Senior member

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    Yes, it can
     


  11. raptorrapture

    raptorrapture Senior member

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    If it can't, there's something wrong with it and Filson's customer care department will be more than happy to fix it for you (given previous experience).
     
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  12. kidtwist91

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    it looks like the Filson comes up JUST short of my law school needs at 6 inches... thanks for the replies.
     


  13. kcherney

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    i'm starting to notice two wear points on my 257:

    the stitching around the ring where the strap connects to the bag
    where the shorter part of the strap loops around where the buckle connects

    this is definitely a product of me having to carry too much stuff for school. i'm not too worried though, i feel like it would take a long time for anything to malfunction
     


  14. Trompe le Monde

    Trompe le Monde Senior member

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    rivet busted off my shoulder strap
    and the bridle leather is really really getting beat up
     


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    do you condition the leather? or does anyone condition the leather strap? I would imagine that all that rubbing would weaken it if dry
     


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