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Filson Bag Thread: With Pictures

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

  1. stevent

    stevent Senior member

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    To get on the backorder train, the otter 257 I ordered from Glens is on back order until March 2nd as well
     


  2. brokeassp

    brokeassp Senior member

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    Getting a 256. Question about the grip attachment. Is this something I can buy separately or would I have to send the bag back to filson or something-assumign that part of the attachment is stitched to the handle?
     


  3. Winston S.

    Winston S. Senior member

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    From what I have read on here, I believe you would need to send the bag back to Filson to get the handgrip added as it is stitched on.
     


  4. facet

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    I think I also read someone mention that you could order the attachment for $10 or have filson do it for $20.
     
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  5. Northernco

    Northernco Member

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    Hey guys- This is my first post. I've read this thread for awhile now and I own many Filson bags, clothes and gear. I use them all very hard. I decided to join because I found a online Filson coupon that beats ANYTHING I've ever seen. It expires Friday 2/6/12.

    Go to Glensoutdoors.com and ANY filson gear is 25% off. When you checkout type in coupon code 'LASTCHANCE' all caps, no spaces. I just ordered a Large wheeled duffel and a Medium duffel.

    Though guys like you all could benefit from this. I saved a total of $190 on two bags! Anyway, I'll post more soon of my bags etc. Love all the Filson gear Cheers fellas.

    EDIT_ Just saw you've mentioned this sale. FYI- My order went through fine and I spoke to Glens today... It goes until Friday. Plus, you get free shipping.
     
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    omg !! Thanks Facet for the great deal [​IMG] ! I was looking for the 256 in sale and almost when I decided to order it directly from Filson website, I checked styleforum to get more pictures of the briefcase and came across your post. So I got the 256 in tan for 180 USD international shipping included (to Europe). Can't wait to get my hands on it [​IMG]
     


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    Thanks for the info !
     


  8. hchan221

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    I'm definitely going to get a 256 but I was wondering what color is more appropriate for office/ corporate environment/ setting? I'm thinking brown. Any inputs?
     


  9. chrisjr

    chrisjr Senior member

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    I've got brown 256 and bring it to work every day. IMO much more appropriate than the tan, though i did give some serious thought to the otter green. I guess it's just preference. I saw both the colours in person but still liked them both. I've been very happy with the brown.
     


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    For "corporate appropriateness" I would rank them (in descending order): brown, green, ... , tan. I have the brown 256 and I am very happy with it as a work bag. I probably prefer the green aesthetically, but it looks a little too "Army-Navy Store Chic" for the office. Brown is perfectly nice and attracts zero notice (which, in this context, is a good thing). Tan is far too attention-grabbing for me to comfortably carry it with a suit on the rare occasion I wear one.
     


  11. Winston S.

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    I also agree that brown is probably the most corporate office appropriate, but I went with the otter green anyway. I work at a business casual firm and the majority of employees do not wear suits to the office, so I think it's OK plus I think the otter green may wear better than the brown.
     


  12. hchan221

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    thanks for the responses. i think i will go with the brown [​IMG]
     


  13. facet

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    Damn, now I'm getting second thoughts about ordering brown over green. I also thought the green looked a little nicer, initially, over the brown as well; but I also thought it looked a little too "wilderness wanderer" for me. I was hoping that, the brown would look nicer over time as it supposedly fades a little, giving a nice contrast to the leather of the straps. *sigh* Oh well, I'll otter green next time if I buy something else from them. How long have you had yours?
     


  14. Rambo

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    I've got an extra Filson 256 in TAN WITH HANDLES INSTALLED that that I just picked up. If anyone's in the market for one I thought I'd throw it to the fanatics before I posted it in B&S.
     
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    May I please request you for a few filled interior shots?
    Am contemplating this or a small duffle.
    Thanks!
     


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