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Filson Bag Thread: With Pictures

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

  1. GzStudio

    GzStudio Senior Member

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    It appears the description has been modified, but it’s still misleading.
     


  2. GzStudio

    GzStudio Senior Member

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    I recently sold 2 258’s that were repaired and represented as such. One was done very similarly like this one in question, by the repair department....

    One of those bags is currently on eBay, also misrepresented, and asking way more than I sold it for....but it’s also been there for some time. I believe I sold it for $275.
     


  3. TinMan3

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    I actually really like the way that one was repaired. Would love to pick up a tan 257 repaired as such at some point. I'm not a huge fan of the different color that FRD uses, but cool repairs like that are right up my alley.
     


  4. TinMan3

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    As a side note, I also picked up a couple of items from him. Got one of the tan/leather pouches and a key fob. Will give an update when they arrive!
     


  5. bembel

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    I have two of the Alaskan Guide Flannel shirts (8 oz) and one Lightweight Alaskan Guide Shirt (3.5 oz), and I like them as well.
    I just wish Filson would produce them in the US. The price tag would justify it (the heavier ones are made in Nicaragua, and the lightweight one in India).

    At least the T-Shirts are made in the US (and they are really good!).
     


  6. speedy611

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    Price is certainly high. Thankfully I got two for the equivalent of full Retail for one. But fabric and construction quality are excellent.
     


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    I was looking at the bigger rucksack of Filson, the rugged twill rucksack https://www.filson.com/rucksack.html#sm.001ex5eli19mtfmbrki1ifg5up4vs - but I'm really against the idea of straps to tie it down because I currently got a Sandqvist messenger bag that is getting retired for daily use due to the straps on it.

    Does anyone have a picture or an idea of how it looks without the top part being strapped down? Would it look weird? I guess it would.

    Any experience of using it? It seems quite big but I like the style of it!
     


  8. thefastlife

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    any good deals floating around on a 257 or similar?

    also, any Filson bags work really well as a carry-on?

    hoping to find a BIFL carry-on and i like the Filson aesthetic but have also heard great things about Tom Bihn.
     


  9. TinMan3

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    Blue 257 for 196 on Filson website. They come up in eBay from time to time as well. You could also ask @GzStudio if he has what you’re looking for.

    Medium duffle is a great carry on and is my only personal experience. The rolling carry on is also popular and the rolling small duffle looks pretty nice too.
     


  10. thefastlife

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    seems like a good price. i don't hate the blue but not my first choice.
     


  11. mgrennier

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    Best carry-ons in the Filson line are (from my experience):

    - 48 Hour bag - great for 2-4 day trips- although you can’t take more than two pairs of shoes
    - Medium Duffle - a beautiful size that is airline compliant and will hold a bunch more than you think.
    - Rolling Carry-On - it’s a rolling bag, but it is NOT a typical everyone in the world has one kind of bag.
    - Medium Travel bag - (no longer sold new) - Good size and a good effort but too boxy if you overfill it.
    - Small Duffle - Much like the 48 hour, it’s perfect for 2-4 days. Bigger than you think and really nice.

    Good luck!
     


  12. thefastlife

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    which of these, if any, would work for 3-weeks in Italy (packing light and moving around a bunch)?

    if none, i am also eyeing Tom Bihn options.
     


  13. speedy611

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    Even packing light 3 weeks with just a carryon is basically 3 or 4 outfits at absolute best case. If that’s really what you intend then the medium duffle is your best bet from a volume perspective.
     


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    Well, as Cuban cigars can be found everywhere, we are more blessed regarding fake ones.
    As far as I know, it's more than hard to find a bottle of Pappy. I used to have it from french specialist shop "House of Whisky" (this is the translated name). If my memory doesn't fail, it was around 350 € a bottle ... But it was a long time ago ... Last bottles they sold were nearly 1 500 €. They will soon have 15 yo and 20 yo but at 575 € and 1050 €... Too bad. Pappy Van Winkle's is among my favorite whiskies...

    About White Oak Denim, I don't think it's so popular. Only among some "amateurs". The most popular denim among connoisseurs is mostly Selvage denim... And those are made in Japan nowadays.
     
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  15. Craggan

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    I think you may be right about Pappy's regarding their current prices (based on the prices here). The best Blanton I tasted was a 2002 straight from the cask. it was bottled at 10 yo (particular as the cask was distilled the day of my son's birth :) ).
    At reasonnable prices, there are some Buffalo Trace and Eagle Rare that are really amazing). Overrating of whiskies is kind of general I think. Prices have really rised up. I remember the days (and I'm only 45) when a bottle of 15 yo Port Ellen costed only around 50-60 €... Nowadays you'd have to sell your arms to get a bottle :)
     


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