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Filson Bag Thread: With Pictures

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

  1. speedy611

    speedy611 Senior Member

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    I agree. I’d add two things though - no women here as far as I can tell, so our diversity is somewhat limited. Secondly, I’m seeing more and more people in information based jobs (ie, sitting in offices looking at screens), getting itchy fingers. We are evolved as tool makers and users, and think we yearn for tangible things that we can touch and feel, and perhaps have had a hand in making. I may be over-reaching, but the outdoorsy and slightly non-conformist nature of Filson stuff probably taps into that need in some way.
    Related - it turns out our dopamine receptors are better tuned for responding to blue and green light - in short, we like being outside. Modern offices are not good places for primitive humans!
     


  2. Soletrane

    Soletrane Senior Member

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    Not surprising to me. Probably in 1st as opposed to biz, you’re getting the truly wealthy who can pretty wear and do as they please.

    I am not complaining - business class is plenty for me - as I am a man of fairly simple tastes and pleasures ;-)
     


  3. Soletrane

    Soletrane Senior Member

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    I like your digression. I always found electric better on the cheeks and chin but the razor far better under the neck line. The double edge razor can give a great shave in optimal conditions but the Fusion can give a good shave in my most jet lagged, hung over state while rushing and using cheap Barbasol.

    Pragmatism always wins in the long run. If it hasn’t yet, not enough time has passed. And yes, you will all be pulling rollers in your eighties.
     


  4. Soletrane

    Soletrane Senior Member

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    I worked in outdoorsy jobs as a teen and a young man. Every rainy or cold day, I am still greatful that I am now in a warm, dry office with a latte on my desk. I do not miss blackfly bites, nagging pain in my right arm from shoveling, wet feet and blisters.

    Now being a master craftsman - like someone who handmakes fine furniture or guitars might be a different kettle of fish. But most people who work with their hands aren’t skilled or fortunate enough to that type of work.

    Though I certainly understand your meaning regarding the appeal of being involved in something more tangible and tactile.
     


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