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Filson Bag Thread: With Pictures

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

  1. TinMan3

    TinMan3 Senior Member

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    Can you sell a Filson bag for parts? I mean, gotta imagine the zippers are worth something. Lol
     


  2. speedy611

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    Yes. The Midori feels like a natural complement to a Filson. I did a lot of bullet journaling for a while. I like the focus of writing the daily morning list, but it’s time consuming, and frustrating not to have it to hand on all my devices. I find the portable keyboard makes for a very pocketable solution where I can type very fast and not feel delayed by having to write by hand. But to each their own of course.
     


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    I do a bit of both. I use "wunderlist" - which is a great ios app that keeps grocery lists, movies to watch, Christmas gift lists, etc. - and it's shareable across devices and family.

    But, I'm also a huge fan of the Field Notes brand of notebooks. I have one with me all the time (mostly). I love it to jot down ideas, drawings of woodworking ideas, room layouts, whatever and those notes where you just don't want to pull out your phone. I even visited their factory in Chicago a while ago and they have the same vibe as the Filson stuff that so many people on this forum love. Check them out when you have a chance....
     


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    I second your admiration for field notes. Awesome, no nonesense notepads made in Chicago. Can’t go wrong.

    Also picked up a couple of items from Shinola here in Chicago, a Benchmade Collab Valet knife and an old school baseball. Both very cool items. Not gonna lie, the movements might not be anything special, but I really enjoyed their shop. Leathers seem to be high quality for the most part (passport cases being the exception) and USA collaborations were awesome.
     


  5. OtterMeanGreen

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    True but you are the most experienced with the best selection. No denying that.
     


  6. OtterMeanGreen

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    Yeah I’m not too fond of the snap enclosure either which is what I liked about my 24 Hour (no enclosure). It’s just an extra step to me and one that doesn’t really help IMO.
     


  7. OtterMeanGreen

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    Lol you know it’s funny, and something I can’t speak about out loud working in technology, but I guess I enjoy things that don’t have to rely on tech (or batteries for that matter). Which is why I gravitated DE Shaving, mechanical movement watches, paper and pen, manual transmissions etc.
     
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    That’s one of my goals this year; to visit more factories of products I love. Filson and The Bourbon Trail are two reachable goals this year for sure.
     


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    This is one of the funniest reviews I think I’ve ever seen involving luggage. This certainly beats out Chase Reeves’ review on the OG 24 Hour. I hope Filson doesn’t evolve into this. But what do you guys think about this technology?

    Also be aware he likes to swear

     
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    I can see that filson is choosing to now over-complicate their once simplistic website by displaying every bag color on the main page, instead of seeing the color options when clicking on an individual bag. What’s left is a laggy distracting mess (IMO). Lol I’m back boys!!

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    So our little thread here is certainly growing, not only are we approaching post #10,000, but we received a mention on Styleforum's Editors wishlist. @mgrennier you gotta love that they chose a NAVY Medium Duffel as the brands representation lol.

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  13. speedy611

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    I’m in tech too. I see this trend over and over and with increasing prevalence: that with ever more time with digital tools and screens we seem to be needing a balance by way of tangible objects and experiences - thus the tactility of pen and paper, shaving gear and of course bags that are more than chunks of extruded plastic.
     


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    Big filson fan and have several of their bags but their small wine tote is my go-to work bag:

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    I always thought the resurgence in interest in mechanical watches, Filson luggage etc is a need/desire to have at least some of your personal items not be so disposable.

    Case in point, I was at a Best Buy (electronics shop) and I thought almost every item in the store would be worth a fraction of its current price in two years and you wouldn’t be able to give it away in ten (landfill). It was depressing in a way. To a lesser degree, you can extend that to many cheaply made items on the market today - even the non-tech ones.

    The concept of buying something new and well-made, using some faithfully for years, and then handing it down is almost gone.
     


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