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Filson Bag Thread: With Pictures

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

  1. LawrenceMD

    LawrenceMD Senior member

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    A leather craft store should have a punch or someone who is willing to punch it for you. For the more adventurous: you can googles "Renaissance Fair" and find tons of weirdos to do it for exchange of mead, money or have group sex with.


    I was in a 3rd world country and went to a small shoe repair shop to have 5 new holes punched. It cost equivalent of $0.50

    but the option to go to a medieval fair and have it done while banging hairy wenches sounds funner.
     
  2. alladin

    alladin Senior member

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    I was in a 3rd world country and went to a small shoe repair shop to have 5 new holes punched. It cost equivalent of $0.50

    but the option to go to a medieval fair and have it done while banging hairy wenches sounds funner.



    3rd world - tut tut. That description is way old and non-pc. Why not just mention the country's name or refer it as developing world (still not right). Not trying to insult anyone but I used this same phrase not so long ago and was given a good verbal dress down.
     
  3. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    The Filson look and style is growing on me now that I see darker colors of canvas. I think the classic light tan/khaki just showed too much dirt for my taste. The darker colors seem to be more forgiving and appeal to me.
     
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    Master Squirrel Senior member

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    Rather than punching more adjustment holes, I took a more laborious route and physically shortened the strap on my Filson bag. It turned out really well... [​IMG]
    I remember when my bag looked like that back in 1993.
     
  5. Trompe le Monde

    Trompe le Monde Senior member

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    3rd world - tut tut. That description is way old and non-pc. Why not just mention the country's name or refer it as developing world (still not right). Not trying to insult anyone but I used this same phrase not so long ago and was given a good verbal dress down.

    whoa there PC police
     
  6. Doc4

    Doc4 Senior member

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    3rd world - tut tut. That description is way old and non-pc. Why not just mention the country's name or refer it as developing world (still not right). Not trying to insult anyone but I used this same phrase not so long ago and was given a good verbal dress down.

    ... and still haven't thought of a witty retort to your down-dresser yet, apparently.
     
  7. LawrenceMD

    LawrenceMD Senior member

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    I remember when my bag looked like that back in 1993.

    the third world (and all other curious) requests pix of the 1993 patina-ed bag please! i'll buy you two wenches if you do!
     
  8. svelten

    svelten Senior member

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    I don't own the green (I have the 258 in tan) but it's a nice color. Frankly though out of the three colors, it would be third on my list. I love the way the tan ages and the contrast with the dark brown leather straps.

    The brown, from what I've seen in pictures posted, really looks great. In addition, people who have the brown keep raving about it. If I was going to get a Filson that I would check in when flying, I would take the brown route.

    The green ones I've seen that are older look a little too green (lighter green) when they age. Again, totally just one man's humble opinion and I'm sure there are green devotees out there who would differ. That's the beauty of having different color options I guess.


    I'm still on the fence with this, sometimes too much choice is a bad thing. Green's definitely out of my lineup (just not for me). I like tan the most for visual appeal, but I want something that's really versatile and I can carry into a boardroom and on vacation. Is tan going to look a little "unprofessional" with a suit as opposed to brown? Would you be caught dead carrying any of these colors this to meet clients or go to an interview?

    These are fantastic bags for casual use, but frankly if I am going to drop nearly $200 for a bag/briefcase, I wouldn't want to have to get another one to go to the office with to replace my Targus [​IMG]

    I did notice a lawyer posting earlier on how he uses it to carry documents... would be nice if he could post a pic.
     
  9. JTK

    JTK Senior member

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    Tan was my last choice when I was deciding which bag to get, but I fell in love w/ it when I saw one in person! It's a very classy looking bag, and I have had no reservations about carrying it into meetings with me. It's a versatile color and the leather contrasts nicely w/ the tan. I also think it works very well with a suit. That being said, you can't go wrong with any color! For me, tan was the best choice!
     
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    pebblegrain Senior member

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    I remember when my bag looked like that back in 1993.

    I don't think they made a brown 232 in 1993. If they did, I would love to see pics of it
     
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    audiophilia Senior member

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    Tan 237

    Sometime love it. Sometimes wanna order one. Sometimes think it's old fashioned lamesness.
     
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    Crane's Senior member

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    Once you own a tan 257 you'll understand why they are so well thought of. I suppose that does have something to do with all the compliments you'll get....

    Brown was introduced a couple of years ago. If that bag from 93 is dark it's Otter Green.
     
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    Anybody else wish the teeth on the 257 zipper weren't quite so big and sharp? They scratch my computer and my hands trying to get in and out. Can't see this getting any better over time...
     
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    zorglubb Senior member

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    Filson 257 i use for school, by far the best bag i have ever owned[​IMG]

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    Anybody else wish the teeth on the 257 zipper weren't quite so big and sharp? They scratch my computer and my hands trying to get in and out. Can't see this getting any better over time...

    yep, the zippers are killer, I'm even afraid for my watch as I reach in the bag
     
  16. LawrenceMD

    LawrenceMD Senior member

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    yep, the zippers are killer, I'm even afraid for my watch as I reach in the bag

    this is true even of the filson jackets.. LOL

    I have to wear gloves if its really cold just to avoid the teeth of death getting hold of me. I still love the jackets though. I just walked around for over an hour in the pouring ass rain on monday (in a all season rain coat) and was dry and comfortable.
     
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    If you think that zipper is bad, try it on the garment bag ... where it's thaaaaat close to having an Isaia lunch. [​IMG]
     
  18. patagoniacommunity

    patagoniacommunity Active Member

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    Filson 257 i use for school, by far the best bag i have ever owned[​IMG]
    Thanks for the pics--love seeing the real thing out there.
     
  19. LawrenceMD

    LawrenceMD Senior member

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    posted from another thread for those who like to see patina to the Nth degree:

    No idea if they keep much in any archive, but they seem to sell them at their annual factory 2nds sale along with other customer returns.

    Edit: Here are some pictures I took of one of the tables from during the sale last year. They were about $10-20 or so each.

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    Please do! That sounds awesome.


    http://www.styleforum.net/showpost.p...0&postcount=25 this one has tons of patina.
     
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