Filson Bag Thread: With Pictures

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

  1. KingSpence

    KingSpence New Member

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    Buffalowang, does all that fit into your 256?
     


  2. omgitswes

    omgitswes Senior member

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    Exactly the information I was looking for. I'll probably grab one towards the end of summer.
     


  3. BuffaloWang

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    I don't own a 256. Was just saying that from all that, I decided to get a 257. Will post reference photos once it comes in.
     


  4. omgitswes

    omgitswes Senior member

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    yeahhh my bad. Wrong thread
     
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  5. Winston S.

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    Wrong thread? I prefer Glenlivet myself between that and Glenfiddich.
     


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    As a student, I recommend the 257. 256 is probably just too small when you have to bring laptop/notebook/textbooks and other stuff for the day. On my tuesdays last semester, I had 4 classes and was at school for 13 hours. I couldn't even fit everything I needed for the day in the 257, but that was including bringing enough food for two meals.
     


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    For a student: 257
    Working professional: 256
     


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    After owning a 256 for a year, I sold it to my brother and got a 257 as the replacement. The widths of the two bags really change the overall silhouette.

    The 256 is shaped more like a traditional briefcase because of its thinness. The disadvantage of this is that it does not stand up on its own as easily as the 257 does. It also has difficulty holding wide items. If you fit too much stuff into it, it becomes a bloated tick.

    The 257 is shaped more like a messenger bag, at least when it's broken in. The interesting thing is that my 257 is now having trouble standing up on its own when my 13" MBP is in the inner sleeve. A couple of times I've thought about going back to the slimmer 256 because most of the time I'm not filling it to capacity. But every once and a while I do and I'm glad I have it.
     


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    I'm an Irish guy. Tullamore Dew 12 year old Special Reserve... Not that it's relevant to this thread.
     


  10. Winston S.

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    That's a safe assumption. I don't know why Filson would not service goods from Joe's.
     


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    +1
     


  12. KingSpence

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    Can somebody post pictures of what their 257 looks like over their shoulder?

    I got my tan 256 today and I'm impressed by the build quality. It's a little stiff but that's expected from something that's built to last 20 years.

    So far I'm not liking the handle straps just flopping around as there's no handle. I start school on Monday and don't feel like waiting forever to send it back into Filson then receive it back. Is there any other way to add a buckle to the straps to hold them together that flows with the brown leather?

    I also don't like how the bag looks squarish when it's full. It feels more like a briefcase than a bag. Does the 257 also have this same quality?
     


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    Might be looking for a tan 256. I have a 257. Trade? :p
     


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