1. And... we're back. You'll notice that all of your images are back as well, as are our beloved emoticons, including the infamous :foo: We have also worked with our server folks and developers to fix the issues that were slowing down the site.

    There is still work to be done - the images in existing sigs are not yet linked, for example, and we are working on a way to get the images to load faster - which will improve the performance of the site, especially on the pages with a ton of images, and we will continue to work diligently on that and keep you updated.

    Cheers,

    Fok on behalf of the entire Styleforum team
    Dismiss Notice

Filson Bag Thread: With Pictures

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

  1. vinnynyc72

    vinnynyc72 Member

    Messages:
    6
    Joined:
    May 5, 2012
    I just got mine. I like how it looks. Sure, it won't develop the coveted patina look that a lot of people like, but it's understated and stylish in my opinion. The brass color of the zipper and metal d ring straps add just a little bit a contrast to keep things interesting. I agree with the other posters that a black leather strap would make it much better, so I'm thinking of ordering one from filson.
     
  2. Brooks

    Brooks Senior member

    Messages:
    124
    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2011
    
    I actually ended up choosing to keep the 257. I tried filling both up with my everyday items the 256 just had little bit of extra room for a few small books. After seeing this I figured it would be best for me the have the 257 for practicality even though I must prefer (as you said) the subtlety of the 256 which in my opinion is aesthetically more pleasing.

    I'm in Richmond. I decided I would only keep one of the bags so I'll be selling off the OG 256. PM me if you're interested :)
     
  3. Winston S.

    Winston S. Senior member

    Messages:
    2,318
    Joined:
    May 7, 2011
    Location:
    New York City
    

    Note what I mentioned above regarding the leather straps and oil from the tin cloth. Not sure if it will be an issue for you, but good to know why Filson did not go with a leather strap.


    More pics here:

    https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151185137493801.451795.121748723800&type=1
     
    Last edited: Dec 2, 2012
  4. quuz

    quuz Senior member

    Messages:
    251
    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2009
    I had one but ended up returning it. The canvas doesnt feel as strong or durable as the filson, and for the price of a mismo I would have expected more. On the other hand, all their bags look amazing
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Jan 15, 2013
  5. brunost

    brunost Member

    Messages:
    24
    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2012
    Location:
    Norway
    My one year old filson bag is a little distressed. As you can see, it has "denim stains". I'm not sure if you can see it in the pictures, but i t is slightly darker (almost bown) than when it was new

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  6. jeannoob

    jeannoob Senior member

    Messages:
    151
    Joined:
    May 22, 2008
    Location:
    Canada
    Nice bag! It's got a lot of character.
     
  7. brunost

    brunost Member

    Messages:
    24
    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2012
    Location:
    Norway
  8. FENWAY

    FENWAY Senior member

    Messages:
    856
    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2010
    Location:
    CT
    PSA: Ordered a couple bags from Sportco.com 25% off with free shipping. Looking forward to the tin cloth backpack!
     
    Last edited: Dec 3, 2012
    1 person likes this.
  9. Mujib

    Mujib Senior member

    Messages:
    431
    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2006
    

    The oil doesn't transfer directly to the user's clothes? And what about the other leather on the bag?
     
  10. Winston S.

    Winston S. Senior member

    Messages:
    2,318
    Joined:
    May 7, 2011
    Location:
    New York City
    

    Not sure about that. It should I guess. This is just what the rep told me. the other leather on the bag wouldn't really touch your clothes right?
     
  11. Winston S.

    Winston S. Senior member

    Messages:
    2,318
    Joined:
    May 7, 2011
    Location:
    New York City
    

    Thanks for the PSA. Saw it yesterday and looks pretty cool and I'm sure it's going to patina great because of the tin cloth.
     
  12. milw50717

    milw50717 Senior member

    Messages:
    945
    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2011
    

    It'll get wabi-sabi instead of patina!
     
  13. Xericx

    Xericx Senior member

    Messages:
    1,990
    Joined:
    May 24, 2008
    Location:
    Los Angeles
    

    Did my first trip with the Filson Tote...worked perfectly for the "free" item on Spirit airlines, so it was my only bag for 3 days in Vegas. Fit 2 pair of size 13 loafers, two button ups, 4 t-shirts (mainly dri-fit type), long sleeve workout shirt, 2 pairs of workout pants (was there for the half marathon), socks/etc, ipad, jawbone jambox, digital camera, and a few other random things....was shocked it all fit in there but I was able to get it in there and the best thing is the bag fit under the space in the seat in front of me perfectly.

    I did use a little zippered pouch with an attachment to hook on one of the side pockets, where I kept my chargers, etc. pretty sure this is going to be my go-to "personal item" from now on for travelling.
     
  14. stylexchangemtl

    stylexchangemtl Senior member

    Messages:
    494
    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2012
    I just came back from an Eastern-Europe trip that lasted 18 months... All that time I had my Filson passage bag... and it still looks like new ! It's the ballistic nylon version, and I hope they will still make bags with this material in the future. Will try to find pics to post too.
     
    1 person likes this.
  15. daghoi

    daghoi Member

    Messages:
    20
    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2011

    Thanks for the head's up about the Sportco discount, just what I was looking for. Ordered a 70256 OG as a Christmas gift to myself. Has it shipped to relatives in US, they will bring it back to me in Norway just in time to christmas. So it is more than two weeks before I can lay my hands on it. Guess waiting is part of the joy :)
     
  16. Soylent Green

    Soylent Green Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    53
    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2012
    Location:
    Boston, MA
    Today only, Filson bags are 40 percent off at Brooks Brothers. I was surprised to see Filson products included in the sale.
     
  17. aravenel

    aravenel Senior member

    Messages:
    5,624
    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2006
    Location:
    New York City
    

    Bah, out of stock in everything I wanted :(
     
  18. dgonsh

    dgonsh Senior member

    Messages:
    331
    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2011
    Wow, FINALLY picked up a Pullman in Otter for 215 after the $10 first order coupon. Holy cow. Thought 30% off was the biggest discount I'd ever see for such a staple filson item. It's backordered til 1st week of January, but I dont care. Im in no rush. Ive waited probably 3 years to finally take the plunge. I've spent more on jeans, so this price is crazy.
     
    1 person likes this.
  19. Winston S.

    Winston S. Senior member

    Messages:
    2,318
    Joined:
    May 7, 2011
    Location:
    New York City
    My small family:

    Left to right: Oil Finish Duffle Bag Small - Tan (70110), Original Briefcase (70256), Zippered tote - Tan (70261):

    [​IMG]

    I also have a tin cloth packer hat which is not pictured.
     
  20. milesbeyond

    milesbeyond Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    80
    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2012
    Things are flying. Which is good because I didn't need to spend any more money...
     
    1 person likes this.

Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by