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"Fit pics" of Filson briefcase or tote?

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by longskate88, Sep 18, 2009.

  1. podpod

    podpod Well-Known Member

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    The more I read about this thread, the more I feel compelled to get one. I really could use a new bag right now and feel the 256 is a good size. Although I feel a toss up between the beautiful tan or brown; slightly worried whether the tan would face the elements and retain its colour over time.
     
  2. longskate88

    longskate88 Senior member

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    The more I read about this thread, the more I feel compelled to get one. I really could use a new bag right now and feel the 256 is a good size. Although I feel a toss up between the beautiful tan or brown; slightly worried whether the tan would face the elements and retain its colour over time.

    Tan is a nice contrast with the dark leather straps, brown on brown is too monochromatic IMO
     
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    Just ordered an Apolis collab and a small field bag 230 in tan from Crane's. Can't wait for it to arrive. Hope it makes it before my birthday [​IMG]
     
  5. setansuci

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    Just ordered an Apolis collab and a small field bag 230 in tan from Crane's. Can't wait for it to arrive. Hope it makes it before my birthday [​IMG]
    Appreciate some shots when u get it [​IMG]. Especially the small field bag. By coincidence, i'm also thinking of getting it for my bday hehe.
     
  6. Dob

    Dob Well-Known Member

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    The more I read about this thread, the more I feel compelled to get one. I really could use a new bag right now and feel the 256 is a good size. Although I feel a toss up between the beautiful tan or brown; slightly worried whether the tan would face the elements and retain its colour over time.

    Just FYI - I bought the brown 258 for the same reason (to hide stains) and it does fade over time. In some ways, I think it ages much better than the tan. It has faded in areas and begun looking very nice. I seem to get more compliments on it as it has aged. It is still brown enough to hide dirt well but is getting a nice distressed look.
     
  7. Che Danger

    Che Danger Member

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    Just FYI - I bought the brown 258 for the same reason (to hide stains) and it does fade over time. In some ways, I think it ages much better than the tan. It has faded in areas and begun looking very nice. I seem to get more compliments on it as it has aged. It is still brown enough to hide dirt well but is getting a nice distressed look.

    Does it a develop a more prominent contrast between the leather and canvas as it ages?
     
  8. Superb0bo

    Superb0bo Senior member

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    Im "always" wearing the briefcase as a messenger, just so convenient. It has really comformed to my body and broken in since i got in somewhere last winter.
    Im tall though, so I could imagine it being a bit large on a smaller frame.
     
  9. TACO_FLAVORED_KISSES

    TACO_FLAVORED_KISSES Senior member

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    Any pictures of the actual tote-- that is one wearing it?
     
  10. Clyde

    Clyde Senior member

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    I find the tan hides stains pretty well, 1 year old and still looks brand new.
     
  11. dcg

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    I've owned a 257 coming up on a year and it's softened up a fair bit. I usually carry it over the shoulder, with the flap / snap facing outwards (easier to access the key clip on that side which I fasten my work access cards to). The other side of the bag, which rubs against my body, has taken on blue streaks from my jeans. Doesn't bother me at all, it just makes the bag look nicely used.

    Pretty much matches my experience word for word. No stains to speak of on the outside of my 257. I'm not too hard on it, but carry it daily to work in the city and it's been through all sorts of weather with no issues.
     
  12. Morgan

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    A red pen leaked in the outer pocket of my 257 a couple weeks after I bought it. At first I was furious but then I figured "fuck it, it's patina" and got over it. Sorry for the attachment, but I can't upload to imgur at work. Purchased from Crane's.
    [​IMG]
     

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