Official Filson Thread - Clothing/Bags Etc

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by randomkoreandude, Sep 30, 2009.

  1. borderline

    borderline Senior member

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    I went to the Filson shop in Portland last week. I looked at a few bags, the small duffle, the 257. Their bags are built very solid, but I found the 257 too heavy empty to think about carrying it around with anything in there.
     
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    anyone have any fit pics wearing a filson mackinaw cruiser? if it happens to be the gray/black plaid, even better.
     
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    I have a brand new tan Filson Medium 222 duffle and matching tan travel kit if anyone is interested.
     
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    after about 6 mos of regular use, my khaki colored 258 is breaking in. my denim has run onto the inner half but i think it adds character.
     
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    anyone have any fit pics wearing a filson mackinaw cruiser? if it happens to be the gray/black plaid, even better.

    From WAYWT Part I:
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  6. Nykwil

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    FINALLY got my bag back from filson ...

    handle is MONEY ... sad it didnt come with it straight out of the box. its a must have addition and for only 20 bucks its perfect!


    Damn, that looks REALLY good. I just ordered my bag on Saturday, how long did it take for Filson to send that bag back to you after the install?

    Also, I wonder if the philanthropist bag is covered by the same warranty as their regular bags?
     
  7. randomkoreandude

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    Damn, that looks REALLY good. I just ordered my bag on Saturday, how long did it take for Filson to send that bag back to you after the install?

    Also, I wonder if the philanthropist bag is covered by the same warranty as their regular bags?


    im sure the bag is covered by the identical warranty

    it took a bit longer cuz there was a mixup at the factory. one of the dudes a page or too back who first spoke about adding the piece said it took a week. took me 2 weeks
     
  8. dmash

    dmash Senior member

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    I just added a Filson 256 tan briefcase to my eBay listings...it DOES have the $20 handle grip added also!

    Check my sig.

    EDIT: It's the EXACT bag pictured in the posts below.
     
  9. laughter95

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    For your reference on choosing color/model/how much can u fit in here/etc
    also, definitely get a hand grip. this would suck without it.
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    this is the photo with the mbp and textbook inside, things closed. the photo ain't that great but i'm not going to take another photo. basically what u need to know is that it doesn't look like a "bloated tick", imo. after putting these things in, you basically don't have room for anything else. you could fit a small water bottle under the flap w/out zippering the bag shut.

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    i wouldn't get a bigger bag simply because this is the maximum amount of weight that would be bearable to carry in a messenger bag for someone 5'7 and 150 lbs. and a bigger bag would just look disproportional.
     
  10. aaaeeeiiiooouuu

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    Has anyone here punched additional holes into the leather shoulder strap?

    With my 256, I had to punch 4 holes into the strap just to have the bag hit at my butt - when the strap is across my front. I'm probably going to punch even more holes into it.

    This bag was clearly intended for non-short people
     
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    Wow, seeing laughter95's picture of the tan 256 makes me want to really get one now. There is a ton of room in there for my daily university needs. I hope I can take dmash1080's off his hands. Cheers!
     
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    LOL. I'll reiterate what you guys already know. We'll price match or beat any legitimate Filson dealer and that includes the Flagship dealer above.
     
  13. deveandepot1

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    LOL. I'll reiterate what you guys already know. We'll price match or beat any legitimate Filson dealer and that includes the Flagship dealer above.

    NVM
     
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    Has anyone attempted to distress / break-in a Filson bag?

    Jean shop in NYC sells a bag similar to the 256, with distressed leather and a softer canvas. According to the guy this is accomplished by oiling the leather and washing it.

    Considering their price of $350, I'd much rather attempt something myself, or just wait for it to age with time. Personally, I think it looks strange new, kind of like white chucks that have somehow stayed pristine for years.
     
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    Hey Guys,

    What size tin cruiser should I get? I'm 6' 1.5" 165 lbs, I'm not sure how much I should size down or if I should get a smaller than normal size but get it in extra long. Thanks!
     

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