Filson Original Briefcase (256)
I’ve written about this briefcase before, once regarding the standard model, once about a collaboration Filson did with Apolis. My one beef with Filson previously was that it didn’t come in a navy — for me, olives and tans in a city bag are less desirable compared to a darker shade.
I’d thought about picking up the ApolisxFilson collab, but to be honest, I balked at the nearly $400 price tag, even though I know about the social mission behind the making of the bags.
Because I was looking for a relatively immediate replacement for my banker duffel that had fallen apart, I ended up going with a model from Jack Spade instead, which I picked up during their Surplus Sale last fall. I trust that the Spade will hold up for a while, but if there ever comes a day when it does give out, you know what I’ll be picking up — a Filson 256 in navy!