Not happening unless Filson wants to produce an item that at least one customer really wants to own. It's beyond obvious that the 256 would sell extremely well if they offered a version in black with brown leather trim as shown below. There are other obvious tweaks they should make to fix little design problems. A guy that I work with showed me two improvements he has made to his 256. As I mentioned in an earlier post, the shoulder strap doesn't feel right - they need rubber underneath so it doesn't slip off your shoulder. The Filson designers are such purists. It would be sacrilege to produce a 256 that was not gold rush era worthy.
I've added the Barack Obama watch to my shopping list. Available for around $200 on ebay. He received it as a gift from his security detail. This watch will come in handy when I time myself for my next speech to the nation. I think it's a lot of watch for $200 - very handsome. Going forward, I will only buy quartz driven watches. Never again purchase a wind up watch.
JORG GRAY 6500 BARAK OBAMA PRESIDENTIAL CHRONO WATCH $395
Watch Features : •Case Size: 41 MM •Water Resistant: 100 Meters •Case: Stainless Steel •Dial: Black with White Luminescent hands and Markers •Caseback: Stainless Steel with Special Edition Number •Hardened Mineral Crystal •Band: Black Leather with Stainless Steel Buckle
Packaging Jorg Gray Box with Factory Supplied Booklets
Brand New Sealed Package
$95 - definitely worth the money. I love the orange handle. High quality.
"Our favorite umbrella from Norway. Generously sized and operated with an automatic push-button. Not only can you open it with just one hand — you can close it with just one hand. Nylon/rubber handle and tip"
I want to try this wax. I'm not a big fan of using wax on shoes because I feel that wax prevents the shoes from breathing - but the shine is undeniable.
Here's are quotes from the AE website: "There may be others [Carnauba waxes] out there that I havn't tried but this is the best polish I
have ever used. My other secret- slip a piece of nylon pantyhose over your brush
for a final buff. You will be amaized at the increase in gloss from this simple
step. The carnuba in this wax is the secret ingredient."
"Allen Edmonds is the best polich I have used. It does not dry out in the tin as
some brands do. It spreads well and buffs out to a nice shine. It protects my
shoes better than the other brands which seem to dry the leather."
In the second quote, he admits that Carnauba waxes from other vendors appear to dry out the leather.