When we introduced our Original Briefcase in 1994, our mission was clear: use the best materials available to manufacture a briefcase that would live up to our legacy of providing customers with gear that stands up to the rigors of hard use, year after year. More than a quarter-century later, it remains our best-selling bag–a testament to the old-fashioned idea that if a thing is worth doing, it’s worth doing right.
Because it’s manufactured with the sturdiest materials and construction, we’ve had customers report logging over a million air-travel miles with their Original Briefcases. Our industrial-strength Rugged Twill from British Millerain is a 2-ply by 3-ply twill with exceptional resistance to abrasion and wear. It’s lightly waxed, so your valuables stay dry. The leather handles and straps are cut, burnished and edge-dyed in our Seattle factory from Bridle Leather hides vegetable-tanned by Pennsylvania’s iconic Wickett & Craig. Each hide is slowly steeped in a special bark-tannin solution, with tallows and waxes “hot-stuffed” into it during the final stages. This eco-friendly tanning process transforms cowhide into durable, pliable leather suitable for horse tack, saddlery, as well as Filson briefcases. The heavy-gauge brass zipper is rustproof, virtually indestructible, and reinforced with Bridle Leather. All of this is stitched together with heavy-duty, cotton-wrapped polyester thread, to ensure a briefcase that will provide decades of unfailing durability.
Every design detail of our Original Briefcase was carefully considered–even the ones that aren’t obvious, such as the binding on the interior seams that prevents fraying, and the double-layer bottom for added protection and durability. While its trim design wasn’t intended for carrying large computers, the two interior dividers can accommodate tablets or smaller laptops. With slotted interior pockets for pens, tools and cards, keeping organized is a cinch. The Bridle Leather shoulder strap is removable and adjustable for a custom fit, and features a sliding shoulder pad for comfort with heavier loads. Custom solid brass hardware is sand-cast and debossed exclusively for Filson, because every detail matters.
Built with waxed, industrial-strength Rugged Twill
Two external pockets, two internal dividers, slotted pockets for cards and pens
Double-layer bottom; interior seams bound with Tin Cloth
Adjustable, removable 46"-long Bridle Leather shoulder strap with pad
Saddle-grade Bridle Leather sourced from North America and tanned in the USA
Meets standard airline carry-on size requirements
100% cotton Rugged Twill + Bridle Leather
16"L x 4"W x 12 ½"H
Wipe or brush clean
Made in USA with imported material
Decoration with Threadfellows is all about simplicity
All orders receive free logo set up and a free vitrual proof
If you have not used your logo with us in the past:
Choose “yes - upload my logo” when adding an item to the cart
Upload your logo
Pick the location
We will send a virtual proof of your sew out for approval prior to production within 4-5 days
During approval we will work with you on any tweaks and can even show you the logo on a garment
If you have used your logo with us in the past:
Choose “yes - logo on file” when adding an item to the cart
Pick the location
As confirmation we will send you a virtual proof of your sew out for approval prior to production
During approval we will work with you on any edits and can even show you the logo on a garment
Our default method of free decoration is embroidery
We also screen print, heat transfer, sublimate, digital print, apply patches and more. Many of these also for free, possibly with a minimums.
During the approval process based on your garment or logo we may suggest one of these methods.
You can also request a different method during approval or in the notes section while ordering and we will reach out to confirm all details with you
All orders ship to you in 9-12 business days from logo approval. We are always here to help you get your order in time.
Please see the decoration tab if you have questions on the process for getting your logo on your gear – it is simple and all orders receive free logo set up, free decoration on orders over $1500 and a free logo proof
Production if you have not used your logo with us in the past:
If you use a new logo, you'll receive an email in 4-5 days with a logo proof to approve or send back with comments.
Your order will be produced and shipped in 9-12 business days after this logo approval
Production if you have used your logo with us in the past:
If you're using an existing, approved logo, we'll get started on your order right away.
Need your order quicker?
If you need to ship your product quicker than 15-20 business days from approval please give us a call at 1-844-588-6275 to talk about expediting, charges may apply.
If you already paid for expedited shipping we will contact you to verify your in hands date.
Rush shipping is an option when you check out. Expediting shipping helps rush shipping only after production is done, we may be able to rush your production for a fee if required. Please call us to discuss: 1-844-588-6275
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Free Shipping on orders over $1,500
Orders over $1,500 include free ground shipping within the continental United States.
Our pricing includes customization, no extra fees to add your logo.
No logo set up fees
Every order includes free logo proofs.
If your order doesn't meet your expectations let us know.