Do you all think a woman would look out of place with a 256? I'm starting grad school in the fall and have been considering getting one to replace the zippered tote I used throughout my undergrad years. The tote is one of my best purchases, no question, but the lack of interior organization meant it was a bit tricky to use sometimes.
As this is a photo thread, here's my brown 261: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
I agree with Kalyx. If you want the same volume as the 261 you are better off with a 257.