Update after 5 weeks of using Navy 256.
I've been getting compliments almost everyday, mostly from women, but also from guys as well. It is perfect for my needs in carrying a notebook, laptop, charger, and some papers. I kind of wish there was only one divider so there is only two compartments, a bigger one and a smaller one.. I carry it by the strap most of the time, and only carry it occasionally by the handles. When I carry it by the handles is when they are noticed most and get the most compliments. The otter green and tan definitely look more interesting and I was contemplating switching to one of those. However after using it day to day, I realized that the navy is perfect for the relatively conservative work environment in which I use it.
I purchased a filson rucksack on a whim (to use with business attire) that I am thinking about selling. If I do end up using it though, I know that the briefcase will still be used like 99% of the time. This has got to be one of my favorite buys in the last year.
Edited by movoblast - 3/3/14 at 9:00pm