It is a simple, rugged bag. And again: very beautiful. I love the one I bought for my wife, and she does too. But it's more Filson than it is Hermes. I think it's totally workplace appropriate and so forth, but it is a very different product from what one might buy at April in Paris, in San Francisco, for example. Also: a very different price point. But a different aesthetic, and a different type of workmanship.
Yes, I think this is much of the bag's appeal for me (I'll likely never be a Hermes customer, though).
It, in 20 years, will be even more beautiful. Just don't baby it, Mr. Moo.