Some updated images of my almost 3 yr old 256 in tan. The bag averaged 2-3 round trip flights a month for the first 2 yrs and 1 round trip flight a month since then. It's still barely broken in. You'll note the shoulder strap seems more worn than the rest of the leather and that's because I took the strap off a very old 257. The original strap on the 256 was just a hair too long on its shortest setting and rather than have a new hole punched, I just switched straps. I carry standard every-day-carry/business items and a 15" laptop in a sleeve. I've received several comments about it over the years but these two stick out. While walking through Neiman Marcus, an SA spotted it across the floor and came over to take a closer look. Was impressed to see a broken-in Filson in the wild and even said, "You have good taste in bags." The other less complimentary comment came from a colleague who said my briefcase reminded him of the 'Satchel' worn by the Zach Galifianakis character in 'The Hangover', i.e., looks like a purse. Note, he's from Kansas...so what does he know? No offense to anybody who lives in KS. I condition the leather bits about once a year with Obenauf LP. I should probably apply a coat soon. It looks thirsty.