Don't make my mistake....and wear a brand new never been washed black hoodie with a brand new no patina yet monogram canvas w/ vachetta style. I came home today to find the straps on my bat. vertical have a mark on them in two places on the strap that faces outside(I wear it so the buckles show on the outside). *huge sigh* And to think I was only afraid of a little patina or a random rain spot, oh well, leason learned. I'd read about the dark denim thing here time and again, and yes even though I wear dark denim jean skirts, my bag wasn't anywhere near my skirt, the balck hoodie is the culprit here. Just wanted to give you all another reminder. Yet just another reason to get a red epi bag after all, had I had one I would have worn it bec. my intention in getting the red epi was for when I wear black. My 'bad' hoodie is in the wash now as I type, but I hesitate to use a mono bag that has yet to patina w/ dark fabric tops again. Peace-out!