When I was in college, I had a red Filofax. I think everyone in the 1980s did. Anyway, after four years, that Filofax had a deep burgundy patina. When I realized what frequent handling did to the color of leather, I started buying black wallets. And I've kept each wallet about 6-8 years until it wore out. I've been thinking about getting a Bearn, should I stick with black or try something else? The colors look so great when they're new but will I still love that wallet five years from now?