I have gone through alot of red bbags this summer, looking for the perfect red and now I find it. I have bought and sold, a grenat, 2 bordeauxs, 2 rouge theatres, 1 04 red first, 1 rouge vermillion. All in the search for a great red. I wanted to post better pics that best capture the colour since I find this red very hard to photograph and I realize now that one of the reasons I never persued this one earlier was because so many pics make it look more orange toned than it is. And I wanted a true blue based red bag. So imagine my suprise when I opened up my package to see this beauty staring back at me? The close up shots best represent the actual colour Also, the LEATHER is SICK!!! It literally feels like an 05. Its definitely like an older leather: soft, thick and just all round win. I was like this when I first touched and saw it I was so shocked out how buttery the leather is.