When you buy a new LV the patina is a pale cream, almost white. When you first carry your new LV, before the patina honeys, do you ever get people assuming it's fake? They may not outright tell you that they think its fake but it might show on their faces? Most educated LV lovers can identify that the bag is new but what of amatuers or people who aren't knowledgable and assuming that ONLY honey'd bags are real? Since the LV patina is so recognized for its honey patina I just thought it is funny that only with LV do people assume a bag is fake in its brand spankin' new state!