thanks - the red does show lots of wear - I would send it into leather surgeons but not sure it will be perfectI love both red and grey bags but there is no contest here for me. Definitely go for the red! It stunning and looks more luxe. And I'm not crazy about this gray with patent.
But my opinions assumes the wear level on the red is acceptable to you. You said it's well loved. Does that mean well cared for (close to pristine) or showing lots of signs of wear?