I wondered what was so special about flaps- and the 227 size! I just got mine in today from Boston and am SO SO SOOOOO happy about my choice! Thank you to Addicted Ali and bb10lue for helping me out on getting the right size- a 226 would be kinda small for my stuff (didnt' realize I carried so much!) So- I'll add more pictures later on but here is one of the bag straight from the PO to my class on campus- lol!! At first I thought the bend on the bottom was a problem from the shipping but I guess reissues are like that- and 'eh- it doesn't bother me- after my stuff got in I didn't even notice! I'm sorry the picture is so small too!