thanks everyone! i think the Boston is a worthy successor to the old Montaigne if BV is going to do away it. the Boston has a similar vibe... perhaps a little more buttoned up. my only complaint, and it's not much of one, is that the opening feels a tad more cramped than the old Montaigne's. i think the zippers are the same length and it might just be a function of the Boston being a little taller and narrower.
i had the bag a while. i wanted to get something in Steel - i love the color - and figured i can kill 2 birds with one stone and get the new style too