Questions about the Flat Brass Hobo/Messenger

Jira

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O.G.
Dec 21, 2007
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I'm interested in the Flat Brass Hobo/Messenger style, but have a few questions. Are there differences between the 03 and 02 season hobos besides color? Are the PH ones different (hardware aside) from the flat brass ones as well? From the pictures, the leather on these messengers look quite thin. Is this the case IRL? How is the leather compared to say, 05?

Thanks,

(image from RealDealCollection)