Ok, I am really going to date myself here....but I remember when everyone wanted that very patina'ed look. People would 'season' their bags in sunny spots, and rotate them, to make sure they darkened evenly. Some people would even rub mink oil on to try and speed the process! As I was looking at my bags yesterday, I noticed my MC keepall and my Manhatten GM had darkened quite a bit for the time I have had them. I use the carryall alot for outdoor stuff with the family, so it has seen alot of sun and is very honeyed! And the Manhattan was brand new when I took it to the Philippines for a business trip (9 weeks!) and between the heat and humidy (I think) it was darkening already when I got home. But it's ok with me...I actually like it... . I am weird, or does anyone else like the patina?