I've been reading up the threads on DT's. I recently purchased 2 - a black deerskin and a red patent. I love them both, but there seems to be a very small number of fans for deerskin vs. buffalo (out of ALL the celebs seen with DT, I have only seen one, Denise Richards, carrying a deerskin). I love the smoothness of the deerskin but really, really wish it had a zipped pocket (on the inside; I'm not as partial to the pocket on the outside). I think both looks are great (more classy/ understated for deerskin vs. modern/ hip for buffalo), but because I'm still debating whether or not to keep my deerskin (vs. exchanging it with buffalo), I'd like to see what the opinions from deerskin owners/ fans: 1) Why you chose this vs. buffalo (is it leather? Look? Wear?) 2) How are you liking it (practicality wise) 3) Since the DT is meant as a day bag and lugging around tons of stuff, is the "edgy" look just more suited for its purpose? (i.e. Buffalo leather that needs less babying and looks more casual vs. a classy look but in a casual shape). I'm just trying to make the "right" investment since I plan to use this bag for a long time, so thanks so much for your opinions!