Unfortunately the sand coloured one I received does not have the rustic "good-old domke" look. In fact, having been a Domke bag owner for a long time, I find the new colour quite unappealing. I don't want to sell it as I will surely lose money on the deal, so I'll try to age it by perhaps dying it myself -- apparently other owners had some luck with this.[/QUOTE]
I'm also not a fan of the new "sand" color. I liked the lighter color with the tan piping, myself. I think that has been discontinued.
I do like the olive bags. My F-6 is fading nicely (took 11 years) so my much newer F-2 has a long way to fade, yet.