Request for help from our archivists (or, "Name that Color!")
I have a bag that needs identification. Can you help?
This is a Medium Cafe Bag that I snagged off of eBay. Here it is, next to some other Tom Bihn blues for comparison:
That's an Indigo SE on the right, a Sapphire Key Strap in the middle, and a Storm Key Strap below the Sapphire one.
I originally thought the color of this bag was Storm, but it's not. This bag is a greyer, lighter color than the current Storm. Have any of you seen it before?
The interior is Wasabi, as confirmed by the Wasabi Key Strap that's the handle for my SE.
Check out the label! Is that old? How old? There are a few differences between this bag and a modern MCB. Note the key strap inside (it's sticking out the top in the photo). It is sewn in. Also inside are two flat slip pockets rather than the pouchy slip pocket and pen holders of the current model. The back has a slash pocket which I think is like the current model. The zipper is different, too: shiny and silver, not black like the new ones.
I really like the size of this bag. I think it's going to see a lot of use. I also love the color combination. Whatever this blue is, it looks WAY better with Wasabi than my Storm Key Strap.
What do you guys think?