Not happening unless Filson wants to produce an item that at least one customer really wants to own. It's beyond obvious that the 256 would sell extremely well if they offered a version in black with brown leather trim as shown below. There are other obvious tweaks they should make to fix little design problems. A guy that I work with showed me two improvements he has made to his 256. As I mentioned in an earlier post, the shoulder strap doesn't feel right - they need rubber underneath so it doesn't slip off your shoulder. The Filson designers are such purists. It would be sacrilege to produce a 256 that was not gold rush era worthy.