my recently purchased vests in grey & brown. Black one has been sold out. Ouch! Anyway, i still love them both and thought that its rather quite safe and predictable to have a black one. Yawn :O The brown has got a more contemporary look and i believe it will look good over the time… say, 10 years down the line? As for the grey one, i have no comment. Perhaps, its not as common as it seems?