Hi, Folks. I've been carrying a birkin daily for the last 14 years...always wide open with clochette, keys and lock carefully suspended (and perfectly symmetrical) from the right front handle (when facing the bag). I've noticed that some members choose to remove the clochette and lock...and some wear it beautifully closed. Is one mode considered to be more "chic" than the other...or is it just a matter of personal taste? Any opinions? My thanks.