I could use as much expert insight as possible on choosing a leather for my first Birkin, a SO 35 in Thalassa Bleu. I have been waiting to get this color for the last year; it is my HG color after ogling everyone's gorgeous bags here! The SA has told me that the available leathers are Clemence, Epsom and Mysore. My preference would be box or swift, which is the leather of my gold Kelly, but apparently they aren't options. I was planning to do gold hw, but in these leather choices I'm not so sure. I think the Clemence might look better w/ palladium. I like shinier leather, but not at the same time, not too stiff. I've been studying the lether guide but I would love all input. I can always wait til I get to the H boutique in about 2 weeks, but I can't wait!