I can't decide b/w these two bags (metallic black would be w/ ruth hardware). at first i wanted the metallic black because for the last couple of years, i've been having a 'biker-chic' moment, and i thought the metallic black w/ the silver-toned hardware would really work with that look but also be soemthing classic i'd have for the rest of my life. i saw the metallic black in person, and the 'metallic' quality is not as pronounced in my opinion as i would've hoped. then i saw how gorgeous the dark silver was - and it didn't seem as flashy as some of the other reissue colors. i don't like to draw too too much attention to myself - just a bit! and i love black and silver together. if anyone would be willing to share opinions, i'd be really grateful. i'd do either in the 227 size. TIA!